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CARBONDALE — Southern Illinois offensive lineman ZeVeyon Furcron is one of nine finalists for a prestigious postgraduate scholarship that is awarded annually by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. A graduate student and All-Conference guard, Furcron was also among 54 individuals named to the FCS ADA Academic All-Star team on Thursday.

Appalachian Newspapers recently named its All-Mountain Teams.

The All-Mountain team will consist of Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, First-Team, Second-Team, Third-Team and Honorable Mentions.

The All-Mountain Teams consist of Players from Mingo County, Pike County, Floyd County, Johnson County and Perry County and entire 15th Region coverage areas. 

The All-Mountain Team was voted on by Appalachian Newspapers sports writers: Randy White, Cory Vance, Steve LeMaster, Trevor Thacker, Mike Muncy and Cody Davis.

All-Mountain Coach of the Year

The first-ever Appalachian Newspapers Inc. Coach of the Year is Pikeville’s Dave Thomas.

LEXINGTON — The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) will honor the top officials for 2018 on May 6 at its 25th annual officials recognition banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Among the basketball official of the year candidates is Hazard resident Kristie Combs. A veteran official, Combs has been nominated for the award along with Tyrone Fields (Whitesburg), James Johns (Louisville) and Raymond Lightfoot (Frankfort). 

The Appalachian Newspapers recently named its All-Mountain Team.

The All-Mountain Team consists of Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, First-Team, Second-Team, Third-Team and Honorable Mentions.

The All-Mountain Teams consist of Players from Mingo County, Pike County, Flody County, Johnson County and Perry County and  the entire 15th Region coverage areas. 

The All-Mountain Team was voted on by Appalachian Newspapers sports writers: Randy White, Cory Vance, Steve LeMaster, Trevor Thacker and Mike Muncy.