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Local teams had lighter schedules




The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers softball team’s remarkable 14- game win streak came to a close on April 25 with a 5-4 loss to the Shelby Valley Lady Wildcats in the opening round of the Lydell Potter Memorial Tournament in Pikeville.

On April 26, the Lady Cavs played three more games, winning two of them. The first came against East Ridge by a score of 6-3 and the next a 4-3 win over Prestonsburg. The Lady Cavs lost a close one to West Virginia’s Wyoming East high, 9-8.

Letcher Central’s girls’ and boys’ teams played light schedules last week because of academic testing.

The Lady Cougars’ record improved to 8-4 last week with wins over Jackson City and Sheldon Clark. The 9-6 win over Jackson City was on the road, and the 11-3 win over Sheldon Clark was part of tournament play at Perry County Central High School.

The Letcher Central boys dropped two heartbreakers last week, losing 4-3 to Pikeville and 6-5 to Clay County. The Cougars also lost to visiting Lee County, 9-2.

The Jenkins Cavaliers were easily handled by East Ridge, losing 10-0, then took Pikeville to eight innings of play before darkness forced the game to be suspended until May 8, where it will be completed in Pikeville. The score was tied at 8.

The Cavaliers will resume play on May 6 against Letcher Central, while the Cougar boys will play next on May 1, at home against Cordia.

The Lady Cavs were scheduled to face Middlesboro Wednesday in the All “A” State Sectional game. The Lady Cougars will travel to Perry Central on May 1.


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