Letcher County Central High School senior Cody Gregory, who has been named 14th Region Player of the Year, signed scholarship papers Tuesday afternoon in the LCCHS auditorium with the intent to play basketball at the University of Pikeville. Pictured are (front row from left) UPike Men’s Basketball Coach Kelly Wells, Cody Gregory, Cody Gregory’s mother Tammy Gregory, (back row) LCCHS Boys’ Basketball Coach Robert Hammonds, LCCHS Athletic Director Arthur “Ozz” Jackson and LCCHS Principal Stephen Boggs.
Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougar Kelah Eldridge signed scholarship papers Tuesday afternoon to play basketball at the University of Pikeville. Eldridge is the Most Valuable Player of the 14th Regional Tournament. Pictured are (front row from left) Kelah Eldridge’s father Kelvin Eldridge, Kelah Eldridge, UPike Women’s Basketball Coach Joanna McNamee, Kelah Eldridge’s mother Anita Eldridge, (back row) LCCHS Girls’ Basketball Coach Dickie Adams, LCCHS Athletic Director Arthur “Ozz” Jackson and LCCHS Principal Stephen Boggs. McNamee said she went to the Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament to watch Kelah Eldridge. “Her work ethic is spot on,” said McNamee. Adams said Kelah Eldridge has the longest history in the United States of being on a high school basketball bench. Eldridge was a water girl for Adams when she was in the second grade.