With his 150th win, Coach McNamee and his team handed the Hazard Bulldogs a loss with a score of 50-6. The win also earned the Panthers the regional title and advanced them one step further to the state title.
The Panthers faced off with Paintsville Tigers on Friday, November 27, and brought home the victory with a score of 42-23 advancing the Panthers to state for the first time since 1989.
The Panthers then traveled to Bowling Green to take on the Beechwood Tigers on Thursday, December 3, at Houchens/LT Smith Stadium. The Panthers defeated Beechwood 42-28 to bring home the state title for the first time since 1991.
Members of the 2015 Panther Football team include freshmen Zach Akers, Brad Bevins, Jose Galvan, Jonah Green, Bradyn Hunter, Cameron Jones, Nate Mattingly, Brock Runyon, Connor Sackmann, and Jesse Sparks. Sophomores include Wyatt Battaile, Blake Charles, Walker Hall, Nathan Hamilton, and Evan Rhodes. Juniors include Nate Campoy, Blake Charles, Tyler Collins, Cody Dials, Tyler Elkins, Gunner Edmonds, Ethan Francis, Denton Heffington, Braeden Kendall, Mikey McDonald, Braxton McKee, Andrew McNamee, Jonathan Ray, Austin Salyer, and Clay Slone. Seniors include Cody Charles, Logan Coleman, Brennan Goble, Kenton Hall, Chatlin Jarrell, Isaac Lucas, Dalton Meade, Daric Pugh, Austin Ratliff, Tanner Roop, Cory Stevens, and AJ Vanderbeck,
The 2015 Pikeville Panther junior high football team made school history this year by advancing further than any other Panther middle school football team. The team ended their successful season as Region 4 champions and Division III state runners-up. In the state finals, the Panthers lost to Christian Academy of Louisville middle school team with a score of 16-12. The team ended with a 10-5 record.
Team members included: Jackson Hensley #1, Seth Pugh #2, Julian Davenport #8, Peyton Boyd-Blair #10, Brody Birchfield #12, Grayson Harris #14, Xavier Cantrell #15, Kaden Caudill #23, Jacob Lyons #25, Connor Wright #32, Drew Owens #53, Cade Slater #54, Braydan Keathley #57, Noah Honaker #61, Jackson Mullins #62, Lucas Justice #65, McKenzie Hamilton #74, Matt Compton #76, Jacob Barber #77, Eric Green #84, Dylan Justice #18, Griffin Harris #24, Skylar Ramey #30, Zach Rowe #40, Bryce Dempsey, #86, Tyler Varney #51, Jagger Bickford #56, Kyle Rhodes #58, Ty Helfen #63 and John Workman #66.
The team is coached by head coach Mr. Jonah Justice and assistant coaches Mr. Shane Hensley, Mr. Joey Justice and Mr. Bob Shurtleff.
Congratulations to our team and coaches for an outstanding season.
Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) held its Big Sandy Idol competition at Pikeville High School on Friday, November 27.
PHS junior Madison Willard was crowned over-all winner. Olivia Davis, senior, and Star Manning, sophomore, were crowned runners-up. They will advance to the regional competition at the Mountain Arts Center in March.
In addition to the winners of the competition, nine other students competed including ninth graders Sarah McCoy and Gracie Thompson, eleventh graders Canaan Godsey, Samuel Musgrave, Ariana Velasquez, Alicia Zacharias and twelfth graders Jacob Abraham, Blaine May and Katie Stone.
On Friday, October 16, PHS senior Taylor Collins was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game. Taylor is the daughter of Chad and Shelley Collins. Taylor is the sister to Nate Collins.
Taylor is a PHS cheerleader, co-editor of the yearbook and member of PHS Student Council, PEP Club, KEY Club, National Honor Society, BETA Club and FBLA.
Nashville, Tennessee served as the perfect backdrop to showcase the talents and achievements of students from across the nation. The 35th National Beta convention was held during June 26-29 in Music City at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee with the theme “Betas, Rockin’ the Country”.
The national convention brings together Beta members, sponsors and chaperones for two days of academic competitions, general sessions, talent, arts & crafts contests, leadership opportunities, and motivational speeches.
After winning first place at the Kentucky Beta convention in spelling, Pikeville High School student, Emily Keaton, advanced to Nationals to compete against competitors across the nation. Keaton was recognized at the national awards ceremony with a second place win. Emily is the daughter of Dr. Andy and Jill Keaton.
Mary Anne Prater and Dawn Stewart sponsor the Pikeville High School Beta Club.
PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Hundreds of alum, students, and staff celebrated Pikeville High School's 100th reunion today. People filled the Alum Auditorium to kick off the weekend with a speech, music, and song.
Pat Flanagan graduated from Pikeville High School in 1966 and came all the way from California to celebrate. "I’m just so excited to be here, all of our classmates together. This is awesome and so many people worked so hard. I mean I’m thrilled. This is so much fun and I cant imagine what’s coming up,” says Flanagan.
A block party will follow this evening along with a reception, dinner and dance Saturday.Click on link below for coverage of Pikeville Independent 100th year celebration.
More than 1,100 of America’s best and brightest high school students traveled to the Windy City to Step Up to the Challenge as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America held its FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 29-July 2. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.
Noor Ali, daughter of Dr. Ahsen and Munizeh Ali, Sylvia Justice, daughter of Arlin and Sandra Justice, and Braden Kendall, son of William Kendall and Dr. Sheila Combs, from Pikeville High School received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence Program on July 2. Ali, Justice and Kendall competed in the Social Media Campaign event and brought home eighth place. The team members were responsible for developing a social media marketing campaign for their FBLA chapter that used three social media platforms and incorporating a mix of owned, earned, and paid media. The event also required the team members to present their social media campaign in front of a panel of judges at region, state and national competition.
Pikeville High School FBLA advisers are Mary Anne Prater and Brandon Blackburn.
On June 10-14, the seventh and eighth grade Pikeville ACES gifted and talented class traveled to Ames, Iowa and competed in the International Future Problem Solving Competition held at Iowa State University. Countries around the world, as well as, many states competed in individual and team events including community problem solving, global issues problem solving, scenario writing team and scenario performance.
The Pikeville junior high ACES students competed in the community problem-solving event and won third place in their event. The students attending the competition included Emily Crum, daughter of Dr. Aaron and Angela Crum, Isabella Justice, daughter of Adam and Rebecca Justice, Jacob Barber, son of Duane and Donna Elkins, Hunter Ford, son of Jon and Christie Ford and Jackson Holland, son of Jody and Joann Holland. Other students who participated, but unable to attend, were Hannah Jones, daughter of Robert and Maedea Jones, Annie Salyer, daughter of Chad and Jonda Salyer and Adam Swofford, son of Mark and Lynette Swofford.
Community problem solving students use a six-step problem solving process to tackle an actual problem in their community. The Pikeville ACES team’s community project included building self-sufficiency skills of residents at the West Care Homeless Shelters. One component of their project involved a garden project where students planted fall/winter crops in raised beds and donated the bed, along with a worm farm, to the Men WestCare Facility. A second component involved the students conducting a school wide book drive that resulted in a collection of over 2,000 books that were donated to create a library at the Women and Children WestCare Shelter.
The team is coached by Traci Tackett.
The Presidential Physical Fitness Award recognizes students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness based on national benchmarks based on a student’s age and gender. Pikeville Independent test all sixth, ninth and twelfth grade students. Boys and girls who score at or above the 85th percentile on five events that include curl-ups, shuttle run, endurance run or walk, right angle push-ups testing and V-sit (sit and reach) are eligible for this award. Ten Pikeville Elementary students earned the Presidential award. The students include Elizabeth Brown, Jestina Davidson, Alexandra Fleniken, Lauren Hoffman, Patrick Jones, Jason Lin, Emma Minix, Tate Walters, Mason Ward and Kaylee Wells. Pikeville High School freshman Walker Hall also earned the Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
A second award students can earn is the National Physical Fitness Award. Students who score above the 50th percentile on the same five events are eligible for this award. Eleven Pikeville Elementary students earned this award including Sarah Belcher, Jewel Booher, Rachel Bowman, Nathaniel Collins, Emily Gearheart, Aaron Justice, Lauren K. Justice, Allie Samples, Colin Street, Coleton Tackett and Riley Tavis. Five freshmen from Pikeville High School also earned the National Physical Fitness Award including Alexander Chang, Colton Cross, Cassidy Lowe, Hunter Heffington and Ryan Williams.
Mrs. Traci Tackett's elementary gifted and talented students are featured in this month's Kentucky Teacher. To access the article and video, click the link listed below.
Gardening not just a spring project for Pikeville Ind. elementary gifted/talented students; "winter garden" may continue to spur different eating habits
This year’s PHS academic team has worked endless hours to prepare for competition and the hard work paid off in many ways. On February 14, Pikeville High School hosted the 59th Regional Governor’s Cup.
Tying with Piarist with a total of 16 points, the Pikeville High School Academic Team took third place overall, with Piarist earning second place as the team nudged out PHS with more first and second place winners. Taking second place and qualifying for state is the Quick Recall team. The Future Problem Solving team placed fourth. The individual team members who received awards and also placed for state are Michael Gaunt, earning second in Arts and Humanities, Ammad Mansoor placing third in Social Studies and fifth in Language Arts, Noor Ali placing fourth in Language Arts and rounding out the individual wins, Emily Keaton placing fifth in Science.
The state qualifiers will represent PHS in the Governor’s Cup competition at the Galt House in Louisville on March 14-16. The Governor’s Cup, the state’s premier academic event, involving over 20,000 students and nearly 1200 schools, was founded in 1986 as a way to promote, reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement.
The PHS Academic Team coaches are Tom Asbury, Bennett Stewart and Dawn Stewart.
Pikeville High School
Principal: David Thomas
Asst Principal: Jason Booher
Guidance Counselor: Dawn Stewart
Phone: (606) 432-0185