Church league season opens with 5 games

The Harlan County Church Men’s Basketball League sprang into play on Jan. 6 with a full slate of games. This year’s league feature 10 teams vying for the title.

New Covenant Cawood Church of God opened defense of its title with a win. Others recording victories were Totz Church of God, Evarts Church of God, Faith Temple and Putney Bible Church.

Games begin at 9 a.m. each Saturday at Harlan County Christian School Gym at Putney Bible Church.

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Faith Temple 45, New Hope Church of God 43

Faith Temple (45): Le’von Poindexter 24, Blake Davis 6, Kagan Lefevers 6, Isaac Wilson 4, Josh Smith 3, Tyson Thomas 2.

New Hope (43): Jecorey Fields 27, Aaron Jacobs 7, Aaron Carr 6, Ryan Hensley 2, Eric Young 1.

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Evarts Church of God 64, Kildav Community Church 54

Evarts (64): Josh Burkhart 33, Trent McKenzie 9, Drake Ward 8, Christian Boggs 4, Jarrett McKenzie 4, Josh Snelling 4, Thomas Haught 2.

Kildav (54): James Brock 18, Cody Nolan 15, Ross Ewing 12, Josh Combs 7, Anthony Lewis 2.

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Putney Bible Church 60, Good News Church 46

Putney (60): Josh Caldwell 15, Joey Swanner 15, Robert Welch 10, Dustin North 8, Mark Lawson 5, Tyler Stewart 5, Mike Ashley 2.

Good News (46): Jacob Bush 11, Hunter Owens 11, Alex Hall 6, Zach Hensley 6, James Dean 5, Alex Lewis 5, Erik LeFevers 2.

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New Covenant 59, Central Baptist 50

New Covenant (59): Paul Hearld 20, Ryan Clem 19, Adam Rhymer 13, Chris Griffey 7.

Central Baptist (50): Shamil Clark 26, Logan Casolari 9, Chase Calton 7, J.T. Cabbell 4, Scotty Bailey 2, Mikey Hensley 2.

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Totz Church of God 40, Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist 33

Totz (40): Robby Gross 11, Dylan Cornett 7, Jordan Dupar 7, Kevin Irvin 5, David Turner 5, Bradley Tomlin 3, Gage Burkhart 2.

Poor Fork ORB (33): Rodney Sturgill 12, Eddie Creech 10, Zach Wilson 5, Hunter Holland 4, Tahj Bryant 2.