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Magoffin County Hornets Soar to Victory: Whitaker Receives 1,000 Point Award!

In a thrilling game that unfolded last night, the Magoffin County Hornets secured a memorable victory against the Letcher County Cougars, marking a pivotal moment in the 2023 basketball season. Senior Brady Whitaker, a standout player for the Hornets, was honored with the prestigious 1,000 point award by Magoffin County High School, adding an extra layer of significance to the evening’s events.

Grayson Whitaker’s Historic Achievement

The spotlight was firmly on Senior Grayson Whitaker as he received the 1,000 point award in a special ceremony conducted by Magoffin County High School before the game. Whitaker’s remarkable journey and consistent excellence on the court culminated in this significant milestone, symbolizing his enduring impact on the Magoffin County basketball program.

Photo Provided by Jim Arnett

Congratulations on this incredible achievement in not only Magoffin County Basketball history but Kentucky High School basketball history this is a huge achievement!

Aden Barnett’s Aerial Display

As the game unfolded, Aden Barnett took center stage with a series of breathtaking dunks that left the crowd in awe. Barnett’s athleticism and ability to elevate above defenders were on full display, creating an electrifying atmosphere in the arena. With each thunderous dunk, Barnett not only showcased his individual brilliance but also ignited the spirit of the Magoffin County Hornets.

I like how the Letcher Kid is just in Awe Photo Jim Arnett

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Letcher County vs Magoffin County – 12/7/2023 “Battle of the Region”

Magoffin County’s Triumph Against a Good Letcher County Team

The game against the Letcher County Cougars was more than just a contest; it was a showcase of Magoffin County’s resilience and skill. Barnett’s aerial display and distributing the ball to this team, the Hornets secured a significant victory, reinforcing their position as a formidable force in the 2023 basketball season. This Letcher County team was a GOOD team. They had lock down defender’s, and a great athlete known across the land as one of the best rebounders and big man down low Mr. Peyton Dixon.

The ball movement was very impressive throughout the match-up the Hornet’s was not afraid to make that extra pass. I noticed however in the 1st Quarter the hornets would take some hard contested shots mostly praying that something would go in, and the game was tied leaving the 1st period.

The hornets started making those extra passes and taking better shots and they ended up getting a huge WIN.

Magoffin County Boys Basketball Schedule

Magoffin County Basketball Boys 2023-24 Schedule

Coach: Scott Castle

Region: 15

District: 57

Current Record: 7 – 7

Date Opponent Site Wins Tipoff / Tournament
Nov 30, 23 Wolfe County Away (W) 80 – 74 7:30 PM
Dec 1, 23 Perry County Central At Hazard (L) 73 – 78 7:30 PM – DJ Begley Classic
Dec 5, 23 Ashland Blazer Away (L) 45 – 69 7:30 PM
Dec 7, 23 Letcher County Central Home (W) 75 – 63 7:30 PM
Dec 12, 23 Pike County Central Home (W) 69 – 67 7:30 PM
Dec 15, 23 Shelby Valley Home (W) 71 – 58 7:30 PM
Dec 18, 23 East Ridge Away Canceled 7:30 PM
Dec 20, 23 Wilson Central (Lebanon), TN At Gatlinburg, TN (W) 71 – 52 Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic
Dec 21, 23 Archbishop Shaw (Marrero), LA At Gatlinburg, TN (L) 65 – 78 Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic
Dec 22, 23 McMinn County (Athens), TN At Gatlinburg, TN (L) 60 – 63 Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic
Dec 28, 23 Montgomery County At Estill County (L) 54 – 55 4:45 PM – Railroad Classic
Dec 29, 23 Wolfe County At Estill County (L) 68 – 82 Railroad Classic
Dec 30, 23 Estill County At Estill County (W) 67 – 66 Railroad Classic
Jan 2, 24 Lawrence County At Multiple Locations (W) 54 – 51 7:30 PM – Kentucky 2A Championship Sectional Tournaments
Jan 5, 24 Boyd County Away @Pike County Central (L) 72 – 80 7:30 PM
Jan 9, 24 Johnson Central Home 7:30 PM
Jan 12, 24 Pike County Central Away 7:30 PM
Jan 16, 24 Paintsville Home 7:30 PM
Jan 19, 24 West Carter Away 7:30 PM
Jan 22, 24 Floyd Central Home 7:30 PM
Jan 25, 24 Betsy Layne Away 6:00 PM
Jan 30, 24 Martin County Home 7:30 PM
Feb 5, 24 Martin County Away 7:30 PM
Feb 7, 24 Ashland Blazer Home 7:30 PM
Feb 9, 24 Paintsville Away 7:30 PM
Feb 12, 24 Johnson Central Away 7:30 PM
Feb 14, 24 Betsy Layne Home 6:00 PM
Feb 16, 24 Shelby Valley Away 7:30 PM
Feb 20, 24 Pikeville Home 7:30 PM
Feb 23, 24 East Ridge Home 7:30 PM


The Magoffin County Hornets’ triumph against the Letcher County Cougars was a celebration of individual achievements and team success. Brady Whitaker’s 1,000 point award, presented by Magoffin County High School, set a positive tone for the evening. Aden Barnett’s dazzling dunks added an exclamation mark to the Hornets’ statement, making it clear that Magoffin County is a force to be reckoned with in the Kentucky High School 2023 basketball season.

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