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Monday, 31 August 2020
2020 Geico ESPN Football Kickoff (August 28-30, 2020)
Topic: Football

2020FBGIECO

 

 

2020 ESPN GEICO High School Football Kickoff

 

Friday August 28th

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal (Alabama) vs. Spanish Fort (Alabama)

 

Javonte Graves-Billups (Army commit) scored on two short TD runs and Myles Grayson kicked a 35 yard field goal to give St. Paul’s Episcopal a 17-14 victory over Spanish Fort.  Spanish Fort was plagued by mistakes as they were penalized 14 times for 130 yards.  Spanish Fort QB Brendon Byrd completed nine of 13 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns both to Mario Montgomery.  Montgomery’s second touchdown reception pulled the Toros to within three; 17-14 but St. Paul’s Episcopal recovered the ensuing onside kick with approximately two minutes left in the game.  QB Bestor McFadden settled the issue with a 14 yard run on third down to give the Saints a first down and allow them to run out the clock.

 

Corner Canyon (Utah) vs. Bingham (Utah)

 

Corner Canyon comes in on a roll capturing the Utah 5A title in 2018 and the 6A title in 2019.  Center Jackson Light (Oregon commit), Athlete Austin Bell and QB Jaxson Dart who transferred from Roy High School lead the Chargers.  The Bingham Miners have won seven Utah championships and legendary coach Dave Peck returns after a five year hiatus.  They are led by an excellent line featuring Jr. George Maile, Sr. DE Viliami Pouha (Utah commit), and Sr. DE Tupou Maile (Utah State commit).  Sr. OG LJ Tufele and Jr WR Isiah Glasker (BYU commit lead the offense.

 

Bingham utilized an excellent game plan and some luck in converting two fake punts to first downs and actually taking a 10-7 lead before Corner Canyon rallied to lead 21-13 at halftime.  Coach Eric Kjar’s Corner Canyon Chargers exploded in the second half to score 21 points and earn a 42-20 victory.  Jaxson Dart exploded on the national scene by throwing for 277 yards and six touchdowns and adding 110 yards on 12 carries.  Talmadge Handley and Noah Kjar each caught two touchdown passes and Cody Hagen and Jeff Meine each added one scoring reception.  QB Troy Mehn completed 11 of 20 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown for Bingham and Saia Lomu carried the ball carried the ball 23 times for 126 yards and a touchdown and Isiah Glasker caught six passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

 

Saturday August 29th

 

Trinity Christian (TX) vs. Knoxville Catholic (TN)

 

Trinity Christian has won three consecutive Division II Texas state championships and are led by QB Shedeur Sanders son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders who is the Offensive Coordinator at Trinity Christian.  Sanders is 6-2 and 200 pounds and threw for 3477 yards with 47 touchdowns and four interceptions. Knoxville Catholic is led by Jr. QB Kaden Martin son of former Tennessee star QB Tee Martin who is now the assistant head coach at Tennessee.

 

Trinity Christian led 21-14 at halftime but outscored Knoxville Catholic 28-0 in the second half to earn a 49-14 victory.  It was all Shedeur Sanders tonight as he completed 24 of 30 passes for 388 yards and ran for two more scores.  Jordyn Williams caught nine passes for 177 yards and a touchdown.  Kaden Martin passed for 110 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score.

 

Bentonville West (Arkansas) vs. Broken Arrow (OK)

 

Bentonville West is led by Sr. WR Stephen Dyson while Broken Arrow is led by athlete Maurion Horn who excels in the defensive secondary as well as running back.  This game turned into an offensive shootout as Broken Arrow won by the score of 50-23 over Bentonville West Broken Arrow rolled up 456 yards of total offense while Bentonville West recorded 449 yards of total offense.

 

Maurion Horn carried the ball 13 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns to lead the victors.  QB Jake Raines completed seven of 15 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.  Keyon Barnett and Jaiell Talley each caught touchdown passes.  Dalton McDonald led Bentonville West by completing 25 of 39 passes for 271 yards and carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards and a touchdown.  Carlos Hall carried the ball 12 times for 52 yards and two touchdowns and Stephen Dyson caught 16 passes for 175 yards.

 

St. Xavier (OH) vs. Brownsburg (IN)

 

St. Xavier will be led by Sr. Athlete Liam Clifford (Penn State commit), Sr. DT Gio Albanese, Jr. OT Brian Parker, and Jr. OG Cameron Collins.  Brownsburg is led by a strong Sr. class including QB Ben Easters (Kansas commit), WR Preston Terrell (Purdue), OT Joshua Sales (Indians commit), and Center Pete Nygra (Northern Illinois commit).

 

Brownsburg rallied from a 17-10 third quarter deficit to defeat St. Xavier 30-24 in overtime.  Brownsburg won the toss in overtime and elected to play defense.  Jalen Wilson intercepted a pass to give Brownsburg the ball and they won the game on a one yard run by Brandon Burks.  Ben Easters led Brownsburg completing 14 of 30 passes for 208 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.  Luke Lacey caught nine passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.  Caleb Marcus carried the ball 14 times for 83 yards and a touchdown and Brandon Burks added 77 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries.

 

Brogan McGaughey led St. Xavier by completing 26 of 38 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.  Liam Clifford caught nine passes for 125 yards.  Jalen Patterson added seven receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.  Charles Kellom added five receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.  Matthew Devine led the defense with 13 tackles while Eli Kirk added 12 tackles and intercepted a pass.

 

Century (ND) vs. Legacy (ND)

 

Century has captured three of the last 3A North Dakota state championships and finished 14-0 last season. A player to watch is Andrew Leingang (Kansas State commit)

 

Century won the game by a score of 37-29 but Legacy gave them quite a battle.  Century blocked two punts tonight but the big play offense of Legacy led by QB Clay Feland who accounted for 386 yards and four touchdowns made them work for the victory.  5-11 195 Sr. RB Cade Garcia led the Century attack with 150 yards and touchdown runs of 4 and 41 yards on 27 carries. 

 

Legacy trailed 20-0 after the first quarter but QB Clay Feland put the Sabers on his back and made a game of it.  Feland completed 15 of 27 passes for 274 yards and touchdown passes of 36 and 45 yards.  Feland also carried the ball 23 times for 113 yards and scored two touchdowns on 2 yard runs.  Nick Kupfer caught six passes for 144 yards including a touchdown reception of 45 yards.

 

Sunday August 30th

 

Pickerington North (OH) vs. Pickerington Central (OH)

 

Pickerington North suffered a huge loss before the season started as 6-5 230 DE Jack Sawyer (Ohio State commit) decided to forego  his senior season to prepare for college.  Sr. DE Elijah Hawk (Bowling Green commit) is expected to lead the defense.  Pickerington Central won the Division I championship in 2019 and will be led by Sr. athlete Garner Wallace (northwestern commit) and RB Nick Mosely (Bowling Green commit).

 

Pickerington Central won this game by the score of 35-9.  QB Garner Wallace carried the ball 14 times for 98 yards and scored on a 30 yard run.  Nick Mosley carried the ball 20 times for 88 yards and scored on runs of 3, 2, and 5 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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LaSalle (OH) vs. Elder (OH) August 28, 2020
Topic: Football

2020FBLSEL

LaSalle vs. Elder
Skyline Chili Crosstown Battle

Elder High School
Cincinnati, OH
August 28, 2020

© 2020 by Ron Harrison

These last two months have taken a toll on everyone with the corona virus, social unrest, and the economy.  I think a lot of football fans have gone stir crazy wondering if there would even be football played this season.  I normally cover the state of Kentucky but we are starting hopefully a little later in the season.  I spent a lot of time in my earlier years in Cincinnati actually beginning my freshman year in 1960 at Schwab Junior High in the North side of Cincinnati.  One of my class mates was a large, talented running back named Clem Turner.  Clem starred at the University of Cincinnati and actually played for a while in the NFL.  This was where I developed my interest in football.  I decided this last Friday that since Kentucky had not kicked off I would look to the North for my football fix. I made the right decision as LaSalle captured a double-overtime 53-52 victory over Elder on the road.  The score was tied 38-38 at the end of regulation.  Both teams scored in the first overtime to make the score 45-45.  Elder got the ball on offense first in the second overtime and scored a touchdown and conversion kick to take a 52-45 lead.  LaSalle answered with a 19 yard touchdown on a screen pass from Zach Branham to Gi’Bran Payne.   LaSalle never hesitated and went for the win on a two point conversion and Zach Branham ran it in for the score and a thrilling victory between two excellent squads.

LaSalle recorded 442 yards of total offense, was penalized 11 times for 109 yards, and lost two fumbles.  Elder recorded 432 yards of total offense, was penalized eight times for 67 yards, and lost a fumble.  Elder held a 74-52 advantage in plays run and held a 31:21-16:32 advantage in possession time.

Zach Branham, who was named Game MVP led the LaSalle ground game with 160 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.  Gi’Bran Payne added 114 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.  Zach Branham completed 10 of 17 passes for 173 yards with three touchdowns.  Cole Schneider caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.  Gi’Bran Payne added three receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns.  Jaylen Johnson caught one pass for 44 yards.

Drew Ramsey led Elder’s ground game with 87 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries.  Cooper Johnson carried the ball 18 times for 68 yards.  Ben Hambleton completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns.  Drew Ramsey caught eight passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.  Scott Neiman added five receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Scoring Summary

School

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Final

LaSalle

7

14

7

10

53

Elder

14

7

7

10

52

 

ELDER

-

Drew Ramsey 2 yard run (Andrew Mueller kick)

ELDER

-

Drew Ramsey 10 yard run (Andrew Mueller kick)

LaSALLE

-

Gi’Bran Payne 35 yard pass from Zach Branham (Mason Luensman kick)

LaSALLE

-

Zach Branham 20 yard run (Mason Luensman kick)

ELDER

-

Marco Sabato 5 yard run (Andrew Mueller kick)

LaSALLE

-

Cole Schneider 8 yard pass from Zach Branham (Mason Luensman kick)

LaSALLE

-

Zach Branham 25 yard run (Mason Luensman kick)

ELDER

-

Drew Ramsey 5 yard pass from Ben Hambleton (Andrew Mueller kick)

LaSALLE

-

Gi’Bran Payne 19 yard run (Mason Luensman kick)

ELDER

-

Scott Nieman 69 yard pass from Ben Hambleton (Andrew Mueller kick)

LaSALLE

-

Zach Branham kicks a 28 yard field goal

ELDER

-

Andrew Mueller kicks a 22 yard field goal

LaSALLE

-

Gi’Bran Payne 20 yard run (Mason Luensman kick)

ELDER

-

Drew Ramsey 3 yard run (Andrew Mueller kick)

ELDER

-

Scott Nieman 16 yard pass from Ben Hambleton (Andrew Mueller kick)

LaSALLE

-

Gi’Bran Payne 19 yard pass from Zach Branham (Zach Branham run)

 

Selected Statistics

LaSalle

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Zach Branham

21

160

7.6

25

Gi’Bran Payne

11

114

10.4

20

Cam Cope

1

2

2.0

2

Team

1

-3

-3.0

0

Josh Shaw

1

-4

-4.0

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Zach Branham 

17-10-0

173

3

47

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Cole Schneider

3

65

21.7

47

Gi’Bran Payne

3

49

16.3

35

Ben Seibert

2

11

5.5

6

Jaylen Johnson

1

44

44.0

44

Joe Marshall

1

4

4.0

4

 

 

Elder

 

Rushing

No.

Yds.

Avg.

Long

Drew Ramsey

19

87

4.6

15

Cooper Johnson

18

68

3.8

12

Ben Hambleton

4

17

4.3

9

Marco Sabato

3

12

4.9

5

Team

3

-5

-1.7

0

 

 

Passing

A-C-I

Yds.

TD

Long

Ben Hambleton

26-19-0

253

3

69

Drew Ramsey

1-0-0

0

0

0

 

 

Receiving

No.

Yds.

TD

Long

Drew Ramsey

8

73

1

22

Scott Nieman

5

129

2

69

Marco Sabato

4

32

0

10

David Larkins

1

14

0

14

Cooper Johnson

1

5

0

5

 

Acknowledgements

A special thanks to everyone who helped me keep up with this wild game and provide updates.  Also, a shout out to all the sports writers for the Cincinnati media that report tirelessly and with great enthusiasm on the excellent teams in this area.

 

Please feel free to send your comments and questions concerning the event, teams, or players to me at prepgridiron@yahoo.com.

Ron Harrison’s reports on this and other football events appear on http://www.angelfire.com/ky2/prepgridiron.


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Saturday, 6 June 2020
Remember the Past West Carter vs. Shelby County (Championship) March 25, 2000
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG20

 

 

KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

Paul S. McBrayer Arena Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

March 25, 2000

 

West Carter (37-1) vs. Shelby County (30-3) (Championship)

 

Shelby County pulled to within two points (52-50) midway through the final period but West Carter’s Kandi Brown hit four key free throws to lead her team to a 58-50 victory.  West Carter won their last 27 games culminating in their first state championship.  Coach John “Hop” Brown also had the pleasure of seeing his daughter Kandi named tournament MVP.

 

West Carter was led by 5-11 Sr. Kandi Brown with 19 points and 6-1 So. center Meghan Hillman added 17 points.  5-8 So. Kayla Jones added nine points and 11 rebounds.  Shelby County was led by 5-10 Jr. Dana Crittendon with 15 points and six rebounds.  6-4 Sr. LeNita White added 12 points.  5-9 Sr. Samantha Newton chipped in with 10 points and 5-7 So. Taneisha Johnson also added 10 points and nine rebounds.

 

West Carter,18,15,11,14,58

Shelby County,13,17,8,12,50

 

West Carter (58) – Sterling 5, Gearhart 7, Day 1, Brown 19, Jones 9, Hillman 17.

 

Shelby County (50) – Newton 10, Johnson 10, Crittendon 15, Morrison 3, White 12.

 

All Tournament Team – Kandi Brown (West Carter) (MVP), Megan Gearhart (West Carter), Mandy Sterling (West Carter), Dana Crittendon (Shelby County), LeNita White (Shelby County), Samantha Newton (Shelby County), Taneisha Johnson (Shelby County), Chelsey Thompson (DuPont Manual), Leslie Logsdon (Hart County), Chelsea Chowning (Lexington Catholic), Elizabeth Plass (DuPont Manual), Summer Jones (Shelby Valley), Holly Mills (Muhlenberg North), Kristie Miller (Perry County Central), and Camryn Whitaker (Harrison County).

 

A special thanks to the KHSAA for providing the updates for this event.


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Friday, 5 June 2020
Remember the Past Lexington Catholic vs. DuPont Manual (Championship) March 24, 2001
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG19

 

 

2001 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 24, 2001

 

Lexington Catholic (31-4) vs. DuPont Manual (28-6) (Championship)

 

Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd started the following lineup: 6-0 So. Chelsea Chowning, 5-8 Sr. Tyler Bell, 5-11 Sr. Katie Michalczyk, 5-10 So. Sarah Schell, and 5-10 Sr. Katie Mendenhall.  DuPont Manual coach Mina Todd countered with 5-11 Sr. Chelsey Thompson, 6-0 Sr. Liz Plass, 6-3 Sr. Chandra Brown, 6-1 Fr. Sara McKemie, and 5-8 Sr. Morissa Benberry.

 

Sarah Schell scored a putback on a missed shot from six feet out with four tenths of a second remaining in the game to give Lexington Catholic a 36-34 victory over Manual and the State Championship.  Lexington Catholic trailed 22-8 in the second period but fought back to take a 27-26 lead at the end of the third quarter.  Manual sustained a tough break during this time as Chelsey Thompson left the game with a severely sprained ankle and was unable to return to the game.

 

Lexington Catholic took a 30-29 lead midway through the final period and spread the floor to utilize the clock.  Liz Plass tied the game 34-34 on three free throw shots with one minute remaining in the game setting the stage for Schell’s last second heroics.  Lexington Catholic was led by tournament MVP Chelsea Chowning and Sarah Schell with 16 and 11 points respectively.  Manual was led tonight by Liz Plass with 18 points and five rebounds.  Chelsey Thompson added 10 points before she had to leave the game.  Chandra Brown only scored two points but she pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds.

 

Lexington Catholic,6,9,12,9,36

DuPont Manusl,14,10,2,8,34

 

Lexington Catholic (36) – Chowning 16, T. Bell 4, Michalczyk 2, Schell 11, K. Mendenhall 3.

 

DuPont Manual (34) – Thompson 10, Plass 18, Brown 2, McKemie 4, Benberry 0.

 

All Tournament Team – Jade Perry (Muhlenberg North), Princess Wimsatt (Henderson County), Stacy Flechner (Allen County-Scottsville), Chelsey Thompson (DuPont Manusl), Holly Mills (Muhlenberg North), Liz Plass (DuPont Manual), Katie Mendenhall (Lexington Catholic), Stephanie Isaacs (Hart County), Tara Boothe (Highlands), Tiffany Roaden (Jackson County), Brooke Fisher (Henderson County), Sara McKemie (DuPont Manual), Erin Brown (Scott County), Laura Shelton (Hart County), and Chelsea Chowning (Lexington Catholic) (MVP).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the statistics and updates for this event.


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Remember the Past Jackson County vs. Sacred Heart Academy (Championship) March 23, 2002
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG18

 

 

2002 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® State Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 23, 2002

 

Jackson County (34-3) vs. Sacred Heart Academy (36-1) (Championship)

 

Jackson County coach Greg Parrett started the following lineup: 5-11 Sr. Brittany Carr, 5-8 Sr. Leah Moore, 6-6 So. Sarah Elliott, 5-3 Sr. Andy Whitehead, and 5-3 So. Whitney Moore.  Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir countered with 5-11 Jr. Becca Kopple, 6-2 So. Crystal Kelly, 5-6 So. Connie Ferch, 5-7 Jr. Krisha Byron, and 5-5 Fr. Carly Ormerod.

 

Jackson County took a 7-0 lead but Sacred Heart ran off 30 unanswered points to take a 30-7 lead on their way to a 57-46 victory and a state championship.  Sacred Heart outshot Jackson County 60.9%-29.2% in the first half but to their credit Jackson County battled back and pulled to within seven points midway through the final period.  Sacred Heart outshot Jackson County 46.2%-40% from the field for the game.  Sacred Heart was led by tourney MVP Carly Ormerod with 25 points.  Miss Ormerod made tourney history as this was the first time a freshman had been named MVP.  Crystal Kelly added 14 points and pulled down 16 rebounds.  Jackson County was led by 5-3 Jr. Jeannena Hignite with 13 points.  Sarah Elliott added 12 points and 13 rebounds.  Leah Moore chipped in with 10 points.

 

Jackson County,7,9,16,14,46

Sacred Heart Academy,19,18,7,13,57

 

Jackson County (46) – Carr 0, L. Moore 10, Elliott 12, Whitehead 5, W. Moore 3, Hignite 13, Gentry 3.

 

Sacred Heart Academy (57) – B. Kopple 4, Kelly 14, Ferch 2, Byron 5, Ormerod 25, Speer 2, Garvey 5.

 

All Tournament Team – Carly Ormerod (Sacred Heart Academy) (MVP), Crystal Kelly (Sacred Heart Academy), Becca Kopple (Sacred Heart Academy), Andy Whitehead (Jackson County), Brittany Carr (Jackson County), Sarah Elliott (Jackson County), Leah Moore (Jackson County), Jade Perry (Muhlenberg North), Holly Mills (Muhlenberg North), Erica Hallman (Holmes), Valencia Jackson (Holmes), Crystal DeLorch (Pleasure Ridge Park), Kellie Peyton (Pleasure Ridge Park), Laura Shelton (Hart County), and Megan Gray (Harrison County).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing statistics and updates for this event.


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Thursday, 4 June 2020
Remember the Past Sacred Heart Academy vs. Lexington Catholic (Championship) March 29, 2003
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG17

 

 

2003 Houhens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 29, 2003

 

Sacred Heart Academy (36-1) vs. Lexington Catholic (32-4) (Championship)

 

Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 5-10 So. Taylor Kopple, 5-11 Sr. Becca Kopple, 6-3 Jr. Crystal Kelly,5-6 Jr. Connie Ferch, and 5-7 So. Carly Ormerod.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 6-0 Sr. Chelsea Chowning, 6-0 Fr. Anaris Sickles, 6-2 So. Shannon Novosel, 5-8 Jr. Megan Mendenhall, and 5-11 Sr. Sarah Schell.

 

Sacred Heart’s Carly Ormerod intercepted a pass and was fouled on the drive with eight seconds remaining on the clock.  Ormerod calmly canned two free throws to give Sacred Heart a 42-40 lead, then deflected a Lexington Catholic pass to her teammate Kristina Kleinert with two seconds remaining to preserve the victory.  Sacred Heart led by 14 in the third quarter before Lexington Catholic rallied to actually take the lead before Ormerod’s late heroics.  Sacred Heart held a 57.7%-29.8% edge in field goal shooting.  Sacred Heart scored 17 points off 19 Lexington Catholic turnovers, while Lexington Catholic scored 19 points off 26 Sacred Heart turnovers.

 

The victors were led by tourney MVP Crystal Kelly with 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Carly Ormerod added 13 points.  Lexington Catholic was led by Chelsea Chowning with 13 points, five rebounds, and four steals.  Shannon Novosel added 12 points and nine rebounds.

 

Sacred Heart Academy,12,6,13,11,42

Lexington Catholic,5,6,13,16,40

 

Sacred Heart Academy (42) – T. Kopple 5, B. Kopple 2, Kelly 14, Ferch 6, Ormerod 13, Kleinert 2.

 

Lexington Catholic (40) – Chowning 13, Sickles 5, Novosel 12, Mendenhall 0, Schell 2, Server 6, Davis 2.

 

All Tournament Team – Arnika Brown (Christian County), Corkey Stiger (Christian County), Paige Guffey (Clinton County), Sarah Elliott (Jackson County), Chelsea Chowning (Lexington Catholic), Sarah Schell (Lexington Catholic), Shannon Novosel (Lexington Catholic), Jade Perry (Muhlenberg North), Polly Sebastian (Perry County Central), Crystal Kelly (Sacred Heart Academy) (MVP), Carly Ormerod (Sacred Heart Academy), Connie Ferch (Sacred Heart Academy), Toni Slaughter (Shelby County), Charlotte Marshall (Shelby County), and Brittany Edelen (Washington County).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the statistics and updates for this event.


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Remember the Past Sacred Heart Academy vs. Lexington Catholic (Championship) March 27, 2004
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG16

 

 

2004 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 27, 2004

 

Sacred Heart Academy (36-1) vs. Lexington Catholic (29-7) (Championship)

 

Sacred Heart Academy coach Donna Moir started the following lineup: 5-10 Jr. Taylor Kopple, 5-8 Jr. Jackie Distler, 6-3 Sr. Crystal Kelly, 5-4 Jr. Jordan Hess, and 5-8 Jr. Carly Ormerod.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 6-0 So. Anaris Sickles, 5-8 Jr. Lesley Server, 6-1 Jr. Shannon Novosel, 5-7 Fr. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 So. Nikki Davis.

 

Sacred Heart Academy overcame a slow pace and an early 15-9 deficit to defeat Lexington Catholic 43-32 and claim their third consecutive state championship.  Sacred Heart went on an 8-0 run in the second quarter to lead 17-15 at halftime.  Sacred Heart led 27-19 in the third quarter but Lexington Catholic scored the last four points of the quarter to trail 27-23 entering the final quarter.  Lexington Catholic closed to within two; 27-25 but could never catch up and Sacred Heart pulled away for the win.

 

The victors were led by Carly Ormerod with 18 points and four steals.  Crystal Kelly added 12 points, pulled down nine rebounds, and recorded four steals.  Shannon Novosel led Lexington Catholic with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Anaris Sickles added nine points and pulled down five rebounds.

 

Sacred Heart Academy,7,10,10,16,43

Lexington Catholic,11,4,8,11,34

 

Sacred Heart Academy (43) – Kopple 4, Distler 6, Kelly 12, Hess 3, Ormerod 18.

 

Lexington Catholic (34) – Sickles 9, Server 0, Novosel 12, Snowden 5, Davis 5, Rhule 3.

 

All Tournament Team – Patrika Barlow (Barren County), Ashley Lewallen (Butler), Megan McGrath (Butler), Arnika Brown (Christian County), Corkey Stiger (Christian County), Shaleea Petty (Christian County), Kim Stapleton (East Carter), Jade Perry (Muhlenberg North), Ashley Bell (Wayne County), Anaris Sickles (Lexington Catholic), Shannon Novosel (Lexington Catholic), Nikki Davis (Lexington Catholic), Crystal Kelly (Sacred Heart Academy), Taylor Kopple (Sacred Heart Academy), and Carly Ormerod (Sacred Heart Academy) (MVP).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the statistics for this event.


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Sunday, 24 May 2020
Remember the Past Clinton County vs. Lexington Catholic (Championship) March 26, 2005
Topic: Basketball

2020DMRG15

 

 

2005 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Sweet 16® Girls State Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 26, 2005

 

Clinton County (32-5) vs. Lexington Catholic (35-1) (Championship)

 

Clinton County coach Ronnie Guffey started the following lineup: 5-8 Sr. Brittany Abbott, 5-6 Jr. Jessica Cummings, 5-10 Sr. Dorothy Papineau, 5-8 Sr. Paige Guffey, and 5-7 Sr. Amber Guffey.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-8 Sr. Adaeze Azubuike, 6-0 Jr. Anaris Sickles, 6-0 Sr. Shannon Novosel, 5-6 So. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Jr. Nikki Davis.

 

The third time proved to be a charm for the Lexington Catholic Lady Knights as they claimed the title with a 59-54 victory over Clinton County after two straight runner-up finishes to Sacred Heart.  This proved to be a classic as Lexington Catholic finally took the lead for good with 56 seconds left in the game.  The Lady Knights led 57-54 late in the game and Amber Guffey missed a three pointer for the tie with less than six seconds remaining in the game.  Shannon Novosel grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws to close out the scoring.

 

Clinton County took control early and led 22-13 with 3:46 remaining in the first half.  Lexington Catholic rallied to pull within two, 24-22 at the half.  The game remained close in the third quarter with Clinton County clinging to a 42-41 lead at the end of three quarters.  The game remained close until Lexington Catholic finally gained the late advantage.  There were seven lead changes and three ties late in the game.

 

Lexington Catholic shot 51.1% from the field, connected on nine of 10 free throws, and pulled down 15 rebounds.  The Lady Knights scored 23 points off 18 Clinton County turnovers, and held a 19-1 advantage in bench scoring.  Clinton County shot 54.3% from the field including a sizzling 11 of 23 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Bulldogs connected on five of six free throws, and grabbed 23 rebounds.

 

Anaris Sickles and 5-7 Fr. Briana Green led Lexington Catholic with 16 and 11 points respectively.  Amber Guffey led Clinton County with 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists.  Paige Guffey added 14 points and six rebounds and Brittany Abbott chipped in with 10 points.

 

Clinton County,13,11,18,12,54

Lexington Catholic,7,15,19,18,59

 

Clinton County (54) – Abbott 10, Cummings 9, Papineau 0, P. Guffey 14, A. Guffey 20, Deforrest 1.

 

Lexington Catholic (59) – Azubuike 5, Sickles 16, S. Novosel 6, Snowden 8, Davis 5, Green 11, N. Novosel 8.

 

All Tournament Team – Courtney Danis (Montgomery County), Suzie Owens (Scott County), Brittany Edelen (Washington County), Laquisha Wharton (Iroquois), Amber Neace (South Laurel), Taran Johnson (South Laurel), Aseer Itiavkase (Paducah Tilghman), Pam Bell (Paducah Tilghman), Paige Guffey (Clinton County), Amber Guffey (Clinton County), Brittany Abbott (Clinton County), Keyla Snowden (Lexington Catholic), Natalie Novosel (Lexington Catholic), and Anaris Sickles (Lexington Catholic), (MVP).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing the statistics and updates for this event.


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Remember the Past Rose Hill Christian vs. Lexington Catholic (Championship) March 25, 2006
Topic: Basketball

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2006 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Sweet 16® Girls State Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 25, 2006

 

Rose Hill Christian (27-7) vs. Lexington Catholic (34-1) (Championship)

 

Rose Hill Christian coach Pam Euton started the following lineup: 6-0 Jr. Emily Queen, 5-1 Sr. Katy Spradlin, 6-0 Jr. Laura Terry, 5-7 Jr. Britt Faulkner, and 5-8 Sr. Kala Faulkner.  Lexington Catholic coach Greg Todd countered with 5-10 So. Natalie Novosel, 5-7 So. Brianna Green, 6-0 Sr. Anaris Sickles, 5-7 Jr. Keyla Snowden, and 5-8 Sr. Nikki Davis.

 

Rose Hill made a valiant effort tonight but ultimately succumbed to a powerful Lexington Catholic squad by a score of 69-52.  The Lady Royals lost to Lexington Catholic by 30 points in a regular season game but was within 10 with under four minutes left in the game before the Lady Knights pulled away for the victory and championship.  Lexington Catholic shot a blistering 60.9% from the field including six of 11 from beyond the arc to take a 37-27 lead to the locker room at halftime.

 

Lexington Catholic shot 54.3% from the field including eight of 16 from the three point line.  The Lady Knights connected on 11 of 16 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 12 Rose Hill turnovers.  Rose Hill shot 34.8% from the field including eight of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Royals connected on 12 of 17 free throws. pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored nine points off 13 Lexington Catholic turnovers.

 

Briana Green, Keyla Snowden, and Natalie Novosel led a balanced Lexington Catholic scoring attack with 15 points each.  Novosel and Anaris Sickles each pulled down eight rebounds.  5-11 Jr. Kellie Cash came off the bench to score 12 points on four of four from beyond the arc.  Nikki Davis chipped in with five points, five rebounds, and six assists.  Laura Terry continued her superb tourney run, leading Rose Hill with 21 points.  Kala Faulkner added 15 points.  Emily Queen chipped in with nine points and 15 rebounds.

 

Rose Hill Christian,16,11,13,12,52

Lexington Catholic,19,18,17,15,69

 

Rose Hill Christian (52) – Queen 9, Spradlin 3, Terry 21, B. Faulkner 2, K. Faulkner 15, Yates 2.

 

Lexington Catholic (69) – Novosel 15, Green 15, Sickles 7, Snowden 15, Davis 5, Cash 12.

 

All Tournament Team – Kabrenda Warfield (Elizabethtown), Kelleshia Cook (Franklin-Simpson), Heather Martin (Letcher County Central), Courtney Danis (Montgomery County), Rinesha Soaper (Henderson County), Sierra Gilbert (Henderson County), Kayla Hickman (Iroquois), Adia Mathies (Iroquois), Keyla Snowden (Lexington Catholic) (MVP), Nikki Davis (Lexington Catholic), Natalie Novosel (Lexington Catholic), Laura Terry (Rose Hill Christian), Emily Queen (Rose Hill Christian), and Kala Faulkner (Rose Hill Christian).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing statistics and updates for this event.


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Remember the Past Lexington Christian Academy vs. Iroquois (Championship) March 17, 2007
Topic: Basketball

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2007 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Sweet 16® Girls State Basketball Tournament

E.A. Diddle Arena Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

March 17, 2007

 

Lexington Christian Academy (33-3) vs. Iroquois (33-2) (Championship)

 

Lexington Christian Academy coach Jason Seamands started the following lineup: 6-0 Fr. Sarah Beth Barnette, 5-9 So. Anna Martin, 6-10 So. Clara Mitchell, 5-7 Sr. Emily London, and 5-9 So. Courtney Clifton.  Iroquois coach Al Northington countered with 5-9 So. Adia Mathies, 5-5 So. Stafonia Taylor, 5-10 Sr. Keonda Jarmon, 5-5 So. Asia Mathies, and 5-4 So. Kayla Hickman.

 

Lexington Christian Academy shot 54% from the field including a blistering 62.5% in the first half in a 71-62 victory over Iroquois.  One amazing aspect of this run by LCA and Iroquois is that they each return four of five starters next season.

 

LCA shot 54% from the field including eight of 17 from the three point line.  The Lady Eagles connected on nine of 14 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 11 Iroquois turnovers.  Iroquois shot 37.1% from the field including six of 20 from beyond the arc.  The Lady Raiders connected on 10 of 17 free throws, grabbed 29 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 19 LCA turnovers.

 

Anna Martin led LCA with 25 points and five assists.  Courtney Clifton and Emily London led 19 and 11 points respectively.  Clara Mitchell recorded 10 points and 16 rebounds.  Sarah Beth Barnette chipped in with six points and 12 rebounds.  Kayla Hickman and Asa Mathies led Iroquois with 15 and 14 points respectively.  Adia Mathies added 11 points and nine rebounds.

 

Lexington Christian Academy,16,22,19,14,71

Iroquois,14,16,14,18,62

 

Lexington Christian Academy (71) – Barnette 6, Martin 25, Mitchell 10, London 11, Clifton 19.

 

Iroquois (62) – Adia Mathies 11, Taylor 8, Jarmon 5, Asia Mathies 14, Hickman 15, V. Cordero 3, Simmons 4, Brown 2.

 

All Tournament Team – Thia Gholson (Assumption), Lauren Huter Assumption), T.J. Thomas (Barren County), Adia Mathies (Iroquois), Asia Mathies (Iroquois), Stafonia Taylor (Iroquois), Emily London (Lexington Christian Academy) (MVP), Anna Martin (Lexington Christian Academy), Courtney Clifton (Lexington Christian Academy), MacKenzie Lee (Montgomery County), Mic’a Prince (North Hardin), Emily Drees (Notre Dame), Haley Ratliff (Pike County Central), and Kayla Lowe (Pike County Central).

 

A special thanks to WL Stats and the KHSAA for providing statistics and updates for this event.


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