With every day getting a tad shorter, heading again to highschool can’t be far behind. Many people would get pleasure from holding onto summer season for some time longer, and although temperatures will stay heat for 5 – 6 extra weeks, autumn is shortly approaching whether or not we prefer it or not. There’s one other group of oldsters who might be more than pleased for the cooler temperatures that coincide with a shift within the sports activities world.
The lengthy MLB season is starting to wind down as properly, as groups battle for divisional titles and Wild Card spots with quite a few groups nonetheless within the race for the postseason.
The NFL celebrated its latest Corridor of Fame members final weekend, and the primary exhibition recreation was performed as properly. It received’t be for much longer earlier than the NBA and NHL start their exhibition seasons, adopted by faculty and highschool basketball tipping off in just a few months.
Kentucky highschool fall sports activities have already begun, with golf already a number of weeks into the season. Soccer begins this week, with volleyball, cross nation and soccer becoming a member of the fray subsequent week. Members, coaches and followers are itching to get their respective seasons underway.
Kentucky isn’t essentially the most fertile recruiting floor for main faculty soccer powers, however an increasing number of highschool soccer gamers are receiving scholarship affords
every season. It isn’t truthful to match the Blue Grass State with soccer hotbeds like Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, California and Pennsylvania, merely due to the variations in inhabitants and the truth that these states are historically soccer wealthy.
Kentucky has additionally seen an elevated curiosity in cross nation, golf, soccer and volleyball prior to now a number of years, and it’s more likely to proceed. The extent of play has solely gotten higher since I started writing about sports activities within the space over the previous couple of many years,
Supporting the hard-working student-athletes in all sports activities is inspired and recognizing these younger individuals is one thing I attempt to do on this area. Followers, coaches and oldsters are all the time welcome to e-mail me at [email protected] with solutions as properly.
TRAGIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS YOUNG LIFE – It’s one thing we by no means wish to hear, however a younger student-athlete misplaced his life in an vehicle accident final week.
Coltin Claypoole, a member of the Mason County Excessive College soccer and wrestling groups, is being mourned by the neighborhood.
A tailgate get together and cornhole match might be held earlier than the Mason County-Newport Central Catholic soccer scrimmage from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. Anybody desirous about making a donation or working on the
tailgate occasion might go away a touch upon the Mason County Royals Fb web page.
A GoFundMe account has additionally been established to boost cash for the Claypoole household at https://www.gofundme.com/f/coltin-claypoole *****
YOUNG GOLFER ON THE RISE – Mason County sophomore Jake Feldhaus has been burning up the hyperlinks within the early season for the Mason County boys golf crew.
The son of former Mason County and UK basketball basketball standout Deron Feldhaus has been going toe-to-toe with a number of the high highschool golfers within the state, and making a reputation for himself in occasion after occasion.
Heads started to show when Feldhaus fired a 4-under 67 on August 2nd within the Kentucky Cup to tie senior Jacob Lengthy of Greenwood in regulation play on the College Membership in Lexington. Lengthy, who has dedicated to play golf at UK, received the sudden-death playoff on the second gap to complete with medalist honors.
Feldhaus completed with 5 birdies and shot a 32 on the entrance 9, and a 35 on the again 9 within the occasion. The Royals positioned ninth, in a match highlighting lots of the high groups in Kentucky.
The following day, Feldhaus led the Royals to a second-place end on the Semi-State Preview on the Winchester
Nation Membership. He tied for first place after capturing a 4-under 68.
The busy Mason County golfers traveled to Danville the next day and performed within the Battle of the Bridge, and completed eighth, the place Feldhaus tied for third with a 1-under 71.
Different Royals and their scores included Noah Gardner (80), Cole Owens (83), Quin Grooms (84) and Ryan Skaggs with a 91.
Following a prolonged rain delay and slogging via heavy rain, the Royals picked up its second tourney win of the season by claiming the Mason County Open at Laurel Oaks on Monday.
Feldhaus led the Royals with a 74, and he was adopted by Grooms (75), Gardner (760, Owens (78) and Skaggs, who shot an 82.
RIGDON STAYING IN PIKEVILLE — Jaylan Rigdon, who might be coming into his senior 12 months at Pike County Central Excessive College, lately introduced he might be furthering his basketball profession on the College of Pikeville.
He informed WYMT-TV in Pikeville that he’s “actually blessed to have the chance to play on the College of Pikeville below coach (Tigh) Compton.” Rigdon added, “I moved down right here three years in the past and I fell in love with the individuals and the neighborhood of Pike County and Pike
Central. That is my house now. This has been my house for happening 4 years and I would like it to be my house for 4 extra.”
He additionally thanked his coaches.
“I owe quite a bit to educate (Eric) Ratliff and all my former coaches and mentors. I get to stay the dream of enjoying collegiate basketball at a fantastic college with nice custom.”
Rigdon, a 5-foot-11 combo guard, started his varsity highschool profession at St. Patrick, the place he scored 772 factors throughout his seventh and eighth years. He performed for his father Aaron Rigdon, the previous Saints standout and member of the tenth Area Corridor of Fame. He additionally scored 1,518 factors at St. Patrick, which is fourth on the all-time profession scoring checklist on the Maysville college. He presently as an assistant coach on the Pike County Central employees.
The Hawks completed 21-9 final 12 months with a semifinal end within the fifteenth Area match. Jaylan led PCC in scoring a 12 months in the past, averaging 22.8 factors per recreation and compiled 661 complete factors in the course of the 12 months. He additionally shot 55.2 p.c from the ground, 39.7 p.c from 3-point vary, 81.7 p.c from the charity stripe, and was second on the Hawks with 7.4 rebounds per recreation.
Rigdon might be coming into his senior marketing campaign with 2,381 factors, and he’s thought of to be a stable contender for fifteenth Area Participant of the 12 months honors.
Pike County Central might be visiting Maysville from December 28-30 to play within the Mason County Invitational Match, an occasion that additionally consists of North Oldham and Scott.
“With braveness you’ll dare to take dangers, have the energy to be compassionate, and the knowledge to be humble. Braveness is the muse of integrity.” — Mark Twain
“We are able to’t run. We are able to’t go. We are able to’t cease the run. We are able to’t cease the go. We are able to’t kick. Aside from that, we’re simply not an excellent soccer crew proper now.” – former Cincinnati Bengals coach Bruce Coslet