Ford to play in Gene Lowe Junior
All Star game Saturday
Harrison County junior Caleb Ford has been named to play in the ninth annual Gene Lowe Junior All Star Game Saturday at Berea College. The game will pit six top juniors from each the 10th and 12th regions against the six best from the 11th and 13th regions.
The game will be played at the Seabury Center at Berea College with a tip off of 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Admission is $3 with 10 and under free. There will be a slam dunk and three point shooting contest at half time of the all star game.
The game is a showcase of the top juniors from the four regions and is played in memory of Gene Lowe. Lowe, who owned Lowe’s Sporting Goods in London, was a long-time official with a great love for the game and the players.
Five 10th Region players to play for
Kentucky All Stars
The Kentucky Indiana All Star Classic will have a 10th region flavor this June as two girls and three boys from the region will play for the all stars. The games against Indiana’s best will be played at Bellarmine University on Friday, June 10, and again on June 11 in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game is a fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.
George Rogers Clark and Mason County have two players on the squads along with Lauren Tibbs of Scott High. Tibbs is going on to play at Marquette next year. Treg Setty and Jordan Gilbert are the Mason County players. Setty has signed with the Salukis of Southern Illinois and Gilbert is undecided and is hoping that the all star games will give him a clearer picture as to his opportunities. The George Rogers Clark players are Western Kentucky football signee Corey Rogers and uncommitted guard Caprisha Rogers. Each of these region players is very familiar to Harrison County fans as each caused problems for the Fillies and Breds during the last few seasons.
George Rogers Clark also had two players who were invited to tryout decide not to play. Both Robbie Stenzel, who is going to Eastern Kentucky, and Vinny Zollo, a Western Kentucky signee, decided not to represent their state this summer. One other familiar name to 10th region fans is one of the assistant coaches. Allen Feldhaus Jr., head coach at Madison Central, will be assisting Glen Drury of Anderson County, who is the head coach this year.
Harrison County Invitational Track
meet is Saturday at Athletic Complex
The beautiful Harrison County Athletic Complex will be the site of the annual Harrison County Invitational Track Meet this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Teams participating this year are Bath County, Bishop Brossart (G), Bellevue, Bracken County, Bourbon County, Carroll County, Fleming County, Franklin County, George Rogers Clark, Grant County, Harrison County, Fort Thomas Highlands, Holmes, Mason County, Nicholas County, Paris, Pendleton County, Scott County, Simon Kenton and Woodford County.
Defending champs Shelby County (boys) and St. Henry (girls) are not returning to defend their titles from last year, but the field is an outstanding one never the less.
The Harrison County boys last won in 2009 while the Fillies won last in 2007. Harrison County has swept the event three times in 2003, 2006 and 2007. The Thorobreds have won the Invitational 13 times while the Fillies have won nine times. Anderson County, Lafayette, Pulaski County and Tates Creek are the only other schools to have a boy/girl sweep and they did it only one time each.
Four girls’ records are held by Harrison County athletes. Shan Cammack holds the high jump mark of 5-foot-seven-inches set in 1986. Mary Custard holds the 400M dash mark of :59.3 established in 1985 and the 880 yard relay and the mile relay records each belong to the Fillies. Three Thorobreds hold individual marks. Jerry Ingram holds the shot put record of 61-feet-7-inches from 1993, Adam Franklin the 300M hurdles mark of :40.16 set in 2003, and Jim Mullins has the newest boys’ record of :14.61 in the 110M hurdles set in 2007.
The oldest record for the Invitational is the girls’ long jump which was set in 1973 by Sherry Ballew of Bryan Station at 18’4”
The prestigious event begins at 10 a.m. with the gates opening at 9 a.m. Cost of admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.