The Adair County Middle School Indians swept a basketball doubleheader from the visiting Campbellsville Eagles Thursday night.
For more information, be sure to check out Thursday’s edition of the Adair County Community Voice.
The Adair County Middle School Indians swept a basketball doubleheader from the visiting Campbellsville Eagles Thursday night.
For more information, be sure to check out Thursday’s edition of the Adair County Community Voice.
Bree Glover was unstoppable on Thursday night as the senior led the Lindsey Wilson College women’s basketball team to a 63-54 victory against Pikeville (Ky.) at the Biggers Sports Center.
The forward out of Glasgow, filled the stat sheet. Glover recorded a career-high 21 rebounds, just two shy of tying the program record, 13 points, four blocks, and four steals.
After two weeks off, the Blue Raiders (10-1, 5-1 MSC) showed some rust early on with five turnovers in the first five minutes of the game. Despite that, Lindsey Wilson was able to stay close to Pikeville (9-5, 5-5 MSC), down just 18-15 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Blue Raiders returned to their dominant form by going on a 9-0 run and taking a 24-18 lead which turned into a 31-27 advantage by halftime.
Jan. 14, 2021
It wasn’t the best game his team has played, but coach Deron Freeze will take the victory just the same. The Adair County boss said he saw a lot of positives, and a lot of things to work on, after the Indians held off a pesky Nelson County team 60-48 in the Lindsey Wilson College Classic Saturday night.
“I told the kids after the game that we didn’t have our best game tonight, but still won by double figures and that shows we could be a pretty good team,” said Breeze. “We could definitely win the district. We played probably a C- or a D game, but we still won, so that is a positive.”
The victory moves the Indians to 1-0 on the year, while Nelson County falls to 1-2.
The game started slow with neither team finding much of a rhythm. Adair County got most of its production from Lucas Pooler and Luke Janes. Nelson County went a lot to guard Lawson Strenecky, but the Indians led 16-8 at the end of the first period and 25-19 at the half.
“I don’t know how many layups we missed in the first quarter,” Breeze said. “The biggest thing for us was getting through the first game with a win. We’ve got a lot of room for improvement. Defensively, we were trying to take away their ball screen stuff by trapping it and making them rotate. I thought we did that very well.”
The back-and-forth battle continued in the second half. Adair County continued to get good production from Pooler and Janes. However, ACHS senior Aaron Steele got in on the act and scored eight points in the third period to help the Indians take a 44-29 advantage into the final period.
“We had a lot of people contribute in this game, but I didn’t think we moved the ball well,” Breeze said. “I don’t know how many assists we had but those we’re all driving and dishes, nothing where the ball swung to the weak side. We’re not patient enough on offense to get it to the weak side and you can’t beat a good team doing that.”
Steele led the Indians with 18 points on 5 of 10 shooting from the field. He also added five rebounds. Pooler scored 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting, with three rebounds and four assists. Janes added a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Connor Loy added seven points, with Clay Giles getting five and Brady Cundiff scoring four.
Lincoln Bone led Nelson County with 12 points and Strenecky scored 11.
Adair County will be back on the floor with three back-to-back games. The Indians will visit Foundation Christian Academy tonight (Jan. 14) at 7:30 p.m. and follow that with home games against Wayne County on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Metcalfe County on Saturday at 7 p.m.
By Scott Wilson
Despite taking a seven-point lead into halftime, the Lindsey Wilson College men’s basketball team fell to Thomas More (Ky.) 67-51 on Monday at Biggers Sports Center. The loss is the sixth straight for the Blue Raiders.
Lindsey Wilson (3-8, 1-7 Mid-South Conference) shot 39.6 percent from the floor while the Saints (6-3, 4-3 MSC) came alive in the second half to finish the game with an even 50 percent from the field.
After trading baskets in the early stages of the game, Thomas More took a 19-16 lead over LWC but the Blue Raiders surged over the final nine minutes of the half. LWC closed out the half on a 14-4 run to take a 30-23 lead into the halftime locker room.
Jordan caught fire in the first half as the junior guard went 7-of-11 from the field to lead all scorers. Lindsey Wilson shot 46.4 (13-of-28) percent from the floor while limiting Thomas More to a 31.8 (7-of-22) percentage. Lindsey Wilson did the majority of their scoring in the paint, corralling a 16-4 advantage through the first 20 minutes.
The Blue Raiders struggled over the opening six minutes of the second half as they saw their lead vanish. Thomas More opened with a 21-3 scoring spurt that gave them a commanding 44-33 lead.
Lindsey Wilson returns to the court on Thursday when they welcome Pikeville (Ky.) to Biggers Sports Center at 6:30 p.m. CT.
Nick Coe is preparing to begin his first season as head swim coach at Adair County High School. After several years as an assistant with the Indians, Coe is ready to hit the ground running as head coach.
However, due to COVID-19, Coe and his squad are hoping to begin preseason practice this week, some two months after the swim teams usually get their seasons underway. For sure, it has been an unusual year.
“We’ve not had a chance to practice yet, but for me I just want to make sure I make note of the changes going on. One day, there could be this rule, and then the next day it changes,” Coe said last week. “I am just making sure I am following guidelines set forth by the KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletic Association), Lindsey Wilson College (practice facility home) and our school.
“It can be hectic at times. The kids are very eager to get started. They’re eager to get into the water. They love this sport and it is stressful for them to have the virus keep pushing the season forward.”
The Indians are heading into the year after posting a pretty successful 2019-20 campaign. Luke Rich, an eighth-grader, highlighted last year by making it to the finals of the 100 breaststroke.
“We’re going to have a very young team. I think this will be only our fourth season to even have a program,” Coe said. “The success we’ve had for being such a young team has been phenomenal. Luke reached the finals in the state last year and we did extremely well in the region, considering the number of swimmers we had in the meet.”
Coe said Adair County’s roster last year had several swimmers who had never competed in a meet, but set personal best times every outing. ACHS will have a large boys’ squad this campaign and is expected to have a full girls’ squad, too. Many seventh grade girls plan to come out for the team, Coe said.
“For us heading into this year, the key is mainly experience,” Coe said. “With so many new swimmers, we need the experience to knock off some of the nerves, and that is so important. (That is because) we will have a lot of middle school kids swimming this year.”
Coe said training this year will include helping the Indians and Lady Indians get physically stronger. He also wants to work on individual development because he hopes to spread the swimmers around to the events they like to do, while also making sure Adair County is represented in as many events as possible.
“Luke Rich will be one of the swimmers we will be expecting big things from,” Coe said. “He does the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley. He is a region champion and set a personal best in the 100 breaststroke at the state. Skeet Carter should have a good year too, just missing out for last year’s region meet.
“Swimming last year, Genevieve Myles figured out the events she swam and dropped 15 seconds in time. Senior Ashley Smith should do well for us in the sprints, especially the freestyle and the backstroke.” He also mentioned Brianna Hillock and Mia Wilkerson.
Now, Coe is focused on getting his team ready for the season opener. Though he is still working on completing his schedule, he expects to have it finalized in a couple of weeks.
“We’re working on consistency with them, working on conditioning,” Coe said. “(We’re preparing for a tough schedule because) I do definitely want to swim against established, successful teams. I want our kids to have to compete because this could be our year to move up.”
By Scott Wilson
The Board of Control conducted a special meeting on Thursday morning, upholding its earlier decision by a 12-5 vote to begin practice for winter sports on Dec. 14th and regular-season competition on Jan. 4th. Prior to confirming the start of the winter sports season, the Board voted 12-5 to push back the dates for the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to March 29-April 8 after narrowly defeating other alternative dates, with the event schedule and format to be finalized at a later date in consultation with Rupp Arena.
“These are extremely complex issues. Our Board has spent an extraordinary amount of time examining every aspect surrounding the resumption of sports, particularly those that are indoors and have extreme concerns from public health officials,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “At the same time, there is significant data being shared about the need for students to be engaged with one another in traditional settings, be they the classroom or the athletic court or field.
“Trying to balance competing public health concerns has been a tremendous challenge all year. Just last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article on the need to get kids back involved, while at the same time, the number of positive cases of coronavirus continues to be very high both in Kentucky and in other states. Finalizing the plan for going forward allows the member schools to use some local decision making in areas that are concerning and adopts a blueprint for the rest of the school year.”
On Nov. 18th, the Board postponed all activity in the winter sports from November 20 through December 13 in congruence with the Governor’s order issued that same day. The cessation applied to all indoor interscholastic sports at all school levels, including but not limited to basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, indoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling. By confirming its decision from Nov. 18th, each of these sports and sport-activities will be permitted to resume activity on Monday.
Regular season competition may begin on Jan. 4th, though the Governor’s current order limits competition in the sport-activity of bowling due to the restrictions placed on bowling centers. The Association staff will communicate more details to the membership on Friday regarding the guidelines for winter sports and scheduling revisions. In the coming days and weeks, more details will be released as plans for postseason events continue to take shape.
“Our staff continues to be extremely agile in planning and adjusting to the problems of conducting competition during the pandemic,” added Tackett. “And our Board of Control continues to prioritize a full season for the spring sports and sport-activities during 2021. These schedule adjustments balance these priorities while also allowing for additional flexibility should the situation worsen again.”
Dec. 10, 2020
The Lindsey Wilson College men’s basketball team fell to Shawnee State (Ohio) by a final score of 67-47 on Saturday afternoon at Biggers Sports Center.
Lindsey Wilson never seemed to find their rhythm offensively as the Bears’ defense was relentless. LWC shot just 31 percent from the floor on 18-of-58 shooting in a game where they didn’t make a three-point attempt.
Colen Gaynor led the Blue Raiders with 11 points and 10 rebounds to pick up a double-double. Elijah Jordan was the only other LWC player to finish in double figures with 10 points.
Lindsey Wilson trailed 37-25 at the break.
In the second half, Lindsey Wilson showed signs of life, trimming its deficit to just eight points multiple times in the half. Shawnee State had an answer for every Blue Raider comeback bid as it took the game by 20 points at 67-47.
Lindsey Wilson returns to the court on Dec. 31 with a road game at No. 1-ranked Georgetown at 2:30 p.m..
Reagan Turner scored her 2,000th career point as the Lindsey Wilson College women’s basketball team easily took down Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) by a final of 80-63 at Biggers Sports Center on Saturday afternoon.
Turner is only the third Blue Raider in school history to eclipse the mark. With her game-high 26 points, she now has 2,013 career points and trails only Donna Burden (1988-93, 2,213 career points) and Viktoria Krell (2007-11, 2,110 career points) on the all-time LWC women’s basketball points leaderboard.
Alongside Turner, two other Lindsey Wilson players notched double-figures in the win. Hailey Ison recorded 13 points with six rebounds, while Rose Mary Jackson garnered 11 points while also grabbing six rebounds.
Alyssa LeMay was the top point scorer for the Lady Lions at 23 points. Hannah Hughes was the only other FHU player in double-figures with 11 points.
Lindsey Wilson shot 41.8 percent from the field (28-of-67) while Freed-Hardeman shot a better mark at 43.1 percent (22-of-51). LWC won the battle on the boards at 40 to 32, alongside forcing 18 turnovers in the win.
The Blue Raiders held a steady 20-15 lead over the Lady Lions after one quarter of action. However, LWC took the game under control after earning a successful 12-0 run towards the end of the second quarter, which expanded the lead out to 46-26 moving into halftime.
The second half was all Lindsey Wilson, which saw its lead jump up to as much as 30 points in the third quarter. The Blue Raiders led 66-44 after three quarters of play, and eventually secured the 80-62 win.
LWC moves to 8-1 (3-1 MSC) on the season, while FHU drops to 5-4 (0-4 MSC).
The Lindsey Wilson women’s basketball team returns to the court on Dec. 31 to face Georgetown on the road at noon.
Lindsey Wilson women’s basketball’s schedule this week has been adjusted, LWC athletics director Willis Pooler announced earlier this week.
The Blue Raiders (6-1) were scheduled to host Thomas More (Ky.) and Shawnee State (Ohio) this week, but due to COVID protocols, both games have been postponed. Mid-South Conference officials will announce the rescheduled dates for both games at a later date.
Despite the postponements, Lindsey Wilson will not be idle this week.
The Blue Raiders are scheduled to travel to Cumberland (Tenn.) at 5:30 p.m. CT on Thursday in Lebanon. Cumberland was also impacted by postponements with Shawnee State and Thomas More this week. Lindsey Wilson returns home on Saturday to host Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) at 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Biggers Sports Center. The meeting is the second this season between the two programs.
The Lindsey Wilson men’s basketball games with Shawnee State and Thomas More are still scheduled to take place. The game time of the Blue Raiders and Thomas More matchup has been moved to 5 p.m. CT.
All home games will be streamed live on the Lindsey Wilson Sports Network. Visiting fans are not permitted and only immediate family members on the pass list are allowed in Biggers Sports Center. Click here for the LWC Athletics home attendance protocols.
Lindsey Wilson basketball schedule this week:
LWC men’s basketball vs. Thomas More – 5 p.m. CT
LWC women’s basketball at Cumberland – 5:30 p.m. CT
LWC women’s basketball vs. Freed-Hardeman – 1:30 p.m. CT
LWC men’s basketball vs. Shawnee State – 4 p.m. CT
The Board of Control conducted its third regularly-scheduled meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Wednesday and elected to postpone the start of the winter sports season to January 4th by unanimous vote. In congruence with the Governor’s order issued later the same day, official practice for all indoor interscholastic winter sports shall cease on Friday, November 20 at 5 p.m. and is planned to resume on Monday, December 14. This cessation will apply to all indoor interscholastic sports at all school levels, including but not limited to basketball, bowling, competitive cheer, dance, indoor track and field, swimming, and wrestling.
Details regarding any allowances for indoor interscholastic sports, which will be restricted prior to December 14, will be distributed to the membership prior to the Governor’s ordered shutdown of school-related in-person activity on Friday, November 20. The season calendar for each winter sport, as well as current virus data and any potential adjustments to the start and end dates for spring sports, will be reviewed in a follow-up meeting of the Board of Control currently scheduled for December 10th. The Board’s approved motion for basketball also included authorizing the Association to attempt to negotiate the dates for the Girls’ and Boys’ Sweet 16® during NFHS calendar weeks 37 and 38, and is pending final confirmation of specific available dates with the Lexington Center and Rupp Arena.
“Our Board has remained steadfast in their support for the spring sports and sport-activities in 2021 and continues to attempt during these challenging times to ensure these athletes, coaches, and schools have a full and complete season with an appropriate culminating event,” said KHSAA Commission
er Julian Tackett. “We should never forget the sacrifices made by all involved during the spring of 2020 and that has remained at the forefront of Board discussions. The currently approved action would shorten the winter seasons but the Board and staff continue to recognize that during these pandemic times, there will be nearly constant changes in the operations around education and school-based sport.”
The ongoing football playoffs were also addressed on Wednesday, with the Board authorizing the Commissioner to adjust the schedule for the state finals as necessary depending on the ever-developing situation with COVID-19 and facility availability. It was noted following the meeting that the Governor’s executive order and references to the KHSAA in that order apply to indoor sports, and there has been no adjustment to the completion of any KHSAA fall sport championship.
Nov. 5, 2020
Adair County High School Football Coach Van Isaac announced Tuesday the Indians’ regular-season finale scheduled Friday at Glasgow High School has been canceled due to COVID-19 complications.
“It is the right call, it would not be responsible for us to play this week,” said Isaac, whose team had a positive case. “So what we’re trying to do essentially is to get healthy. We’re going to take the whole week off and come back next week and, hopefully, prepare for a playoff game.”
The current standings in the second district of Class 3A have Taylor County on top at 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the district. Glasgow is next at 5-2 and 2-1. Adair County is 2-3 and 1-1 in league play, while Casey County is at 1-4 on the year and 0-2 in the district. Hart County is now 0-4 and 0-3.
The top four teams from the district advance to the playoffs set to begin Nov. 13.
“The odds of us making the playoffs are good,” Isaac said. “We have five teams in our district and we have beaten Hart County. I think we’re a two- or a three-seed heading into the postseason. It looks like we’re going to get to play again, but the bad thing is it is out of our control. We’re not in control of our destiny and that’s not where you want to be at this time of the year.”
More than likely, if the Indians finish as a third seed, they will battle Glasgow in the first round. If they’re a fourth seed, they will probably visit Taylor County. Playoff pairings should be announced Saturday.
“We don’t really care who we play, we just want to play,” said Isaac. “We know what Taylor County’s going to do, we know what Glasgow is going to do, we’ve scouted these teams all year.
“We know our system well. We run the Wing T, we run the bone, both of those offenses are not that complicated. We also run a 4-4 defense. We just hope we get healthy, sharpen things up, show up on Friday (in the playoffs) and take somebody out.”
Isaac said the postseason shows which teams are really ready to play because it becomes a win-or-go-home scenario for all the teams.
“(To be successful in the playoffs) it is the will to win. When you get late in the season, sometimes the kids are ready to give up,” Isaac said. “The successful teams I have been around, it all comes down to the will to win, and a little bit of luck. You’ve got to peak at the right time, and that’s even harder this year because the virus wears you out mentally and physically.”
By Scott Wilson
The Lindsey Wilson College men’s golf team put together its best rounds of the season to finish in first place at the Mid-South Conference Fall Tournament Tuesday in Bowling Green. The Blue Raiders carded a 595 (295-300) to capture the team title and pick up their first victory of the season.
Lindsey Wilson entered the final round of the tournament trailing Cumberland (Tenn.) by two strokes. By the day’s end, LWC made up three strokes on the Phoenix to take the team championship by just one stroke. Cumberland finished in second place with a 596, as Cumberlands (Ky.) took third with a 599.
The event took place at Bowling Green Country Club, a par-72, 6,800-yard design.
Callum Blinkhorn finished the tournament in a tie for sixth place overall, carding a 146 (72-74). Emil Gruhn just cracked the top-10 in a tie for 10th place with a 148 (73-75). Callum Burns followed up his round one score of 77 with a second day total of 73. He managed 14 pars and two birdies to finish in a tie for 13th place after starting the day in 24th.
Sebastian Sandin managed a tie for 19th with a 153 (75-78) as Janik Hawlitzky finished in a tie for 32nd with a 156 (75-81). Jeremiah Hayes competed as an individual at the tournament to turn in a 146 (72-74). He finished in a tie for sixth place with teammate Blinkhorn.
BJ Knox of Shawnee State (Ohio) and Kyle Alexander of Thomas More (Ky.) finished in a tie for first place at three-under-par 141.
With the completion of the MSC Fall Tournament, the Blue Raiders wrap up the fall portion of their schedule.
FOLEY, Ala. — Lindsey Wilson archery recorded a program-best runner-up finish today at the 2020 USA Archery 3D National Championships.
A pair of Blue Raiders and two LWC teams captured national championships during the two-day event.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of our archers this weekend,” LWC archery coach Mark Elam said. “They put up one heck of a fight but came up a little short of the win. They’ve worked really hard to get to where they are, and their work showed in several new personal best performances and four national titles.
“It has been fun and exciting to see their growth and progress and I can’t wait to see what they can accomplish the rest of the season,” Elam added. “I would sincerely like to thank the Lindsey Wilson administration for allowing us the opportunity to compete this fall and for their continued support of our archery program.”
Britney McCarthy and Dalton Richardson each picked up individual national titles while McCarthy, Casey Stickfort, and Gracie Wells won the women’s barebow team championship and McCarthy and Hunter Current won the mixed barebow team title.
McCarthy and Richardson become the second and third individual national champions from the archery program while the two team titles mark the third and fourth golds for LWC archery.
McCarthy — who’s three titles today gives her four for her career — posted a score of 298 over 40 arrows in the women’s barebow. She entered today’s final shoot with an 11-point lead over second-place and ultimately won by 19 points.
Stickfort earned a podium finish, ending in third with a score of 273. McCarthy and Stickfort were two of 17 podiums for the Blue Raiders.
Richardson captured the men’s compound championship in dramatic fashion over teammate Austin Taylor.
Richardson and Taylor finished the two days tied with a score of 454. The Blue Raider pair were forced to a one-arrow shootout for the title — with Richardson winning to become the first male in program history to stand atop a podium at the national championships.
McCarthy and Stickfort teamed up with Wells — who finished 10th in the individual shoot — to win the women’s team barebow for the Blue Raiders for a second consecutive year. The trio posted a team score of 789 to take gold.
McCarthy capped her third title of the championships in the mixed barebow with Current. The duo posted a score of 601 for the fourth Blue Raider crown of the day.
Six other Lindsey Wilson teams finished runner-up in their respective discipline.
Richardson, Taylor, and Ethan Johnson posted a second-place finish in the men’s compound with a team score of 1,333. Richardson added a third podium and a second runner-up teaming up with Natalie Brockman to finish second in the mixed compound team event.
Gabe Crenshaw, Hunter Reading, and T Sanchez posted a runner-up finish in the men’s recurve team while Savannah Gould, Olivia Harner, and Casie Metcalfe finished second in the women’s recurve team chase.
Sanchez and Harner teamed up to post a runner-up finish in the mixed recurve team competition while Courtney Blevens, Jessica Heady, Anna Krampe, ended in second place in the women’s bowhunter team shoot.
Lindsey Wilson added five third-place finishes to the weekend.
Taylor Bell posted a score of 426 in men’s bowhunter to finish third — just four points off the winning score of 430. Bell added two more third-place finishes — pairing with Krampe in the mixed bowhunter and Dylan Hamilton and Evan Mahanna in the men’s bowhunter team competition.
Brockman posted a third-place finish in the women’s compound with a score of 424. Like Bell, she was just four points off the winning score. Brockman paired with Madison Hart and Jalyn Sharp to finish on the podium in the women’s compound team event.
Cumberlands (Ky.) finished atop the team podium for a third straight year.
With this weekend’s competition, Lindsey Wilson closes out its fall schedule. The Blue Raiders now turn their attention to the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championships on Jan. 29-31 in Madisonville, Ky.
Lindsey Wilson Football releases 2020 schedule
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Lindsey Wilson football head coach Chris Oliver announced the 2020 Blue Raider schedule on Wednesday.
The Blue Raiders are slated to play a 10-game schedule in 2020 with five home and five away games.
Lindsey Wilson opens the season on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Blue Raider Stadium against Mid-South Conference newcomer Florida Memorial in a non-divisional game. The season-opener marks the only game on the Lindsey Wilson schedule featuring a team the Blue Raiders are playing for the first time.
The Blue Raiders are slated to play a pair of night games this season — both on the road. Lindsey Wilson faces Campbellsville at 6 p.m. CT on Oct. 10 in Campbellsville in the annual Battle of Highway 55 and Cumberland (Tenn.) at 5 p.m. CT on Oct. 31 in Lebanon.
Lindsey Wilson also travels to Bluefield (Va.) on Sept. 12, Kentucky Christian on Sept. 26 and Georgetown (Ky.) on Oct. 17.
The Blue Raiders host Thomas More (Ky.) at 2:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 3. The game is part of Homecoming weekend as well as Lindsey Wilson’s MSC Bluegrass Division opener.
The Blue Raiders host Cumberlands (Ky.) on Oct. 24 and close out the regular season with back-to-back home games against Bethel (Tenn.) on Nov. 7 and Pikeville (Ky.) on Nov. 14.
Lindsey Wilson is coming off its best season in the program’s history in 2019. The Blue Raiders won a program-record 12 games en route to reaching the NAIA Football Championship Series Semifinals.
Burke, Dukes named Lindsey Wilson Scholar-Athletes of the Year
COLUMBIA, Ky. – Elly Burke and Cameron Dukes have been named 2019-20 Lindsey Wilson College Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
The pair was alerted to the honor this afternoon by phone in place of the college’s annual Honors Convocation ceremony that was canceled due to COVID-19.
Burke and Dukes earned the award based on their academic, athletic, and civic achievements throughout their Lindsey Wilson careers.
“Elly and Cameron are bright, articulate, and selfless student-athletes that have always represented Lindsey Wilson College well,” LWC athletics director Willis Pooler said. “They are leaders by their actions in everything they do. They exude class and embody what we want our student-athletes to be.
“Lindsey Wilson is incredibly fortunate to have some of the very best young men and women representing us each day in the athletic arena, in the classroom, and within our community,” Pooler added. “Elly and Cameron are two of our very best. Congratulations to each of them on this prestigious and well-deserved honor.”
Burke is a four-year member of the Lindsey Wilson volleyball program. She is a business administration major with a 3.93 grade point average.
The Louisville, Ky., native, earned NAIA All-America honors in 2018 and honorable mention All-America honors in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Burke is a four-time All Mid-South Conference performer as well as a four-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region player. She earned MSC Freshman of the Year and AVCA Region Freshman of the Year in 2016.
In the classroom, Burke earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete twice and Academic All Mid-South Conference three times.
Burke helped the Blue Raiders to the MSC regular-season and tournament titles in all four of her seasons at Lindsey Wilson. She helped Lindsey Wilson reach four straight NAIA National Tournaments, including winning the 2017 national championship — where she earned all-tournament team honors.
Burke concluded her career with 1,158 kills, 227 blocks, and 1,243 digs — all ranking in the program’s top-10. She is one of two Blue Raiders with at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.
Burke helped the Blue Raiders to a 135-12 record over her four seasons, including a 66-3 record against Mid-South Conference competition and a 60-1 record at home.
Dukes is a four-year member of the Lindsey Wilson football program. He is a physical education and health major with a 3.88 grade point average.
The Shepherdsville, Ky., native, is the reigning Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Offensive Player of the Year. Dukes earned NAIA Honorable Mention All-America last season. He is a two-time All Mid-South Conference performer and a five-time MSC Bluegrass Division Player of the Week.
In the classroom, Dukes earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete twice and Academic All Mid-South Conference three times.
Dukes helped the Blue Raiders to a pair of MSC Bluegrass Division titles and to two NAIA Football Championship Series appearances. Last season, he helped the Blue Raiders to a program-best national semifinal finish.
Dukes ranks third in the program’s history in career passing yards (5,445) and passing touchdowns (54). His 583 rushing yards are the most by a quarterback in the program’s history.
Dukes has helped the Blue Raiders to a 30-5 record over his three-season, including a 17-2 record against MSC divisional competition.
Burke is the fifth volleyball student-athlete while Dukes is the fourth football student-athlete to earn Lindsey Wilson College Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Callum Blinkhorn has been named to the 2020 NAIA PING All-South Region Team, Golf Coaches Association of America officials announced on Friday.
The regional honor is the second straight for Blinkhorn. He is one of 21 men’s golfers on the South Region Team.
Blinkhorn posted a 71.6 scoring average in 20 rounds this season before the season was halted due to COVID-19. He recorded 10 rounds of par or better during the season while winning twice. Blinkhorn finished in the top-10 in all eight events this season for the Blue Raiders.
In his 73 career rounds, Blinkhorn owns a 71.59 scoring average with a program-record eight career wins.
Lindsey Wilson’s Brooks earns NAIA All-America Team honors
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Reece Brooks has been named to the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball All-America Third Team, NAIA officials announced today.
Brooks led the Mid-South Conference and ranked 10th in the NAIA in scoring, averaging 20 points per outing. His 620 points this season is the third-most in a single season in Lindsey Wilson men’s basketball history.
The Brampton, Ontario, senior, also led the Mid-South in free throw shooting, making 89.2 percent (99-of-111) of his freebies. He was second in the conference in 3-pointers made per game (2.8) and assists per game (5.0) this season.
Brooks becomes the ninth Blue Raider, including the 12th time, to earn a spot on an NAIA All-America team.
Lindsey Wilson finished with a 17-14 record in 2019-20.
Turner named to the NAIA All-America Team, Hall and Outlaw earn honorable mention accolades
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Reagan Turner, J’Nayah Hall, and DeAsia Outlaw have earned NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball honors, NAIA officials announced today.
Turner was selected to the NAIA Second Team All-America team while Hall and Outlaw picked up honorable mention accolades.
Turner becomes just the fifth Blue Raider in the program’s history to repeat as an all-American.
The Gamaliel, Ky., junior led the Mid-South Conference in scoring this season, averaging 18.9 points per game. She led NAIA Division I women’s basketball in 3-point shooting, making 45.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
Turner shot 45.5 percent from the field this season while averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per outing.
Last week, Turner was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NAIA All-America team. She also was named Mid-South Conference First Team earlier this season.
Hall averaged 12.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game — both in the top-15 in the Mid-South Conference. The Owensboro, Ky., native, joined the 1000-point club earlier this season.
Outlaw averaged 14.4 points — seventh in the MSC — and ranked fourth in the conference grabbing 7.7 rebounds per outing. The Henderson, Ky., native, led the MSC and ranked seventh in the NAIA with 64 block shots during the season.
Hall and Outlaw each joined Turner on the conference’s first team.
Lindsey Wilson finished with a 26-6 record and earned a berth into the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Tournament field. The season was cut short after the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.
Lindsey Wilson’s Turner named to the WBCA NAIA All-America Team
COLUMBIA, Ky. — Reagan Turner has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NAIA All-America team, WBCA officials announced on Monday.
The Gamaliel, Ky., junior, earns her second straight WBCA honor.
Turner averaged a Mid-South Conference-best 18.9 points per game this season. She ended the 2019-20 season leading the NAIA in 3-point shooting, making 45.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
Turner shot 45.5 percent from the field this season while averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per outing.
In addition to earning the WBCA honor, Turner was named first-team all-conference earlier this season.
Turner is one of three women from the Mid-South Conference selected to the WBCA All-America team. Shawnee State’s (Ohio) Bailey Cummins and Campbellsville’s (Ky.) Madison Faulkner also earned the distinction.
Lindsey Wilson finished with a 26-6 record and earned a berth into the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Tournament field. The season was cut short after the tournament being canceled due to COVID-19.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A stagnant first 20 minutes ultimately cost Lindsey Wilson women’s basketball in a 76-70 loss to Shawnee State (Ohio) today in the Mid-South Conference Tournament Semifinals at Bowling Green Arena.
The Blue Raiders (26-6) now wait for the NAIA to announce the national tournament pairings on March 11 to find out their next opponent. The NAIA National Tournament runs March 18-24 in Billings, Montana.
The second-seeded Blue Raiders shot just 35.7 percent (10-of-28) in the first two quarters while committing eight turnovers. Shawnee State turned the Lindsey Wilson miscues into 10 first-half points to grab a 34-25 lead at the break.
Lindsey Wilson exited the locker room a different team — taking it to the Bears.to climb within one point (47-46) in the waning seconds of the third period. But a costly turnover that led to a Shawnee State layup at the buzzer turned what may have been a Blue Raider lead into a three-point deficit entering the final 10 minutes.
The two teams exchanged blows in the fourth but it was foul trouble that plagued the Blue Raiders down the stretch. A trio of Blue Raiders — their top three scorers — ultimately ended the game on the bench with five fouls each.
The third-seeded Bears (28-4) pushed their lead back out to nine (64-55) with just over six minutes left. Lindsey Wilson responded to climb within 66-65 with 1:27 remaining.
The Blue Raiders just could not get over the hump.
Shawnee State made eight of 10 free throws in the final 70 seconds to seal the win and advance to face Thomas More (Ky.) in the tournament finals on Monday.
After shooting over 61 percent in the second half, the Blue Raiders finished the game out-shooting the Bears from the field 49.2 percent to 40.6. Shawnee State used 15 points off turnovers, 11 second-chance points, and a 41-34 rebounding edge to claim the win.
Four Blue Raiders posted double digits, led by DeAsia Outlaw’s 18 points. She added eight rebounds in 31 minutes after fouling out. Reagan Turner (14 points) and J’Nayah Hall (11) also fouled out while Jynea Harris ended with 10 points.
Shawnee State’s Brandie Snow and Bailey Cummins led the Bears with 18 points each.
Lindsey Wilson returns to action in the national tournament later this month. The tournament pairings will be announced at 6 p.m. CT on March 11.