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Collins senior soccer player Walker Andriot has been named first-team all-state by the Kentucky High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Meanwhile two of his teammates, junior Chris Shuck and senior Brandon Hughes, earned honorable mention.
All three were big reasons why Collins had the best season of its 3-year existence, winning the program’s first district title and posting a 17-2-2 record.
Andriot, a midfielder, finished second on the squad in goals (12) and led the Titans in assists (10).
Despite the fact that he was primarily a defender, Shuck, a set-piece specialist, finished third on the team in goals (eight) and tied for fourth in assists (four). He and Hughes helped anchor one of the stingiest defenses in the state during the regular season. The Titans yielded an average of less than one goal (0.7) per match.
Hughes, a goalkeeper, notched eight shutouts and allowed only 10 goals all season.
All three will play in the all-star matches Saturday at Elizabethtown. The first one, involving the honorable mention players, will begin at 11 a.m., with the match between the first and second teams to follow at 2 p.m.
Brown, Bohannon back on course
Shelbyville professional golfers Brandon Brown and Derrick Bohannon will be back on the golf course next week, seeking their PGA Tour cards in the second stage of PGA Qualifying School.
Brown, the NGA Tour’s Player of the Year, tied for first place in the first stage Q School event Oct. 16-19 at Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland, Fla. He finished the four rounds there with a 20-under-par 268 (69-66-66-67).
Brown will compete in the second stage beginning Wednesday and continuing through Saturday at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla.
Bohannon, a Shelbyville native who lives in Palm City, Fla., tied for 16th overall last month in the first stage of Q School on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Bohannon shot a 1-under-par 287 (73-71-72-71) – 18 shots behind winner Josh Broadaway.
Bohannon will play in the second stage beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday at Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club.
New award named for Bob Spencer
The Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame has announced that it is naming its newly created Male Player of the Year award after Shelby County resident Bob Spencer. Spencer pitched fast-pitch softball for 35 years, throwing for nine state championship teams and seven runner-ups. He won 475 games and tossed 20 no-hitters, including four perfect games.
Spencer was instrumental in establishing the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and was that organization’s secretary for 13 years. In 1979 he wrote, and published, a book entitled A History of Kentucky Fast-Pitch Softball 1935-78.
Spencer lives in Waddy.
§ Mike Zoeller is the new acting athletic director at Collins. Zoeller takes over for Gary Kidwell, who retired from that position last month.