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Collins junior-to-be Blanton Creque, the kicker for the Titans football team, competed with and against some of the top kickers in the country last weekend.
Creque attended the invitation-only Chris Sailer Kicking camp for underclassmen in Southern California on Saturday and Sunday.
“I kicked well and made the field-goal finals on Sunday by making consecutive field goals from thirty-five, forty, forty-five and fifty yards,” Creque said.
Creque, who is 5 feet 9 and 160 pounds, converted 67 point-after touchdown kicks and five field goals last season for Class AAAA state runner-up Collins. He is ranked 18th nationally in the Class of 2015 (and a 4-star kicker) in the rankings at www.chrissailerkicking.com.
His player review on that Web site reads: “Blanton is a talented lefty kicker. He has a good leg and makes kicks with great consistency. Kicks with nice technique. Does very well under pressure. Blanton has a great attitude and work ethic. He has the tools to be a top kicker in this class. He has a bright future with hard work. One to watch!”
Thomas wins junior event
Shelby County girls’ golfer Madison Thomas, a junior-to-be, won the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation’s Trusted Choice Big I State Tournament, which took place last Thursday and Friday at The University Club of Kentucky’s Wildcat Golf Course.
Thomas shot a 2-over-par 73 in the first round, then followed that up with a 1-over 72 in the second round on her way to a 145 and a 14-shot victory.
Then earlier this week Thomas and her Shelby County teammate Jordan Webb, a rising senior, tied for eighth overall at the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which took place Monday and Tuesday at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course in Bardstown. Webb shot 76-76 and Thomas 75-77 for 152s. Campbellsville’s Ellen Kehoe won the 2-day tourney with a 3-over 145.
Cann commits to Cincy
Anderson County girls’ basketball standout Makenzie Cann, a senior-to-be, has committed to the University of Cincinnati. Cann averaged 15.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season for the Bearcats, who finished 34-2 and lost to Marion County in the state championship game.