Webb, Thomas named to all-state golf team

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By Josh Cook

Shelby County girls’ golfers Jordan Webb and Madison Thomas, who both had top-10 finishes at the recent KHSAA State Championships, have earned all-state honors.

Webb, who tied for seventh at State, finished seventh, and Thomas, who finished fourth at State, was ninth in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association points standings (the top 10 earn all-state honors).

This is the third consecutive year Webb, a senior, has earned that recognition and the second year in a row for Thomas, who is a junior.

Sacred Heart junior Maddie Hamilton, who helped the Valkyries to their third consecutive state title, was named Ms. Golf.



The Titans (17-8) closed out their regular season with a 2-0 (25-10, 25-18) triumph over visiting Thomas Nelson on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

“[We] capped off the regular season with a solid victory,” first-year Collins Coach Cary Clark said.

The Titans’ offensive attack was led by sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Fow, who had six kills. MiChaela Stoudemire added five kills, and Christen Stewart and Sierra Shepherd contributed four each. Keri Perdue, Blair Nethery and the Weaver sisters, Koti and Kori, led Collins’ defense with four digs apiece. Perdue also finished with 17 assists.

SHELBY COUNTY 2, BETH HAVEN 1:The Rockets (8-10) outlasted the host Bearcats, (9-23), 25-20, 24-26, 25-23, on Thursday night in Louisville.


CROSS COUNTRY: Karas 2nd, Solinger 6th at Lexington

Collins freshman Gabby Karas finished second in the girls’ Small School race and junior Jay Solinger was sixth in the boys’ Small School race at the Lexington Catholic Invitational on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Lexington Catholic’s Michaela Reinhart won the girls’ race (which consisted of teams from Class A and Class AA) in 18 minutes, 22:18 seconds, more than 10 seconds ahead of Karas, who covered the 5,000-meter course in 18:33.15. St. Henry won the team title with 63 points.

The Titans didn’t field a full team, running only four in the varsity race. Sophomore Janette Hynes was their second-best finisher in 37th(21:34.18, a personal-best), followed by eighth-grader Alana Fielding in 108th (23:54.66) and junior Courtney Lee in 156th (27:19.00).

In the boys’ race, Solinger finished in 16:30.76, less than 30 seconds behind race-winner Michael Cardwell of Bishop Brossart, sixth in Class A last year, who crossed the finish line in 16:00.90. Highlands won the team title with 99 points. The Titans placed 14thwith 460 points.

Other finishers for Collins were sophomore Jacob Hershberger in 49th (17:58.16), senior Stevie Smith in 131st (19:29.32), senior Cody Thompson in 167th (20:21.41) and freshman Matthew Hershberger in 178th (20:39.22).