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Wells plays in 1 all-star game, overlooked for another

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By Josh Cook

Collins senior Aaliyah Wells recorded six points and four rebounds for the West team against the East in the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game last Saturday at Warren Central High School.

Surprisingly Wells, who averaged 20.1 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Titans this past season, did not receive an invitation to try out for the Kentucky All-Star basketball team that will represent the state in its annual summer series against Indiana.

“I was amazed when I saw the list [and she wasn’t on it],” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said recently. “Someone did not do their homework.

“I hate it for her, because of all her dedication and hard work. She could care less, but for me it broke my heart she wasn’t invited.”

 

Webb signs with Knights

Shelby County senior Taylor Webb signed Monday in a ceremony in the school’s library to run cross country and track for Bellarmine University.

“When I went for my visit, I realized that’s where I wanted to be,” she said. “I really liked the coach. I really liked the girls. [Rockets] Coach [Andrew] Danner coached there, and they had a very good season [this past fall].”

Webb, who missed this past cross-country season (after finishing fifth in Class AA as a sophomore and 12th as a junior) because of hip surgery but will return for the Shelby track team this spring, said she plans to major in education at BU and would like to become a coach one day.  

“It fits me athletically and fits my major academically. It’s a good fit in all areas,” she said.

 

Karas in big event

Collins eighth-grader Gabby Karas, the defending Class AA state champion in the 1,600-meter run and the 2-time defending 2A champ in cross country, is scheduled to run in the second KYtrackXC.com 5K Showdown, part of the Harry Greschel Invitational, tonight at Christian Academy of Louisville.

Karas will compete against 26 other runners from all three classifications