A little slack time – sports wise
School is out, the final baseball and softball games have been played, and even some of the instructional camps are behind us (the Lady Dawgs camp was cancelled last week due to a scheduling conflict).
So, what’s next for our local high school athletes.
A little break – but not much.
Up next, of course, will be our lineup fall sports, although for the most part, the use of “fall” is somewhat of a stretch. It’s still pretty much summer weather when golf, soccer, volleyball and even football first see the season’s start.
But, back to the short break – expect to see our fall sport athletes get into official practice for team play on July 15. Of course in the meantime, there will be team instructional camps as well as individual work and conditioning.
Football Boosters to meet
The Gridiron Bulldog season will be here before we know it, and planning never ends.
Along those lines, Trish Miller, the wife of Bulldog head coach Jamie Miller, noted this week that the Football Boosters will be meeting next Tuesday night, June 11, at 5:00 p.m.
The meetings are held each second Tuesday night of the month, in the blue building just behind (to the west) of Bulldog field, and being a part of the Football Boosters isn’t just for parents – all fans are welcome to become part of the program.
KHSAA Wall of Fame picks from close to home
A well-known area basketball standout has been honored by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Don Frye, a standout graduate from the now closed Monticello High School, will be inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame next April.
Frye finished his career with the Trojans in 1960 after helping lead Monticello to three trips to the Sweet 16. He received a basketball scholarship to the University of Colorado, but later transferred to Furman University.
He scored 1,751 points during his career at Monticello, playing for “Jumping Joe” Harper, who was also inducted (posthumously) into the KHSAA Hall of fame several years ago.
Another of the 11 inductees into the next Hall of Fame class is Lexington Herald Leader sports reporter Mike Fields. Mike and I aren’t personal friends, but we have shared several email notes down through the past years involving various high school sports related issues.
In my opinion, Mike is the finest high school sports reporter to work in this Bluegrass state in many, many years.
Congrats to both.