High school notebook | West Jessamine headlines Saturday's Kentucky Invitational Tournament golf

High school notebook | West Jessamine headlines Saturday's Kentucky Invitational Tournament golf


High school notebook | West Jessamine headlines Saturday's Kentucky Invitational Tournament golf


The 50th annual Knights Travel Kentucky Invitational Tournament for boys’ high school golfers is scheduled for Saturday at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.

A shotgun start is set for 8:30 a.m.

Defending state champion West Jessamine headlines the 20-team field, with St. Xavier, Trinity, Christian Academy and Ballard expected to contend from Louisville.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Seneca’s winning team from the inaugural KIT in 1965 will be honored. Team members were Phil Armbruster, Jim Walker, Gary Conklin and Bill Etscorn.

St. X’s Mike Zimmerer, the individual winner in 1965, also will be recognized.

12 field hockey teams in fundraising tournament

* The Stick it to Cancer field hockey tournament, a cancer research fundraiser, will open with two games today at Mercy and continue through the championship game set for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Kentucky Country Day.

There are three pools: Eastern, Holy Cross, North Oldham and Christian Academy in Pool A; Assumption, KCD, Mercy and Presentation in Pool B; and Ballard, Collegiate, Male and Manual in Pool C. The winners of Pool B and Pool C will meet in the championship game.

Here is the schedule (all times p.m.):

* Today (at Mercy): Presentation vs. Kentucky Country Day, 4:30; Assumption vs. Mercy, 6

* Saturday (at Eastern): Christian Academy vs. Holy Cross, 4:30; Eastern vs. North Oldham, 6

* Saturday (at Ballard): Collegiate vs. Male, 4:30; Ballard vs. Manual, 6

* Monday (at Assumption): Mercy vs. Kentucky Country Day, 4:30; Assumption vs. Presentation, 6

* Monday (at Manual): Ballard vs. Male, 4:30; Manual vs. Collegiate, 6

* Tuesday (at Christian Academy): Christian Academy vs. Eastern, 4:30; Holy Cross vs. North Oldham, 6

* Wednesday (at Kentucky Country Day): Presentation vs. Mercy, 4:30; Kentucky Country Day vs. Assumption, 6

* Wednesday (at Collegiate): Male vs. Manual, 4:30; Collegiate vs. Ballard, 6

* Thursday (at Eastern): Eastern vs. Holy Cross, 4:30; Christian Academy vs. North Oldham, 6

* Aug. 23 (at Kentucky Country Day Field 2): Pool B third place vs. Pool C third place, 4:30; Pool A winner vs. Pool C fourth place, 6

* Aug. 23 (at Kentucky Country Day Field 1): Pool B second place vs. Pool C second place, 5; Pool B winner vs. Pool C winner (championship), 6:30

* Sacred Heart field hockey’s 41st annual Apple Tournament will start Thursday and run through Aug. 24 but will include only junior varsity and freshman teams.

Tournament director Peggy Corley said the event committee plans to bring back varsity teams in 2014.

Shawnee renames field for Daniel Lawson

Shawnee has renamed its football field Daniel C. Lawson Field, honoring the school’s 1963 graduate who lettered in four sports.

Lawson played football, basketball, track and field and baseball at Shawnee and went on to play football at Oklahoma State. He later became an entrepreneur. In 1986 his Lawson National Distributing was recognized as the nation’s ninth-largest African-American company.

Lawson died in January 2012.

A ceremony to rename the field is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 6 before Shawnee’s home game against Atherton.

Baseline testing offered for concussions

The Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team is offering concussion baseline testing for $5 for student-athletes.

The cognitive test can be used as an aid in determining whether an athlete is ready to return to play after suffering a concussion.

To schedule a test, call (800) 645-5678 or visit the website at www.KORT.com.


* Two Seneca products have signed to play basketball: Kenneth Wachira at Jackson State and Gerald McCarver at Southwest Mississippi Community College.

* Kentucky Country Day senior goalkeeper Natalie Marek helped Team Pride win the championship match in the U.S. Lacrosse Champion All-American Showcase held July 21-26 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Team Pride beat Team Liberty 15-11 in the final.

Marek and Sacred Heart senior Rachel Schmetzer were among 80 players from across the United States selected to participate in the showcase.

* Sacred Heart sophomore Katie Esselman helped her field hockey team win the gold medal in the AAU Junior Olympic Games held July 30-Aug. 3 at the University of Michigan.

Sacred Heart’s Darbi Gullet also participated in the event.

* Presentation senior Elena Curley has committed to play field hockey at Ohio University. Curley has 101 career goals in three seasons at Presentation, including 37 last season.

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