Notebook | Kentucky, Ohio to meet in basketball on Saturday

Notebook | Kentucky, Ohio to meet in basketball on Saturday


Notebook | Kentucky, Ohio to meet in basketball on Saturday


The 22nd annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star basketball games will be played Saturday at Thomas More College. The girls’ game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., with the boys’ game to follow about 7:30.

Several players from the Louisville area will compete.

Trinity’s Darryl Hicks, St. Xavier’s Brock Kiesler, Collins’ Dez Marshall, Butler’s Demetrius McReynolds and Bullitt East’s Rusty Troutman are on the boys’ team. Bullitt East’s Troy Barr is the head coach, and Butler’s Shawn Purlee is an assistant.

Pleasure Ridge Park’s Kelsey Adwell and Manual’s Destony Curry will represent Louisville on the girls’ team. Marion County’s Trent Milby is the head coach.

Ohio leads the boys’ series 14-7, and Kentucky leads the girls’ series 12-8.

Here are the rosters:

Kentucky boys: Ken-Jah Bosley, Dominique Hawkins (Madison Central); Antonio Campbell (Covington Holy Cross); Devonte Grundy (Bardstown); Darryl Hicks (Trinity); Tyler Jones, Omar Prewitt (Montgomery County); Ray Kasongo (Pikeville); Brock Kiesler (St. Xavier); Jordan Majors (Hopkinsville); Dez Marshall (Collins); MiKyle McIntosh (22 Feet Academy); Demetrius McReynolds (Butler); Larry Morton (Bryan Station); Logan O’Bryan (Daviess County); Rusty Troutman (Bullitt East). Head coach: Troy Barr (Bullitt East). Assistant coaches: Shawn Purlee (Butler); Bart Williams (Pikeville).

Ohio boys: Harrison Blackledge (North Canton Hoover); Vitto Brown (Bowling Green); Zac Carter, Trey Fletcher (Ironton); Josh Davenport (Moeller); Jack Gibbs (Westerville North); Aaron Jackson (Gahanna); Isaiah Johnson (Walnut Hills); Kevin Johnson (Summit Country Day); Austin McBee (Minford); Maverick Morgan (Springboro); Devon Price (Pickerington North); Jalen Rhea (New Albany); Javon Thompson (Chesapeake); D.J. Wingfield (Walnut Hills). Head coach: Tony Bisutti (Dublin Scioto). Assistant coaches: Mark Lafon (Ironton); Tom Petty (Bloom Carroll).

Kentucky girls: Kelsey Adwell (Pleasure Ridge Park); Larryn Brooks, Ashton Feldhaus (Madison Central); Destony Curry (Manual); Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Marion County); Billie Hearn (Grant County); Jessica Jones (Boone County); Madison Jones (Ashland Blazer); Kierra Muhammad (Paul Dunbar); Katelyn Newsome (Sheldon Clark); Taylor Porter (Lawrence County); Serena Sandusky (Bryan Station); Jordan Scott (Conner); Leah Schaefer (Highlands). Head coach: Trent Milby (Marion County). Assistant coaches: Bill Bradley (Ashland Blazer); Robert Cooksey (Madison Central).

Ohio girls: Taylor Agler (Olentangy-Orange); Natalie Billing (Anna); Erica Dawson (Marietta); Megan Galloway (Greenville); Alexis Gassion (Fairborn); Rachel Goddard (Wadsworth); Konner Harris (Sidney); Alexis Henning (Centerville); Trischa Lacy (Urbana); Tori Leader (Portsmouth West); Kayla McDowell (Mason); Bianca Quisenberry (Tecumseh); Hannah Scipio (New Albany); Kelley Wiegman (Mother of Mercy). Head coach: Jack Billing (Anna). Assistant coach: Bill Moss (Urbana).

KHSAA Hall of Fame to induct 9 on Saturday

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be inducted Saturday during a banquet at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom.

The honorees are Pascal Benson (football, baseball and basketball), Julie Ditty (tennis), Tyson Gay (track and field), Burney Jenkins (officiating), Roger Klein (tennis), Frank Miklavcic (track and field and cross country), Ron Myers (baseball), Jaime Walz Richey (basketball) and John Dee Wilson (basketball).

The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour, followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 6:30. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased by calling the KHSAA at (859) 299-5472.


* Gene Baker has been named the new athletic director at Assumption. He replaces Bobby Blair, who stepped down at the beginning of the year.

Baker has been the athletic director at Ponte Vedra (Fla.) High School since 2007 and CEO of Shark Sports Camps since 2008. He also was the head baseball coach at the University of Louisville from 1991-95.

* Entries are being taken for the 17th annual Derek Smith Shootout Summer High School Tournament, set for June 14-16 at Valley High School. For information visit

* Trinity won national titles in Power Sports and Powerlifting at the Natural Athlete Strength Association High School National Powerlifting Championships in Oklahoma City on Saturday.

Power Sports combines the bench press, deadlift and biceps curl. Powerlifting combines bench press, deadlift and squat.

* The Male Invitational track and field meet will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.


* Manual’s Kristen Hale has committed to the University of Kentucky cross country and track and field programs.

* Trinity goalkeeper Cody Tranbarger has committed to play lacrosse at Amherst.

* Ohio County midfielder Carson Harp signed with the Kentucky Wesleyan soccer program.

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