Edmonson Voice Sports:
Two members of the ECHS golf team, senior Eli Booker, and junior Nathan Oliver, have advanced to compete in the All A State Classic after their qualifying scores at the All A Region 3 tournament, recently held at Windward Heights Country Club in Hancock County.
Four teams competed in the All A Region: ECHS, Owensboro Catholic, Whitesville Trinity, and Hancock County, with O. Catholic claiming the top spot. In addition to the winning team, the top two scorers not on that team also advance to state competition, which were EC's Booker and Oliver.
"This is a return trip for Nathan who qualified last year," said Head Golf Coach Ed Nunnelee. "Eli will be going for the first time, which will be a great experience for him leading into the last few weeks of his senior season. Many of the best players in the state will be there."
The tournament is scheduled to be held at Gibson Bay golf course in Richmond, KY on September 7th.
Edmonson Voice Sports:
The Edmonson Voice is proud to welcome the newest WildcatsLive broadcast member to our team, which is Granville Meredith.
Granville joins the football crew and will serve as color commentator alongside play-by-play man, Scott Lindsey.
Granville is a 1988 graduate of Edmonson County High School and played football, basketball, and baseball for the Wildcats. He served as an assistant golf coach at ECHS for 6 years, as well as volleyball PA announcer and clock keeper for ECHS basketball. He is also a KHSAA Softball & Baseball Official.
"The opportunity for me to be part of both the Edmonson Voice and my high school is a great honor," Meredith said. "As the old saying goes--once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat, and being able to join the football broadcast team is going to be an awesome experience."
The addition comes after the departure of former commentator Brian Alexander, who was named the new principal at ECHS in early July.
The Edmonson Voice recently signed an exclusive three-year agreement with Edmonson County High School to be the only broadcast carrier for the Wildcats, which includes both audio and video streams, right here on EdmonsonVoice.com.
Meredith has been involved with the Edmonson Voice from its beginning, albeit behind the scenes through tech work and operating systems. He filled in for a broadcast last season and was welcomed with a great response.
"When you love sports, the Wildcats, and already have great relationships in Edmonson County, this is the best way I can think of to combine it all," he added. "I'm looking forward to a great season."
The Wildcats open their season against Portland, TN at the Kenway Concrete Bowl, sponsored by the Bank of Edmonson County and will played at Warren East High School with kickoff at 7pm. The WildcatsLive crew will carry both the audio and video broadcasts on this site and on Facebook Live.
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County High School has named Bridget Simon head coach of the Lady Cat Volleyball team.
Simon, who has been an assistant coach for three seasons, will take over for the departing Bridgett Poteet, who resigned a few weeks ago. Poteet is also head softball coach for ECHS.
We spoke with Coach Simon earlier today.
"Being a former Lady Cat Volleyball player, I'm excited for the opportunity to help grow the program," she said. "I feel all of my experience as an assistant coach has prepared me to take on the role of head coach."
Simon also teaches Geometry and Algebra at ECHS. Her husband, Anthony is a teacher at the EC 5/6 Center.
"I'm excited to see all of these young ladies grow throughout the year and see what next season will hold for all of us."
First Wildcat To Make Team Since 2007
Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Wildcat senior baseball standout Preston Dunn was named to the 2019 All Region 3 team earlier this week, the first Wildcat to be named to the team since former player Rye Davis, who was named to the team in 2007.
The left-handed senior finished the 2019 season with a .480 batting average, .514 OBP, .735 SLG, 4 home runs, and 30 RBIs. As a pitcher he went 56 innings with 74 strikeouts, and boasting a 1.50 ERA. He finished with 6 wins and 2 saves for the Wildcats.
In addition to all-region honors, he was also named to the Region 3 All-Star team, the All A Tournament team, All District Seasonal Team, and All District Tournament team.
Preston is the son of Nick and Shanna Dunn of Chalybeate.