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Edmonson County Lady Cat senior Chanley Logsdon was named to the Region 3 All-Tournament team on Tuesday, March 5th at the Owensboro Sports Center.
Logsdon was the only senior on this year's Lady Cat basketball team, which finished 24-8 this season and repeated as district champions for the first time since the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
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Edmonson County senior Wildcat basketball member Griffin Spainhoward was honored at the Region 3 Tournament over the weekend by not only being named to the Region 3 All-Tournament Team, but also receiving a $500 scholarship.
The all-tournament team is voted upon by coaches and the award recipients are named based on Region 3 Tournament play.
The Ronnie Hardin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a senior from the 3rd Region Basketball Official Association. Griffin had to submit an essay for the award. He spoke about the process for the submission.
"I took some time to sit down and really think about what basketball has meant to me and how it would prepare me for college. I thought that the teamwork skills and hard work aspects of basketball will carry on to my school work over the next few years, as well as prepare me for life."
Griffin is the son of the Eric and Lesley Spainhoward of Chalybeate.
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Edmonson County senior lineman Logan Hagan signed with College of the Canyons today at a ceremony at ECHS to play college football, beginning next season.
The college is located in Santa Clarita, California, which is a suburb of Los Angeles.
"We're excited for him, he's been a fixture here in our football program for many years," said ECHS Athletic Director Kyle Pierce. "I can still remember when he was...well...he was always tall," he joked as the crowd laughed. "I can still remember him in little league and middle school and knew this day would come."
Logan was joined by his parents, David and Crystal Frederick as he signed the documents for the school. Logan spoke to the crowd about his decision.
"It's been a long, hard four years and I've dealt with some adversity," he said. "This here is going to open up a lot of opportunities for me. I've done a lot of praying and thinking about it and this is where my heart called to, so I'm going to sign with College of the Canyons."
Wildcat Head Football Coach Nathan Smith also spoke of Logan's impact on the Wildcats over the years.
"I'm super proud of Logan, he's absolutely worked his tail off for us over the last 7 years," said Smith. "To see him turn into the man and the leader he is today is pretty awesome. He's been a staple around our football program for a long time. I wish him the best and I think he's done a great job of being a great example for all of our other kids to look up to... He's a great young man, I'm proud of him today."
The two-year community college has a current enrollment of around 17K students.
Edmonson Falls 58-36 To Apollo In Round 1 of Region 3 Tournament
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The 2018-19 Lady Cat basketball season came to and end Thursday night at the Owensboro Sportscenter as Edmonson County fell to Apollo High School 58-36 in round one of the Region 3 Tournament.
The strong rebounding Apollo E-gals gave Edmonson County plenty of trouble on the boards as the Lady Cats struggled early. Rebounding has been a go-to for the Lady Cats all year and they knew they'd have their hands full tonight with the E-gals, one of the few teams to average more rebounds per game than Edmonson.
Edmonson County fell behind 27-18 at halftime and continued to struggle offensively in the second half. They trailed 44-26 going into the fourth.
It was the final game for senior Chanley Logsdon, who finished with 5 points and 4 rebounds. While the season didn't end as first-year head coach Bart Weaver had hoped, he still had plenty of positive sentiments to say about his team.
"It's been a great ride, we just weren't ready for it to end," said Weaver. "Especially Chanley. We talked about it at halftime and I wanted everyone to play hard for her. I don't think they ever quit. They kept playing hard and that was important, and it's been a heck of a year, we just didn't rebound tonight."
Weaver talked about the departing senior.
"We love her to death and she means the world to this program and this team. We've been on a heck of a ride."
The team finishes the season with a record of 24-8, All A Region 3 finalists, and a twelve-game winning streak that took them all the way to the step ladders that led to the cutting down of the 2019 District 12 Championship nets. They won the first back-to-back district championships for Lady Cat basketball since 1995.
Katie Lindsey led the girls with 9 points, Madison Harrison added 7, Lauren Ballance had 6 points and 9 rebounds, Logsdon had 5, Emma Vincent had 4, and Mia Goad, Jaedlyn Simon, and Lily Jayne Vincent each had 1 point each.
"It hurts right now, but we're going to look back and I think we'll remember that district championship, the streak we had going, and banners stay up for a long time," said Weaver. "I guess when that '2019' gets put up there it will make us feel a little better, but I'm proud of them. They've done everything I've asked them to do. In 32 years of coaching, this might've been the most fun I've had, and I've been in state championships in football, and I've been basketball-sweet sixteen, it's just been a fun year. These girls just went past everybody's expectations, except our own. We thought we could be good, and I'm just so proud of them."
Muhlenberg 70, Edmonson 39
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It was a tough end of the season for Edmonson County as the Wildcats struggled for most of the night in a 70-39 loss to Muhlenberg County in round one of the Region 3 Tournament on Tuesday night at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
Edmonson County shot poorly early and Muhlenberg was able to jump out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter. The Mustangs continued both knocking down threes and pounding the paint. Early turnovers were also another factor for the Cats early and Muhlenberg led 29-17 at halftime.
Muhlenberg doubled down in the second half and their lead only grew as the Wildcats failed to get any momentum. For one senior, it was the last game of his high school career. Senior Griffin Spainhoward left the court for his final game as a Wildcat basketball player. He led the team with 9 points.
"I can't say enough about him," said Coach Mac. "He could've quit on me two years ago, he wasn't getting in JV games, he wasn't hitting the floor, but by golly, he stuck with us, he came back 40 pounds heavier this year, he became a better ball player, and he's the leading scorer tonight. He got quick fouls and we had to pull him, but he didn't give up. He never gives up. He's one of the best kids I've ever coached, attitude-wise."
Not only Spainhoward was the talk of McClintic, it was a team effort for 32 minutes, despite a hefty deficit throughout most of the game. A very emotional Mike McClintic struggled with the words.
"Muhlenberg shot the ball really well and we just didn't have an answer. I know you get tired of hearing this, but some of that's on me. We just didn't have an answer, but the kids didn't quit, though. I know it's a 31-point game, but they didn't quit. They, uh...they played until there was no time left on the clock," said Coach Mac as he fought through tears.
Nick Clemmons had 8 points, Mason Pierce added 7, Dalton Decker and Eli Booker each had 4, Chaz Wilson had 3, Daniel Woosley and Gavin Rose each had 2.
Edmonson County ends their season as the District 12 runner-up with a record of 12-18.