Coach Brad Meredith shows up in Wildcat Alley this week, and the guys also hear about Edmonson County's Youth Leadership Program from the organization's President, Eli LaMastus. Don't wait...listen now!
Three Lady Cats were honored as they were named to the All A Region Softball Classic All-Tournament Team. Senior Brandy Lindsey received All Academic and All Tournament, Caitlin Simon - All Tournament, Paige Sanders- All Tournament. The Lady Cats were runner up in the tournament.
From L-R: Senior Brandi Lindsey, Freshman Caitlin Simon, Senior Paige Sanders.
Submitted by Jerika Simon
Head Archery Coach Chris Shelton gathered his team together at the end of practice yesterday for a bomb shell announcement. Team members were under the impression that their inaugural season was about to come to a close, a season that was unprecedented in several ways.
For the first year program, the first accomplishment was becoming an official school sport, which began as an after school club. Next was the overwhelming support by the school system, staff, parents, and community, along with the fast skill development of team members which led to a successful regional competition, then an amazing journey to the state competition. When Coach Shelton received the call that his team had qualified for the Nationals, he said he was "blown away."
"I'm absolutely amazed," he said. "There is no way that a first year team should be where we are." Archery teams are scored on a tier-system where scores are calculated based on a number of things, some of which can be a bit difficult to follow, but the bottom line is, Edmonson County was good enough to qualify, something unheard of for a first-year program.
Watch the kids' reaction below as Coach Shelton announced the news:
The competition will be held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville on Thursday, May 7th, which could have been a major scheduling conflict as ECMS is scheduled for year-end testing during that time. One student was overheard saying, "It's Nationals, man! We can take tests anytime!" Luckily for the team, Middle School Principal Brandon Prunty was very understanding.
"With the National Competition taking place during K-PREP testing, those students will have to make up the missed sessions," Prunty said. "But I'm confident they'll be successful with the competition as well as the testing. I'm very proud of all these students and Coach Shelton for this huge accomplishment, especially in the first year of their program."
Good luck to the EC Archery Team and we look forward to covering the rest of their first-year journey.
Darren Doyle, story and photos
Wildcat Alley 4/10/15
Join Jamie and Wyn as they talk ECHS Baseball, Softball, and hear from EC Archery Coach Chris Shelton!
2015 Junior Wildcat Football Camp
On behalf of the football players and coaching staff at Edmonson County High School, I would like to invite you to the “2015 Junior Wildcat Football Camp” this May 5-7. If your goal is to be the best, then we hope you will plan to attend this camp. This will be a non-contact camp. Players simply need to wear gym shorts, T-shirts, and tennis shoes. They should bring football cleats if they have them.
Edmonson County High School players and coaching staff will instruct the campers in the basic fundamentals of football. Each camper will get to compete in a punt, pass, and kick competition. They will all receive a camp T-shirt, a certificate, and a chance to win numerous prizes, such as t-shirts, Russell gear, etc. The camp will be held at Edmonson County High School. Campers should report to the Football Field House on the football grounds.
The camp will begin on Tuesday, May 5th, from 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and run through Thursday, May 7th. The camp ends each day early enough to allow the kids to play in the parks and recreation’s baseball games later that day. We will close the camp Thursday with a short program that will include an Awards Ceremony, Obstacle Course, Pizza, and Powerade. The cost of the 3-Day camp is only $30. This camp is for students in grades K-8.
--Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Kyle Pierce
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