Edmonson Voice Sports
Senior Wildcat center Iszic Blankenship competed in this year's Kentuckiana Pro-Am All-Star Game this past Wednesday in Louisville.
The game featured 20 different basketball players from Regions 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Blankenship played for the Kentucky Stars, featuring Regions 3-5 along with fellow Region 3 players James Baker from Meade County and Zach Hopewell of Apollo.
The Stars fell to KPA Metro 112-107. Blankenship scored 2 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and added 3 blocked shots.
Iszic finished the 2017 season with the District 12 Champion Wildcats averaging 11.3 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game. He is currently undecided on which college he will attend. He's the son of Jonathon and Jerika Simon of Chalybeate.
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Lady Cat Head Coach Kevin Jackson has announced that the Lady Cat Basketball Banquet will be this Sunday, April 23 at 5pm in the ECHS gym.
Players will be recognized for outstanding performances.
The Lady Cats finished this season at 23-9, the best record in the 43 year history of Lady Cat basketball. They were first runner-up in the District 12 Tournament, first runner-up in the Region 3 All A Classic, swept the Caveland Classic with four wins, saw Peyton Martin join the 1,000 point club, while Coach Kevin Jackson was voted KABC Region 3 Girls Coach of the Year and the Owensboro Messenger/Inquirer Region 3 Coach of the Year.
Franklin Simpson High School has named former Edmonson County High School graduate and basketball player Cody Rich as head coach for their girls basketball program.
Rich graduated from ECHS in 2010 and finished his masters from WKU in 2015. He is currently a science teacher at FSHS.
David Clark, Assistant Athletic Director for the school said that they felt like Rich would be a good fit for the program because not only had he been a great volunteer coach for the successful boys program, he was also an excellent teacher.
"We feel like he'll be a great fit here," said Clark. "He has a great basketball background and comes from a great family. This is a rebuilding time for our program and Cody wanted to be a part of it anyway, so that's a good sign."
Rich said he was excited to have an opportunity with a school with such a deep tradition.
"There have been many Division I athletes come from this program, so getting opportunity is both a blessing and exciting," he said.
Rich's coaching experience started at Edmonson County Middle School, then he moved to Warren East to be a boys varsity assistant coach. From there he landed at Franklin Simpson as a boys assistant coach.
"I wouldn't be here without God, my wife, my parents, family and friends," he said. "I want to focus on my players and be a players' coach. After all, I've had my time of playing and want to focus on them, helping them become better players, but most importantly, good people."
Rich still resides in Edmonson County with his wife, Summer. He is the son of Phil and Valerie Rich of Bee Spring.