Archive for June, 2010

All-area softball team announced

There are four Garrard County players among the 12 girls chosen for The Advocate-Messenger All-Area Softball Team announced today, including pitcher Jessica Speake, the first player to make the team in five consecutive seasons.

Three players from Boyle County are also on the team, which was chosen through balloting of area coaches.

The All-Area baseball team will be released in about a week.

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Here’s to the champions

Nine Advocate-area athletes won state championships in their respective classes at this week’s State Track and Field Championships.

Here are the links to the results for area athletes from Thursday’s Class AA section and Saturday’s Class A and AAA section, and there are no less than nine stories from the state meet appearing in Friday and Sunday’s Advocates and online at

Here’s the list of local champions:



  • Candice Taylor, Danville: long jump
  • Kaitlin Snapp, Danville: 1,600-meter run, 3,200-meter run



  • Isaiah Burrus, Mercer County: 400-meter run
  • Lamar Dawson, Boyle County: shot put
  • Jordan Ellison, Casey County: pole vault


  • Logan Arnold, Boyle County: 1,600-meter relay
  • Cheyenne Evans, Boyle County: 1,600-meter relay
  • Emily Hall, Boyle County: 1,600-meter relay
  • Emily Wesley, Boyle County: 1,600-meter relay
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