Cross country invitationals begin
The cross country season shifts into a higher gear as two of the three invitational meets hosted by Advocate-area schools will be held within the next week.
First comes Danville’s E.G. Plummer Invitational, which will be held Saturday at Admiral Stadium. The first of the two varsity races is at 11:30 a.m., following the Centre College Invitational on the same course earlier in the day.
Then, the Boyle County Invitational will be held Thursday at Millennium Park. The varsity races will begin at about 6:15 p.m., following two middle school races.
The only other local meet that isn’t an all-comers is the Lincoln County Invitational on Oct. 17.
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Jody Demling, who covers the college recruiting beat for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, has included five 12th Region players in his rankings of the top 30 girls and top 25 boys in the basketball class of 2010 posted on his blog this week, including two girls from Lincoln County.
Lincoln’s Kendra Brown, who recently committed to Gardner-Webb, is at No. 11 on the girls list, and teammate Jessica Upchurch is at No. 16. The boys list includes Aaron Watts of McCreary Central at No. 12 and Jarrod Polson of West Jessamine at No. 19.
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The Boyle County soccer teams have made a slight move up in the statewide coaches’ polls. The Boyle girls are at No. 19 this week, and the boys are at No. 22. They are the only 15th Region teams in their respective polls.