Raceland’s volleyball team is on a tear.
The Lady Rams, coming off a 5-0 showing in the Citizens Bank Volleyball Throwdown over the weekend, blew by Lawrence County 3-0 (25-4, 25-18, 25-19) on Monday night in Louisa.
With Megan Farley serving, Raceland scored 20 consecutive points during the first game. Abby Brogan chipped in eight kills in that game alone.
Raceland (23-4) beat Nelson County — for the second time in the tournament — to win the Citizens championship at Bath County. Madison Wilburn had seven aces in that match. The Lady Rams also defeated Knott County Central, Rose Hill and Hazard in the tournament.
The Lady Rams, already the top seed in the 63rd District, host Greenup County tonight.
Frosh of Week
Eastern Kentucky running back J.J. Jude was named The Sports Network’s FCS Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday following his outstanding performance over the weekend.
Jude, a Johnson Central High School product, enjoyed a record-setting effort during Saturday’s 56-24 win over Morehead State.
He carried 33 times for an Ohio Valley Conference season-high 195 yards. The redshirt freshman's four rushing touchdowns tied the EKU single-game record which was last reached by Mark Dunn against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 22, 2005.
Kentucky Christian junior cornerback Darrell Givens was selected as Beyond Sports Network’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
Givens returned Bluefield’s first punt 62 yards on Saturday for KCU’s third touchdown in the first quarter. He finished with 106 all-purpose yards.
in Southern Jr.
Four area tennis players were selected to represent Team Kentucky in this past weekend’s Southern Junior Cup.
David Bush, Chandler Nguyen, Madison Hill and Bailey Thompson were four of 24 statewide selections.
Other states involved were Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.
The 17-year-old Bush, who was the No. 2 seed for the 18-year-old division, is now a four-time selection.