Hawkins picked for all-star games
All American Games and Football University (FBU) has announced that Frankfort High’s Chris Hawkins has been selected to play in the inaugural 2013 FBU International All-Star Games, taking place from Jan. 1-5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
“The ‘Throw Boy’ as he is known in his area of the state, is by far one of the most versatile and unique players in the country,” said Erik Richards, FBU national director of scouting.
“It’s not often that a 6-2, 250-pound quarterback ranks in the top five in all passing classifications. Then comes the unique part; he was versatile enough to start as a defensive tackle and will play linebacker in our game. At the next level, he projects as a fullback because his feet are so good.”
The FBU International All-Star Games feature top athletes selected from FBU North America and FBU International camps held from September 2011 to September 2012.
Each athlete will be selected based on their performance at a camp, as well as playing footage, judged by the FBU committee of former NFL players and coaches. In the aggregate, FBU has reviewed more than 200 Canadian athletes, 750 European athletes, and 1,000 U.S. athletes in the pursuit to create these first-ever FBU International All-Star Games.
The FBU International All-Stars are being selected not only for their outstanding performance on the field but also for their accomplishments and dedication in the classroom.
The inaugural games will feature more than 160 U-19 football athletes comprising the rosters to five teams: Europe, Canada/Montreal, Canada/BC, Mexico and United States.
Additionally, FBU will select 25 coaches who participated in FBU International and North American coaching clinics to lead the all-star teams. The FBU International Games’ semi-final game will be played at 9 a.m. and the championship game at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Alamodome.
Wolverines fall to S. Oldham
CRESTWOOD – Western Hills’ boys basketball team lost to South Oldham 91-47 Thursday.
The Dragons (4-2) led 26-8 after the first quarter and 54-18 at halftime.
Kory Waller led WHHS (2-6) in scoring with 14 points, and Kevin Booth finished with 12. Also scoring for Western Hills were Will Davis and Robby Fox with seven points each, ZhaVaughn Reed, Andrew Zingg and Jordan Wise with two points each, and Justin Frost with one.
South Oldham’s Shae Goodlett was the game’s top scorer with 22 points.
The Wolverines played at Trimble County Saturday night.
Elks Hoop Shoot is Jan. 6
Frankfort Elks No. 530 will hold its local Hoop Shoot contest on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Frankfort High’s F.D. Wilkinson gym on Ewing Street.
This is open to children ages 8-13, boys and girls – 8-9 year olds will shoot at 1 p.m., 10-11 year olds at 2 p.m., and 12-13 at 3 p.m.
Participants will shoot as of their age on April 1, 2013. Please bring a copy of the shooter’s birth certificate; without it they may not be able to advance to the next level.
All first place winners will advance to the next level of competition.