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Bellarmine University senior Vance Hall has been named to the first team of the Sporting News NCAA Div. II preseason All-American teams.
Hall, a graduate of Franklin County High School, averaged a team-high 14.9 points last season for the 24-8 Knights, who came within one game of the NCAA Div. II Elite Eight.
A 6-3 guard, Hall was named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team last year. He led the GLVC and ranked ninth in NCAA Div. II in free throw percentage at 91.4 percent.
He scored a career-high 27 points Feb. 9 in a win over St. Joseph’s.
Hall played two years at Wright State University before transferring to Bellarmine before the 2012-13 season.
The Woodford County High School girls and boys soccer teams captured both championships of the 41st District Tournament Thursday night at Sower Soccer Complex.
The Lady Yellow Jackets named to the all-tournament team were Jodi DeJohn, Stella Adams and McKenna Boyd. WCHS’ Lindsey Sizemore was named the tournament MVP.
Also named to the all-tournament team were MacKenzie Jones, Lexie Richardson and Carson Cline of Western Hills; Shelby Sanders and Savannah Sutphin of Franklin County; and Tika Shaw and Maya Burke of Frankfort.
On the boys side. WCHS players named to the all-tournament team were Zach Blaydes, Isaac Hayes and Ian Williams. Michael Ethington received the Gary Rue MVP Award for the Yellow Jackets.
Also named to the all-tournament team were Michael Hatfield, Grayson Arnold and Andrew Bates of Western Hills; Liam May and Nathan Hale of Franklin County; and Russell Lile and Bailey Spade of Frankfort High.
WHHS finishes second
in JV District
Western Hills’ freshman and junior varsity volleyball teams both finished runners-up in the 41st District Tournament Saturday at Franklin County High School gym.
Woodford County won the freshman and JV district championships.
The WHHS freshman team won over Franklin County in the first game Saturday morning, followed by the Lady Wolverines JV team winning over FCHS.
The WHHS freshman and JV teams played Woodford County later in the championship games. WCHS won both games for the district championships.