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Curlin 7th at nationals
Anna Curlin placed seventh in the 400-meter dash at the AAU Junior Olympic Games last week in Des Moines, Iowa.
Curlin, competing in the girls 17-18 year-old division, finished the race in 57.69 seconds. The race drew 64 entries.
Curlin, who graduated from Western Hills High School in June, will run track at Murray State University.
Local football teams ranked
BluegrassPreps.com has released its preseason football rankings.
Frankfort High is ranked No. 2 in Class 1A behind defending state champion Mayfield.
The Panthers were state semifinalists last year, losing to Mayfield in the final four. FHS finished 11-3.
Franklin County is ranked No. 8 in Class 5A in the preseason poll. The Flyers reached the third round of the playoffs last year and finished with an 11-2 record.
The local teams open their seasons Aug. 22, all on the road. FHS will be at Lincoln County, FCHS travels to North Bullitt, and Western Hills will be at Owen County.
A special section previewing the three local high school football teams will appear in The State Journal Aug. 17.
KSU players earn preseason honors
Three Kentucky State University football players have been named to the preseason all-SIAC teams.
Senior running back Jacquise Lockett, who led the SIAC in nearly every rushing category last season, was named to the first team offense.
Senior linebacker Terry Horton, who has led the Thorobreds in tackles the past two seasons, was named to the second team defense.
Senior offensive lineman Daniel Ford earned a place on the second team offense.
At the SIAC football media days, KSU was picked to finish fourth in the six-team West Division and sixth overall out of 12 teams.
The finishes were determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
Kentucky State opens its season at home Sept. 4 against Kentucky Wesleyan.