The following seven young men have been nominated for the Johnny Wilson Award, given annually to Madison County's top multi-sport athlete.
Austin Castor, Liberty Christian
Excerpt from player statement: “Johnny Wilson is a great man that I look up to and always have, ever since I was educated on all of his accomplishments and true heart that he has put into everything in his life.”
Austin Engle, Madison-Grant
Excerpt from player statement: “To win the Johnny Wilson Award would be a great honor to me. I feel greatly honored that I have been nominated to win this award. I personally believe that because of athletics my life has been significantly impacted in a positive manner.”
Jake Fox, Alexandria
Excerpt from player statement: “I think the Johnny Wilson Award would be a strong symbol of the countless hours of hard work I have put in towards becoming a winner both on and off the court/field.”
Collin Hoskins, Elwood
Excerpt from player statement: “For me to receive an award for playing the sports I love would be a great accomplishment. To receive the award for playing three sports in high school would prove that my hard work paid off.”
Mitchell Richardson, Lapel
Excerpt from player statement: “Even though I previously knew about Johnny Wilson, I did not know about all the struggles and adversity he went through. My great-grandpa used to tell me stories about playing against Johnny and how great he was.”
Kurt Talbert, Pendleton Heights
Excerpt from player statement: “If I were to win this award, I would dedicate it to my parents and coaches. They are the true reasons I have had the success I have had.”
Jared Thurston, Shenandoah
Eastern knocks out Madison-Grant
Eastern hit four straight 3-pointers to end the first quarter, including one at the buzzer, to take control and eventually defeat Madison-Grant 62-53 on Friday night at The Jungle in Alexandria.
Frankton roars past Falcons in second half
Frankton trailed Winchester 27-23 at halftime of Friday's second semifinal sectional game.
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Despite holding a lead three minutes into the third quarter, the Lapel Bulldogs dropped a 52-37 decision to Class 2A No. 3 Wapahani Raiders in the sectional semifinal.
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