40 high school athletes named to All-Resilient Team

From Tom Leach, ‘Voice of the Wildcats’

We are excited and proud to announce the latest edition of the tomleachky.com “All-Resilient Team,” which honors student-athletes from Kentucky high schools who had to overcome adversity to participate and/or excel in sports in the past calendar year.

“This is the greatest response yet to our project, with almost 40 young people being recognized at this year’s awards ceremony. And once again, the inspirational stories are overwhelming,” said Tom Leach, voice of the Kentucky Wildcats radio network.

Nominations are sought through the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association and media sources. “We may reach a point where we get so many nominations that we have to go through a formal selection process but it’s a tribute to ADs group that they make the commitment to handle the growing list each spring and we once again were able to include every young person who was nominated,” Leach said.

The list of resilient recipients is rather lengthy, what with 40 names on it, so make sure you check the entire list to see if a high school athlete from your county is on the team.

This year’s team will be honored at the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association annual banquet later this month.

Here is this year’s list of honorees (alphabetical by last name):

Dylan Arnett, Magoffin County

Tristen Ballinger, Oldham County

Webb Bates, Collins

Anna Bergman, Holy Cross

Grace Bringard, Assumption

Ashley Brown, Greenup County

Keaton Bryant, Union County

Ellie Caffee, Metcalfe County

Trey Crump, Mason County

Madison Davis, Franklin-Simpson

Bradley Fetherston, Tates Creek

Molly Franklin, George Rogers Clark

Matthew Givens, Green County

Matthew Harper, Murray

Natalie Hayes, Boyle County

Sophia Head, Oldham County

Anna Lauren Jacobs, Southwestern

Nick Johnson, Edmonson County

Ryan Lagestee, Christian Academy of Louisville

Skylar Lewis, Edmonson County

Sophie Metheny, Madisonville-North Hopkins

Caleb Mitchell, Corbin

Kristin Mitchell, Bullitt Central

Alexis Nelson, St. Francis

Tay Offutt, Lewis County

Nelson Perrin, Scott

Day Po, Butler

Tyler Ray, Livingston Central

Kristynn Releford, Mercer County

Allison Robertson, Notre Dame Academy

Abby Ross, Morgan County

Noah Sewell, Mercer County

Molly Skaggs, Elliott County

Maddie Stokes, Beechwood

Kylee Tyson, East Jessamine

Gabriel Whitehead, Fort Campbell

Bryce Williams, Bath County

Ben Wood, Ohio County

Kari Wood, Webster County

Daily radio spots saluting the All-Resilient Team air on “The Leach Report” statewide radio show and are sponsored by Star Manufacturing, Bumblebee Team Sports, Keeneland and Stoll, Keenon, Ogden. And Louisville Awards provides medals to the honorees.

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