Tom Leach announces 2019 ‘All-Resilient Team’

By Tom Leach, Voice of the Wildcats,

We are excited and proud to announce the latest edition of the “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.

“We have another amazing collection of inspiring young people from all across the state. I am always amazed at what some of them had to deal with in order to just participate in the sports they love,” 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 association that they make the commitment to handle our group each year, no matter how many,” Leach said. “We also honor these kids with the ‘salutes’ on ‘The Leach Report’ radio show throughout the year and that’s made possible by our longtime sponsors–Keeneland, Bumblebee Team Sports, Star Manufacturing and Stoll, Keenon, Ogden.”

This year’s team will be honored at the Kentucky High School Athletic Directors Association annual banquet on April 25. Newspapers with high schools represented on the team and encouraged to use this release to announce the team.

Here is this year’s list of honorees:

TJ Richardson, St. Francis High School

Jasmine Ward, Ft. Campbell High School

Rylee Austin, Raceland High School

Dylan Penick, Logan County High School

Grace Hardy, Bourbon County High School

Esmond Morris, McCracken County High School

Makenzie Burns, Mercer County High School

Benjamin Spratt, Grant County High School

Keeton Burnside, Danville High School

Anthony Franklin, Bryan Station High School

Mia Ying Wright, Hopkins County Central High School

McKensey Bunch, Tates Creek High School

Stewart and Cameron Cooper, Butler Traditional High School

Isaac Dowdy, Hopkins County Central High School

Kasia Parks, Frederick Douglas High School

Audrey Rawls, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Andre Green, Lexington Christian High School

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