Sports Notes — basketball wins opener; freshman QB honored; CC earns pile of accolades; Payne-Morgan win House pass/kick competition

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Trinity freshman football team quarterback Larry Harper was honored in a ceremony after school Dec. 11 in Alumni Hall. Harper was honored by Football University as an All-American freshman player.  Trinity freshman football team head coach Mike Magre is at left.                                -- photo by Devon Little

Trinity freshman football team quarterback Larry Harper was honored in a ceremony after school Dec. 11 in Alumni Hall. Harper was honored by Football University as an All-American freshman player. Trinity freshman football team head coach Mike Magre is at left. — photo by Devon Little

Seton House's Kyis Morgan and Ryan Payne were victorious in the annual House Pass-Kick Contest. --photo by Daniel Owens

Seton House’s Kyis Morgan and Ryan Payne were victorious in the annual House Pass-Kick Contest.
–photo by Daniel Owens

Last week in Trinity Athletics

Basketball

The Trinity basketball Rocks (1-0) opened their season with a 62-57 victory over Bowling Green High School.  After a sluggish first half, the Rocks took control in the third quarter. They were led by junior Raymond Spalding’s 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Senior forward Craig Owens added eight points and seven rebounds.  Jax Levitch also grabbed six rebounds. Senior point guard Trey Ivory netted 14 points and also had three assists and three steals.

Expectations high for basketball Shamrocks  

Head coach Mike Szabo’s squad is a pre-season top-five team. Szabo’s work over the past decade has produced the most successful run in the history of the school. The list of achievements is impressive:

  • A championship in the renowned King of the Bluegrass Tournament
  • Titles in the always-competitive Lexington Catholic Christmas tournament
  • Three titles in the famed Louisville Invitational Tournament (LIT)
  • Multiple invitations to prestigious national tournaments
  • Multiple players on the Kentucky All-Star team
  • A player named as Kentucky Mr. Basketball
  • Multiple players continuing their careers in college, with one playing professionally
  • Two Seventh Region titles
  • The school’s first state championship in basketball

This year’s squad features two experienced seniors and a heralded junior class. The schedule is one of the toughest in history, with invitations to play in the King of the Bluegrass Tournament and the Kingdom of the Sun tourney (Ocala, Fla).

The Rocks also have been invited to play in three weekend tournaments against tough Kentucky competition. The schedule includes familiar local foes, as well as last year’s state champion, Madison Central. The Rocks hope for another berth in the LIT.

The schedule sees most early season games played on the road, with the last eight of 12 games at home.

Ice Hockey

The hockey team lost to Cathedral 3-1 in a tight game Dec. 7. Freshman Ben Huls scored the Rock’s sole goal. He was assisted by senior Taylor Burdorf and sophomore Chris Mueller. The team looks to rebound this weekend with a four-game home stand weekend.

* The team would like to congratulate senior Daniel Ryan on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Congratulations are also in order for seniors Taylor Burdorf, Ramsey Mayne and Mitchell Wise, who were named team captains for the 2014 season.

Football

Trinity freshman football team quarterback Larry Harper was honored in a ceremony after school Dec. 11 in Alumni Hall. He will play in a game in San Antonio immediately following the Army All-Star game.

Cross Country

Pile of Rocks honored!

The 2013 cross country Rocks were among the fastest in school history and finished as state runners-up for a third consecutive year. Many team members were honored by the Kentucky Track & Cross Country Coaches Association (KTCCCA).

Academic All-State (GPA of 3.75 or higher and ran faster than 0:17.30 at the state meet)

Nick Eckert, Jake Hallion, Andrew Ireland, Evan Lang, Blake Merkley

Academic All-State Honorable Mention (GPA of 3.5-3.74 and ran faster than 0:17.30 at the state meet)

Devon Little

KTCCCA All-State First Team

Andrew Ireland, Blake Merkley, Derrich Stauble

KTCCCA State All-Senior Team

Derrich Stauble

KTCCCA State All-Freshman Team

Glavin Swain

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Super Team (all classes)

Andrew Ireland, Derrich Stauble

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Class 3-A Team

Andrew Ireland, Blake Merkley, Derrich Stauble

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Senior Team

Andrew Ireland, Blake Merkley, Derrich Stauble

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Junior Team

Evan Lang, Vince Turner

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Sophomore Team

Sam McCalpin, Phil Sandman, Taylor Osborn

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Freshman Team

Glavin Swain, Max Turnier

KTCCCA Area 3 (Greater Louisville) Freshman Runner of the Year

Max Turnier

House Pass-Kick Contest

Seton House’s Kyis Morgan and Ryan Payne were victorious in the annual House Pass-Kick Contest.

Upcoming in Trinity Athletics

Basketball

Friday, Dec. 13 – Trinity at Corbin, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14 – Capital City Rumble (Frankfort, Ky.), 8:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19 – King of the Bluegrass Tournament at Fairdale, 9 p.m.

Ice Hockey

Friday, Dec. 13 – Dunbar vs. Trinity at Iceland, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14 – Beaver Creek (Dayton, Ohio) vs. Trinity at Iceland, 4 p.m.; Trinity    vs. Carmel (Ind.) at Iceland, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15 – Beaver Creek vs. Trinity at Iceland, 9 a.m.

Swimming & Diving

Friday, Dec. 13 – Owensboro Catholic Classic at Owensboro, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14 – Candy Cane Classic at Owensboro, 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

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