By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

With seven athletes who won gold medals in final year’s state track meet returning, Brossart will be producing a bid for its third consecutive Class 1A girls state championship this spring.

The Mustangs showed they’ll be a robust state contender after once more on Tuesday when they won the girls group title at the Diocese of Covington Championships with two of their returning state champions top the way.

Brossart senior Chloe Hein won the extended jump and completed very first in the one hundred and 200 dashes at the Diocese of Covington Championships. (Photo by Bob Jackson)

Senior speedster Chloe Hein won gold medals in the one hundred-meter dash, 200-meter dash and extended jump. Brossart’s other triple winner was sophomore Lexi Braun in the 400 dash, 4×200 and 4×400 relays.

Braun and Hein have been also members of the 4×100 relay group that placed second in the diocesan meet that integrated Notre Dame, a Class 3A group that placed second. 

At final year’s Class 1A state meet, the Brossart girls won 3 relays, placed second in yet another and had two person champions — Braun in the 400 and Hein in the extended jump.

The team’s list of returning relay runners involves seniors Amy Klocke, Hayley Hickman and Hannah Kramer and sophomores Izzy Hummel and Kaitlyn Kramer, who won the 300 hurdles in the diocesan meet.

Northern Kentucky’s returning state champions in Class 1A boys track incorporate Walton-Verona senior Grady Shay in 110 hurdles and Brossart juniors Ryan Clines and Nathan Ruth, who have been on the winning 4×880 relay group.

Highlands junior Rilen Pinkston won the pole vault in the Class 2A boys state meet final year. The best neighborhood finisher in Class 3A was Campbell County distance runner Olivia Holbrook, who placed second in the girls 800 run as a freshman. 

Far more than 19,000 fans watched 9th Area basketball tournaments

The 9th Area boys and girls basketball tournaments played at Truist Arena final month drew 19,460 fans, the second-highest attendance total in the history of the occasion, according to statistics compiled by Northern Kentucky higher college athletic directors.

Newport basketball players celebrate immediately after winning 9th Area title game. (Photo by Bob Jackson)

The area tournaments have been held at the 9,000-seat arena on the Northern Kentucky University campus 11 instances in the final 12 years. The games have been played at various internet sites in 2021 due to the pandemic.

The highest total attendance was 22,264 in 2019. The totals dipped to 15,056 in 2020 and 14,206 in 2022 ahead of rebounding this year when Cooper repeated as girls area champion and Newport won its very first boys title given that 2010.

Far more than four,000 fans watched the boys area championship game in between Newport and Cooper that was decided in the final seconds.

Right after paying arena rental charges and other costs, earnings from boys and girls 9th Area tournament games are shared by the participating schools. Advancing teams get an further share for each and every win, according to Matt Wilhoite, president of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors Association.

The 9th Area boys and girls tournaments have been held in higher college gyms ahead of moving to the NKU arena in 2012. Fans had to be turned away at the door anytime a higher college health club reached capacity, but that has in no way been a difficulty at the present web-site. The lowest total attendance at the college facility was 12,039 in 2012. 

Scott graduate will continue her college basketball profession at NKU

Mya Meredith, the third top scorer on the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball group final season, is coming household to continue her collegiate profession with the Northern Kentucky Norse. 

Mya Meredith

The Scott Higher College graduate averaged eight.five points and five. rebounds in her second season at Western Kentucky, the runner-up in the Conference USA tournament. She had nine points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in a season-ending loss to Kansas in the very first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Meredith was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2022 when she averaged 12.7 points and five.1 rebounds in her very first season with the Hilltoppers. The five-foot-11 guard’s two-year totals have been 544 points and 367 rebounds.

In higher college, Meredith was voted second-group all-state immediately after her sophomore season at Scott when she averaged 25.two points and eight. rebounds per game. She sat out her junior season following knee surgery and played in only 13 games as a senior due to yet another injury.


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