Hunter Rigsby of Rockcastle County announced his commitment to the University of Kentucky baseball team today. Rigsby is a pitcher and 1st baseman from the class of 2018 that plays for the Rockcastle County Rockets and the Cincinnati Flames. He is a well-known...read more
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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
This week’s male athlete of the week is Grant Bryant of Rockcastle County. Grant is a prospect out of the class of 2018 who Fishes and plays Basketball for the Rockcastle Rockets. Grant has had a very successful career to this point as a fisherman. He believes that his class was the one who helped kick start the Rockcastle fishing program, which is viewed as a successful program by others. Some of Grants accomplishments include the following: has been named the 2X Angler of the Year for the Rockcastle Rockets, which occurred in his Junior and Senior Seasons, he has qualified 4 straight years for the regional tournament, he has won over 20 plaques over the course of a 4 year span for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or big fish for Rockcastle Open tournaments, and he recorded the biggest single bag ever weighed in at a Rockcastle fishing tournament. Over the course of his high school career Grant has recorded 5 wins, 1 second place finish, 2 third place finishes, and 5 big fish awards.
Grant is also an excellent student and individual as well. Grant currently has a 3.75 GPA, scored a 20 on his ACT, and his favorite subject in school is social studies. At school Grant is currently involved in the following clubs: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Berea Scholars Program, Teenage Republicans, Spirit Club, and Card Sharks. Besides school Grant has also shown outstanding characteristics in the community as well. Grant has been very involved in church and making his community a better place to live in. He has also been involved with mission trips and giving back to others less fortunate. One of the mission trips Grant has took part in has been a week long mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico this past summer. While he was there with his family, church, and friends they helped build a house for a family in Mexico. After high school he already has plans of attending the University of the Cumberland’s where he will continue his educational career. Grant is very goal oriented and has big dreams of what he wants to do later on in life. No matter what he decides to do it is obvious Grant will be very successful.
This week’s female athlete of the week is Camey Creech from Rogers, Kentucky who is a softball and volleyball prospect from the class of 2021. Camey currently plays for Wolfe County High School, and the Legacy Fast Pitch (Travel Ball). Camey has had an impressive start to her career so far and has excelled at numerous positions. So far on the 2018 season Camey has recorded 2 wins as a pitcher, has an ERA of 2.67, a whip of 1.63, a fielding average of .882 FPTC, a batting average of .341, batted in 15 RBI’s, has a .538 batting average with runners in scoring position, and has recorded one winning walk off RBI on the 2018 season against Breathitt County. Camey always thrives to be the best player she can possibly be on and off the field. Camey’s coaches would describe her as being a team first player who is always willing to lay it all on the line for the better of the team.
Not only is Camey a great athlete, but she is a terrific student and person as well. Camey understands the importance of an education and puts an importance on making sure she is always growing in every situation life throws at her. She currently has a 3.9 GPA, her favorite subject in school is math, she is a 2017 Rogers Scholar Participant, is a very active member in her church, and is involved in BETA club at school. Camey has been described by her coach as being one of the hardest working players there is. Camey is dedicated, hardworking, coachable, and always brings a team first attitude. She is the type of athlete that goes above and beyond in everything she does and has been this way as an athlete since a young age. Carmey’s ultimate goal is to continue playing softball at the collegiate level and continue her education in hopes of working one day as a Nurse or Pediatrician. Because of the hardwork, team first mentality, and ambition we believe Camey will have the opportunity to thrive and excel at the next level as a student and athlete.