Brent Lovell of Rockcastle County announced his commitment this morning to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels baseball team. Lovell is a catcher from the class of 2018 that plays for the Rockcastle County Rockets and the Cincinnati Flames. Lovell primarily plays catcher...read more
Published by: Jake Woodall Not every player is blessed with the same talents, with that in mind one way to make up for what you may lack in talent is by effort and being a great teammate. In order for a team to be unified, each member must take the responsibility to...read more
What is RECRUITMEKY? The goal of RECRUITMEKY is to help student athletes gain recognition in their sport of choice. Members of this recruiting service will be able to have their information sent out to college coaches, have their information be a part of the...read more
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
This week’s male athlete of the week is Anthony Houk of Rockcastle County. Anthony is a prospect out of the class of 2018 who plays baseball for the Rockcastle Rockets (School Ball), and the Elite Baseball Club (Travel Ball). Anthony can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield although he primarily plays 3rd base and pitcher. He is always willing to do whatever is needed to help put his team in the best position to win. During the 2017 baseball season Anthony batted .310, complied 22 RBI’s, 2 Stolen Bases, had 2 Home Runs, and won 8 games as a pitcher. Some of Anthony’s highlights so far from his career in baseball include being named to the 2017 16U PG Evoshield Classic All-Tournament Team in which he batted .500, being named to the 2017 WWBA 2018 Grads All-Tournament Team in which he batted.466, hitting his first home run as well as being the winning pitcher in 2017 against the only undefeated team in the state of Kentucky at the time, and being a 4 year starter for the Rockcastle Rockets. It is obvious that Anthony always brings a positive and winning attitude to the team which illustrates why he is a great teammate.
Not only is Anthony a great player on the field, but he also is producing positive results in the classroom. Anthony currently has a 4.0 GPA, enjoys taking math courses, is involved in many clubs at school, and has an ACT score of 24. After high school Anthony has an ultimate goal of continuing his education and playing collegiate baseball. Anthony would like to start his studies to becoming a physical therapist so he still would have the ability to be around sports. Anthony could also see himself being a coach a one day where he loves the game so much and helping others be successful. Besides playing sports and focusing on his studies Anthony enjoys hanging out with friends, hunting, fishing, and just anything to do with being outdoors. It is obvious that Anthony has all the traits required and a positive attitude to be successful in the future in whatever path he chooses for himself.
This week’s female athlete of the week is Riley Turner who is a two sport athlete in the sports of Softball and Basketball. Riley is a prospect from the class of 2022 who plays for Jackson City (School Ball) and the Legacy Power (Travel Ball). Every time Riley steps on the field or court she brings a winning attitude to the team as well as a strong work ethic and a desire to win. Some of Riley’s accomplishments in softball include the following: a career batting average of .427, slugging percentage of .495, on base percentage of .464, 21 stolen bases, fielding percentage of .955, and when pitching complied an ERA of 3.5.
Not only is Riley a successful athlete but she is a great student as well. Riley currently has a 3.8 GPA, is a member of the National Junior Honors Society as well as the Unite Club, and her favorite subject is Biology. Riley’s ultimate goal would be to one day play collegiate softball and start her studies to becoming a Veterinarian. Riley is very focused on everything she does and always puts forth maximum effort. Her coach absolutely loves coaching Riley and describes her as always being very coachable, dedicated, hard-working, and that she always portrays a love for the game. Her ultimate goal would to one day be able to play collegiate softball or basketball. Riley’s drive and ambition are what keeps her dreams and goals possible on continuing to play at the next level in the future.