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Lisa Collins – Laurel County – 1980 Miss KY Basketball

It was 40 years ago when Lisa Collins from Laurel County was named 1980 Miss Kentucky Basketball.  Prior to that, Lisa's team had won three consecutive KHSAA State Championships in 1977, 1978 & 1979.  She scored 140 Sweet Sixteen career points. Lisa was named a three time All-Stater and was a member of the KHSAA… Continue reading Lisa Collins – Laurel County – 1980 Miss KY Basketball

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Sydney Moss – Boone County – 2012 Miss KY Basketball

Did you happen to watch the College Football Championship game last night?  Even if you didn't you have probably heard the name Thaddeus Moss today, because of his performance for LSU during the national title game against Clemson.  But did you know that his big sister, Sydney, had many all-star performances on the basketball court… Continue reading Sydney Moss – Boone County – 2012 Miss KY Basketball

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Two Miss Kentucky Basketball recipients named part of Louisville Women’s Basketball All-Decade Team

  Miss Kentucky Basketball 2008 Tia Gibbs and Miss Kentucky Basketball 2011 Sara Hammond recently were announced as part of the University of Louisville Women's Basketball All-Decade Team.  According to the article written by Jody Demling, the Cardinals under the direction of head coach Jeff Walz turned in the most successful decade in the history… Continue reading Two Miss Kentucky Basketball recipients named part of Louisville Women’s Basketball All-Decade Team

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Mike Redd – Seneca – Mr. KY Basketball 1963

In 1963, Mike Redd,  was the first African American named Kentucky Mr. Basketball.  As an 8th grader, he scored 25 points in a varsity game, and helped take his Seneca High School team to the regional tournaments in 1961 and 1962.  With his leadership his team won the 1963 KHSAA State Tournament with Redd averaging… Continue reading Mike Redd – Seneca – Mr. KY Basketball 1963

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Erin Boley – Elizabethtown – 2016 Miss KY Basketball

Merry Christmas Eve!  This holiday season, Miss Kentucky Basketball 2016, Erin Boley, may be using her skills to provide gifts to family and friends.  Boley, a junior at Oregon University had the opportunity to study abroad recently which led her to developing her creative skills off the court. Boley was also named the 2016 Gatorade… Continue reading Erin Boley – Elizabethtown – 2016 Miss KY Basketball

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26 Mr. Kentucky Basketball Recipients have played in King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic

The 39th Annual Chad Gardner Law King of the Bluegrass tipped of yesterday and will once again feature a field loaded with talent from across the Bluegrass state and the country.   Many recipients of the Mr. Kentucky Basketball title have played in this Classic, 26 to be exact.  That's nearly 50% of the elite group. … Continue reading 26 Mr. Kentucky Basketball Recipients have played in King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic

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Irene Moore – Breathitt County – Miss KY Basketball 1978

It was 41 years ago when Miss Kentucky Basketball 1978, Irene Moore from Breathitt County High School led her team to the 1978 KHSAA State Championship game where they lost to Laurel County, who won the tournament three years in row from 1977-1979.  Moore went on to have an great career at Morehead Stae University,… Continue reading Irene Moore – Breathitt County – Miss KY Basketball 1978