October fall sports update

Noah Hayden

Boys’ Golf: The boys’ golf team took the State Championship led this year, once again, by “the five” – Fred Allen Meyer, Byron Speach, Austen Swentzel, Conner Haas, and Landon Adkins. It was no surprise that they brought home the title as the dominant team in the state throughout the year. Meyer took home the individual state title for the second year in a row as well; he is only the fifth ever to do so and the first since 2006. It was a great way to send of a senior-laden team that will have to start from scratch next year outside of junior Conner Haas.

Byron Speech, Conner Haas, Landon Atkins, Austen Swentzel and Fred Allen Meyer at the golf pep rally.

Byron Speech, Conner Haas, Landon Atkins, Austen Swentzel and Fred Allen Meyer at the golf pep rally.

Football: The Colts have been steadily improving under head coach Yancey Marcum and hold a 3-5 record going into the bye week. With two very winnable games down the stretch [Woodford Co. and senior night against Garrard Co.], the Colts are once again looking to make the playoffs after a disappointing first round exit last season. Devin Taylor is leading the Colts as well as the state in rushing with 1885 yards and 21 TD’s. First year quarterback Jackson Pearce has also come in to make some key throws and taken over nicely in his first year starting.

West boys took on Mercer County on Sept. 6.

West boys took on Mercer County on Sept. 6.

Cross Country:  The Colt Stampede continues their dominance in their conference and have their sights set on the regional tournament. The Stampede, led by senior Gavin Davis, has reeled in several meet wins so far this year.  With confidence and high hopes, the team looks to take home a regional championship. They’re ranked third in their region, so a regional crown is a realistic goal for the Stampede.

Colt Stampede led by Gavin Davis (far right); Photo: Jeni Weast

Colt Stampede led by Gavin Davis (far right); Photo: Jeni Weast

Volleyball: The historic season rolls on for the Colts; their dominance of the district abides. This year is the second season in a row the Colts went undefeated at home, as well as in district play. As they head into the district and regional tournament, they are heavy favorites to win both. The state-ranked colts boast a 31-3 record that is one of the top in the state.  This season has been one of, if not the best, in school history – surely one to remember.

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