The ALC Men’s Golf Team held their first Scramble Fundraiser at Stonecrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, Ky on Monday, October 20th. The ALC Men’s golf team won the event shooting 60 (-12). They raised enough funds to purchase 2 rangefinders for the team.
The team would like to thank Bob’s BBQ, Stonecrest Golf Course and the Hindman Settlement School for their support.]]>
Justice had a “fairy-tale” high school basketball career, averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.9 steals per game during his senior year. His efforts helped make the Shelby Valley Wildcats the 2010 KHSAA State Basketball Champions and completed the season 32-4, ranking them 90th in the nation. For his achievements, Justice was named MVP of the state tournament, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball, and became the 2010 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year.
Justice began his college basketball career at the University of Louisville, where he proudly played for Coach Rick Pitino. As a two year member of the Cardinals, Justice was a solid contributor as a point guard, earning himself the nickname “the Bullet”. During his sophomore year, Justice saw Louisville win the Big East Tournament and play in the Final Four, held in the Superdome in New Orleans where the Cardinals played the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
After his second year, Justice transferred to the University of Pikeville in order to be close to home. Justice completed his last two years of eligibility at UPike, where he led the team in assists and steals.
Justice says, “I have been involved in the game my entire life, and I have been fortunate to have learned under some great coaches. I want the opportunity to help these young men grow and improve just like I was given the chance by others.”
Amanda Clark, Dean of the June Buchanan School, had high praise for the new coach. “The thing that impresses me the most about Mr. Justice, even more than his basketball expertise, is his high character. I am certain that he will be an excellent role model for our students both on and off the basketball court. I am confident that the young men and women at JBS will learn a lot from him, and I am so glad to welcome him and his wife Morgan into the JBS family.”
Justice is inheriting a young team, but the first year coach is eager for the challenge. “I can’t wait to get to work. I am going to push these young men to become the best that they can be. I can’t predict a record, but I know that we will be ready to give our all every day in both practices and games. I am confident that with hard work, we will develop into the best we can possibly be, and that is all I can ask.”
Justice is married to Morgan Varney of Belfry, KY. He is also the pastor of the Pilgrims Prayer Church in Dorton.]]>
“This tournament was our best tournament of the fall and our worst tournament of the fall,” stated golf coach Dr. Robert Hamilton. It was the best tournament of the fall because the team beat KIAC rival Asbury University in the first round. It was also their best tournament because they finished 13th of 15, and not last. ALC’s lowest player was 71st of 77 and 53 strokes ahead of the overall lowest player who finished the tournament. Tyler Hayes also had a breakthrough round, shooting a 77 in the first round to stand in 7th place in a very strong field. It was the team’s worst tournament in that they went 352/351 for a 703, their worst score of the year. “We can play much better. Our top player simply had a bad tournament,” said Coach Hamilton.
Results are posted here.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles volleyball team squared off with Pikeville and Johnson University on Saturday, October 4th. Both games took place at the University of Pikeville. Here is a recap of the two games.
ALC would battle the hosts in the first contest. ALC went down by the scores of 25-16, 25-22 and 25-12.
Macy Allen had 10 kills for the Lady Eagles while Katie McFarland recorded 8 digs.
ALC’s second opponent would be Johnson University. ALC played their foes hard but couldn’t quite come away with the victory, falling 29-27, 20-25, 25-22, 25-14 and 15-11.
Savannah Sizemore and Macy Allen had a tremendous game, leading the Lady Eagles with 12 kills each. Lakin Adams had a breakout game recording 4 kills out of 6 attempts and 2 major blocks. Allen also had 12 digs while McFarland would tally up 10 digs of her own.]]>
Sophomore Macy Allen once again led the team with 16 kills. Freshman Savannah Sizemore was close behind with 14. Sizemore also recorded 4 service aces and 1 solo block. Senior libero Katie McFarland stepped up for the Lady Eagles and recorded an outstanding 32 digs. McFarland’s near perfect passing helped sophomore setter Courtney Hodge record 30 assists. Junior Delaney Pritchard settled into her new role and recorded 13 digs. The Lady Eagles received support from senior Shayla Brinegar as she recorded 9 kills, 2 service aces, and 9 digs. Freshman Lakin Adams and junior Sarrah Huber followed with 5 and 4 kills respectively. Katie McFarland also recorded 2 kills.
The set scores were 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 13-25, and 15-9.
When asked about the seniors, Coach Wilson said “Katie McFarland and Shayla Brinegar are two people that come to mind when I think of leaders. Both of these young ladies have shown great leadership abilities on and off the court and will be greatly missed. They both are among the team leaders in several important statistical categories but their value to our team is more than the stats they accumulate. Katie and Shayla are so important to our school and volleyball team and they are certainly going to be missed. I have enjoyed coaching both Katie and Shayla and I know that they will be very successful in life with their future endeavors.”]]>
Sophomore volleyball starter Macy Allen has claimed her spot as the Female Athlete of the Week. In ALC’s 3 matches over the weekend, Allen recorded 38 kills, 16 digs, and 1 block. The Chesapeake, Ohio native is averaging 2.49 kills and 1.06 digs per match. Macy is having her best season yet, leading the team with 87 kills, compared to last season’s total of 60. Allen and the Lady Eagles are on track for a record breaking season. Allen’s sharp hitting has played a crucial role in the team’s recent success.]]>
The men’s Athlete of the week is sophomore golfer Tanner Blair. Tanner participated in the UPike Invitational last week. For the two day event, Blair registered a total score of 163. His first round score was 80 while his second round score was 83. Blair had the most memorable shot of the tournament, however, when he sank a 426 yard hole-in-one on the par four 13th hole at Stonecrest Golf Course in Prestonsburg, KY. When asked about the incredible shot, Blair said, “After a great drive I got a great bounce and somehow the ball found the hole.” The 13th hole is a straight shot hole and the record for a straight hole shot is 448 yards, making Tanner’s ace one of the longest in history.]]>
The Alice Lloyd College Women’s Volleyball team has been hard at work this 2014 season. The Lady Eagles have made history once again with the programs first win at home. The Lady Eagles faced off with Welch College on September 20, 2014 and came out with the victory.
The Lady Eagles won the match in three sets with the scores of 25-20, 25-15, and 25-17. They were led by sophomore Macy Allen and freshman Savannah Sizemore with 4 kills each. Sizemore also recorded 6 service aces. Delaney Pritchard led the team with 5 digs. The team is looking to set more records throughout the remainder of the season.]]>
The Alice Lloyd Volleyball team contested the Carlow Lady Celtics, the Asbury Lady Eagles and Rio Grande University. The recaps of each game follows.
Alice Lloyd was on home turf Saturday, September 27th when Carlow University came calling. It was tough sledding for the Lady Eagles, going down by the scores of 21-25, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-11. Even though the Lady Eagles fell short in the last 3 sets, they were able to set yet another record by winning their first set against a conference team.
Macy Allen’s 6 kills led the Lady Eagles in that department. Delaney Pritchard had 8 digs for ALC.
ALC was back on the road on Tuesday, September 30 th. The Lady Eagles matched up with Asbury University. Asbury defeated ALC, 25-12, 25-2 and 25-5.
Shayla Brinegar had 3 kills for the visiting Lady Eagles while Allen generated 6 digs.
Alice Lloyd’s third contest would see the Lady Eagles travel across the border to take on Rio Grande University out of Ohio. 25-7, 25-9 and 25-7 were the set scores in this contest.
Delaney Pritchard led the team with 9 digs while Allen had 3 kills.]]>