Pippa Passes, KY: The Alice Lloyd Volleyball Eagles played host to the Golden Bears of West Virginia Tech Tuesday night, resulting in some exciting volleyball action. Our team may have come up a little short in the end, but they battled and held their own throughout the entire game.
The visitors came out of the gates strong and quickly sprinted to a lead. They kept their momentum the entire way and won the first set 25-8. In set number two, the hosts were a different team as they settled down and played a solid game. The score stood tied at 12, but the Golden Bears closed with a 13-4 run to pull ahead 25-16. In set three, the game remained close once more, but a late flurry allowed WVT to earn the win, 25-16.
As a team, there were numerous players that gave it their all in every set played. From an individual standpoint, there was an abundance of kills on the night, but #14 Sam Sturgill wins the award for the most. She also led the club with the most points on the night from her serves. #2 Lindsey Perkins was on fire tonight with defensive blocks while #10 Alex Hunter showcased her teamwork skills with the most assists in all of the sets. Lastly, #13 Haley Smith came out with the most digs.
We would like to encourage everyone to come out for the last home game this Saturday as our Lady Eagles look to get back on the winning track in an NCCAA showdown with Appalachia Bible College. Game time is scheduled for 2:00 PM.We all continue to wish the team the best as they approach tournament time. Eagle Nation is always behind you ladies!]]>
Pippa Passes, KY: The Lady Volleyball Eagles had a tough matchup against the Lady Knights of Kentucky Christian University. The Knights have ranked very high nationally in the NCCAA division. With this being said, our Lady Eagles put up a tremendous fight but it was not enough to conquer the victory. The Lady Eagles ended the game with set scores of (25-10), (25-16), (25-15). Individually there were many players who fought very hard and played a great game. #14 Sam Sturgill walked away with the most kills on the game closely followed by #2 Lindsay Perkins. #10 Alex Hunter had the most assists, and finally, #13 Haley Smith had the most digs on the night. We are very proud of the way our volleyball team battled in this game and we hope to see more intense and exciting games like this one in the future.]]>
Union, KY: The ALC Eagles Golf Team played in the River States Conference Fall Preview at Lassing Pointe Golf Course in Union, Kentucky on Oct 10th and 11th. Eagles golfers had a strong first round, led by freshman Aaron Minor with a 77 and senior Tyler Brewer with a 78, to shoot 319 and stand in 6th position after the first round.
The boys from Caney shot 317 the second round, led by team captain sophomore Jared Albright and Brewer with 77’s. ALC held on to the 6th place position with a team total of 317 as they entered the final day of play
Unfortunately, after 6 solid rounds in a row at or below 320, the Eagle golfers had a bad round in round 3, shooting 338, to fall to 10th place of 11 teams with a 3 round total of 974. Despite their disappointment, this is the best 3 round score ever by an ALC men’s golf team, and breaking 320 (average score per player less than 80) on a course that is not our home course shows tremendous improvement for the team.
Point Park and West Virginia University Tech tied for first place with 3 round scores of 919, with Point Park winning the team championship in a playoff. Point Park’s Max Kaminsky was the tournament medalist, with a 3 round score of 218.
Alice Lloyd individual golfers were led by Jared Albright’s 238, good for 23rd of the 60 golfers competing. Aaron Minor shot 243 for the 3 rounds, for 33rd while Tyler Brewer shot 250, for 44th place, Zac Hancock shot 251 for 46th and Justin Smith shot 259 for 51st place. Tournament results are posted here.]]>
The school took the time to recognize four young student-athletes for their contributions to both the school and basketball program.
Hannah Hall is the daughter of Chris and Tracy Hall of Hindman and has one brother, Lucas. She is the granddaughter of Reda and Delmas Slone as well as Nora and the late Junior Hall.
Hannah has been a member of the basketball team for 3 seasons. She is also a member of the Choir.
While at JBS, her outstanding artwork enabled her to be awarded as the Grand Champion of the 2016 Regional Coal Fair.
Her favorite subject is Literature and her hobbies include basketball, hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Jonnua Reed is the daughter of John and Tonya Reed of Carrie. She is the granddaughter of Tom and Jesse Watts as well as Mary Reed and the late Thomas Reed.
Jonnua has been a member of the basketball team for 5 seasons.
While at JBS, she has won first place in the Science Fair, been named to the Dean’s List, and won multiple subject awards.
Her favorite subject is Social Studies and her hobbies include playing basketball, reading, playing video games, drawing, and joking with her teammates.
Natalie Sahay is the daughter of Chandon and Sarina Sahay of Hazard. She has one sister, Destiny. She is the granddaughter of Ellis Gibson and the late Georgie Gibson as well as Billy and Joann Baird
Natalie has been a member of the basketball team for 2 seasons. She is also a member of the Academic Team and the Studio Unlimited Gymnastics Team.
While at JBS, she has been on the Dean’s List and been the Spelling Bee Champion.
Her favorite subjects are Math and Science and her hobbies include basketball, gymnastics, and laughing with her friends.
Elisabeth Stepp is the daughter of Gary and Lisa Stepp of Pippa Passes. She is the granddaughter of Miss Irma Stepp and the late Joseph Stepp as well as Sandra Gloshen and the late Bill Gloshen.
Elisabeth has been a member of the basketball team for 4 seasons. She is also a member of the JBS Tennis Team and Academic Team
While at JBS, she has been the District Champion in Arts and Humanities as well as a two-time state qualifier for placing second and fourth in the region. She also was one of only 100 students statewide to qualify for the State Geography Bee. She has been an honor roll member, and her poetry enabled her to be named as the Regional Champion in the 2016 Coal Fair
Her favorite subject is Social Studies and her hobbies include playing basketball and tennis, reading, traveling, and playing video games.]]>
Pippa Passes, KY: The ALC Lady Volleyball Eagles returned to their winning ways as they captured a huge home game victory last night against Crown College. The ladies swept the game, winning three nail-biting sets: 26-24, 25- 22, 28-26. The win marks the third victory in the last four games for the girls from Pippa Passes.
Individually, there were multiple players that made this victory possible. Many of the athletes really stepped up in serving last night, but there was one player who stood out; #14 Sam Sturgill with 16 points from serves. #13 Haley Smith came through for the team in digs with her prime target being #10 Alex Hunter who had numerous assists to her attackers. Sturgill again led in attacks and blocks very closely followed by #2 Lindsey Perkins.
We would like to congratulate our Lady Eagles on a fantastic win with great teamwork and look to see them build on their record-setting 7th victory as they near the regular season’s end.
Alice Lloyd returns home Tuesday night as they host a formidable Kentucky Christian Lady Knight squad at 7pm.]]>
Our Women’s Athlete of the Week goes to the Alumni basketball and softball teams for their spirited play during the Appalachia Day festivities. Each of these athletes proved that they are just as competitive and determined as ever, and most assuredly, still have game!]]>
Our Men’s Athlete of the Week goes to the Alumni baseball and basketball teams for their spirited play during the Appalachia Day festivities. Each of these athletes proved that they are just as competitive and determined as ever, and definitely still have game!]]>
On the evening of Friday, September 23, Alice Lloyd College held its 20th annual Alumna & Alumnus of the Year Banquet to honor two alumni for their outstanding service and leadership. Family and friends gathered inside the College’s historical Cushing Hall to celebrate this special event.
This year’s honorees were Mrs. Earletta Jann Holbrook Stamper, Class of 1977, and Mr. Gary I. Conley, Class of 1968.
Earletta Jann Holbrook Stamper, 2016 Alumna of the Year, is a resident of Kingsport, Tennessee. Earletta Jann grew up in the White Oak Community of Morgan County, Kentucky where she attended Morgan County High School. It was the encouragement of her parents, Earl and Eleanor Holbrook, which inspired Jann to attend Alice Lloyd College where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in 1977. During the Banquet, Alumni Association President, Dr. Jerry Wayne Slone, a former classmate of Jann’s, honored her by saying, “Jann was a person of character; she was pleasant, perky, and fun. There was never a question about her faith or character.”
The qualities Dr. Slone used to describe Jann Stamper are further evident by all she accomplished after graduating from Alice Lloyd College. She continued her education at Morehead State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 and a Master of Education Degree in 1981. Morehead State University is also where she met her husband of 36 years, Michael Stamper. Jann and Michael have two daughters and sons-in-law: Deidra and Chris Pitts, and Deanna and Marshall Steinle. They are also blessed with a beautiful one-year-old granddaughter, Addison Pitts.
Following in her parent’s footsteps, Jann used her degrees to start her career in education. Her first positions were in Kentucky and later she taught at Dobyns Bennett High School in Kingsport. Jann holds strong to the belief that “The importance of an education can never be overstated.” She credits ALC as being a foundational pillar in her life and embraces every opportunity to share her ALC experiences with others. Jann currently serves as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. One of her most gratifying accomplishments is the Earl and Eleanor Holbrook Endowed Scholarship. The Scholarship was established by the Holbrook family to honor their parents and assist Morgan County students pursuing an education at ALC. Jann is a wonderful ambassador for the College, a true servant leader, and an inspiration to others.
The 2016 Alumnus of the Year, Mr. Gary I. Conley, resides in Owingsville, Kentucky, where he owns and operates a cattle farm. Gary is originally from Hindman, Kentucky and is the son of the late Ireland “Pivot” and Olive Slone Conley. Gary earned an Associate of Arts degree at Alice Lloyd College in 1968, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cumberland College in 1970. Later, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law.
Even though Dr. Jerry Wayne Slone did not attend ALC with Gary, he knew Gary well as they were colleagues in the legal profession for a number of years. In reference to Gary’s extensive legal career, Dr. Slone said, “Gary is a legend in the area.” Prior to his legal career, he taught at Knott County High School, but soon into his teaching career he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was trained as a Pershing Electronics Material Specialist and taught American and Western German soldiers to assemble, troubleshoot, repair, and fire the Pershing Missile. For his service, Gary was awarded many medals and honors, he was also entered into the Pershing Guided Missile Hall of Fame.
After serving in the Army, Gary began working at a gas company which he left in 1976 to attend law school. Upon passing the Kentucky Bar, he was admitted to practice law in all Kentucky State Courts, including the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court. He was also admitted to practice in federal courts such as the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, and the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the sixth District in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gary started his legal career as a partner of a local Hindman, Kentucky law firm. In 1980, he accepted a position as corporate in-house counsel with Kentucky River Coal Company and later served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of both Kentucky River Coal Corporation and its successor, Kentucky River Properties, LLC. His time with the Kentucky River Properties allowed him to know and form many lasting relationships with the people in the area. Even though he retired in 2010, Gary continues to serve as a member of the Kentucky River Properties Board.
In 2012, Gary’s wife, June Smith Conley, passed away following a lengthy illness. A devoted family man, Gary enjoys time and activities with his son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Belinda Conley, and his daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Mike McIlrath, and his five grandchildren: Gabe, Ava, Karys, Olivia, and Jaxon. Gary shares his love for music, travel, and outdoor adventures with his cherished friend, Mindy Thomas.
Appreciative of the opportunities which Alice Lloyd College provided him, Gary assists the school in many ways by providing support and serving as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. At the banquet, Gary spoke affectionately of the College’s influence on his life and his interest in “seeing how ALC rises to the changes facing the educational system…but I have no doubt it will, because as Alice Lloyd said on many occasions, “The leaders are here.”
To honor the Alumna & Alumnus of the Year, ALC President Joe Stepp and Alumni Association President, Dr. Jerry Wayne Slone, presented the honorees with certificates of appreciation in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and service to others, as well as their faithful and enthusiastic support of ALC. The honorees were also given a commemorative rocking chair.
President Joe Stepp also shared several remarks at the Banquet. He spoke of a number of exciting updates that the College is going to undertake in the future, and he also gave a brief history of the College. Ultimately, President Stepp’s comments were centered on the honorees and perhaps the recipient’s greatest compliment came when President Stepp reflected on what the co-founders would have said about Jann Stamper and Gary Conley, “Alice would say ‘You have faith as firm as a rock and aspirations as high as the mountains.’ June would say, ‘You will always be a part of ALC and ALC will always be a part of you.” The legacy that Alice Lloyd and June Buchanan instilled in graduates of Alice Lloyd College is one that nurtures passionate leaders, with strong work ethics, that hold true to the guiding principles of the Purpose Road Philosophy. The annual Alumna & Alumnus of the Year Banquet is one of many opportunities Alice Lloyd College uses to honor the countless graduates who take this legacy and apply it to every aspect of their lives.]]>
This year’s inductees were: Julian L. Deaton Jr. (Hueysville, KY), Douglas B. Clark (Pippa Passes, KY, formerly of Mt. Orab, OH, and Kerry L. Hill (Independence, KY, formerly of Hazard, KY).
Julian L. Deaton, Jr. hails from Floyd County and is a 1968 graduate of Wheelwright High School, where he was an all-state performer in both baseball and football.
He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA and participated in baseball for 2 seasons where he was voted all-conference as a catcher. He transferred to Morehead State University where he served as their catcher his final two years. He turned down an opportunity for a professional contract to pursue his degree in Environmental Engineering.
He joined the Alice Lloyd College family in 2001 when he became the assistant baseball coach to Scott Cornett, as well as the supervisor of the campus swimming pool. While at ALC, he had the opportunity to coach numerous all-conference performers. He ably served in that capacity for 15 years before retiring in 2015.
His coaching career (which hasn’t ended) spans approximately 42 years on various levels of skill development, while his playing career encompasses every level through semipro.
He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Alberta Deaton; his daughter Krystal Deaton; his daughter Heather Deaton-Allen; his son in law Casey Allen; and his grandsons Gavin and Grant.
Currently, he resides in Hueysville, KY where he is semi-retired and serves his community as an Environmental Engineer Consultant. He also is the assistant baseball coach at Allen Central High School.
His plaque was presented by the current President of Alice Lloyd College, Dr. Joe A. Stepp; his former boss and Dean of Students, Mr. Scott Cornett; and the Director of Athletics, Mr. Gary D. Stepp.
Douglas B. Clark hails from Mt. Orab, Ohio and attended Alice Lloyd from 1999-2003 where he majored in Business. He was a four-year member of the Eagles baseball team and was known for his power hitting.
He was a dual position player, as he was both a solid pitcher and first basemen. As a freshman, he showed signs of things to come as he batted an impressive .387 to lead the club. For his efforts, he was voted Honorable Mention All-Conference. His sophomore and junior seasons saw him continue his steady play, as he easily batted over .300 in each season. His senior year saw his game explode to a completely rare level, as he batted an eye-opening .438 to finish among the conference’s elite batsmen. In addition to playing a solid first base, he showed his versatility by appearing in 13 games on the mound and garnered 5 important saves for his team. For his incredible season, he was selected second team-All Conference, and is easily considered as one of the top ten hitters to ever wear the Eagle pinstripes.
Currently, he resides in Pippa Passes, KY and serves his community as the owner of Sports World in Hazard, KY.
He was accompanied by his wife, and fellow Alice Lloyd alumnus, Amanda, as well as their two children, Austin and Addison. Also in attendance were his in-laws, Gary and Beulah Compton, his sister Nichole and brother-in-law Greg, his sister–in-law Tina, and niece Samra.
His plaque was presented by the President of Alice Lloyd College, Dr. Joe A. Stepp; his former coach, the Dean of Students and the Head Baseball Coach of the Alice Lloyd Eagles, Mr. Scott Cornett; and the Director of Athletics, Mr. Gary D. Stepp.
Kerry L. Hill hails from Hazard. Ky. and attended Alice Lloyd from 1985-1988 where he majored in Education. He was a three-year member of the Eagles basketball team and was known for his shooting prowess, in addition to his solid, all-around game.
During his three seasons, he was a double-figure scorer each year and was one of the team’s most consistent performers. He garnered over 500 career rebounds, which makes him one of just a handful of players to grab that many in only three years of play, and he statistically was ranked among the league’s better rebounders. During his senior season, he was named the captain and helped lead the Eagles to a school record at the time for victories in a season. For his play, he was honored with both the Leadership and Coaches Awards. In addition to his athletic achievements, he was also a solid student who remained on the Dean’s list. His career highs were 35 points and 17 rebounds, and he is considered as one of the finest all-around big men to wear the Eagles uniform.
Currently, he resides in Independence, KY and is employed by the Campbell County Board of Education where he has served his community in the field of education for the past 28 years. He was the Assistant Superintendent of Campbell County Schools before retiring, and he recently came out of retirement to serve as the Transportation Director for the Campbell County school system.
He was accompanied by his daughter Jacqueline; his dad Fred Hill; and his former high school coach, Harold Combs. His wife Michelle was, unfortunately, unable to attend due to illness but was with him in spirit.
His plaque was presented by the President of Alice Lloyd College and his former coach, Dr. Joe A. Stepp; his former coach and current Vice President, Dr. Jim Stepp; Dean of Students, and former teammate, Mr. Scott Cornett, and the Director of Athletics, and former teammate, Mr. Gary D. Stepp.]]>
PIPPA PASSES, KY: The Alice Lloyd Lady Eagles volleyball team played host to the Pikeville Lady Bears Tuesday night for some exciting volleyball action. Even though our team came up short, it was definitely a hard fought match.
The hosts jumped out quickly to a 7-0 lead over the stunned visitors before the Bears regained their composure and rallied for a 25-19 win. In the second set, the game was tight early before UPike pulled away over the last half of the game to win 25-14. In the third set, the Eagles battled hard, but simply ran out of steam, falling 25-9.
Individually, several of the players really stepped up and showed great leadership and teamwork skills. #13 Haley Smith was a powerhouse in serving for the team last night while #10 Alex Hunter once again showed her teamwork skills with 15 assists. #14 Sam Sturgill paved the way with 22 offensive kills and #2 Lindsay Perkins had the most digs for the team on the night.
Eagle Nation is very proud of the way the Lady Volleyball Eagles competed Tuesday night and we know that they will continue to show improve as they prepare for the upcoming postseason.]]>