Youth has led the way for this year’s local swim competitions.
This year’s Commonwealth Journal All-County High School Swim Team boasts four underclassmen, with a middle schooler leading the way.
Pulaski eighth-grader Carly Tomlison has been named the Commonwealth Journal High School Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season, despite the fact she is not even in high school yet.
Tomlison, a 14-year-old student at Northern Middle School, has been swimming competitively since the age of 6, and along the way has garnered a multitude of awards.
As a seventh-grader, Tomlison was the first female from Pulaski High to ever qualify to swim regional finals
Along with being named the 2012 Commonwealth Journal Swimmer of the Year, Tomlison was awarded the 2013 Citizens Bank Athlete of the Week earlier this year.
Tomlison was given the IM Ready Achievement award from US Swimming, which gives her state and national rankings
In the 2013 Region 5 Swim Championships, Tomlison finished 14th in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:24.16 clocking, finished 14th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.59 and led the Lady Maroons in two relay races (400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay).
On top of her achievements in the pool, Tomlison maintains a 3.625 GPA and is enrolled in AP Science and AP Language Arts.
Pulaski freshman Andrew Gray has been named to the All-County team for the second straight year.
Gray finished 16th in the 500-yard freestyle in the Region 5 Championships with a 5:57.96 clocking.
Gray was the top local male swimmer in the 2013 Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational. In the Winter Invitational, Gray finished 5th in the 500-yard freestyle and 5th in the 100-yard backstroke.
Southwestern sophomore Evan Roberts makes his first All-County swim team. Roberts was a member of the Southwestern 200-yard freestyle relay team, which finished 9th in the Region 5 Championships.
Roberts finished ninth in the 100-yard freestyle in the Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational. Roberts was a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team in the Snowball Invitational.
Southwestern senior Zach Stolze was named to the All-County Swim Team, after making the All-County Soccer Team earlier in the fall.
Stolze has been a mainstay to the Southwestern swim team with six years of varsity experience.
Stolze was a member of the Southwestern 200-yard freestyle relay team, which finished 9th in the Region 5 Championships.
Stolze won a gold medal in the 100-yard backstroke in the Snowball Invitational and was a member of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team.
Stolze is a member of the National Honor Society and DECA, and he plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy.
Southwestern sophomore Breanna Bogle has been in competitive swimming for over five years and is already a multiple All-County selection.
Bogle was the top scorer in the Snowball Invitational after she picked up wins in the 100-yard butterfly (1:18.76) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:16.36). Her 28 points scored in the Knox Central meet earned her the Citizens Bank Athlete of the Week Award.
Bogle placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly of the Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational.
Southwestern senior Austin Duck has been a standout swimmer for the Warriors for over four years.
Duck was a member of the Southwestern 200-yard freestyle relay team, which finished 9th in the Region 5 Championships.
Duck finished runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke in the Snowball Invitational and placed 13th in the 200-yard freestyle in the Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational.
Pulaski junior McKayla Miller was a member of the Lady Maroons 200-yard freestyle relay team, which placed 13th in the Region 5 Championships.
Miller placed 13th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:06.93) in the Lake Cumberland Winter Invitational.
Youth has led the way for this year’s local swim competitions.
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Lady Warriors fall short
Southwestern came into the 2013-14 high school girls basketball season looking to claim the school’s first-ever regional championship.
The Lady Warriors’ bid for a regional banner came to an end yesterday afternoon at Lincoln County High School, as for the second time in three seasons, Mercer County eliminated Southwestern from the Girls 12th Region Tournament.
County School domination
The Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament tipped off last night at The PC Gym, and even though the homestanding Maroons opened tourney play in Friday’s first game on their home court, it was arch-rival Southwestern that owned the paint in the third meeting this season between the two clubs.
Lady Warriors survive cross-town opener
A tale of two halves — that’s how the opening round of the Girl’s 12th Regional Tournament unfolded last night at Lincoln County High School, when rivals Southwestern and Somerset squared off in an elimination game for both clubs.
Pulaski boys place second in state indoors
After pulling off one of the program’s best-ever track and field state meet performances last spring, the Pulaski County High School boys track team followed it up with a runner-up finish in the Class AAA Indoor State Track & Field Championships this past weekend at Mason County High School.
Maroons win fifth straight title
When the dust had settled at Casey County High School on Saturday night, the drive for five was very much alive.
For the fifth consecutive season, the road to a 47th District championship runs straight through Pulaski County High School.
Last night against the homestanding Rebels, Al Gover and the Maroons won their fifth consecutive district crown, by holding back a furious second half rally by Casey County, topping the Rebels by a 72-63 margin.
Lady Rebels too much for Somerset
It had been 13 long years since the Somerset Lady Jumpers basketball team had brought home a district tourney championship.
Lady Warriors win back-to-back titles
The Lady Warriors were able to fight through the adversity and pull out the win and the title of 48th District Champions, 51-45.
Warriors fall to Wayne Co. in finals
Southwestern came into last night’s Boys 48th District Championship game having won three district titles in a row.
The Warriors’ string of district championships was put to an end last night at the Wigwam, as the Wayne County Cardinals came away with 76-66 win to claim a district banner of their own.
Maroons breeze past Rockcastle
After losing two of their final three games to close out the regular season to Southwestern and West Jessamine in blowout defeats, the Pulaski County Maroons were wounded and weary as they limped into the post season with a 15-12 record on the year.
Jumpers’ season comes to an end
My how things can change in a span of only a year.
Last season, the Somerset Briar Jumpers — thanks to a solid post-season run — experienced the euphoria of winning on the grand stage, advancing all the way to the championship game of the Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament before falling to Wayne County.
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