Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local Sports

July 3, 2013

KCU inks Southeastern Kentucky standout

July 3, 2013 — The Kentucky Christian women’s basketball team has signed a standout from the deep, dark hills of Eastern Kentucky.

Sarah Evans, a forward from Harlan County High School, signed her letter of intent to play for the Lady Knights this upcoming season.

KCU Women’s Coach Ron Arnett told the Harlan Daily Enterprise, “Sarah is an outstanding young lady who loves God and is serious about her faith.”

Arnett added: “She has size and is an outstanding player with her back to the basket. Our starting post player will be a senior this season, and Sarah will be able to learn a lot from her. Sarah has good hands and feet. She will pick up our system quickly as she has a very active mind for basketball. I believe she will be an outstanding player for us. Sarah is a really great fit for our program.”

In her final season with the Lady Bears, Evans averaged 10 points and eight rebounds

She shot 64 percent from the field, which was ranked fourth in the state in that statistical category. Evans helped Harlan County post a 26-6 record, in helping the Lady Bears to the semifinals of the 13th Region Tournament. They would succumb to Corbin, the eventual champion Corbin by the score of 47-43.

Evans is one of the winningest players in Harlan County history, compiling 91 wins during her four years in the program.

Kentucky Christian is no stranger to success when Evans joins the program this fall.

The Lady Knight finished the 2012-13 season 18-16. They advanced to the third round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II National Tournament, but lost to Trinity Baptist College in the third round.

The Lady Knight’s program has won 15 national championships, including six straight before ending that streak last year. Evans will come right in and be the tallest player on the roster a 6-foot. KCU will return eight players from last season.

MacKenzie Bates can be reached at mbates@journal-times.com or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • F-1 Ben Jordan.JPG West Carter’s Ben Jordan

    West Carter sophomore Ben Jordan likes the spotlight on his team more than just himself. However, the two-sport athlete in Olive Hill turned heads throughout the 16th Region whether it is on the hardwood or on the diamond.

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Cole Boggs.JPG Carter County Wildcats shutout by Cincinnati

    With the start of high school football preseason practices, college and professional just right around the corner, one team in Carter County has been throwing the pigskin around for almost two months.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-3 Jalen Simmons.JPG KCU football releases 2014 schedule

    Kentucky Christian University will play in four different states during the 2014 football season. The KCU Knights will kick off the 2014 season with an out-of-state trip to Cookeville to face Tennessee Tech on Aug. 28 in a Thursday night clash.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • F-1 Taylor Hickle.JPG Area teams compete in 7-on-7 passing camp

    Several area football teams are not wasting any time after the dead period to see how some kids compete.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Kristen Mayo.JPG Pass the ‘Mayo’

    East Carter sophomore point guard Kristen Mayo has played basketball for as long as she can remember.

    July 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-3 Conner Robinson.jpg Former Raider Robinson to play baseball at Northern Kentucky

    After sitting out just two games over the past two seasons, Connor Robinson is perfectly fine with having to prove himself yet again to earn playing time.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Running the Point: The countdown is on

    The dead period is over. For anyone who might not know what that means, it’s the mandated two-week layoff for any high school function.

    July 16, 2014

  • F-1 Trace Tackett.JPG 11-12 Morehead All-Stars claim area championship

    The 11-12-year-old Morehead All-Stars were not used to playing from behind. Down two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, they hit four straight singles to pull ahead for good as they defeated the Olive Hill All-Stars 9-7 to claim the Area 1 District 6 Championship.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • F-2 Ben Wilburn.JPG Olive Hill forces rematch in Area 1

    The 11-12-year-old Olive Hill All-Stars already had one loss to Morehead heading into Wednesday’s elimination game.

    July 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • Three KCU programs earn NAIA Scholar status

    Three programs at Kentucky Christian University were named NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2013-14 academic year, the school’s athletic program announced.

    July 9, 2014

Poll