It's the second week of our players of the week and performance of the week edition.
In week two, there were some tightly contested matches that we covered that included the Mason County and Manchester volleyball match, Mason County and Fleming County football action, Bracken County and Ludlow on the gridiron and Lewis County and Fleming County on the volleyball court.
On Saturday, 108 golfers flocked to Laurel Oaks for the Laurel Oaks Invitational.
Based off what was covered from the events in the week, Fleming County golfer Jordan Hughes and Manchester volleyball player Katie Sandlin have been chosen as our players of the week.
Hughes fired a one-under 71, placing third in the big event. At one point in the round on the beautiful day Saturday, Hughes was at four-under. After struggling on a couple holes to give back three strokes, Hughes calmed himself and parred out the rest of the way. He credited his putting for the solid round.
Sandlin was key in the Lady Hounds victory over the Lady Royals. The senior serves as one of the captains on the team and in the win Wednesday over Mason, Sandlin had four kills and a dig to go with seven points scored on her serve. Following up that performance, Sandlin had four aces and five kills in a loss to Lynchburg-Clay. Sandlin not only excels on the playing field, but also in the classroom with a 3.8 GPA. She's a four-year letterman in volleyball, softball and cheerleading. She's also involved in Senior Beta Club and National Honor Society.
As far as performance of the week, it was Fleming County football's gut check game winning drive against Mason County that saw them go 96 yards in 18 plays in the closing minutes of the contest to pull out the 18-14 victory, winning four straight in the rivalry series. The Panthers defense made a goal-line stand by stopping the Royals on a fourth-and-one at the four-yard line with under six minutes to play. The Panthers offense with Josh Crump and company then perfected the drive that will be remembered by many in Flemingsburg, capped off by Nick Clark's three-yard run into the end zone.
Moving forward throughout the school year, we'll continue to post the Players and Performance of the week. If you have a nomination of a game we did not cover and we might not have heard or seen the performance, please feel free to reach out to Evan Dennison at email@example.com or Jared MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.