Many area athletes have gone on to have success at the collegiate level after their high school careers have concluded. Here’s a look at what some local athletes competing in fall sports have accomplished this season:
Bradley Boone, Morehead State University: The Mason County graduate is a punter on Morehead State’s football team. His longest of the season came against Kentucky Christian, when he booted the ball 67 yards down the field. Through nine games, he had 40 punts averaging 39.15 yards.
Cameron Botkin, Midway University: Botkin, a Bracken County graduate, is one of four runners on the Midway boys’ cross country team. He led the Eagles in their last race, the Chick-Fil-A Invitational, by finishing 28th with a time of 30:45. It is the program’s first year.
Nic Cress, Spalding University: Cress is a goalkeeper on the Spalding University soccer team. The 2017 St. Patrick graduate hasn’t appeared in a game so far for the 7-10 Golden Eagles.
Cheyenne Dunseith, Mount St. Joseph University: The Georgetown graduate is listed as a sophomore on the Mount St. Joseph girls’ soccer roster. Dunseith has played 14 games, starting four, in her career with the Lions, recording one goal and one assist.
Sarah Fite, University of Kentucky: The 2016 Kentucky girls’ golf state champion and 2017 Mason County graduate is in her freshman season at the University of Kentucky. She played two tournaments this fall, posting a 78.3 stroke average. She finished 64th in her debut at UK’s Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, and posted her best finish at the Cardinal Cup with a 17-over 233 in the tournament, finishing tied for 42nd.
Tyrion Fox, Georgetown College: Fox is in his freshman year at Georgetown, after graduating from Mason County in the spring. He is listed as a running back on the roster, but has yet to see action for the 7-0 Tigers.
Jackson Frame, Northern Kentucky University: The Mason County graduate is in his senior year at Northern Kentucky University. Frame finished the fall in a tie for 39th at the Middle Tennessee State University Intercollegiate, finishing with a two-day 11-over. His best finish of the fall came at the Dayton Flyer Invitational, when he tied for 14th. His 75.4 stroke average is the second-best on the team.
Jordan Frodge, Georgetown College: After a successful high school athletic career at Mason County, Frodge has begun her freshman year at Georgetown College, where she plays golf. Georgetown finished third at the University of Pikeville Invitational at the beginning of October, helped out by Frodge’s 85.
Cassie Fryman, Midway University: Fryman is in her freshman season with the Midway cross country team. She most recently finished 51st with a time of 31:41 at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational on Oct. 21.
Ashley Hackworth, Shawnee State: Hackworth is listed as a sophomore on the Shawnee State cross country team. The West Union graduate most recently competed at the Great Lakes Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was the eighth Shawnee State runner to finish. The Mid-South Conference Championship is Saturday in Bowling Green.
Jacob Hamilton, Campbellsville University: Hamilton is in his first season at Campbellsville, after a successful running career at Bracken County. He finished 79th with a time of 27:12 in the 8K race at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 21, a personal best.
Devin Hardymon, Alice Lloyd College: Hardymon is a Fleming County graduate in her freshman year with the Lady Eagles. She is listed on the roster as an outside hitter.
Craig Horton, Shawnee State: The West Union graduate is in his first year on the Shawnee State golf team. He most recently finished tied for 35th with a two-day 167 at the Shawnee State Fall Invite on Oct. 15-16.
Ashton Humphry, Kentucky State University: The Mason County graduate is a redshirt freshman on the Kentucky State football team. Humphry is listed as an offensive lineman. He’s played in nine games for the 3-6 Thorobreds, recording one tackle.
Montez Johns, Kentucky Christian University: Johns is in his freshman season playing football for the Knights. The Mason County graduate is listed as a defensive back for the 1-8 squad.
B.J. Knox, Campbellsville University: Knox, a 2017 Mason County graduate, is in his freshman season playing golf for the Tigers. He finished tied for 56th at 19-over in his first NCCAA Golf Championship as the team missed the cut for the final round.
Olivia Leet, Morehead State University: The Fleming County graduate is in her freshman year running cross country for Morehead State. Leet finished 40th in her first collegiate meet, the Morehead State Eagle Opener, on Sept. 1 with a time of 22:04.
Tyler Lippert, Eastern Kentucky University: Lippert is in his sophomore season on the EKU golf team. He’s posted a stroke average of 74.3 this season. His best round this season was on Sept. 17 at the EKU Intercollegiate with a 1-over 71.
Madigan Marshall, Ohio Christian University: The West Union graduate is a sophomore on the Ohio Christian University cross country team. She finished 98th at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 21 with a time of 21:09.
Savannah McCoy, Shawnee State: McCoy, a graduate of Peebles, is a freshman on the Shawnee State golf team. She most recently shot a 108 during the second round of the Shawnee State Fall Invite on Oct. 16.
Hayden Moore, University of Pikeville: The 6-foot-4, 305 pound Fleming County graduate is a redshirt freshman on the Pikeville football team. Moore is listed as an offensive lineman for the 4-5 Bears.
Ian O’Cull, Shawnee State: O’Cull is a junior on the Shawnee State golf team. The Mason County grad most recently tied for 32nd with a two-day 166 at the Shawnee State Fall Invite.
Nick Parker, Mount St. Joseph University: Parker joined the Lions after a successful football career at Bracken County. He’s listed as a wide receiver for the 5-4 Lions, but has yet to see any action.
Nick Rice, Wilmington College: The 2017 Bracken County graduate has joined the football team at Wilmington College, where he is listed as an offensive lineman. He has yet to play for the 2-6 Quakers.
Blake Rigdon, Northern Kentucky University: Rigdon, a graduate of Eastern Brown, is a freshman on the Northern Kentucky University cross country team. He finished 72nd with a time of 16:57 at the Queen City Invitational to start his collegiate career.
Nathan Schmitt, University of Findlay: Schmitt is a junior on the University of Findlay soccer team. The Eastern Brown graduate appeared in one game during his sophomore season, but has not seen the field yet this year for the 13-5 Oilers.
Daniel Seas, Ohio University: A graduate of Peebles, Seas is now a redshirt freshman on the Bobcats’ cross country team. He most recently finished 151st with a time of 26:32 in an 8K race at the Pre-Nationals in Louisville.
Christina Shelton, Shawnee State: Shelton is in her senior year on the volleyball squad at Shawnee State, after graduating from West Union. Listed as an outside hitter, she’s recorded 305 kills in 30 matches for the 7-23 Bears.
Chris Silhavy, Wilmington College: Silhavy has gone from club football in West Union to the Wilmington football team. The freshman is listed as a running back and has not played yet for the Quakers.
Camryn Snapp, Campbellsville University: The Augusta graduate is in his sophomore year with the Tigers cross country team. He most recently posted a 28:22 in the 8K at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 21.
Alyssa Taylor, Shawnee State: The Eastern Brown graduate is now a junior on the Shawnee State cross country team. Taylor most recently finished 20th at 18:54 during the Great Lakes Invitational on Oct. 21.
Michael Vacik, Kentucky Wesleyan: Vacik joined the Panthers after graduating from Mason County this spring. The defensive lineman has appeared in two games and recorded two total tackles.
Andrew Weeks, Mount St. Joseph University: Weeks is another product of the Southern Ohio Independent League. The West Union graduate is a freshman on the Mount St. Joseph football team and has appeared in one game this season.
Lauren Vice, University of Pikeville: The Mason County graduate is now a senior on the Pikeville golf team. Vice most recently finished third with a two-day 166 at the Shawnee State Fall Invite on Oct. 15-16.
Summer Wilbur, Wilmington College: Wilbur is a Manchester graduate in her sophomore season at Wilmington. The setter posted a career-high 17 assists in a 3-0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-21) loss to UC Clermont on Oct. 5.