Lexus Goff, a sophomore at Scott, scored the best score out of 295 females competing in the state championships in Lexington on Tuesday, making history as the first student-athlete from Northern Kentucky to win an individual state archery title.

With 30 attempts, Goff hit 26 10-point and four 9-point objectives for a final score of 296. With 25 10s and five 9s for a total of 295 points, eighth-grader Kimber Collins of Jenkins finished one point ahead of her.

Paige Robbins of Simon Kenton finished second in the 2017 girls’ event, which was the best finish ever by a Northern Kentucky girl or boy in the state archery championships.

Tuesday, Harrison County scored 2,004 points to win the girls’ team championship. In a field of 22 teams, Simon Kenton finished 16th with 1,899, and Scott tied for ninth place with 1,931.

Senior Alexis Smith of Conner (282), junior Cora Beth Mehltretter of Simon Kenton (281), senior Taylin Smith of Scott (281), senior Reagan McPhedran of Highlands (279), and senior Emma Vickers of Simon Kenton (279) were the other best individual scorers among area girls.

With junior Ryan Heng earning the highest individual score of 295 and his team taking first place with a 2,000-point total, Anderson County won the boys state archery titles handily.

Ryle scored 1,995 points to finish second in the team standings. Jordan Evans, a sophomore, led the Raiders with 287 points. He was followed by Jack Albertson, a seventh-grader, Ethan Pauciulo, a sophomore, junior Kennan Caudill, and senior Jacob Klette, all of whom shot 285 points.

Out of 22 boys teams, Cooper finished 17th. Kayson Stone, a sophomore, led the Jaguars in scoring with 285 points.

A Cooper football player will make their college decision public on Friday.

Austin Alexander, a football player for Cooper, will make his college decision public at a ceremony on Friday in the high school cafeteria starting at 3:30 p.m.

Several prestigious college teams, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Louisville, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue, Northwestern, Illinois, and Stanford, have extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-3, 243-pound junior.

Alexander started both ways for Cooper’s football team, which finished second in the Class 5A state competition the previous year. Together with 19 touchdowns, he caught 67 receptions for 1,138 yards as a wide receiver and tight end. In addition to 19 quarterback sacks, he had 81 tackles while playing outside linebacker and defensive end.

Alexander has an incredible family tree and a 4.46 GPA, making him an exceptional student as well.

Shaun Alexander, a Boone County alumnus who played running back for both the Seattle Seahawks and Alabama, is his uncle. Derrick Barnes, a Holy Cross alumnus and current linebacker for the Detroit Lions, is one of his relatives.

Beechwood graduate has highest batting average on college team

Logan Castleman, a Beechwood alum, leads the Morehead State University baseball team in batting average. The team won 7-2 at Marshall on Tuesday to record its 20th victory.

With a run-scoring single on Tuesday, the senior outfielder leads the 20-16 Eagles in batting average with a team-high.386 (22 of 57). In 11 of the previous 13 games, he received one or more hits, and over that stretch, he batted.446 (21 of 47).

Castleman won the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week award on Friday after going 16-5 over Western Illinois with three home runs and five RBI.

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