Thursday, July 17, 2014
The USA beat Canada 40-17 in the Gold Medal Game of the International Federation of American Football U19 World Championship in Kuwait City. Former Mason County Royal and current University of Pikeville Bear Trae Lofton was a standout linebacker for the USA. Lofton had seven solo tackles, seven assisted tackles and two interceptions during the tournament. He broke up a pass in the Gold Medal Game.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Chris Lofton was inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball of Fame in Elizabethtown Saturday night. Lofton led Mason County to the 2003 state championship and a state runner-up finish in 2004. He was the 2004 Kentucky Mr. Basketball. Lofton is Mason County's all-time leading scorer. He was a star at the University of Tennessee and has played professionally in Spain, Turkey and the NBA Development League. Lofton also was a standout football player at Mason County.