Friday, December 31, 2010

Top 10 local sports stories of 2010

2010 was another busy year in local sports with many important team victories and individual achievements. Here is my ranking of the top 10 local sports stories of the year:

1. The Mason County boys' basketball team won its third straight 10th Region title and advanced to the state semifinals.

2. Mason County quarterback Neal Pawsat suffered a knee injury in the second round of the playoffs and the Royals lost the game to Belfry.

3. Centre College junior golf Chris Morris finished third in the NCAA Division III National Championship , received All-American Honors and won the Chippeways for the second straight year.

4. Mark Blakefield won two events on the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour, qualified for two Nationwide Tour events and advanced to the second stage of the PGA Q-School.

5. Berea College senior Micah Turner was the KIAC Player of the Year and was named to the NCAA Division II Third Team.

6. Chris Lofton was drafted by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.

7. Mason County senior Seth Adkins won the Class AA state championship in the 200 meters and finished in the 100 meter dash.

8. The Mason County 4x400 meter relay team of Seth Adkins, Colt Fearis, Josh Harris and Bradley Lang won the Class AA state title.

9. The Mason County girls' cross country team won its third straight regional championship and finished sixth in the state meet.

10. The Mason County girls' and boys' track and field teams won regional championships.

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