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  1. Blair Green was second on the Herald all-state team. I'd imagine she was second in this also.
  2. That would still eliminate one district that isn't really needed if it's that easy to get to the other side of town.
  3. I don't see how this would work. The All A began when there were only four football classes and the same enrollment numbers as football at the time were used. Since football has gone to six classes, almost all of the 2A football schools qualify for the All A Classic.
  4. I'm more curious about the long-term implications. Knott has lost hundreds of students over the last 30 years. Cordia probably only has 70-80 in high school, so there has to be plenty of room at Knott.
  5. Harlan County's Blair Green with 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the junior squad.
  6. The rankings are done in the summer. The two kids were playing with Perry then. The rankings are based on performance, not because some college likes you because you're 6-10. He averaged around 6 points a game last year. That won't do it.
  7. I don't know how many shots she took per game, but I do know from watching them play a few times that she was the only chance they had to beat average eastern Kentucky teams. I saw her as a junior and thought she was a good player on a bad team. I was amazed when I saw what she did this season against the eventual regional champion.
  8. This is an example of a very bad trend in high school basketball due to the AAU influence on the game. If you don't measure up to a certain standard based on your college potential, you somehow are less of a player. High school awards should be based on high school accomplishments, not what your college pedigree is. Creech carrying Jenkins to the regional finals is an amazing accomplishment that very players in the history of girls high school basketball can match. The fact that a school with a tradition like Western wants her seems to make the AAU snobs even angrier and more determined to put Creech in her place.
  9. I'm guessing Fulton would still have an elementary school in the town. What is the difference though? Schools, or the lack of them, do little or nothing to change the identity of a city. We've had that discussion in Harlan County. Evarts is still Evarts and Cumberland is still Cumberland eight years after the high schools closed. It's kind of a chicken and egg debate, I guess, but if you're town is so small that it only has 90 kids in high school then there isn't much left to save, and keeping a school open that has only a handful of teachers and classes probably isn't helping.
  10. I've heard that one before. Keeping a school open doesn't make a city any more relevant if all the people/businesses are gone. Fulton will be Fulton with or without a school, just like dozens of other cities across the state. Monticello didn't disappear because the school closed a couple of years ago.
  11. How many jobs are you protecting with 90 students? Any merger I've seen, the teachers for both districts continue to be employed.
  12. What are the enrollments now - about 100 and 150? How much could there be to control? It seems like a huge waste to have two schools in such a small county, and it's not like there is a record of great academic or athletic success of late.
  13. Why are there still two schools in Fulton County?
  14. Is this list supposed to be about who has the best BCS potential? I thought it was for what was accomplished in the 2015-2016 season. If so, Creech is no lower than second. Perhaps the other 10 will be better college players. That remains to be seen. They weren't better high school players in 2016.
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