- Mostly clear
By John Lachmann
Newport Central Catholic netted a goal in each half en route to topping Owensboro Catholic, 2-0 in the All ‘A’ state championship match on Sunday.
The Thoroughbreds claimed their first ‘A’ title since 2007.
Junior striker Loren Zimmerman gave NewCath the lead three minutes into the match when she intercepted a clearing pass, beat two defenders and buried a shot.
Zimmerman set up the Thoroughbreds’ other goal, feeding a through ball to freshman forward Taylor Tolle four for a score four minutes after halftime.
Tolle was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Senior midfielder Sam Bunzel, sophomore defender Andrea Davenport and freshman goalkeeper Meg Martin were also named to the all-tournament team.
HALFTIME: 1-0. GOALS: NCC—Zimmerman, Tolle. SHUTOUT: Martin (1 save). RECORDS: NewCath 11-1-2, Owensboro Catholic 13-2-2.
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Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.