Jared Jefferson, Bracken County track and field
The Polar Bears distance runner continues to put together a solid junior year. Jefferson finished first in the 3,200 at the GRC Heavy Metal Throwdown Invitational at Transylvania University with a time of 10:04. The event featured 49 runners in the race as Jefferson topped the field by over six seconds, beating St. Xavier’s Lincoln Williams, who came in a time of 10:10. Jefferson’s time was a personal record in the 3,200 as well as a school record. The Polar Bears host the Bracken County Invitational on Saturday their next time on the track.
Lexy Cooper, Mason County softball
Cooper was dominant in the Lady Royals lone game last week due to the weather. The junior hurler put together a no-hitter in a 21-0 win over St. Patrick. Cooper needed just 73 pitches to make light work of the Lady Saints, pitching five innings, striking out 10 and allowing just two base runners with a walk and an error committed in the field. Cooper also helped her own cause at the plate as she reached base four times with a single and three walks drawn. The win gave the Lady Royals their first of the season as they return to action on April 9, when they host Bourbon County.