Lyon County freshman Cathryn Brown has persevered through a lot in the last few weeks.
Playing in the Region 1 Tournament on Monday at Paxton Park Golf Course, Brown qualified for the KHSAA State Tournament with an 82, grabbing the final individual qualifying spot on the day as she tied for eighth place.
Brown's Brother, Cullan Brown, is undergoing cancer treatments in Lexington, but she played for her brother and is headed to Bowling Green next week at the KHSAA State Tournament.
Brown clinched a state tournament berth beside Ellie Roof of Paducah St. Mary (an 11-over 82), as Brown had a solid front nine performance before a 45 on the final nine holes scaled her back.
Caldwell County had their lone girl's golfer in Claire Knoth, who carded an 88 to finish out her 2019 season with the Lady Tigers.
Margaret Butts won the individual title, shooting an even-par 71 to take medalist honors.
Jessica Stephens of McCracken County finished a stroke behind, qualifying for the state tournament as the runner-up. Both are seniors this season, and have been close friends off the links for a long time.
The Marshall County Lady Marshals (325 as a team) won their third-consecutive First Region title - 11 strokes ahead of McCracken County.
Marshall County is under first-year head coach Aaron Beth, who previously coached Graves County girl's basketball.
Marshall County sophomore Savannah Howell paced the Lady Marshals, shooting a 5-over 76.
Crittenden County's Lauren Gilchrest also qualified for next weeks state tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club with a 3-over 74 to take third place.
Other notable individual scores from Monday's regional tournament include Ellie West of Graves County (78), Megan Hertter of Marshall County (81) and Mary Browder Howell of Murray High (81).
The Region 1 Boys Tournament will be played Tuesday morning at Calvert City.
Lady Tiger Volleyball goes 1-4 at Kentucky Challenge
Caldwell County was riding high on Thursday night after sweating out a five-set win against Owensboro Apollo at the Cab, but another tough weekend slate against stifling competition left Caldwell County with a 1-4 finish after playing five games at the Kentucky Challenge in Lexington on Saturday.
Caldwell County (16-10) still owns the best record in Region 2 at an undefeated 8-0, but there was more to be desired from Lexington's tournament finish at Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Friday night began the tournament, as Caldwell County fell to No. 10 Tate's Creek (16-2) by sets of 8-25 and 18-25 playing the best of three-set matches.
Caldwell County also fell to 2A State Champion Portland, Tennessee 15-25, 20-15 to finish 0-2 on Friday night.
The Lady Tigers lost their third straight to Southwestern on Saturday morning 25-19, 25-16, but bounced back with their first win of the weekend over West Carter, coming from behind early to win (11-25, 25-19, 25-15).
Against SouthWestern, Olivia Mitchell had 13 kills, while Savanna Tays recorded 16 set assists.
Against West Carter, Abby Griggs polished off 12 kills, while Mitchell had 11 kills and Tays had 22 set assists.
Addi Sullenger and Mitchell had 12 digs apiece, while Kendall Powell finished with 11 digs in Caldwell County's lone win of the weekend.
The Lady Tigers finished out the weekend with a three-set battle against Washington County, falling by just two points in the decisive set (15-25, 25-22, 23-25).
Caldwell County got a big performance from Mitchell with a double-double of 14 kills and 13 digs versus Washington County. Griggs finished with 10 kills, Sullenger came up with 26 digs and Savanna Tays had 18 services.
Caldwell County now focuses on Hopkins County Central in a Tuesday road trip and a District 7 showdown, then faces another big showdown at the CAB this Thursday when defending Region 2 Champion Henderson County (17-7, 9-1) comes to Princeton. Henderson County was swept by Apollo back in early September.
Lady Lyons snap losing streak at Mayfield
The Lyon County Lady Lyons (7-11) played in their second to last game of the 2019 regular season and made the most of it, taking down Mayfield 7-1 to spoil the Lady Cardinals' senior night.
Lyon County ended a six-game losing streak dating back to Sept. 12 and scored the most goals they've had since Aug. 23 when they beat Mayfield 7-2 in Eddyville to advance to 4-1.
Rose Smith scored five of the seven goals for Lyon County, and senior Emily Smith scored two as Lyon County took a 4-0 command into halftime at Bill Hale Soccer Field.
Rose Smith put Lyon County up 1-0 in the 20th before two more in the 24th and 25th minutes gave Smith her hat trick.
Emily Smith scored in the 33rd off a corner kick from Rose Smith, then Rose Smith's fourth goal made it 5-0 in the 45th.
Mayfield midfielder Grace Dobrose got the Lady Cardinals on the board in the 54th, but Emily Smith came right back and helped Lyon take a much-needed 7-1 triumph.
Emily Smith, Rose Smith, Crista Cummins and MaKenzie Lewis all picked up an assist for Lyon County, while Jordyn Schofield collected 10 keeper saves in the net in her first game at goalie this season in the place of Abby Smith.
Lyon County closes out the regular season Thursday at Muhlenberg County. The District 5 Tournament begins next week.
The Lyons (2-14-2) also fell to Mayfield 9-0 in Game 1 on Monday as the Cardinals swept the season series on their Senior Night.
Mayfield led 6-0 at halftime getting goals from Antonio Perez, Alberto Arellano, Salvador Game, Adalfo Pastor Cristian Leon, Xavier Tomas and Isaias Bartolo.