Lady Stangs felled 4-2 by Bethlehem in “A” State Quarterfinals . Boys knock off Prestonsburg 2-1 on goals from Tyler Smith and Landon Guidugli in quarterfinals. Eliminated 3-0 in Semis by Frankfort. Congratulations to both teams for representing the 9th/10th Region well.
Two weekends ago our Boys and Girls Golf teams competed in the All “A” State Golf tournament in Richmond. Last weekend our Volleyball Team played into the championship bracket of the Volleyball “A” State Tournament at EKU, and this weekend both of our Soccer Teams will do battle in the All “A” State Tournament at Capital View Park in Frankfort.
We probably don’t appreciate enough the foresight that Stan Steidel and his group had in putting together the initial All “A” State Basketball Tournament back in 1980 which has since blossomed into the multi-sport statewide competitions that we enjoy today. Brossart High School has certainly been beneficiaries of his vision, although it was actually the smallest Class A schools for which the All A tournaments were conceived.
This weekend our soccer teams will compete in the All “A” State Soccer Tournament where our boys have been victorious back in the inaugural All “A” State Soccer Tournament in 2013, defeating Kentucky Country Day 3-0 in the championship game. Both of our teams played in the 2014 “A” State Tournament, with our boys falling to Louisville Collegiate 1-0 in the finals. Our boys returned the following year but were eliminated in an early round. Our girls haven’t been back since 2014 and our boys, 2015. We had previously won a predecessor to the All “A” State called the All “A” Cup, which was conducted at Capital View Park back around 2005 or 2006. I remember Kyle Lubbers and Troy Cooper splitting goal-tending duties. That tournament was called the All “A” Soccer Cup, and we have that trophy somewhere in our trophy cases.
Capital View Park lives up to its name, as it is situated on a hill just above the Kentucky State Capital Building. It has two fields – Number One up top with the better spectator facilities, and Number Two behind a press box which serves both fields. I’ve always been amazed at dusk, when dozens of deer appear to graze at adjoining unused open space fields.
Our girls have Bethlehem, a formidable foe in their opening round game at 11am on Field One. The Lady Eagles come into the “A” State Tournament sporting a 14-1 record against quality competition, with their lone loss coming at the hands of Lexington Catholic by a 3-0 score. Sharing their bracket are Owensboro Catholic and Murray, two other teams who know their way to Frankfort.
On the boys side at 1pm on Field Two we will take on Prestonsburg, whose program is on the up-tick. They come to Frankfort with a 15-1 record. Their one loss is to George Rogers Clark by a 4-1 margin. Our Mustangs also lost to GRC back on August 14th by the identical 4-1 score. Frankfort and Owensboro Catholic share our bracket with Louisville Country Day expected to emerge from the bottom bracket.
Both our Boys and Girls teams are on long win streaks – our girls have succeeded in their last 7 contests and have won 10 of their last 11. Our guys are on an 8-0 run.
Best of luck to both of our teams this weekend in Frankfort.