Congratulations to the 8th Grade Lady Engineers on an outstanding year!
This group of young ladies is likely the winningest group of players (girls or boys) in Estill County Middle School history with a 3-year record of 71-14, including the loss on Saturday. They ended the regular season with a 22-5 record and were 12-4 in the conference and were seeded #3 behind Farristown and Rockcastle.
They won the CMSAC tournament and regular season as 6th graders and were runners-up in the tournament and regular season as 7th graders. This year they finished 3rd in regular season and were runners-up in the championship game on Saturday to Farristown. Estill was the only team to beat the champion, Farristown during regular season.
Estill’s top player, Mia Hale, scored 26 points on Saturday, which unofficially gives her 1,586 points for her middle school career.
This squad was coached under Mike Long in the 6th grade, Cassidy Flynn in the 7th grade and Ruth Hughes in the 8th grade. Hughes has been head coach of the middle school program all three years.
Please take a moment to recognize them for their accomplishment. They all certainly deserve high recognition.
Pictured left to right, front: Haley Neal, Sarah Baker, Emma Winkle, Kaley McIntosh, Skyler Riley. Back: Coach Cassidy Flynn, Macy Reed, Kenzie Miller, Hayley Angel, Mia Hale, Hannah Baker, Mariah Riddell and Head Coach Ruth Hughes.