Tuesday, March 09, 1999

Highlands' Smith 1st-team all-state

        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Highlands senior Derek Smith is now a first-team all-state pick in two sports.

        Smith, who has led the Bluebirds (25-6) to the “Sweet 16” state basketball tournament for the third consecutive year, heads the list of Kentucky prep basketball players named to the 1999 Associated Press all-state boys basketball teams. Smith also earned AP first team all-state honors as a football tight end.

        Rick Jones, the point guard for defending state champion Scott County, and Marquis Estill, Madison Central's 6-foot-9 Kentucky signee, are the other big-name first-teamers. They're joined by George Baker of Lexington Paul Dunbar and Lemar Northington of Trigg County. Highlands senior Jared Lorenzen was a third-team selection.

        Smith and Lorenzen are an inseparable duo on all-state teams. Both made first-team all-state in football and Smith was runner-up to Lorenzen in Mr. Football balloting.

        In basketball, it was Lorenzen taking a back seat to Smith, who averaged 20.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Smith was a second team all-state pick last year. Lorenzen averaged 14.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals this winter.


        The 1999 Kentucky Associated Press all-state teams, as selected by sports writers and sportscasters:

        First Team: Rick Jones, Scott County. Marquis Estill, Madison Central. Derek Smith, Highlands. George Baker, Paul Dunbar. Lemar Northington, Trigg County.

        Coach of the Year: Ernie Simpson, Bowling Green.

        Second Team: Rashidian Allen, Providence. Kenneal Jenkins, Madison Central. Chez Marks, Paris. Jason Owen, Christian County. Petie Spaulding, Campbellsville.

        Third Team: Jon Bentley, Hazard. Josh Graham, Fleming County. Michael Griffith, Pleasure Ridge Park. Tony Johnson, Union County. Jared Lorenzen, Highlands. Chris Shumate, Male.

        Honorable Mention: Tim Barnes, Henderson Co.; Josh Brock, Corbin; Justin Cornell, Fern Creek; Alonzo Evans, Western; William Fields, Harlan; Antwan Henson, Clay Co.; Scott Hundley, Scott Co.; Nathan Popp, Lexington Catholic; Patrick Sparks, Muhlenberg North; J.P. Storm, South Laurel; Tanner Turley, Shelby Co.; Tyler Zornes, Boyd Co.; Bobby Zuerner, Owensboro Apollo. Darrell Arbaugh, Ashland; Travis Atwell, Hancock Co.; Ben Bowling, Perry Central; Josh Carrier, Bowling Green; Kyle Copeland, Graves Co.; Brent Gibson, Henderson Co.; Rick Green, Valley; Pete Greene, Newport; Michael Haney, Madisonville-Noth Hopkins; Brett Jones, Paducah Tilghman; Gerad Parker, Lawrence Co.; Kevin Paschel, Pleasure Ridge Park; Cory Sears, Corbin; Derek Springate, Boyle Co.; Brendan Stowers, Simon Kenton; Michael Wells, Todd Co. Central.

        Stephen Asher, Clay Co.; Curtis Bezold, Bishop Brossart; Kyle Booth, Gallatin Co.; Bert Capel, Heritage; Travis Centers, Knott Central; Ryan Cochran, Paducah St. Mary; David Cooper, Southwestern Pulaski; Corey Faith, Reidland; Brandon Fisher, Henderson Co.; Nathan Fortener, Ohio Co.; Markise Foster, Murray; Duke Gayheart, Knott Central; Matt Hagan, Owensboro Catholic; A.W. Hamilton, Scott Co.; Russell Hankins, Butler Co.; Charles Hosea, Paducah St. Mary; Billy Howell, Lewis Co..

        James Huff, Cawood; Duane King, Pleasure Ridge Park; Ronnie Miller, Graves Co.; John Mims, Pikeville; Andrew Moore, Franklin Co.; Brent Moore, Mayfield; Tim Neace, Perry Central; Jason Noll, Holmes; Jordan Owens, Maysville St. Patrick; Cary Page, Conner; Steve Purdon, Covington Catholic; K.P. Raymond, Ohio Co.; J.R. Reynolds, Muhlenberg North; Marlis Scott, Marion Co.; Jon Shelby, Lone Oak; Chris Shutt, Muhlenberg North; Kyle Skinner, Lyon Co.; Justin Slone, Knott Central; Adam Tackett, Greenup Co.; Ben Warren, Paducah St. Mary; Hagen Willians, Lincoln Co.. Schedule


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