Cross Country places in KHSAA Championship; Tiger Soccer captures KHSAA crown
The Tiger Cross Country team capped off another great year with a runner-up finish on Saturday at the KHSAA State Championship held at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Grady Shiflet (pictured) led all Tigers clocking 16:41.59 to finish 16th in the field.
Other finishers include Lincoln Williams (19th), Paul Buechler (23rd), and Sergio Diaz (27th).
The Tiger Cross Country program, one of the oldest members of the KHSAA, has not only set the precedent for the sport with 23 overall team titles, but it has dominated the sport as of late. In the last ten years, the program has captured seven first-place finishes and three second-place finishes.
|2018 - 2nd||2017 - 1st||2016 - 1st||2015 - 1st||2014 - 2nd|
|2013 - 1st||2012 - 1st||2011 - 1st||2010 - 2nd||2009 - 1st|
The second state championship matchup came only a few hours later at Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington. The Tigers defeated Highlands 1-0 on Saturday night and claimed the school's 14th KHSAA state soccer title and 16th state title overall. The lone goal was scored by Conner George from an assist by Case Cox in the opening minute of the game.
Wyatt Goodin was named the tournament's MVP. Additionally, Conner George and Max Gordinier were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Tigers outscored their opponents 14-1 throughout their 4-game tournament run, shutting out their final three opponents.
The back-to-back titles mark the fifth time the Tigers have repeated as state champions, including a three peat from 2007-09. Only one other school in the state has ever won back-to-back titles.
This championship marks the tenth for Coach Andy Schulten '87 - the most of any boys soccer coach in state history, and he's 10-1 all-time in state finals.
Congratulations Coach Andy Schulten and the Tiger soccer team!
(Pictured L to R: Wyatt Goodin, Max Gordinier and Conner George)
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