High School Sports


Nov. 27, 2006

The High Lights: November 19 - November 25

Boys’ cross country

St. Xavier senior Brian Long, the recently-crowned Class AAA champion, finished 98th in the Foot Locker South Regional’s elite seeded race in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. He ran the five kilometers in 16:19, fourth-best among Kentucky boys in the field.

Girls’ cross country

Two weeks after winning the Class AAA team title with Manual, junior Mary Grace Pellegrini finished 31st at the Foot Locker South Regional to lead the small contingent of Kentucky girls in the elite seeded race. She posted a career-best time of 18:17 over the five-kilometer course and easily beat Paul Dunbar’s Laura Steinmetz, the two-time Class AAA champion. Aurora Scott of Chesapeake, Va., broke a 20-year-old regional record by winning in 16:26.

Assumption sophomore Ellen Daly placed 16th with a time of 19:27 in the freshman/sophomore race in Charlotte, and Assumption junior Adrienne Curtis placed 18th with a time of 19:17 in the junior/senior race.


Senior Nick Petrino looked like Michael Vick in Trinity’s 56-35 win over Henry Clay in the Class 4-A semifinals on Friday, rushing for 164 yards and three touchdowns while, of course, also completing 17 of 24 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior Tim Huguley rushed for 249 yards on 22 carries and scored both of Central’s touchdowns, including an 80-yarder, in a 21-14 loss to the Bowling Green in the Class AAA semifinals on Friday.

(Editor's note: Coaches are encouraged to nominate athletes for the weekly High Lights. E-mail to nchambers@beyondthederby.com.)