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Scott County Powerhouse
by April Lancaster,posted Jun 9 2014 11:06AM
As mentioned yesterday on the show Scott County Softball won their very first KHSAA State tournament championship this past saturday.
Courtesy of The Courier Journal-"After a poor defensive performance in her team's first chance to win a state championship on Saturday, Taylor Ricketts didn't miss on her second try.
The sophomore second baseman crushed a grand slam for a 6-2 lead and Scott County High School went on to beat McCracken County 7-6 in the championship game of the Worth/KHSAA State Tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park.
Ricketts committed three errors in Scott County's 11-1 loss to McCracken County in the first game of the championship round. That forced a second title game because it was the Cardinals' first loss in the double-elimination tournament."
My focus here isn’t only the success of the softball program but rather the success of Scott county as a high school.
It’s been a banner year at the school that also includes a Class 6-A football title(the team went 15 -0), a boys' bowling championship, and a runner-up finish in the boys' basketball state tournament.
But besides the athletic talent of the programs doesn’t there have to an underlying reason the success of Scott county H.S has grown exponentially the past few years? I think there is a very reasonable and rather obvious explanation!
Scott County H.S has the largest enrollment of any high school in the state, with 2,403 students as of the 2013–14 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the KY average of 16:1.
The district's student population of 8,544 students has grown by 6% over five years.
So with these large numbers shouldn’t they be the best or at least close to the best in most things? I think so.
Having to pick from that many students to fill a roster should be simple.
The rolling debate in my hometown of Frankfort has always been what if they combined the 2 public high schools; Western Hills and Franklin County.
I'm definitely in favor of this, but with the student:teacher ratio being most important and not to mention jobs, budget, and systems overlapping...I don't know if this will ever happen? But if so, I think a competitor "powerhouse" school would certainly be in the making.
I can at least dream. Have a great week!
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