The Allen County-Scottsville athletics department has announced the student-athletes of the month. Cheerleader Sydney Ausbrooks, boys basketball’s Sam Clarke, swimmer Tad Koltin Taylor, and girls basketball player Mason Towery were recently chosen for the honor.
Ausbrooks is a junior
cheerleader that has been a part of the high school squad since her eighth-grade
year. This year, Ausbrooks has helped the cheer squad to a second-place finish
in the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Region 4 small
division cheer competition and a sixth-place finish at the Universal Cheer
Association Nationals in Florida.
Away from cheering,
Ausbrooks is active in DECA, Beta, Pep Club, and the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes (FCA). She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and watching
NetFlix. Ausbrooks’ future plans are to attend Western Kentucky University and
pursue a career in the dental field. Ausbrooks is the daughter of Eddie and
Clarke is a four-year member of the Patriot
basketball team. As a senior, Clarke averaged 7.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per
game. In January, Clarke scored 17 points against Edmonson County. Earlier this
month, Clarke sank six three-pointers and finished with a career-high 20-points
against Metcalfe County. The senior also grabbed a career-best eight rebounds
against Caverna. Clarke recently completed his basketball career having scored
337 points, started 23 times, and appeared in 61 games.
At AC-SH, Clarke
participates in DECA, Pep Club, and FCA. Following graduation in May, Clarke
plans to attend the University of Kentucky and work toward a business degree.
He is the son of Jordan and Michele Clarke.
Taylor is a freshman member of the swim
team. The three-year swimmer anchored the boys squad this year posting several
personal best times. Taylor capped the season with a sixth
place in the 200y freestyle at the KHSAA Region 2 meet with a time of 2:02.50.
Taylor also placed 14th in the 100y backstroke with a time of 1:13.44. The
freshman also helped the Patriot 200y freestyle relay team qualify for second day
action at the region swim meet. Previous honors have included the 2017 Most
Dedicated Swimmer and MVP of the CORE’s Sea Dragons swim team.
When not swimming, Taylor enjoys running and
spending time with family. Taylor is also a member of the cross country squad---a
state meet qualifier last fall---and track teams. He is active in Beta and
DECA. His future plans are to attend Vanderbilt University and major in
engineering. Taylor is the son of Tad Taylor.
Towery has just completed her third year as
a member of the Lady Patriot basketball team. In January, Towery scored 67
points in a three-game stretch against Glasgow, Greenwood, and
Caverna---including a career-high 29 points against Caverna on January 27.
Recently, Towery became the 14th player in the 44-year history of the girls
program to reach 1,000 points in a career. Towery finished her junior season averaging
13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. She has started 63 times in her high
school career. Previous honors include selection to the 2016 District
Tournament Team, the 2016 All-Region Tournament Team, the 2017 All-District
Seasonal Team, and the 2017 All-Region Third Team. Most recently, Towery was
selected to the 2018 All-Region Second Team.
Away from the court, Towery is a stellar
student-athlete. She is currently a District Governor Scholar Program candidate
for this summer’s prestigious program. Towery is active in DECA, Beta, Pep
Club, and FCA. She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, watching movies,
and going to the gym. Towery’s future plans are either to play college ball or
attend the University of Kentucky and major in elementary education or biology.
Towery is also considering a career as a pediatrician. She is the daughter of
Clark and Melissa Towery.