Local Sports

November 10, 2013

Parker named first team all-state

South junior finished second in state with 54 goals

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — South Laurel’s Karli Parker has received another honor by being named First Team All-State in girls’ soccer.

“I am very honored and blessed to be selected, that was one of my goals this year,” Parker said. “I was excited when I heard, after being named second team last year I wanted to improve and take a step higher for myself and my teammates, and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

The South Laurel junior finished the season with 54 goals and received the most votes for the All-Region Team. Her 54 goals makes her the county leader in goals for a season, besting former North Laurel player Ashley Bradford, who held the record with 41.

Parker’s 54 goals put her second in the state this year, behind Thomas Nelson’s Ashley Ritchie, who scored 63. Parker averaged 2.5 goals per game to help lead the Lady Cards to the district and region title and a place in the state tournament, where they lost in the first round to Russell Independent, 4-0.

Parker now has 129 goals for her career as she is closing in on the school and county record. Amanda Harber holds the South Laurel record with 148 goals, while Bradford holds the county record with 150.

Text Only
Local Sports
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What summer blockbuster are you most looking forward to?

A. The Fault in Our Stars
B. Transformers 4
C. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
     View Results