May 8th, 2021

Catholic Sports Wrap Around; Basketball, Football, and Baseball

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Ed Peak

Staff Writer


Catholic Sports Wrap Around; Basketball, Football, and Baseball
photo by Ed Peak

 It is an honor for a school to have one player named to the annual Kentucky versus Indiana High School All-Star team, but two in the same season is almost impossible. DeSales placed two on the Kentucky Stars, Sekou Kalle and Devin Perry while St. Xavier is represented by Ayden Mudd.

 

Kalle a 6-foot-10 center helped to DeSales (19-7) to a district title and the semifinals of the Sixth Region Tournament. The Colts won their first Louisville Invitational Tournament title as Kalle was named the Most Valuable Player. The Akron commit averaged 19 points, shot 74.3 percent from the field and 12.5 rebounds. 

 

“He improved so much between his junior and senior year,” said DeSales coach Damien Anderson. “He got stronger and got more aggressive.”

 

Perry, who played at Central as a sophomore, moved to Florida and then returned to Louisville. The Colts point guard averaged 19.7 points and shot 46.3 percent from the floor and 79.3 from the free throw line. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds. 

 

The 5-foot-10 Perry has committed to West Virginia State had a high of 40 points in his teams win over St. X on January 26.

 

“He used his quickness,” said Anderson. “He was so quick. He can drive, score and pass the ball. He didn’t want to come out of the games when we wanted to give him a break.”

 

Previously Bob Mattingly was the only Colts player ever selected to the All-Stars in 1963.

Mudd has committed to Bellarmine averaged 15 points, shot 55.3 percent from the floor and 7.3 rebounds. As a junior in a victory over rival Trinity, Mudd had 20 rebounds. He had an injury early in the season but came on to help the Tigers (19-7) to the Seventh Region Tournament.

 

“He has a hard work ethic,” said St. X coach Kevin Klein. “He did all we asked of him. Score, rebound pass the ball.”

 

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Several teams have announced their football schedules for next season. Defending 6-A  champion Trinity will open August 20th at 7:30 p.m. against Indiana power Carmel. 

The Rocks will play at Cincinnati Moeller, Saturday August 28 at 1 p.m.

 

Trinity will host St. Rita of Casci, Illinois, September 3 at 7 p.m. Cincinnati LaSalle visits on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Male will host the Rocks on Sept. 17 at 7:30 before Trinity will play rival St. X on Sept. 24. A site and time are yet to be determined.

 

Trinity will travel to Cincinnati St. X on October 1 at 7 p.m. Trinity will play at Ballard on Oct. 8 at 7.  St. Mary’s of Missouri plays at Father Harry Jansing Field, Oct. 15 before completing the regular season Oct. 22 hosting Eastern at 7:30. 

 

DeSales......August 20 vs. Central Hardin, 7:30 p.m.; 27 @ North Hardin, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 3 Meade County, 7:30 p.m. 10 @ Ryle, 7 p.m.; 17 Pleasure Ridge Park, 7:30 p.m.; 24 Henry County, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 1 @ Fern Creek, 7:30 p.m.; 8 Christian Academy, 7:30 p.m.; 15 Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.; 22 @ Mercer County, 7:30 p.m.

 

Coach Harold Davis will be in his 10th season as head coach needing six wins for 100. It won’t be easy as the Colts play six class 6-A teams which includes its first five opponents.

 

HOLY CROSS....August 27 Campbellsville Bowl, vs. Casey County, 6 p.m.; Sept. 3 @ North Oldham, 7:30 p.m.; 10 vs. Western, 7:30 p.m.; 17 vs. Doss; 24 @ Clarksville Providence; Oct. 8 @ Bethlehem; 15 @ Fort Knox; 22 Campbellsville; 29 Hancock County.

 

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Trinity continues its assault on Kentucky opponents. The Rocks (19-1) had its 16 game win streak stopped by Floyd Central, 5-4, April 28. Trinity host Shelby County, Thursday at 6.

 

DeSales (15-4) lost back to back games last week bounced back with wins over Atherton and Butler in a district affair. After hosting Spencer County, Wednesday the Colts play at Breckinridge County, Saturday at 10 a.m.

 

The Colts still have Trinity a rematch with rival Christian Academy, and a doubleheader with Ballard.

 

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