Obviously, though, Peek has made an even bigger impression with her attitude and character than she has with her play, and winning this award should one day be an even more meaningful memory than playing in the NCAA Tournament.
* Michael Lauer.
After leading Danville's girls to a 16-4-1 record that included regional and sectional championships and a berth in the final eight in the state playoffs, Lauer has been named coach of the year for small schools (under 800 students) by the Kentucky High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association. It's a well-deserved honor.
* Jeremy Curtis.
Jeremy Curtis, a 1996 Boyle County High School graduate, is featured in the newest issue of Stock Car Racing, a monthly magazine devoted to auto racing.
Curtis works with G-Force Racing Gear and the question-and-answer with him in the December issue asks him about a variety of the race apparel products his company provides for race drivers.
My favorite question in the article: Is racing underwear a necessity? Can I wear my lucky T-shirt or necklace underneath my driver's suit?
"I always recommend the Normex long underwear - always the long-sleeved, long-legged type. I wouldn't have it any other way, even with the fire suit. It's just another level of protection," Curtis said in the article. "As far as lucky T-shirts are concerned, I don't have any problem with that. The only concern I have is with an item such as a necklace with which heat conductivity might become a problem."
* Roscoe Denney.
The South Laurel assistant boys basketball coach, who took Danville to the 1990 state tournament when he was head coach of the Admirals, is seeking a grant from "Sports Illustrated for Kids" to enhance reading programs already used in the Laurel school system.
Denney is in his 33rd year of teaching and has taught every grade level. He's also used "Sports Illustrated for Kids" in other school systems to help vocabulary and other literacy skills.
Denney also recently had a group of young, aspiring basketball players at Rupp Arena to show off their dribbling skills during a Kentucky basketball game.