Vaught's Views: Danville to honor Coulter

November 30, 2004|LARRY VAUGHT

People and things.

* Leonard Coulter.

Danville will have a long overdue night in honor of its all-time leading scorer Jan. 15 when the Admirals host Casey County in a girls-boys doubleheader.

Coulter started as a sophomore on Danville's 1968 12th Region championship team. He was a four-year starter for the Admirals and perhaps the best player ever to play in this area because of his scoring, rebounding and defense.

He was also an all-state football player.

Coulter played basketball at Morehead State University and was a four-year starter. He also played professional football one season.

Coulter has also been a high school basketball coach at several Louisville high schools and still lives in Louisville.

He will be honored between the girls and boys games.

Danville coach Craig Pippen seems intent on getting former players more involved in his basketball program and certainly deserves congratulations for having a night to honor Coulter, who was here a few weeks ago to participate in an alumni game at Danville.


* State football tickets.

Tickets for this weekend's state championship football games are on sale at Danville and Boyle County high schools. Advance tickets, good for one session only, are $7. Tickets at the game will be $9.

An all-session ticket good for all four state title games will be available at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for $25.

* Misty Hair.

The former Casey County basketball and track standout hopes to return to classes at Western Kentucky University later this week after being hospitalized for a kidney problem.

Hair was on the track team four years at Western and is scheduled to graduate in December before starting work on her master's degree.

"She got a viral infection and that turned into bronchitis in early November," her mother, Deva Hair, said. "She got some medicine and went back to school. But she got really tired and came back home. She went to the doctor and a kidney problem was discovered."

She was hospitalized in Danville for four days before she was sent to Lexington. She had a kidney biopsy Monday.

"We won't know the results for a week," Deva Hair said.

Misty Hair has been on dialysis since being transferred to Lexington Friday, but her doctors said her condition happened so rapidly that "they hope to be able to reverse the problem and get her back to normal soon."

Hair, 22, has shown several positive signs the last two days and is hoping to be back at school so she can complete her student teaching.

"We feel like prayers from a lot of people has brought about some positive things," Deva Hair said.

Here's hoping Hair is back to full speed soon and that all those prayers help lead to a full recovery so she can eventually be out their sharing her expertise with other future athletes.

* Chris Denny.

The former Danville High School soccer player was one of eight Georgetown College soccer players recently named to the Mid-South Conference all-academic team.

To qualify for the team, a player had to maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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