Scott Brown handles most of the sports duties for Ham Broadcasting. In addition to providing daily sports news on this blog, he broadcasts high school football, basketball and baseball games on WKDZ and WHVO. He also hosts the Saturday Morning Sports Report on WKDZ - one of the few local sports programs in the area. His local sports has been the most read in Trigg County for several years.
Christian County High School will retire the jerseys of Arnika Brown, Keith Tandy, and Robert Grace. Saturday night before their basketball game with Hopkinsville at Colonel Gym.
Brown and Grace played basketball for the Colonels, while Tandy was a standout football player now playing for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brown was the 2006 Miss Basketball for the state of Kentucky after averaging 25.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a senior. Brown helped lead CCHS to three Sweet 16 state tournament appearances and was a three-time first-team all-state selection.
In addition to Miss Basketball, Brown was named the 2006 Associated Press Player of the Year in Kentucky. In the five years she started for the Lady Colonels, Christian County posted a record of 164-21.
Brown was a three-time first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection while playing at Western Kentucky University. She finished her career averaging 12.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.2-percent from the floor.
Brown finished second on WKU's career rebounding list with 1,164 boards, and 13th on the career scoring list with 1,416 points. She is one of just four players in Lady Topper history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
Tandy holds almost every school passing record at Christian County with career totals of 8,609 yards and 90 touchdowns. His school records include 32 touchdowns in a season, 528 yards and eight scores in a game.
As a senior, Tandy rushed for 1,007 yards and added four interceptions while playing defense.
Tandy was a three-year starter at West Virginia University where he earned second-team All-America honors from SI.com and third-team All-America honors from rivals.com his senior season.
He was tied for fifth nationally in passes defended (17) and tied for tenth in interceptions (6).
Tandy was drafted by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and has seen plenty of time on the football field. In his two pro seasons, Tandy has recorded 43 tackles and intercepted three passes.
ROBERT "SNAKE" GRACE
Robert Grace earned the nickname "snake" because of his slender and lanky build. He began his playing career at Lacy High School and later at Christian County when the county schools consolidated.
Grace averaged 17 points and 17 rebounds his senior year and was a starter on the Colonel squads his junior and senior seasons, which included a trip to the state tournament.
Grace was a second-team all-state selection his junior season.
He received a scholarship to play basketball at Vanderbilt and started every game for four seasons.
In Grace's first varsity season (1962-63), he started at center and led the SEC in rebounding at 14.3 per game.
Grace ranks fourth all-time at Vandy in career rebounds (837), third in rebounds per game (11.0) and eighth for most rebounds in a season (13.4).
Grace was named second-team All-SEC his sophomore season and first-team All-SEC his senior season when Vandy won the conference with a 15-1 record and finished ranked fifth nationally.