Yesterday in Sports: AHS football, Apollo Summer Slam

August 18, 2018 | 3:58 am

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:50 pm

Illustration by The Owensboro Times

“Yesterday in Sports” brings you the highlights from sports in Owensboro and Daviess County.

Apollo football opened the season with a victory on the road. Apollo, Daviess County, Owensboro and Whitesville Trinity volleyball teams all competed in the Apollo Summer Slam Down Tournament.


Under first-year head coach Phillip Hawkins, Apollo (1-0) rolled its way to a 47-12 victory at Muhlenberg County to open the season with a win.

Senior running back Mariano McKenzie led the way for the Eagles, rushing for four touchdowns and 177 yards. Senior quarterback Colby Clark (9-12, 144 yards) added a pair of touchdowns through the air, with one score each going to senior receiver Gage Hayden and senior back Sam Parm.

Junior linebacker Nate Stewart also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a defensive touchdown.

Apollo will now play at Mater Dei at 7 p.m. Friday at Evansville.


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Apollo won both matches in pool play to advance to the Gold Division Playoffs. The E-Gals beat McLean County 2-0 (25-4, 25-13) and Whitesville Trinity (25-12, 25-15). They face Graves County at 9 a.m. today. Three wins would earn them the tournament title.

Daviess County split their matches in pool play. The Lady Panthers beat Franklin-Simpson 2-0 (25-18, 25-8) before falling 0-2 (25-13, 25-15) against Taylor County. They will play in the SIlver Division Playoffs, starting with Edmonson at 9 a.m.

Whitesville Trinity also split their matches on the first day. They beat McLean County 2-0 (25-22, 25-11) before losing to Apollo. The Lady Raiders are also in the Silver Division Playoffs and start the day at 9 a.m. against Meade County.

Owensboro lost both matches of the first day. The Lady Devils fell to Henderson County 0-2 (25-17, 25-15) and Allen County-Scottsville 0-2 (25-14, 25-18). Owensboro will play in the Bronze Division Playoffs, starting with a 10 a.m. matchup with Marshall County.

August 18, 2018 | 3:58 am

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