As the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, we are highlighting some of the top moments of the year. We have five male and five female moments, plus one with both! These are in no particular order, but we will ensure that the articles will alternate between the male and female moments. We have also included a poll in each of the articles for you to vote for your favorite moment from 2022! Voting will close on January 3 at 5:00 PM.
The Webster County Trojans have been on the doorstep over the past three seasons and finally knocked in the door in 2022 at the KHSAA State Championship. The boy's team have been third place finishers in 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2022, with the help of three seniors and two juniors, they made the jump to runner-up. For a county in western Kentucky that is smack in the middle of the Paducah-Hopkinsville-Owensboro triangle, it is encouraging to see their growth and achievement.
Webster County High School is has just under 600 students in their school and teeters on the border of Class 1A and 2A, but landed in 2A at the last realignment. On the other hand, the back-to-back-to-back Class 2A state champions, North Oldham, are sitting right on the border of 2A to 3A with an enrollment around 1050. With those types of figures in mind, it is impressive to see the accomplishment that these boys were able to achieve.
Led by seniors Layden Wagoner and Garrett West, the Trojans have a strong upperclass with some youth in the wings. Aside from Wagoner and West, the scoring runners were Preston Glassco (junior), Aidan Whitsell (senior), and Brice Nelson (junior). However, the sixth and seventh runners, Liam Farris and Landon Higdon, are a freshman and eighth grader respectively.