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Four MCHS student-athletes earn KHSAA Triple Threat Award

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LEXINGTON - Four student-athletes from Magoffin County High School have earned the KHSAA Triple Threat Award.

The KHSAA Triple Threat Award winners from Magoffin County are Alyssa Brown (Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Softball), Destiny Conley (Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field), Stephanie Helton (Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field) and Mason Lovely (Football, Basketball, Baseball).  

Created by the Commissioner’s office in May of 2018 as a way to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Triple Threat Award recognizes those students who participate in high school athletics (sport or sport-activity) at the varsity level year round (fall/winter/spring).

“In these days where some people erroneously believe that a student needs to participate in only one activity year round to succeed, the Triple Threat Award allows us to counter that myth with nearly 1,900 great examples of kids that represent their school all year long as multi-sport student-athletes,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett.

“Every study published continues to prove that much more damage is done by sport specialization than benefit is gained, and we will continue to emphasize that point.”

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