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Top individual performances from 2018

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Waldron's Jacob James competes during cross country season. James, who will be a senior next year, made the IHSAA State Finals for the first time in his career as a junior.
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Former Southwestern multisport athlete Zachary Swanson, middle in red, won four blue ribbons during the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet in 2018.

By KRIS MILLS - kmills@shelbynews.com

In no particular order, here are some of the top individual performances from Shelby County in 2018. 

Jacob James

James, a junior at Waldron, qualified for the IHSAA Cross Country State Finals for the first time in his career during the fall.

The Waldron sophomore raced his way to a sectional title in the 3,200-meter run during track season as a sophomore, setting a personal record in 9:43.

Kaleb Hodson

Hodson, a senior guard, broke the Southwestern school record for made threes with 10 in December against Trinity Lutheran. He finished the game 10 of 17 from deep. The old record was eight made threes. 

Josh Williams

Williams hit the game-winning shot against Connersville in December for the Shelbyville boys' basketball team. The senior finished the game with 21 points. His final basket was a runner on the right side of the basket to seal a 60-59 win in overtime. 

Morgan Wood

Wood, a Waldron senior, reached the 1,000-point mark for her career in December. She scored 31 points against Knightstown to reach the milestone. Wood is currently chasing Waldron's all-time scoring record (1,080 points).  

Grace Crist

Crist, a Triton Central junior guard, broke the school record for made threes in a game in November. She finished the game 8 of 11 from 3-point land in a win over Lutheran. 

Christian DeArmitt

DeArmitt finished with 42 points and eight rebounds against Waldron on 18 of 22 shooting in December. The point total is the most by a sophomore in school history. 

Parker Huffman

Huffman, a Waldron junior, totaled a career-high 38 points in a win over Christel House in November. He finished the game 16 of 19 from the field and also had six assists and six steals. 

Grace Lux

Lux, a freshman at Shelbyville, broke a school record in her first varsity swimming meet. Lux took first in four events and set a new program mark in the 100-yard breakstroke in November. The freshman has set multiple school records since. 

Aaron Steele

Steele made several plays on both sides of the ball for the Triton Central football team in a win over Ritter in September. He finished the game 8 of 12 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns and added one rushing score and two interceptions in a 49-22 win for the Tigers, who finished the season 10-2. 

Keaton Kermode

Kermode, a junior running back at Triton Central, finished with 207 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries in a 49-9 win over Speedway in October. 

Hayden Langkabel

Langkabel, now playing at Marian University, scored 46 points on 18 of 24 shooting for the Morristown basketball team in an 82-64 win over Tindley in regional play in March. 

Ella Blair

Blair, a Triton Central senior, finished with 22 kills in a 3-2 sectional win over Shenandoah in October, which later helped the Tigers win a sectional title. Blair, who broke the school record for kills in a season, finished the year with 314 kills. 

Elizabeth Kemper

Kemper, a Triton Central junior, set a new school record for nine holes after carding a 35 in the fall. Kemper qualified for regional action for the first time in her career later in the season. 

Logan Laster

Laster, a Morristown senior guard, reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in November against Triton Central. 

Zachary Swanson

The 2018 Southwestern senior won four blue ribbons, including the 100- and 200-meter dashes, at the Mid-Hoosier Conference meet to help the Spartans take the team title. The other two wins came with relay teams (400 and 1,600).

Z. Swanson and his brother, Jacob, won the TSN Sportsmanship Award at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Katie Cook

The then junior for Triton Central was 4 of 4 at the plate against Shelbyville with two RBIs and a double last spring. She was one of the areas top hitters, finishing with a .500 batting average, eight home runs and 40 RBIs.

Cook had five RBIs and a home run in a win over Eastern Hancock.

Nick Brokering

What weighs approximately 605 pounds? A crotch rocket motorcycle. Well, Nick Brokering can squat it.

The 2018 Shelbyville senior worked his way to the squat record at the school, passing David Brown’s old mark set in 2009. 

Brokering, who played football and basketball as a senior, is now playing football at Mount St. Joseph.

Katie Lux

It was not just one game for Shelbyville senior Katie Lux. Lux, a 2018 Shelbyville graduate, started her final season on fire, going 20 of 29 (.689) at the plate in the team’s first eight contests for the Golden Bears' softball team. Lux finished the year hitting .485 in the No. 2 hole after having surgery in the offseason.

Megan Eads

Shelbyville’s Eads, who is now a sophomore, broke the school record in the long jump with a leap of 16-10.5 during regional action last track season as a freshman.

Wyatt Felling

Last season as a junior, Felling scored 47 points to break the school record against North Decatur in January. He was 15 of 23 from the field and 14 of 18 from the foul line.

This season in December, he tied the TC school record for free throws made in a game (16). 

Hannah Sullivan

At the Shelby County meet in the spring, Sullivan helped the Mohawks take the team title with four wins. She won the high and long jumps, the 100-meter dash and helped the 400-meter relay take first, as well.

With one year left to compete, Sullivan is determined to break the school record (5-03) in the high jump.

Tyler Bowlby

The Waldron freshman finished with 20 points on 8 of 8 shooting from the field in a three-point win over Eminence in February. Averaging 4.5 ppg in first year playing varsity, Bowlby used the contest as a confidence builder for this season. Now a sophomore, Bowlby is scoring over 10 points per game. 

Jackson Seagrave

Triton Central's Jackson Seagrave capped off an impressive sophomore season with a state appearance.

At the Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel before summer break, Seagrave started the 36-hole adventure up and down. The course, being around 7,000 yards long, can be difficult. Seagrave finished the first day of competition with a 42 on the first nine holes and a 41 on the back to tally an 83 (62nd overall).

Kris Mills is the Sports editor of The Shelbyville News. Follow Kris on Twitter @KrisMills37.