By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
Former North Laurel Lady Jaguar standout Abby Sears will be inducted into the Kentucky Coaches Softball Association Hall of Fame this weekend in Louisville along with Larry Slone (Rowan County), Kristen Allen (Ryle), Rachel Riley (Greenwood), Tony Hayden (Reidland), Cassee Layne (Reidland) and Lauren Caudill (Edmonson County).
Sears turned in a stellar career at North Laurel, guiding the Lady Jaguars to the 2008 state championship game, while winning a state record 142 games (tied with Allen) during her career. She won 33 games in 2005 and finished her career with 1,313 strikeouts, 17 no-hitters and 54 shutouts.
Sears becomes the seventh player/coach from North Laurel to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She joins Jennifer Baker (inducted in 1998), Jimmy Durham (2003), Becky Abner (2007), Sara Crook (2008), Amanda Mills (2010) and Ali Ray (2011).