TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

January 8, 2013

Hensley helps lead Lindsey Wilson to title

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

Every young athlete dreams of becoming a champion at some level of their athletic life, but few get a chance to make that dream a reality.

As of Dec. 1, 2012, Gloria Hensley is in the category of the few.

As a college freshman, Hensley played on the 2012 NAIA Women’s National Championship team as the Lindsey Wilson Lady Blue Raiders knocked off Olivet Nazarene to bring home the school’s third national title.

Wilson said the experience was one she would never forget.

“You always dream of being a part of something like this, but you never really know if it will happen,” Hensley said. “I was fortunate enough to be a member of a great team and I’ll always remember that.

“I’m lucky because as a freshman, I got to play in almost every game this season,” she added. “I played in the two semifinals at nationals as well, so it’s pretty special.”

Hensley gained a lot of her soccer experience on club teams. As a member of the Paris Springboks, she said the key to getting better was a matter of repetition.

She said any young soccer players aspiring to play at the next level should be ready to put in the work it takes to get better.

“You really have to want to put the time in,” Hensley said. “The level of competition is so much different when you play on a travel team or a select team.

“It really comes down to doing things over and over until it comes naturally,” she added.

Hensley said she expects the Lady Blue Raiders to be near the top of the heap nationally next season, but said it all comes down to recruiting when it comes to replacing what the team lost this season.

“We had three seniors this season, so we have to replace them,” Hensley said. “They recruit a lot of international players and I’m actually one of a few Americans on the squad.

“Hopefully I’ll see more playing time next season as we try to repeat,” she added. “We just have to wait and see.”

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0423 chs Peyton Buford.jpg Two-for-Two

    After losing four straight games just two weeks ago, the Corbin Redhounds have bounced back to win seven of their last eight, including back-to-back district wins over the South Laurel Cardinals.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roberts steps down as Corbin volleyball coach

    Her time at the helm of the Corbin Lady Redhounds volleyball program may not have been a very long one, but the past three years have been successful for Liberty Roberts.

    April 23, 2014

  • Williamsburg, Corbin bring home SEKC track titles

    The Corbin High School boys track team brought home a first place finish at the Southeast Kentucky Conference (SEKC) meet at Knox Central, finishing with a team score of 152.

    April 23, 2014

  • Lady Cards cruise past Southwestern, 11-1

    The red-hot South Laurel Lady Cardinals keep rolling along, winning their ninth game in a row by upending visiting Southwestern Tuesday, 11-1, in six innings.

    April 23, 2014

  • 0422 nlhs Olivia Miller.jpg North No-No

    Mikayla Vires continues to mow down opponents as she recorded a no-hitter during North Laurel’s 10-0 rout of Somerset Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colonels pick up first district win of season

    The Whitley County Colonels picked up their first district win of the season with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Monday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Winning Streak

    North Laurel senior Austin Thompson clubbed a home run while driving in two runs during a 2-for-4 effort to lead his Jaguars to their fourth straight win on Monday, defeating McCreary Central, 12-0.

    April 22, 2014

  • Corbin rolls past B'ville

    Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds didn’t waste any time taking control of their game against Barbourville.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Facebook
SEC Times-Tribune