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Posted: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:30AM

Local Student-Athletes Win Rotary Claiborne Award

At Hopkinsville's Rotary Auction lunch, Rotarian John Shrecker introduced high school football coaches Steve Lovelace of Christian County and Mark Clark of Hopkinsville to present the Jerry Claiborne Award to an outstanding football player from each school. Shrecker, who played for Coach Claiborne at Virginia Tech, says the award is presented annually to players who exemplify the community spirit of Claiborne.

Colonel Coach Steve Lovelace says Niles Shemwell exemplifies the true student athlete.

Tiger Head Coach Mark Clark said his nominee Dee Killibrew has all the atributes he would look for in a son:

Claiborne also served as head coach at the University of Maryland and the University of Kentucky during his career.

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