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Stand-outs with local connections

By Bobby Brockman


Now is not the time to say there’s nothing to watch on television, especially if you love or even like collegiate football.
The first of 35 bowl games begins on Saturday with four tilts at 2, 3:30, 5:30 and 9.
Here’s some projections on the teams that might end the 2013 campaign with a victory. (But, then again, one might go opposite of these picks and can get as many right.)
New Mexico    Washington State
Las Vegas    USC
Idaho Potato    San Diego State
New Orleans    La.-Layette
Beef O’Brady’s    East Carolina
Hawaii    Oregon State
Little Caesar’s    Pittsburgh
Poinsettia    Northern Illinois
Military    Maryland
Texas    Minnesota
Fight Hunger    Washington
Pinstripe    Notre Dame
Belk    Cincinnati
Russell Athletic    Louisville
Buffalo Wild Wings    Michigan
Armed Forces    Navy
Music City    Georgia Tech
Alamo    Texas
Holiday    Arizona State
AdvoCare V100    Boston College
Sun    UCLA
Liberty    Miss. State
Chick-fil-A    Texas A&M
Gator    Nebraska
Heart of Dallas    North Texas
Capital One    South Carolina
Outback    LSU
Cotton    Oklahoma State
BBVA Compass    Vanderbilt
GoDaddy    Ball State
Rose    Stanford
Fiesta    Baylor
Sugar    Alabama
Orange    Ohio State
BCS Title    Florida State

Local trio advances on gridiron
Campbellsville Middle School’s  Daesean Van Cleave and Tristan Johnson and Logan Parker from Taylor County Middle School helped lead team Kentucky Seventh Grade Football All Stars to wins against Arkansas and Tennessee over the weekend in Nashville.
 The squad now advances to the regional finals in Atlanta and will play on December 21-22.
Van Cleave scored two touchdowns for Team Kentucky in a 28-16 win in the sectional finals against Tennessee.

Mills signs with Coker College golf
Meg Mills, the daughter of Tommy and Kim Montgomery Mills of Lexington and the granddaughter of Russell and Gladys Montgomery of Campbellsville, signed a national letter-of-intent to play collegiate golf at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. last month.
Mills was a four-year varsity player at Henry Clay High School and competed three years in the regional tournament, helping her team to regional championships as a junior and senior where they finished third in the state each season.
As a junior, she finished second at the region and was co-captain her senior campaign.
An exceptional student, she posted a weighted 4.7 and unweighted 3.9 grade point average, placing her in the top 10 percent of her senior class.