• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Brody McCoun wins first Mack Calvert Scholarship

Woodford County High School senior Brody McCoun was named the recipient of the first annual Mack Calvert scholarship. McCoun was a captain of the football and lacrosse teams during his senior year and will be attending the University of Mississippi this fall.This Pitch Inc. created the scholarship after Calvert died Dec 31, 2017. “The group established the Scott Logdon memorial scholarship in 2016 and decided that a scholarship to honor Calvert would start a new tradition in Woodford County said This Pitch President Joey Cheek.“Having known Mack in my time playing ball in Woodford County, it was a thrill to honor him this way,” said Cheek. “Mack was someone that we all looked up to, and we wanted to create a scholarship that would continue his legacy. The Calvert family made the actual selection, and we feel that they made a great choice. Brody is a fine young man, and I am sure Mack would be thrilled to know he won this award.”When Mr. Calvert passed away, we wanted to do something to honor his legacy in Woodford County,” said Barry Hartley, treasurer of This Pitch Inc. “He made us feel like rock stars when he covered us playing ball. He had an incredible amount of enthusiasm for sports and especially on a local level. It's a privilege to honor him this way.”Calvert was the “Voice of Woodford County athletics” for 36 years and was an educator, a friend and a beloved figure in Versailles. He graduated from Woodford County High School in 1976 and later became a sixth-grade teacher in the county. Mr. Calvert was also the sports editor at The Woodford Sun for 15 years, covering every team in Woodford County.“It's really special to win this award,” said McCoun. “Mack Calvert had done so much for athletics in Woodford County, and I was very much aware of who he was and what he meant to the community. My parents grew up here, and we were all honored by this. My grandfather loved listening to Mr. Calvert and Darrin Douglass on the radio. He never missed listening to a game.” McCoun said he has enjoyed his time at Woodford County High School and takes away many lessons learned for the future. “I have nothing but positive memories of my time here,” he said. “I have made so many great friends here. The teachers and staff at the school have been great to me. I could not ask for a better place to go to high school."

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