Trinity High School celebrates its first state basketball championship

Trinity High School Athletic Director Dennis Lampley presented the 2012 KHSAA state championship trophy to the faculty, staff and students at a celebration at the school's Steinhauser Gymnasium March 23.

By JESSICA ABLE
Record Staff Writer

Trinity High School hosted an assembly on March 23 in the school’s Steinhauser Gymnasium to honor its latest championship athletic team — the 2012 KHSAA Boys’ State Basketball champions.

The Shamrocks beat Scott County in the title game 71-53 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., March 17 to claim the school’s first state title in basketball.

With that win, Trinity became the first school in KHSAA history to win both football and basketball state titles in the same school year.

Amid cheers from the students, Mayor Greg Fischer, a 1976 Trinity alumnus, proclaimed March 23 as Trinity High School Day and congratulated the team and school on their successful season.
“I had the opportunity to go to a couple of games this year and a couple of things stood out — energy, focus and results,” the mayor said.

The mayor also noted that while this was a momentous occasion and reason for celebration, he hoped it would not be a defining moment in anyone’s life. The mayor challenged the basketball team and all those gathered to use this championship as a stepping stone for further achievement.

“At the end of the day what happens on the athletic field is not important; it’s how we act as human beings,” he said.

The 2011-2012 team finished the season with a 35-3 record. According to a news release from the school, the team finished the season with a 32-1 record against in-state opponents and finished the year on an 18-game winning streak.

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