Lady Tigers Golf Team earns highway signs

Photo by Bobbie Poynter Pictured from left to right are Coach Dennis Messer, team members Hallie Boles and Kristin Engle, State Rep. Jim Stewart, Barbourville Police Chief Winston Tye, and team members Bailey Messer and Whitney Messer. In the background are Mayor David Thompson and member of the Barbrouville City Council.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter
Pictured from left to right are Coach Dennis Messer, team members Hallie Boles and Kristin Engle, State Rep. Jim Stewart, Barbourville Police Chief Winston Tye, and team members Bailey Messer and Whitney Messer. In the background are Mayor David Thompson and member of the Barbrouville City Council.

The City of Barbourville is about to raise the roof – or in this case a couple of massive highway signs – due to the stellar accomplishment by its high school’s lady golf team.

Kentucky State Rep. Jim Stewart presented the Barbourville Lady Tigers Golf Team with two highway signs that will be posted at either end of the city limits along 25E to honor them as the Girls Golf Class A State Champions at the December City Council meeting.

“This is pretty big for our school, winning both the region and the state,” said Dennis Messer, the girls golf team coach. “These girls work hard, and this town, this community ought to be proud of them.”

The Barbourville Lady Tigers Golf Team captured the coveted state title with a school record score of 318, winning the tournament by an impressive 46 strokes. Team members include Kristin Engle, Whitney Messer, Bailey Messer and Hallie Boles.