Boys Varsity Baseball · CHS senior named Athlete of the Year


Campbellsville High School senior Ryan Kearney has been chosen by Fifth Region athletic directors as the spring male Athlete of the Year.

Kearney will be honored on Wednesday, May 15, at the monthly athletic directors meeting in Elizabethtown.

Kearney, who has a 4.0 GPA, is ranked second in his class.

He has been named to the Top 10 percent of his class for the last three years.

Kearney participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program, is senior class secretary and has been a member of several clubs through his tenure at CHS.

He also boasts several baseball accolades.

Kearney has been named to the “All A” Fifth Region tournament team for the past three years.

He was named to the 20th District Tournament Team last year, the 2018 and 2019 Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association pre-season all-state team and was chosen to play in last year’s KHSBCA Kentucky East-West all-star game.

CHS baseball team’s top pitcher, Kearney currently has an 8-1 record this season, which leads the state.

He has struck out 95 batters, which places him fourth in the state, with an ERA of 1.43.

Kearney has a .447 batting average and has struck out just four times this season.

He is listed as 10th in the state for offensive runs scored.

CHS baseball head coach Blake Milby nominated Kearney for the Athlete of the Year honor.

“Ryan is one of the finest young men I have ever had the privilege to coach,” Milby said.

“He is a coach’s dream with his work ethic, ‘team first’ attitude, will to win and competitive spirit.”

Milby said Kearney always handles himself in a respectable manner, on and off the field.

“He is a leader on our team and in our school, and I have no doubt that he will be successful in whatever career path he pursues in his post-graduate life,” Milby said.

“He is grounded in his faith and morals and exemplifies what it means to be a student athlete.”