Kinner excels on the volleyball court and the basketball court

Kylie Kinner enters her freshman season of sports in a situation unlike a lot of girls.

A multisport athlete with seemingly endless talent, the 5 foot 10 member of the Class of 2027 already has a resume to rival those who have already graduated.

On the volleyball court she finished her freshman season with 586 kills, 222 digs, 75 aces and 39 blocks.  That placed her in the Top 10 in the state with kills.

As an eighth-grader, she had solid numbers playing for her mom, Coach Dawn Kinner. She had 253 kills with 37 blocks and 50 digs.

Kylie can stay cool under pressure and she’s already shown that. As an eighth grader she helped lead her team to an All “A” State championship. She put down seven kills, one block and four digs in the championship match.

She played a big part in her team’s 3-0 win over Johnson Central in the 15th Region championship.

On the basketball court, Kinner is equally as dominant.

As a seventh grader, she put the 15th Region on notice when she knocked down 12 three-pointers in a game against East Ridge for a game-high 36 points. She ended her seventh grade season with 351 points. As an eighth-grader she scored 541 points, a team high.

Entering her freshman season, she’s already scored 892 points. That’s an impressive number for anyone.

Last season, she helped lead her team to a 19-12 record, pushing Lawrence County to the limit in the 15th Region Tournament.

In typical Kinner fashion, she rose to the occasion at that moment. She paced her team with 34 points. Her passionate display of athleticism and putting her team on her back didn’t pay off that time, falling to the eventual 15th Region champions.

But, she’ll have more opportunities.

Kinner’s basketball teams have made it to the 15th Region tournament both years she’s been active, giving her even more experience in high pressure situations.

Expect big things from Kinner this season as her potential for greatness in her high school career is certainly there. She’s already accomplished a lot at a young age.

Her Baskbetall Coach, Les Trimble has a squad loaded with talent this year that includes Emilea Preece, Karah Lafferty, Emma Keeton, Kayllyn Vannoy and others.

So while it’s true Kinner enters her freshman season on the basketball court in perhaps a different situation than her peers, there’s a reason she stands out from the crowd and this season should see her take her game to even new heights.

Source: written by MikeMuncy SportsWriter

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