Athlete of the week: Kelsey Kidd

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By The Staff

Name: Kelsey Kidd

School: South Oldham Middle School

Sports: Basketball and softball.

Position: Forward/guard in basketball; outfield in softball. 

Age: 13.

History: Kidd has been a member of the SOMS basketball team for the past three seasons and is a top performer for the Lady Dragons this season, especially on the defensive end of the court.

Kidd has also been a member of the South Oldham High School softball team for the past two seasons.

Her favorite sport is basketball and she plays for the Bluegrass Blazers select team in the off season.

Kidd also plays softball in the North Oldham Little League. 

Other activities: Kidd is an honor student who also plays alto saxophone in the SOMS band.

She began playing in the band in the sixth-grade with encouragement from her father, Kent, who is also a saxophone player.

“My dad plays and I just kind of followed him into it,” Kidd said.

Favorite school subject: Math.

“I like everything about it, for some reason it’s always been easy for me,” Kidd said.

Favorite food: Spaghetti. 

Favorite TV show: “America’s Got Talent.”

What she likes about sports: “I like playing defense in basketball.,” she said. “I like guarding different players and seeing how they handle the ball and work for their shots and and stop them.”