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McNelly bids farewell to interscholastic athletics

8-man showcase lets NHC star end career

Defensive back Tristen McNelly (1) gets ready to make a tackle during Saturday’s 8-Man Coaches Association All-Star Game in St. Joseph. McNelly earned post-season honors for the NHC Aggies in football, Norborne Pirates in basketball and Lexington Minutemen in baseball. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

Defensive back Tristen McNelly (1) gets ready to make a tackle during Saturday’s 8-Man Coaches Association All-Star Game in St. Joseph. McNelly earned post-season honors for the NHC Aggies in football, Norborne Pirates in basketball and Lexington Minutemen in baseball. (Photo by Russ Green/Richmond News)

By Shawn Roney/For The Richmond News

Considering his senior season in 8-man football, some Norborne/Hardin-Central fans probably expected Aggies quarterback Tristen McNelly to play beyond high school, as teammates such as Tommy Burton and Rhyler Estenbaum are doing.

Nope.

Some followers of local boys high school basketball probably expected McNelly to pursue basketball or baseball beyond high school. After all, as a senior point guard at Norborne, he was named Most Valuable Player when the Carroll-Livingston Activities Association picked its all-conference team. And this spring, he lettered in baseball playing for the Lexington and Norborne co-op, helping the Minutemen reach the Class 3 quarterfinals and finish 18-7.

The complete story is in the Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Richmond News.

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