We’re growing!

Anderson County basketball player Faith Hyatt fires a jump shot during the Eighth Region Tournament. Faith plans to pursue a career in journalism and will be submitting stories to 110forChrist.com from time to time. (Photo by John Herndon)

By John Herndon, 110forChrist.com

We told you some changes were coming to 110forChrist.com and we are happy to let you know about the first of them now.

Faith Hyatt (Photo by Stephanie Herndon)

If you have been following our Facebook page, you should know that we said we had two people who would be sharing their God-given talents with you in a positive way from the sports world.

We are excited about this and hope you will enjoy their contributions.

The first is Faith Hyatt.

If that name is familiar to you, it’s with good reason. Faith is a junior at Anderson County High School and has been a member of the Lady Bearcat basketball team through high school. Faith moved into the starting lineup during the 2022-23 season and was a key factor in the Lady Bearcats’ eighth consecutive 30th District championship. She hit some big baskets for Anderson throughout the season. 

Earlier in her career, she was a reserve on three consecutive Eighth Region championship teams.

Faith is an accomplished singer and she loves to journal about her daily Bible reading. She plans to attend Western Kentucky University to study for a career in journalism.

Welcome Faith!

Bridget Wells (Photo provided)

Our second new contributor is Bridget Wells, who is retired from a career in education at Anderson County High School.

Ms. Wells spent her entire career at Anderson, starting out as an English teacher and was the school’s journalism instructor for several years. She eventually moved into administration and retired as one of the school’s assistant principals.

As a student at Mercer County High School, Ms. Wells, then Bridget Chilton, was a solid performer on some very good Lady Scottie basketball and softball teams. She was a four-year starter in softball, being named to the All-District and All-Region teams along the way.  She was also named to the All-District and All-Region teams and the Danville Advocate-Messenger All-Area team in basketball. Her teams won district championships four out of the five years she played on the varsity in both sports.

A three-year starter at point guard, Wells is proud of her senior stat line of 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. “Yes, at 5-(foot)-4, I was the second leading rebounder my senior year.”

Ms. Wells offers a unique perspective on sports, being able to see things from the eyes of a player, fan, parent, teacher and administrator. She’s also active in her church and is studying theology to help her communicate the gospel more effectively. As you will see in her writing, her number one priority in all she does is to share the light of Jesus Christ. 

We are very fortunate to have Ms. Wells express a desire to share her walk with God on 110forChrist. Welcome!

Bridget Wells is a fixture at Anderson County Lady Bearcat games. She was heartbroken for the team, which had been ranked No. 1 most of the season, when it fell to Sacred Heart in the semifinals of the 2021 Sweet 16. (Photo by John Herndon)

When my wife, Stephanie, and I launched 110forChrist in 2018, our goal was to provide regular articles of faith and inspiration through our website. For the last three years, we have not been able to accomplish this as much as we had envisioned for various reasons. We believe that Faith and Bridget will be big helps in being able to provide what we believe is an important ministry through sports.

We plan to continue to be a presence at selected high school and small college sports events throughout Kentucky.

If you would like to share about sports from a Christian perspective, we’d love to hear from you. While we are heavy on stories from the Eighth Region of Kentucky high school sports, we have gone as far west as Bowling Green, as far east as Grayson and Pikeville and have had stories from the Louisville and Lexington area. We’ve also been in Cincinnati and southern Indiana.  

We’d love to hear from you. Just send an email to jpherndon7576@gmail.com.

We’ll see you at a game soon!

Bridget Chilton Wells (24, white jersey) in action for the Mercer County Lady Scotties in the late 1980s. (Harrodsburg Herald photo provided)
Faith Hyatt looks for an Anderson County teammate during a game against Grant County on Feb. 11, 2023. (Photo by Stephanie Herndon)

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