Special: Tri-Village’s Linkous joins exclusive club


Tri-Village’s Kayla Linkous (Photo by Dale Barger/

She scored 61 points as a sophomore. She’s averaged 22.3 points and 11.9 rebounds over the course of 92 varisty games. She is Kayla Linkous and the Tri-Village senior is also one of five Ohio players – boy or girl – to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds. Read more…


Kayla Linkous plays varsity softball and volleyball at tiny Tri-Village High School, but basketball is her passion.

And past, present and future.

“I just like the team aspect of it,” Linkous said. “I like going out and
putting up as many points as you can as a team. There’s just something
about that.”

There’s something about Linkous too – she’s special.

Feb. 2, in a 77-28 win over Mississinawa Valley (Union City, Ohio),
Linkous became just the third girl in Ohio high school history to score
2,000 career points and pull down 1,000 career rebounds. When the
5-foot-10 forward made her record-breaking basket at the 4-minute mark
of the second quarter, play was stopped and Linkous was presented the
game ball. She promptly took it into the stands and gave it to her

Linkous ended with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

was senior night, so it was already pretty emotional,” Linkous said.
“Both my parents told me they loved me and my dad said to just get back
out there and keep playing.”

Linkous has been a major player for
Tri-Village and will end her career as one of Ohio’s all-time greats.
She joins an exclusive 2,000-1,000 club that includes only…

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