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NOT ALONE: Community rallies around Trice

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10:22 am

Post Photo by Chris Siers Members of the Shelbyville Central baseball, softball and soccer teams, as well as members of the community, gathered in a prayer vigil to support Kyler Trice in his recovery from Tuesday’s medical emergency.

Post Photo by Chris Siers Assistant Eagle baseball coach Jason Williams leads the vigil in prayer on Thursday evening.

Post Photo by Chris Siers Students made signs to offer their support as Trice begins his recovery efforts.

SHELBYVILLE — On Tuesday night, Shelbyville Central senior Kyler Trice suffered a severe medical emergency that required a life-saving response from medical professionals in attendance of the District 9-4A basketball game at Lincoln County.
In addition to chest compressions, an automated external defibrillator was deployed to save Trice’s life.
Shortly after, Trice was transported to Lincoln Medical Center before being airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
On Thursday night, prior to the game resuming in the second half, prayer vigils were held across the area, including one at Shelbyville Central.
At centerfield of Eagle Stadium, the Shelbyville Central baseball, softball and soccer teams, as well as members of the community, joined in prayer to offer support for Trice.
The message, echoed by Eagle baseball coach Chase Jones, was sent loud and clear to Trice— “We’re in this with you.”
“This is a special place. For our kids to see the athletes from the other programs and the support system they have from other student athletes, from the administration, from the other parents, the community—this is a special place and we take care of our own,” Jones said.
In lieu of admission to the conclusion of the game between Lincoln County and Shelbyville, donations were taken to help support medical expenses incurred from the event.
Donations were also accepted at during the vigil at Shelbyville Central as well.
“It could have been so much more tragic, but thank god through the circumstances that happened, he was able to get through it. Now, he’s in a fight just to recover. He has support throughout the community, throughout the school that’s going to be here to help him and his parents get through this,” Jones said.
As Trice continues his recovery, donations are being accepted via the Eagle baseball program to aid in recovery expenses.
Donations can be made via Venmo at @SCHS_Eagles_Baseball or by contacting the school.