Monday, May 28, 2018
Highlands 31, Opponents 1.
That amounted to an average run differential of 15 in two run-rulings as the Highlands Bluebirds (24-13 overall) smashed their way to a seventh straight 36th District championship. The 9th Region quarterfinal match-up against Dixie Heights (11-20) had the makings for a similar result and turned out that way. The Bluebirds run-ruled the Colonels, 11-0 in five innings at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium to record their 13th straight region win and fifth straight region quarterfinal victory on a hot day. Highlands has outscored its three post-season opponents, 42-1 for an average run differential of between 13 and 14 per game.
Highlands (19-10) took a 1-0 lead into the top of the seventh inning, lost it, but found a way to scratch one across in the bottom of the 10th to pull off a 2-1 victory in the 9th Region quarterfinals at Veterans Memorial Park in Newport on Monday.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
But based on records, match-ups among other teams, teams hope to receive the best possibility of advancing past the region quarterfinals. On Saturday, the Highlands baseball team received a good draw and the softball team did not receive the best draw, but it may be a good thing. Both teams drew the latest start time Memorial Day.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
It turned into a matter of the heavily favored Highlands Bluebirds baseball and softball teams bringing home more 36th District gold trophies and earning the best possible seeds in the 9th Region Quarterfinals on Thursday. Both teams did it in two completely different fashions bringing the total to six district championships out of the the seven 36th District sports for the most in an academic calendar year since the soccer teams went to that format starting in 2012-13.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
|Convincing 36th Semifinal Wins for Highlands Baseball, Softball|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Grady Cramer delivers to to the plate in the win over Newport on Wednesday at Highland Park in the 36th District semifinals.|
Both the Highlands Bluebirds baseball (22-13 overall) and softball (17-10) more than continued to show why they are the teams to beat in their respective 36th District semifinal games Wednesday. The baseball team took care of the Newport Wildcats, 18-0 at Highland Park and the softball team finished off the Bellevue Tigers, 15-0 in three innings after rain Tuesday forced the postponement for day.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
|Highlands Girls Finish Fourth in 2A State Meet|
|Instagram Photo. The Highlands girls track and field team placed fourth in the Class 2A state meet over the weekend at the University of Kentucky.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls placed fourth with 53 points and the Highlands boys finished 12th with 18 points. Boyle County won both the boys and girls titles with 110 and 84 points respectively.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
|Hodory, Laskey Win First Singles Match Before Losing in Second Round|
|Twitter Photo. Highlands senior Brooke Hodory makes a move in the state singles tournament Thursday. Hodory won her first match before losing in the second round.|