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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rough Day for Highlands Sports

It did not turn out to be a good day for the Blue and White in their second appearance at Great American Ballpark in two years.

Facing the arch-rival Covington Catholic Colonels (10-4 overall) in front of about 1,000 of their fans, the Bluebirds (11-5) hoped to earn a huge 9th Region victory. Instead, the Colonels scored six runs in the fourth inning on their way to an 11-0 six-inning run-ruling Friday.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday Round-Up

Highlands Baseball Wins Doubleheader, Softball Rallies for Win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Ella Grimm turns into a pitch against Cincinnati McNicholas on Thursday. Highlands scored three in the bottom of the seventh to win 8-7.
The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team knew it would face three 35th District teams in two days starting with a doubleheader at Meinken Park in Covington.

More Wins for Highlands Softball, Baseball

Bluebirds Softball Defeats Defending 10th Region Champs

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Caroline Class waits at second base to make a move in a recent game.
The opponent came north as defending 10th Region champions.

But the Harrison County Fillies (1-8) are struggling this year. Part of that can be attributed to injuries as junior pitcher Jima Hill is currently battling back injuries.

But the Bluebirds continued their nice play recording their fourth straight win to move to 6-2 on the season with an 11-5 non-region home win Wednesday. Highlands lost 10-1 in six innings against Harrison County in Cynthiana last year.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Highlands Blasts Out Another 9th Region Win

Bluebirds Score 11 in First Inning

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brooke Dill lights into a pitch against Cooper on Tuesday. Highlands won its third in a row with a 16-7 win.
It was one of those innings that turned into a coach's dream.

The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (5-2 overall) scored 11 runs in the first inning on its way to a 16-7 9th Region win over the Cooper Lady Jaguars (2-6) on Tuesday. The Bluebirds have won three straight and improved to 4-0 in region play. Field conditions moved the game to Fort Thomas.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Greenup County Ends Highlands Baseball Win Streak

Nine-Run First Dooms Bluebirds
PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Tanner Juett fires to the plate in a recent game.
A nine-run first inning for the Greenup County Muskateers spelled the end of the eight-game winning streak for the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (8-4 overall).

The Musketeers (14-2) made the lead stand up for a 9-2 rain-shortened win in 4.5 innings. Greenup County has won seven straight. The Musketeers rallied past Beechwood, 9-6 Friday.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Highlands Wins Close One in Doc Morris Invitational

Rom Singles in Kavanagh to Lift Bluebirds to Win
PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Sam Hennigan tries to make a play Friday in the Doc Morris Invitational at Beechwood. Highlands beat Lexington Tates Creek, 7-6 in 10 innings to extend its winning streak to eight straight.
It took an extra three innings to extend the streak.

But the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (8-3 overall) defeated the Lexington Tates Creek Commodores, 7-6 scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. Sophomore Ethan Kavanagh led off the inning with a double and senior Drew Rom singled him home.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Visiting Highlands Holds Off Hosts

Bluebirds Open Doc Morris Invitational with Impressive Win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ethan Kavanagh digs in to make a play on the ball against Beechwood on Thursday. Highlands beat the Tigers, 9-6.
The game-winning run stood at the plate.

But the visiting Highlands Bluebirds (7-3 overall) held on for the 9-6 9th Region victory over the Beechwood Tigers (8-3) on Thursday to start the Doc Morris Invitational. Highlands has won seven straight and moved to 2-0 in 9th Region action with the victory.