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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Highlands volleyball drops tough one to NC

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Gracie Schweitzer (middle) digs up the ball while Emma Delagrange (31) gets in position in Thursday's game at Newport Central Catholic.
The Blue and White has as much balance as it has in a number of years.

The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team (12-11 overall) hoped to use it to knock off the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds (14-14) in 36th District action Thursday on the Hill. Highlands gave a great effort, but came up short in a 3-1 (25-13, 25-22, 24-26, 28-26) loss. The Ladybirds dropped to 2-1 in district action and 6-7 in 9th Region play.

Thursday Briefs: Ladybirds record 15th win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Kiersten Clukey plays the ball in Tuesday's game against Notre Dame.
The Highlands Ladybirds took the outright top seed in the 36th District Tournament with a 5-0 victory over the Dayton Lady Devils on Thursday at Tower Park.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Briefs

Bluebird soccer records road victory

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Parker Smith (22) celebrates after scoring against Newport Central Catholic in a recent game.
The defending 10th Region champions gave the visitors a tough game despite looking down on paper.

But despite its 6-10 record, the host Montgomery County Indians made the Highlands Bluebird soccer team (13-1-2) earn the road win, 3-1 in Mount Sterling. The Bluebirds have won 10 in a row.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Briefs: Highlands girls soccer, volleyball win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior goalkeeper Olivia McQueary boots the ball ahead in a recent game.
The Highlands Ladybirds made it three in a row with a 3-0 victory over the St. Henry Lady Crusaders on Monday.

This marked the second win of the year by the same score for Highlands (13-1-1 overall) over the visitors (5-8-2) from Erlanger. The Ladybirds moved to 7-0 in 9th Region action with the win.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Weekend Sports Briefs

Highlands soccer, JV football, middle school golf teams win over weekend

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Ethan Mills (16) heads the ball in a recent win over Newport Central Catholic. Mills recorded his sixth assist of the season in a 3-0 win over Covington Holy Cross on Saturday. The Bluebirds have won nine in a row.
Both Highlands soccer teams sought their 12th wins of the season Saturday in 9th Region play against 35th District opponents and did just that Saturday.

The Bluebirds took down the Covington Holy Cross Indians, 3-0 for their ninth straight win at Eva G. Farris Park. They moved to 12-1-2 on the season and 8-0-1 in region action with their 11th shut-out of the season. Highlands has outscored the opposition, 50-11 on the year. Holy Cross fell to 4-7-1

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Sports Briefs

Bluebirds double up Bulldogs, 4-2

PHOTO: AllenRamsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands students cheer on the Bluebirds in a recent game against Covington Catholic. Another good crowd is expected when Highlands faces Newport Central Catholic on Thursday at Tower Park at 8 p.m.
Make that seven in a row and double-digits in the win column.

The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team doubled up the improved 7-2-2 Covington Holmes Bulldogs, 4-2 at Tower Park on Thursday to move to 10-1-2 on the season and move to 6-0-1 in 9th Region action. Highlands last recorded double-digit victories in 2013 going 17-8-1 with a 9th Region title.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Sports Briefs

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore running back Cooper Schwalbach (91) cuts through the hole while teammates Chas Sand (15) and Austin King (83) block in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds junior varsity football team (4-1 overall) lost for the first time this year, 24-14 to Cincinnati LaSalle from the Greater Catholic League South.