Story Matters

Story Matters

THE Official HHS Football Site

Monday, May 28, 2018

Highlands Continues Post-Season Domination

Bluebirds Record Third Straight Post-Season Run-Ruling

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands senior Joe Steiden reacts after recording a huge hit in the 9th Region quarterfinals against Dixie Heights on Monday. Highlands won 11-0 in five innings.
Through two post-season baseball games, this was the result for the Blue and White.

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.

Tight Battle for Highlands to Open Region Tournament

Bluebirds Etch Out Close Win over Lady Rebels

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands eighth grader Addie Mack makes a diving stop in the 9th Region quarterfinals against Boone County on Monday. Mack had two hits and a run batted in to help the Bluebirds to a 2-1 win.
Facing arguably the best pitcher in the 9th Region in senior Olivia Jackson, the Highlands Bluebirds softball players knew they had to match the Boone County Lady Rebels (15-12 overall) stride-for-stride defensively because runs could be at a premium.

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

Region Tournament Draws Go Fine For Bluebird Baseball, Softball

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands sophomore Ethan Kavanagh snags a ground ball during the district tournament against Newport. Highlands takes on Dixie Heights at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Ballpark on Monday at 7 p.m. in the 9th Region Quarterfinals.
Teams always know they will face one of three teams going into the 9th Region draws.

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

More District Championships Added to Highlands Trophy Case

Bluebird Baseball, Softball Claim Crowns in Different Ways

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands sophomore Taylar Lorenzen receives a five from Head Coach Rob Coffey after a three-run home run in the second inning. The Bluebirds beat Dayton, 10-7 to win the 36th District championship.
Both Blue and White squads smashed their way into the district championship games.

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

No Upsetting the Bluebirds

Convincing 36th Semifinal Wins for Highlands Baseball, Softball

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands junior Grady Cramer delivers to to the plate in the win over Newport on Wednesday at Highland Park in the 36th District semifinals.
Nothing shows people how serious a top-seeded, heavy favorite is than a convincing shut-out.

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

Saturday Round-Up

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 Class 2A Track and Field State Meet took place at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track Facility on Friday and Saturday after excessive rains postponed the meet for a day.

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

Highlands Tennis Season Ends

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.
The Highlands tennis teams sent one representative down to the state tournament at the University of Kentucky in each group Thursday.