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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Highlands holds off NewCath for district crown

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior McKenzie Leigh (middle) splits two Newport Central Catholic defenders in the meeting on Jan. 3 in Fort Thomas. Leigh scored 13 points to help Highlands to its second district championship in three seasons.
PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Newport Central Catholic's Sarah Neace shoots one in the regular season meeting at Highlands on Jan. 3.
NEWPORT – Past evidence gives many good reasons these two rivals do not take anything for granted against each other in the postseason despite the regular season result.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rebuilding process took positive steps for Bluebirds

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Nick Kendall (12) goes up for a shot in a recent game. Kendall is one of three starters to return next year for the Bluebirds.
On paper, an 8-17 record may not look good.

36th Boys Hoops Semis: NewCath eliminates Highlands

Photo: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Newport Central Catholic's Grant Moeves (13) scores in a regular season game. The Thoroughbreds will go for their seventh straight district championship at Newport on Friday at 7 p.m.
PHOTO: Highlands senior Justin Weyer fires up a jumper in a recent regular season game. Weyer is one of three Bluebird seniors on the squad that just finished its season.
NEWPORT – These two rival boys basketball team would prefer not to see each other in the postseason with the season on the line unless it is for the 9th Region championship.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Highlands, NewCath to meet again for 36th Girls hoops crown

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Alex Combs goes in for the score in a recent game against Simon Kenton. Highlands recorded a sound 36th District semifinal win over Bellevue on Tuesday.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

For the second straight year since the 36th District changed from the blind draw to the seeding format, the top-seeded Highlands Ladybirds will take on the second-seeded Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds for the crown.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Highlands keeps postseason alive

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Parker Harris goes in for the score in a recent game. The Bluebirds beat the Dayton Greendevils, 59-30 to open the 36th District Tournament on Monday.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Bluebirds made sure their season did not end Monday.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Highlands beats Beechwood to conclude regular season

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Nick Kendall (12) fires up a shot in Friday's game against Beechwood. The Bluebirds won 54-49 to conclude the regular season.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team hoped to go into the postseason on a positive note.

Ladybirds leave impression on Senior Night

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior McKenzie Leigh scored two of her 16 points in the final game of the regular season Friday against Simon Kenton. The Ladybirds won 56-34 to conclude the regular season at 27-3.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

They finished the regular season with an impressive win and set the new mark.