Saturday, October 25, 2014

Did Highlands manage its first win over Elder at home?


Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands quarterback Beau Hoge takes the snap while Josh Watson (28) and Chandler New (14) head downfield in Friday's game against Cincinnati Elder.


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

Things have not been kind to the Highlands Bluebirds this year against non-Kentucky competition.

Who might the Bluebirds face in the first round of 4A playoffs?


Allen Ramsey Photos. In the top photo, the Highlands student section dressed in orange to show support for freshman Brady Walz, who is battling Leukemia. The bottom photo shows Highlands junior wide receiver Mitch Cain (16) trying for extra yards in Friday's game against Cincinnati Elder. Elder won 49-35.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Bluebirds football team just can’t seem to find ways to beat the Cincinnati Elder Panthers consistently.

They dropped to 1-7 all-time against Elder (6-3) with a 49-35 defeat in Fort Thomas. Their lone win against the Panthers came three years ago on Oct. 21, 2011 at The Pit, 34-29.

Friday, October 24, 2014

How did the NewCath football, boys soccer teams do Thursday?

G. Michael Graham Photo. The Newport Central Catholic boys soccer team members watch during Thursday's 9th Region
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

It was similar to last year’s semifinals at Ryle.

The Covington Catholic Colonels possessed the ball for the most part against the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds. But NewCath still came away with the win on penalty kicks on its way to a third straight region final appearance.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How can NewCath even its record tonight?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Newport Central Catholic running back Jacob Smith looks for room in the recent win against Newport.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

They took care of things quickly a week ago against one overmatched opponent.

The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds football team (3-4 overall, 3-0 District 6-2A) would not mind doing it again Thursday at Covington Holmes against another struggling district opponent. The Thoroughbreds face the Covington Holy Cross Indians (1-7, 1-2) at 7 p.m.

What first is Highlands shooting for Friday?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands wide receiver Cashel Coughlan (89) tries to make a catch in Friday's win at Covington Holmes. Highlands takes on Cincinnati Elder in Fort Thomas at 7:30 p.m.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

While the Covington Catholic Colonels may be the main arch-rival of the Highlands Bluebirds football team, the Cincinnati Elder Panthers might as well be the main nemesis.

Which 36th district girls soccer team faces Notre Dame for the 9th Region crown Saturday?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Newport Central Catholic junior Donnelly Simmins puts pressure on Ryle's Megan Bine in Wednesday's 9th Region semifinal contest. NewCath won 1-0 on penalty kicks.
Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands freshman defender Sophie Steppe (19) goes up for the ball in Wednesday's 9th Region semifinal game against Notre Dame.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

Lately, it’s been about avoiding drawing the Notre Dame Pandas in order to be playing on a Saturday for a 9th Region girls soccer crown.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Did the Highlands, NC Boys soccer teams advance to the 9th semifinals?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands junior Noah Sellers (7) battles with Boone County's Dane Thamann (2) in the 9th Region quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Rebels won 1-0 ending the Bluebird season at 9-9-5 overall.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

They would not have minded to take the field one last time against each other.

But that will not happen. The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds pulled off a huge 6-0 win at Cooper in the 9th Region quarterfinals on Tuesday. But the Boone County Rebels edged the host Highlands Bluebirds, 1-0.