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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rain forces Saturday cancellations

The Highlands baseball team (12-11 overall) had a doubleheader scheduled at Cooper. Highlands was to face the host Jaguars and Madison Central. Excessive rain forced the cancellation of both.

Highlands plays host to Bishop Brossart on Monday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Simon Kenton defeats Highlands second time in one week

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Drew Rom makes a great catch in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (12-11 overall) fell to the Simon Kenton Pioneers for the second time this week, 7-4 in Independence on Friday.

Highlands struck with one in the first inning. But Simon Kenton tied it up in the bottom of the frame then scored twice in each of the second, third and fourth innings to build a 7-1 advantage before holding off a Bluebird rally.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Highlands softball pulls away from Dixie Heights

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman third baseman Zoie Barth makes a play in Thursday's game against Dixie Heights. Highlands committed no errors defensively in the win.

The Highlands Ladybirds softball team pulled away from the Dixie Heights Lady Colonels late Thursday in 9th Region action.

Highlands (14-6 overall) moved to 8-0 in region play. The Ladybirds have won eight in a row.

Highlands baseball game postponed

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball game against the Bellevue Tigers in 36th District action was postponed because of excessive rain on the field at Highland Park.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday Briefs: Ladybirds run-rule Holmes, HHS-NC baseball postponed

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands eighth-grader Taylar Lorenzen makes a play in a recent junior varsity game.
The Highlands Ladybirds (13-6 overall) handled the visiting Covington Holmes Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in three innings in 9th Region softball action at Winkler Field.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Highlands handles NewCath in district action; Simon Kenton baseball bests Highlands

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Morgan Coffey makes a catch in Monday's game against Newport Central Catholic. Highlands took control of the 36th District with a convincing 8-0 win.
NEWPORT - The long-term goal may be Owensboro.

But to get back there, the Highlands Ladybirds softball team knows it needs to win its second-ever 9th Region crown after winning the first one two years ago. But for the regular season, the goal is to go undefeated in 36th District and region play.

So far, it's gone well. The Ladybirds (12-6 overall) remained undefeated in district and region play at 2-0 and 6-0 respectively with a convincing 8-0 win over the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds at Veterans Park on Monday. NewCath beat Highlands at Winkler Field last year before the Ladybirds came back to beat NewCath in the district tournament championship.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Highlands splits Saturday games

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Austin Beal makes a catch in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (12-9 overall) split its games in the Reid Rizzo Classic on Saturday at Cincinnati LaSalle.

Highlands opened the day with a 3-2 defeat against the Centerville (Ohio) Elks but rebounded to beat the Port Huron (Michigan) Big Red, 16-0 in five innings. The Bluebirds moved to 1-5 against out-of-state competition. The five losses have come against Ohio teams including three against the tough Greater Catholic League South.