Thursday, April 24, 2014

Highlands puts away NewCath, 13-6

Allen Ramsey photo. Highlands junior Brady Murray takes a cut in Wednesday's game against Newport Central Catholic. The Bluebirds won 13-6.
Allen Ramsey Photo. NewCath's Zach Pangallo (42) slides into third as Highlands' Kenny Ball (right) gets in position.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

SILVER GROVE – One may not have guessed it looking at the final score.

But this baseball game stayed close until the seventh inning. That’s when the favored Highlands Bluebirds scored five runs to put away the host Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, 13-6 in the crucial 36th District contest Wednesday at Morscher Field.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ladybirds snap losing skid


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds softball team (9-11) snapped a seven-game losing streak with a dominating performance Wednesday.

Tuesday Sports Briefs


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds softball team continued to roll Tuesday.

NewCath (10-3) won its seventh in a row with a 3-2 9th Region win over the Dixie Heights Lady Colonels. The Thoroughbreds outhit the Lady Colonels, 5-2 and committed just one error to three for the hosts.

Family chimes in on Mueller's retirement from coaching



Contributed Photo. Recently retired Highlands football Head Coach Dale Mueller (glasses) listed spending more time with family as a big reason for his retirement.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

One of the big reasons Dale Mueller listed for retiring from coaching is family.

Mueller spent the last 20 seasons as Head Coach of the vaunted Highlands Bluebirds football team. The Bluebirds went 250-36 during that time with 11 state championships, three state runner-up trophies and 17 district championships. That win total is good for 18th in Kentucky High School Football history.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday Sports Briefs

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands senior Ashley Grosser (right) records the first hit for Highlands at Winkler Park on Monday.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak Monday.

Highlands (11-8) shut out the visiting St. Henry Crusaders, 2-0 in a rematch of last year’s 9th Region quarterfinal contest. This marked the fourth shutout of the year for the Bluebirds. Two have come against St. Henry.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday Sports Briefs


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The second game of the Hometown Pharmacy/Frank Shoop Invitational at Harrison County also did not go well for the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday Sports Briefs



By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

They tried to rally in the bottom of the seventh.

But the Highlands Bluebirds came up short in the first game of the Hometown Pharmacy/Frank Shoop Invitational at Harrison County on Thursday. The East Jessamine Jaguars escaped with a 5-4 win.

Both teams had eight hits and committed just one error. But the Jaguars broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the top of the fifth. Highlands scored twice in the seventh but could not tie it.

Evan Allen and Jake Whitford had two hits each for Highlands (10-7). Whitford added a run batted in with Lou Bunning and D.J. Mills hitting doubles.

Highlands returns to Cynthiana on Saturday to face Lexington Tates Creek. Game time is 12:45 p.m.

Baseball:
Covington Catholic 11, Newport Central Catholic 1:
Bishop Brossart 6, Newport Central Catholic 4:

The Thoroughbreds fell to 7-10 with two losses Thursday.

The Colonels outhit the Thoroughbreds, 13-7. Nate Enslen led NewCath going 3-for-3 with a run batted in and stole a base.

The Mustangs outhit the Thoroughbreds, 11-6. Enslen had a two-run single and Zack Pangallo had a triple for NewCath.

NewCath led 3-2 entering the seventh inning. But Bishop Brossart scored four runs to win the game.

NewCath does not play again until Monday. The Thoroughbreds travel to Bellevue for a 5 p.m. contest.