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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gut Check Time

Ladybirds snap losing skid with in-county road win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Emma Little (30) fires up a shot in a recent game. Little scored eight points to help the Ladybirds down Campbell County, 55-46 on Saturday.
ALEXANDRIA - The visitors took the court totally aware of the gut check moment.

The Highlands Ladybirds came into the game at Campbell County Middle School on its first two-game losing streak of the season and wanted to put an end to it. Behind a combination of challenging defense and nice offensive execution, Highlands finished the first half on a 10-0 run and held on for a 55-46 non-region victory over the Campbell County Lady Camels on Saturday.

Figuring Out Best in 9th

Colonels hand Bluebirds 60-41 defeat

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Jacob Noe (23) goes in for a score in a recent game.
The Blue and White knew this week would be a tough stretch against good competition.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Slow Start

Cooper uses fast start to leave Fort Thomas with win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Zoie Barth (left) goes up for the score that put her in the 1,000-point scoring club. Barth scored 13 points in the 74-63 Highlands loss.
The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team (13-6 overall) saw its two standout guards hit major feats Thursday.

But Highlands could not overcome a 22-9 hole after the first quarter dropping its second straight 9th Region contest, 74-63 to the Cooper Lady Jaguars (10-4). Highlands fell to 7-2 in region action.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tough Road Losses

Highlands hoops squads drop road games

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Chloe Jansen puts up a free throw in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds basketball team started the big week Tuesday with a trip down US 27.

Awaiting them in Alexandria stood the Campbell County Camels (17-1 overall) ranked eighth in the latest Associated Press poll. While the Bluebirds (9-10) have come a long way this season, the 83-60 loss to Campbell County showed them what needs to happen to battle the elite teams in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Gratifying District Wins

Highlands hoops squads handle 36th Opponents

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Zoie Barth drives the baseline in a recent game. Barth scored 11 points to help the Ladybirds to a fourth straight perfect 4-0 mark in district seed play with a 75-32 win over Newport on Saturday.
The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team has not lost a 36th District seed game since the district switched to that process before the 2013-14 season and the team made sure it stayed that way Saturday.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Grinding Out Victories


Highlands wins close ballgames

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Jenna Martin (13) fires up a free throw in a recent game. Martin scored 16 points as the Ladybirds downed Mason County, 46-43 Thursday.
Down the stretch, the Highlands Ladybirds basketball team (12-4 overall) made the crucial plays when needed to pull off the huge 46-43 non-region home win Thursday.

The Mason County Lady Royals (11-3 overall) came into the game ranked 11th in the latest BluegrassPreps Top 20 poll and Highlands found itself ranked 17th. Mason County also entered the game on a 10-game winning streak and held a record of 5-1 against 9th Region opponents including a win over 12th-ranked Covington Holmes. Its two losses came to 19th-ranked Ryle and 3rd-ranked Mercer County. Highlands moved to 2-2 against the current Top 20.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Handling Challenges from the 9th

Highlands hoops squads win 9th Region battles

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Braden Posey makes a move in a recent game. Highlands downed Conner, 69-58 for its fourth win in five games Tuesday.
The undersized visitors tried to spread the hosts out, create mismatches then capitalize on them.

It may have worked some, but the Highlands Bluebirds (7-9 overall) countered it better with its consistent inside attack with 6-foot-5-inch senior Kyle Finfrock and created outside shots on the way to a 69-58 victory over the Conner Cougars (7-7) on Tuesday in 9th Region action. Highlands moved above .500 in region play at 4-3 overall with its second straight win and fourth in the last five games.