Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What is at steak for Highlands, NC in the boys soccer regional tournament?

Allen Ramsey Photo. The Highlands (left) and Newport Central Catholic soccer teams battled it out for a district championship last week. They will have more tough battles in the 9th Region Tournament.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

When thinking of the 9th Region boys soccer tournament, one may think back to the great region title game last year.

How much did the Highlands, NC girls soccer teams escape by in the 9th Region quarterfinals?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands junior Kylie Schuerman sets up to take what would be the game's only goal against Boone County on Monday in the 9th Region quarterfinals. Highlands faces Notre Dame in region semifinals Wednesday.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The minimum number of goals sustained both teams on this night in the 9th Region quarterfinals.

The Highlands Ladybirds and Newport Central Catholic Lady Bred soccer teams advanced to the region semifinals with 1-0 victories. The 36th District champion Ladybirds (12-9-1 overall) held off the visiting and 33rd runner-up Boone County Lady Rebels before the 36th runner-up Lady Breds beat the 34th champion St. Henry Lady Crusaders. The district champions played host in the region quarterfinals.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Who did the Ladybird, Lady Bred soccer teams draw in the 9th quarterfinals?

Allen Ramsey Photo. The Highlands Ladybirds are aiming for their first region title since 2010. They play host to Boone County at 7 p.m. Monday.

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds and Newport Central Catholic Lady Breds hit the 9th Region Tournament today.

Highlands (11-9-1) will play host to Boone County at 7 p.m. and NewCath (13-5-1) ventures to St. Henry. That game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What first did the Bluebirds accomplish at Holmes?


Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands senior Alex Veneman (6) hauls in a pass in Friday's game at Covington Holmes. The Bluebirds improved to 107-6 since the start of 2007 with the 36-0 win.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

COVINGTON – It had been a little more than a year since the Blue and White kept an opponent off the scoreboard.

The Highlands Bluebirds football team did that Friday. Highlands (7-1 overall, 3-0 District 7-4A) ventured into the River City and handled the Covington Holmes Bulldogs, 36-0 to earn that shutout.

Bluebird Notebook: How are the younger players developing?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands quarterback Beau Hoge (7) scored on a sweep right in the first quarter of Friday's game at Covington Holmes. Hoge completed 9-of-19 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns in the 36-0 Bluebird win.
Allen Ramsey Photo. Evidence shows that Alex Veneman (6) caught the ball with one foot in-bounds in the first quarter of Friday's District 7-4A game between Highlands and Covington Holmes. The officials ruled Veneman's catch out of bounds on the play. But Veneman still recorded six catches for 119 yards in the win.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

In lopsided contests, the younger Highlands Bluebirds earn some playing time.

That has been the case in all three district contests this year. Highlands (7-1 overall, 3-0 District 6-4A) hit the running clock in the three district contests and the wins over Paducah Tilghman and John Hardin.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NC football wins big; HHS, NC volleyball fall


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The hosts wanted to make short work in this one and that’s exactly what happened.

Who is the most common opponent in Highlands history?

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands linebacker Brady Murray (back) makes a tackle in Saturday's game. The Bluebirds travel to Covington Holmes on Friday.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

High school football fans in Northern Kentucky know this line real well.

The Highlands Bluebirds own a perfect 27-0 mark against district opponents since 2007. That includes a 5-0 mark against Friday’s opponent in the Covington Holmes Bulldogs. Game time is 7 p.m. in Covington.