Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tuesday Sports Briefs

By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team (4-7-5) played its most complete game of the year dominating the Pendleton County Wildcats, 9-0 at Tower Park on Tuesday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Sports Briefs

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands sophomore Kayla Nehus (left) takes a shot and scores past Dixie Heights defender Payton Sturm (right) in Monday's 9th Region contest. Highlands won 3-2.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds soccer team won its second straight with a 3-2 win at Dixie Heights on Monday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday Girls Soccer Briefs


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds soccer team recorded a big 1-0 victory at Woodford County on Saturday.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

How did the Highlands-CovCath game turn out Friday?




Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands senior linebacker Patrick Schoepf (33) puts pressure on Covington Catholic quarterback Adam Wagner (19) in Friday's game. The Bluebirds won 42-7.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The hopes of it being ‘the year that’ things turn around in this series rise like crazy just before the season begins up until the game in Park Hills.

Is the Highlands-CovCath series still a rivalry?

Allen Ramsey Photo. The Highlands student OZone section cheers on the Bluebirds in their 42-7 win over Covington Catholic on Friday. The Pink-Out signified the community's commitment to Breast Cancer and finding ways to beat it.
Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands running back Grant Murray (24) looks for room in Saturday's junior varsity contest against Covington Catholic. The Highlands JV won 34-20.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

When asked whether it is still a rivalry or not, Highlands senior cornerback Andrew Abner did not hold back his thoughts.

“It’s not,” Abner said. “The goal is to beat CovCath every single year and go as hard as we can. We did it this game. They have signs in their weight room and school saying, ‘Beat Highlands.’ That fires us up a bunch. We’re definitely going to get better and we’re going to come out and execute.”

Did NewCath earn its first win of the season?

G. Michael Graham Photo. Newport Central Catholic running back Jacob Smith looks for room in the recent game against Dixie Heights. Smith rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown in NewCath's 28-0 blanking of Lloyd Memorial on Saturday.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

When the dust settled, the team with more success recently left with the victory.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday Sports Briefs


By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds volleyball team (10-9) edged above .500 with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-8) win over Covington Holmes on Thursday.

Rachel McDonald led NewCath with 11 kills and Keyaira Lankheit had seven kills and five blocks. Teammate Amanda Ruwe had 12 digs and Mikah Freppon added 24 assists.