By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team ventured to Falmouth on Saturday and came away with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats.
Highlands (4-3-1) saw Colin Dean, Cole Davis-Roberts, Andrew Barnes and Mitch Gesenhues score goals. Junior Bluebird goalkeeper Nick Breslin played the entire game and recorded a three-save shutout.
Highlands returns to action Tuesday at Covington Catholic. Game time is 6 p.m.
Newport Central Catholic 2, Boone County 1:
The Thoroughbreds (6-1-1) won their fifth in a row with a road win in Florence and rematch of last year’s 9th Region championship. Boone County won that game 2-0 on its way to a state semifinal finish.
Connor Hanneken and Jacob Hensley scored the NewCath goals. Paul Grosser made eight saves in net for the Thoroughbreds.
NewCath plays host to Covington Catholic at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Highlands goes 2-3 in September Slam:
The Bluebirds are 4-8 after going 2-3 in the September Slam Tournament on Saturday at Scott.
Highlands beat Pike County Central, 2-0 (25-13, 25-10) and Dixie Heights, 2-0 (25-20, 25-22). But the Bluebirds lost to Conner, 2-1 (16-25, 26-24, 25-20), host Scott, 2-1 (25-15, 16-25, 25-8) and Pulaski Southwestern, 2-0 (26-24, 25-16).
Highlands plays host to Campbell County on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
NewCath goes 2-1 in LIVT:
The Thoroughbreds (5-7) came home with two wins on the second day of the Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
NewCath started the day with a 2-1 loss (16-25, 25-18, 25-23) to Lexington Paul Dunbar. Alyssa Maier led the Thoroughbreds with 18 assists and three aces with Rachel McDonald recording eight kills. Laura Brannon followed with four aces and Madison Volk had 13 digs.
The Thoroughbreds then took down Louisville Butler, 2-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-21).
Maier had 22 assists, three aces and 12 digs with Amanda Ruwe contributing 10 digs and three aces. McDonald had 13 kills and Nikki Kiernan followed with nine. Keyaira Lankheit followed with seven kills and four blocks.
NewCath finished the day with a 2-0 (25-16, 25-22) win over Louisville Presentation.
Maier again led NewCath with 12 assists. Lankheit followed with seven kills and two blocks with McDonald contributing five kills and seven digs.
NewCath plays host to Dayton at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Newport Central Catholic 1, St. Henry 1:
The Lady Breds (4-1-1) held a 1-0 lead until the host Lady Crusaders tied the game with six minutes remaining Saturday.
Newport Central Catholic’s lone goal came off the feet of Taylor Tolle. Fellow freshman goalkeeper Meg Martin made four saves for the Lady Breds.
NewCath plays county rival Bishop Brossart (5-2) on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the All “A” Sectional Tournament at Pendery Park. Bishop Brossart beat Paris, 5-0 in the 10th Region All “A” Classic title game Saturday.