|Covington Catholic leaves Fort Thomas with Win|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ben Sisson (30) flies in for a score in a recent game.|
Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
|Madison Central hands Highlands road loss|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Lauren Epperson (10) puts up a jumper in a recent game. Epperson scored 14 points, but Highlands fell 66-50 at Madison Central on Saturday.|
Highlands (15-7 overall) lost a road game against the Madison Central Lady Indians, 66-50 after beating St. Henry by that same score Friday in Erlanger. The Lady Indians (17-6) have won four in a row.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
The Highlands Bluebirds basketball team (10-12 overall) took care of that goal with a huge 79-61 victory over the Bellevue Tigers (6-14) on Friday in Fort Thomas. Bellevue had beaten Highlands in each of the past two seasons to push the Bluebirds down to the fourth seed. The Bluebirds finished 3-1 in district action and will be the second seed in the district tournament if Newport Central Catholic wins either of its final two district games against Bellevue and Dayton. The Bluebirds also moved to 7-5 in 9th Region action and Bellevue dropped to 0-3 in district play.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
|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.|
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.
|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.|
Friday, January 20, 2017
|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.|
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
|Highlands hoops squads drop road games|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Chloe Jansen puts up a free throw in a recent game.|
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
Thursday, January 12, 2017
|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.|
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
|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.|
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.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
But one huge request from the coaching staff in the huddle changed that. That was defensive stops.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
|Highlands basketball teams drop road games|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ben Sisson (30) looks to make a pass against Cooper on Tuesday.|