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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Highlands Results

Bluebirds Win 36th District Battles

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Piper Macke (6) looks to square up a pitch against Newport Central Catholic on Wednesday. Highlands won 13-3 in five innings.
For the second straight day, the balls erupted off the bats of the Highlands Bluebirds softball team.

Highlands (3-4 overall) batted .476 (10-for-21) scoring eight runs in the first inning and run-ruling the 6-9 Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, 13-3 at Winkler Field. It marked the first 36th District game for the Bluebirds this year.

"It's big for us. As I've mentioned, we're just starting to come around with the bats," said Rob Coffey, Highlands Head Coach. "To keep that rolling and keep that consistent is our message. The girls have really bought into putting the ball in play. They're reaping the benefits now. It makes the game fun, too."

Tuesday Highlands Results

Highlands Baseball, Softball Teams Record Non-Region Wins

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Rachel Gabbard (55) lays off the pitch in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (2-4 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 19-7 win over the Cincinnati (Ohio) McNicholas Rockets (10-4) on the road Tuesday in six innings.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Highlands Baseball Run-Rules Holmes in Five

Juett No-Hits Bulldogs

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Brennan Haigis sets up prior to a pitch against Holmes on Monday.
The big inning came in the bottom of the first for the hosts.

When it ended, the scoreboard blinked 1 then 1 signaling 11 runs scored in that inning. That's all the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (12-4 overall) needed to knock off the 5-10 Covington Holmes Bulldogs, 11-1 in a 9th Region game Monday at Highland Park in five innings. The Bluebirds moved to 5-0 in region play with the victory.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Highlands Baseball Quickly Takes Care of Ballard

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (11-4 overall) took care of the Louisville Ballard Bruins, 15-0 in three innings in the final game of the Doc Morris Invitational at Campbell County on Saturday.

Highlands Wins State Quarterfinal Rematch

In a rematch of last year's state quarterfinals, the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (10-4 overall) defeated the Paintsville Tigers (10-6) by a 7-2 score at Campbell County on Friday in the Doc Morris Invitational.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday Highlands Results

Highlands Softball Falls in Extra Innings
PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior right fielder Abby Rust takes her spot in the outfield against Boone County on Thursday.
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (1-4 overall) held the 3-2 advantage going into the seventh inning after neither team scored in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

But the Boone County Lady Rebels (8-1) scored four in the seventh inning to take a 6-3 lead. Highlands scored three times in the bottom of the frame to send it to extra innings.

Both teams had their chances to win. But Boone County scored three times in the top of the 11th and held on for a 12-10 9th Region victory. Highlands is 0-2 in region play.

Wednesday Highlands Results

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (9-3 overall) earned a 36th District win via forfeit from the Dayton Greendevils. Highlands has not lost to a district opponent since 2012.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Highlands Softball Falls to Ohio Opponent

The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (1-3 overall) lost its first game back from Spring Break on Tuesday.

The Ursuline Academy Lions from the Girls Greater Catholic League held on for an 8-7 victory at Winkler Field. Ursuline moved to 6-3 on the season.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Highlands Baseball plays Three in Louisville

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team faced three out-of-state teams in the Super PREP event in Louisville on Friday and Saturday.

Highlands (8-3 overall) lost 10-3 to Jeffersonville (Indiana) on Friday. But the Bluebirds came back to beat Lincoln-Way Central (New Lenox, Illinois), 8-1 and Glenbrook South (Glenview, Illinois) by a 10-5 score on Saturday. The Bluebirds are 3-2 against non-Kentucky opponents.

The Bluebirds play host to Dayton on Tuesday. Game time is 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Highlands Baseball Wins Again

The Highlands Bluebirds moved to 3-0 in 9th Region action with a 6-2 road win Wednesday over the St. Henry Crusaders. Both teams are 6-2 on the season.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Highlands Run-Rules Holy Cross

Bluebirds Move to 2-0 in Region Play

Twitter Photo. The Highlands baseball players run after competing the win Monday over Holy Cross.
The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (5-2 overall) moved to 2-0 in 9th Region play with an 11-1 run-ruling of the Covington Holy Cross Indians (2-8) on Monday at Highland Park.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Saturday Cancellations

The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (1-2 overall) had two games scheduled Saturday at Tates Creek against Rockcastle County and Bedford (Indiana) North Lawrence.

But excessive rain in Lexington forced the cancellation of the games. Highlands does not play again until Tuesday, April 9 against Cincinnati Ursuline. Game time is 5 p.m.