|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior McKenzie Leigh (31) goes in for two of her 21 points in Tuesday's game against Notre Dame. Highlands won 56-46.|
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ladybirds to play for classic title
Highlands handles Ashland to open holiday classic
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Kiersten Clukey (middle) goes in for a shot in Monday's game against Ashland at Conner. Clukey saw her first action this year after returning from injury. Highlands won 48-35.|
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Bluebirds finish 2-1 in Swauger Tournament
|PHOTO:Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Mitch Cain (right) drives in a recent game against Morgan County. Cain scored 19 points against Dayton to earn all-tournament honors in the Swauger Holiday Classic at Bellevue.|
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bluebirds earn first win
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Bradley Greene dribbles toward the basket in Monday's game against Morgan County.|
Monday, December 21, 2015
Highlands basketball: Both teams drop contests
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands point guard Haley Coffey puts up a shot in Monday's game against Cambpell County.|
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Highlands hoops: Ladybirds win again, Bluebirds drop opener
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Bo Hebel (55) puts up a shot in Saturday's game against Bishop Brossart at Thomas More College.|
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Ladybirds win sixth straight
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brianna Adler (10) puts up a shot between Bishop Brossart's Sydney Shannon (23) and Abby King (24) in Friday's game. Adler scored 21 points in the Ladybird victory.|
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Highlands downs Newport, 65-39
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior forward Lauren Epperson (24) goes up for a shot in Monday's 65-39. The Ladybirds have won five in a row since opening the season with a loss.|
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Highlands dominates South Oldham, 56-21
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior point guard Haley Coffey (15) looks ahead in a recent game.|
Friday, December 11, 2015
Highlands routes Grant County, 64-26
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior center McKenzie Leigh gets in position to shoot a free throw in a recent game. Highlands improved to 3-1 with a convincing 64-26 victory over Grant County on Friday.|
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ladybirds record first district win of season
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Taylor Baioni makes a move in Wednesday's junior varsity game against Dayton.|
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Ladybirds earn first win of year
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Zoie Barth drives in the season-opener. Highlands beat Scott, 47-42 Saturday.|
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Ladybirds drop tough one to open season
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Chloe Jansen (34) drives to the basket in Monday's season opener against Sacred Heart. Jansen scored eight points in her varsity debut.|
The Highlands Ladybirds lost a tight one in the final seconds Monday.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Highlands 2015 girls basketball preview
|Highlands hopes to develop younger players|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Zoie Barth (14) makes a move to the basket in the 9th Region Semifinals last year. Barth could fill in a starting role this year.|
Friday, October 30, 2015
Highlands freshman football team finishes 7-3
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. The Highlands freshman football team finished 7-3 on the season with a 28-22 loss to Campbell County on Thursday.|
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Weekend Round-up: Bluebird JV football ends season with bang
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior linebacker Luke Ross gets in position in the junior varsity game at Grant County on Saturday. Highlands won 56-0 to conclude the season 7-2.|
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
JV Bluebirds also beat Colonels, 30-16
The Highlands Junior Varsity football team followed the varsity's win Friday with a 30-16 win over the arch-rival Covington Catholic Colonels on Monday at David Cecil Memorial Stadium.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
9th Region soccer pairings set
The Highlands Ladybirds (14-8) and Bluebirds (9-10-3) found out where they will travel for their 9th Region quarterfinal games after losing to Newport Central Catholic in the 36th District championships.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Monday Briefs: Highlands, Dayton soccer pushed back one day
The Highlands Ladybirds (13-7) took on Dayton to open the 36th District Tournament.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Saturday Round-up: Bluebirds handle Simon Kenton to finish regular season
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Ben Seiter (8) heads the ball while teammates Noah Sellers (7) and Brady Gesenhues (31) converge. The Bluebirds won 6-2 to finish the regular season 9-9-3.|
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Thursday Round-up: Ladybirds dominate Beechwood
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Madalyn Wiefering boots the ball ahead in a recent game.|
Monday, October 5, 2015
Ladybirds earn win on Senior Night
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Weekend Round-up: Ladybirds down Bishop Brossart, 2-1
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Sophie Steppe boots the ball ahead in Sunday's game against Bishop Brossart at Northern Kentucky University.|
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday Round-up: Highlands soccer teams fall
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. The Highlands freshmen football team lost 39-21 to Covington Catholic on Thursday.|
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Highlands volleyball falls, girls soccer wins
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior AJ Guth (2) passes the ball while Hannah Harris (12) gets in position in Wednesday's match against Newport Central Catholic.|
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tuesday Round-up: Bluebirds move above .500
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team moved above .500 at 8-7-2 with a 3-2 win over Campbell County at Tower Park.
Ladybirds win fourth in a row
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Kiersten Clukey (15) plays the ball in a recent game at Notre Dame. Clukey had an assist in Monday's 2-1 win over Dixie Heights.|
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Weekend Round-up: Ladybird soccer wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2008
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior goalkeeper boots one away in Saturday's game against Notre Dame. Highlands won in Park Hills for the first time since 2008.|
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Thursday Round-up: Highlands soccer teams win
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Megan Reynolds boots the ball ahead in Thursday's game against Bellevue.|
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday Briefs: Ladybird volleyball beats Lloyd Memorial
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brady Gesenhues attacks the ball in Tuesday's game at Covington Catholic.|
Monday, September 21, 2015
Monday Briefs: JV Bluebirds fall for first time
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore defensive lineman Keaton Huddleston pursues the La Salle quarterback in Monday's junior varsity game.|
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Ladybird soccer falls to Lexington Catholic
The Highlands Ladybirds soccer team could not put together another win in the rugged Lexington Catholic Cup on Saturday.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Highlands volleyball handles Holmes
The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team moved to 7-9 with a 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) over Covington Holmes on Thursday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Ladybirds drop another one-goal decision
The Highlands Ladybirds could not make it two in a row in the Lexington Catholic Cup on Wednesday.
Tuesday Briefs: Highlands wins second straight
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team won its second straight at Covington Holmes, 7-0 Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Monday Soccer Briefs: Highlands handles Beechwood, 4-0
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team handled the Beechwood Tigers, 4-0 in non-district action Monday.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Saturday Results: Ladybirds fall late to Lady Breds
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Hayley Crothers (8) boots the ball in Saturday's game against Newport Central Catholic at Tower Park.|
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thursday Round-up: Highlands soccer falls at NewCath
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Noah Sellers (7) battles Newport Central Catholic's Chad Brewer (10) for the ball in Thursday's battle while Tommy Steppe (20) comes in. NewCath won 3-2.|
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Tuesday Round-up: Bluebird soccer wins second in a row
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer team has its first winning streak of the season.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Saturday Roundup: Bluebird JV Football improves to 3-0
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Jake Noe sets up in Saturday's game against Cooper. Highlands won the junior varsity contest 30-26 to move to 3-0 on the season.|
Friday, September 4, 2015
Thursday Roundup: Football Freshmen move to 2-1 with win
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. The Highlands Freshman team defeated Cooper, 27-0 Thursday. The Bluebirds moved to 2-1 with the win.|
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday Round-up: Highlands volleyball, soccer teams win
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Weekly Round-up: Bluebird JV Football moves to 2-0
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Nick Veneman makes a move in the junior varsity game at Campbell County on Saturday. The Bluebirds won 36-16 to move to 2-0 on the season.|
Monday, August 24, 2015
Highlands volleyball falls to Conner
The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team dropped to 1-2 on the season with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 25-17, 25-11) loss to Conner at home Monday.
Weekend Round-up: Bluebird soccer ties Cooper, 3-3
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Larry Wilson (91) rushes through the hole while Mitchell Schry (62) and Griffin Huber (83) get in position. The Bluebirds defeated Cooper in junior varsity action 38-24 on Saturday.|
Friday, August 21, 2015
Cooper takes out Highlands to open season
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands wide receiver Eric Miller (15) makes a 45-yard catch late in the second quarter of Friday's game at Cooper. The Bluebirds lost 37-13.|
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ladybirds capture first win of season
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Emma Delagrange celebrates a point during Thursday's match at Campbell County. Highlands won 3-1 for its first win on the young season.|
The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team earned its first win of the season Thursday.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Highlands volleyball drops season opener
The Highlands Ladybirds volleyball team dropped its season opener Tuesday to the Beechwood Lady Tigers, 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-20).
Highlands soccer wins opener
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Kayla Nehus plays the ball in Monday's season opener against Conner. Highlands won 5-1.|
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Highlands cross country teams take aim at gold crowns
|Contributed Photo. Highlands senior Ethan Shuley became the first-ever individual state champion cross country champion in school history in last year's Class AA boys race. He outran the rest of the pack by 21 seconds in 15 minutes, 58.14 seconds.|
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Bluebirds learn things in scrimmage loss to Bombers
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Chuckie Buckler makes a catch in Friday's scrimmage against Cincinnati St. Xavier. Buckler had a touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.|
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Highlands hopes for improvement in scrimmage
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior defensive back Austin Beal (right) intercepted a pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown in the scrimmage at Cincinnati St. Xavier last year.|
The Blue and White do not mind facing powerful opponents in scrimmages to find out what things they need to work on.
That powerful opponent happens to be the Cincinnati St. Xavier Bombers of the brutal Greater Catholic League for the second straight year. The two meet Friday at David Cecil Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Bluebirds aim for faster start
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Ben Seiter (19) plays the ball in the 36th District championship game against Newport Central Catholic last year. Seiter is one of nine seniors listed on the squad.|
It is not just the ultimate goal of the Highlands Bluebirds, but every boys soccer team in Northern Kentucky.
Defending 5A champion Pulaski County tops list to challenge Highlands
It specifically reads, "from NOBODY to UPSTART, from UPSTART to DISTRICT CONTENDER, from CONTENDER to DISTRICT CHAMPION, from DISTRICT to REGIONAL CHAMPION, from REGIONAL to STATE CHAMPION, from STATE CHAMPION to DYNASTY." A sticker is placed next to right of all but the last step in the Pulaski County Maroons football team's weight room.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Highlands defense hopes to continue to play aggressive football
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands nose tackle Tyler Robinson makes a tackle against Harrison County last year. He had eight tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks last year.|
Lorenzen to go into UK Hall of Fame in September
Bluebirds aim to add another brick to solid foundation
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior running back Jared Pulsfort (91) scores against Covington Catholic in a junior varsity game last year. Pulsfort could earn some carries this season.|
It often happens after teams win that first state championship. But for this program, after the first title in 1960, another followed in 1961 and it would not be the last one in a while. More of them came and 55 years after that first one, the Highlands Bluebirds football team has built a dynasty.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Girls Soccer Preview: Highlands aiming to restore family atmosphere
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Ellie Farley (2) makes a move against Dixie Heights in a game last year. Farley is one of six seniors returning this season.|
Friday, July 24, 2015
10-year back-to-back state championship celebration: Class of 2009 fit in well with upperclassmen
|Contributed Photo. The 2006 Highlands Ladybirds pose after winning their second straight state championship.|
Not only did the Class of 2009 make its contributions to the two state championship teams. But those players had the best run in school history going 80-11-11 in four years of high school.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Highlands back-to-back state championship soccer celebration: Class of 2008 took advantage of mixed roles
|Contributed Photo. Highlands sweeper Caitlin Beck goes up for a ball during the 2006 season. Beck helped Highlands to a state-record 20 shutouts in each of the 2005 and 2006 seasons. She went on to play collegiately at the University of Louisville.|
Some had huge on roles on the 2005 senior-laden state championship Highlands Ladybirds soccer team. Others from the Highlands Class of 2008 had to wait for their time.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Back-to-Back Girls Soccer Championship Celebration: Class of 2007 Seniors Left Amazing Mark
|Contributed Photo. Highlands' Jenna Klingenberg-Stewart (left) and Rachel Redmond-Stahlhut (center) celebrate after winning the 2005 state soccer championship. Stahlhut kicked the game-winning penalty kick against Lexington Catholic.|
It takes one class to set the standard.
Then another one hopes to set it even higher. That's what the Class of 2007 accomplished as members of the back-to-back 2005 and 2006 Highlands Ladybirds state championship soccer teams. Those teams finished a combined 45-3-3 and recorded 20 shutouts each season, which is still a state record.
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