|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.|
Thursday, July 30, 2015
|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
|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
|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
|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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
|Contributed Photo. The 2005 Highlands girls soccer state championship team had solid leadership with nine seniors.|
Slightly before the 2005 season, veteran Highlands girls soccer Head Coach Nina Kearns sensed something special in the air, especially when the team picked its uniforms.