Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Highlands Takes Down Anderson
The Covington Catholic Colonels hit them hard in a 71-25 loss Monday on the road. But the Bluebirds bounced right back and defeated 7-10 Cincinnati Anderson, 48-38 to move back to .500 on the season at 11-11 overall. Highlands is one win shy of last season's total.
Bluebirds Face Park Hills Rivals
|Highlands Girls Extend Win Streak to Six|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Rory O'Hara goes up for the score against Notre Dame on Monday. O'Hara scored nine points in the|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (17-6 overall) came into the game against the Notre Dame Pandas (7-14) on a five-game winning streak. On the other hand, the visitors owned just 15 win in the last two years and snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 48-21 win over Beechwood on Wednesday.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Pulling Away for Another Bluebird Victory
|Highlands Owns Five Straight Wins|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brooke Dill (4) goes strong to the basket in a recent game.|
For two straight days, the number 66 found itself on the Blue and White side of the scoreboard when the clock struck zero.
Huge District Wins for Bluebirds
|Highlands Earns Road Victories|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Alex Starkey (32) sets up for a free-throw attempt in a recent game.|
Like two years ago, the Bluebirds (10-10 overall) found themselves in a battle with the host Bellevue Tigers (9-12) in a 36th District battle. But Highlands did enough to pull off the 53-49 win Friday and finish 2-2 in 36th District play.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Third Region Crown in Three Years for Bluebird Girls Bowlers
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Katelyn Schneider and the Highlands girls bowling team claimed their third Region 5 title Wednesday in the last four years.|
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Rough District Road Loss for Bluebirds
|NewCath Pulls Away for Victory|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Nate Roberts makes a move in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team (9-10 overall) again struggled with it in an 81-66 loss to the host Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds (11-8) on Tuesday. The Thoroughbreds have won 15 in a row in the series and 17 of the last 19. Highlands fell to 1-2 in district play.
Monday, January 22, 2018
No Letdown for Highlands
But after a few minutes passed in the first quarter, the Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (14-6) showed there would be no letdown Monday. The started rolling at the 5:26 mark of the first quarter and never looked back in a 58-25 non-region win over the host Bishop Brossart Mustangs (12-8). Highlands has won five in a row in the series.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Bluebird Winning Streak Snapped
|Dixie Heights Earns Tight Win Over Highlands|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Tyler Gulley goes in for a shot in a recent game.|
But it did not happen. The Dixie Heights Colonels escaped with a narrow 49-47 9th Region win. Both teams are 9-9 on the season.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Bluebirds Win Home 36th Contest
|Highlands Routes Dayton|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Griffin Huber (15) goes up for a shot in a recent game.|
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Highlands Hoops Game Cancelled
The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (12-6 overall) saw its home game against Covington Holy Cross (12-6) cancelled because of bad weather.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Weekend Sports Notes
|Basketball Games Cancelled|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Spence Macke (13) gets off a shot in a recent Junior Varsity game.|
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Racking Up Wins for Bluebird Hoops
|Barth Scores 1,500th Career Point as Both Highlands Teams Win|
|PHOTO: Jared MacDonald, Maysville Ledger-Independent. Highlands freshman Emma Riccobene (31) shoots between Mason County's Rachel Payne (34) and A.J. Reed (11) in the first half Thursday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team wanted to go back to taking care of the ball the way the Bluebirds have done in the past unlike what happened in the loss at Cooper on Tuesday.
Highlands (12-6 overall) turned the ball over less and used a nice game defensively to pull away from the Mason County Lady Royals (10-6) by a 46-37 count Thursday in Maysville. Highlands had just 13 turnovers and Mason County had 20.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Clutch Win for Bluebirds
|Highlands Snaps Two-Game Losing Streak with Road Region Win|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Nate Roberts goes in for a lay-up in a recent game. Roberts hit the game-winning shot against Conner with two seconds left Tuesday.|
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Bluebirds Beat Thoroughbreds for Sixth Straight Time
|Highlands Moves District Win Streak to 21 Straight|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Maggie Hinegardner puts up a shot in a recent game.|
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Tough District Loss for Bluebirds
|Newport Dominates Highlands|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Ryan Leigh (22) scores two of his five points at Newport on Friday.|
Dating back to the 2011-12 season, the Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team (6-8 overall) had beaten the Newport Wildcats (11-4) only two times. The third time since then did not come as the Wildcats jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back in a 73-39 victory. It marked the first district seed game of the season for both teams.
Friday, January 5, 2018
Tenth Win for Highlands Girls Hoops
|Bluebirds Pull Away from Bearcats|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Ashley Hayes (2) makes a move in a recent game.|
Highlands used the combination of nice offense and tenacious defense to pull away from the visiting Walton-Verona Bearcats, 55-44 in a non-region game. The Bluebirds have won six straight against the Bearcats. The last Walton-Verona win in the series came 56-49 in Walton on Feb. 4, 2012. Both teams are 10-5 overall.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Bluebirds Lose to Defending State Runner-Ups
|Highlands Gives Great Effort in Loss|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Hunter Ahlfeld fires up a shot in the junior varsity contest against Cooper on Tuesday.|
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