|Bluebird Softball Snaps Three-Game Losing Streak|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Joe Steiden makes a catch in a recent game.|
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
But that did not happen in either game in the John Sosby Memorial Classic. Highlands lost 13-4 to the Franklin County Lady Flyers (11-12) in five innings then 11-3 in the second game of the season against the host Bourbon County Lady Colonels (17-6). The Bluebirds have lost four in a row.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
|Bluebird Baseball Moves to 2-0 in 36th District Play|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Cooper Schwalbach connects for a home run against Bellevue on Friday.|
The Bluebirds (13-6 overall, 2-0 district) took another step toward a top seed in the district tournament with a five-inning 12-0 win over the Bellevue Tigers (2-11, 0-2) on Friday at Highland Park. Highlands has won six consecutive district championships.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
|Highlands Softball Wins 36th Opener|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. The Highlands Bluebirds softball team waits at home plate after junior Rachel Gabbard hit a home run in the third inning against Newport Central Catholic. The Bluebirds won 9-0.|
But for years, the players and coaches on the Highlands Bluebirds softball team have wanted to develop that depth to compete with the top teams in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The depth once again showed itself in a crucial 9-0 36th District win over the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park. It marked the first district game for both teams.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
|Highlands Run-Rules St. Henry|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior first baseman Tyler Gulley makes a play at first base against St. Henry on Saturday.|
Highlands (12-5 overall) started its Saturday home game against St. Henry about 17 hours after starting the Friday evening game at Great American Ballpark at 8 p.m. The Bluebirds took out their frustrations of the 11-0 six-inning run-ruling loss to Covington Catholic on Friday with a 17-0 obliteration of the St. Henry Crusaders in five innings.
|Bluebird Baseball, Softball Both Run-Ruled|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Members of the Highlands baseball team and coaches salute the flag at Great American Ballpark before facing Covington Catholic on Friday.|
Facing the arch-rival Covington Catholic Colonels (10-4 overall) in front of about 1,000 of their fans, the Bluebirds (11-5) hoped to earn a huge 9th Region victory. Instead, the Colonels scored six runs in the fourth inning on their way to an 11-0 six-inning run-ruling Friday.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
|Bluebirds Softball Defeats Defending 10th Region Champs|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands freshman Caroline Class waits at second base to make a move in a recent game.|
But the Harrison County Fillies (1-8) are struggling this year. Part of that can be attributed to injuries as junior pitcher Jima Hill is currently battling back injuries.
But the Bluebirds continued their nice play recording their fourth straight win to move to 6-2 on the season with an 11-5 non-region home win Wednesday. Highlands lost 10-1 in six innings against Harrison County in Cynthiana last year.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
|Bluebirds Score 11 in First Inning|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Brooke Dill lights into a pitch against Cooper on Tuesday. Highlands won its third in a row with a 16-7 win.|
The Highlands Bluebirds softball team (5-2 overall) scored 11 runs in the first inning on its way to a 16-7 9th Region win over the Cooper Lady Jaguars (2-6) on Tuesday. The Bluebirds have won three straight and improved to 4-0 in region play. Field conditions moved the game to Fort Thomas.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
|Nine-Run First Dooms Bluebirds|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior Tanner Juett fires to the plate in a recent game.|
The Musketeers (14-2) made the lead stand up for a 9-2 rain-shortened win in 4.5 innings. Greenup County has won seven straight. The Musketeers rallied past Beechwood, 9-6 Friday.
Friday, April 13, 2018
But the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team (8-3 overall) defeated the Lexington Tates Creek Commodores, 7-6 scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. Sophomore Ethan Kavanagh led off the inning with a double and senior Drew Rom singled him home.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
|Bluebirds Open Doc Morris Invitational with Impressive Win|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ethan Kavanagh digs in to make a play on the ball against Beechwood on Thursday. Highlands beat the Tigers, 9-6.|
But the visiting Highlands Bluebirds (7-3 overall) held on for the 9-6 9th Region victory over the Beechwood Tigers (8-3) on Thursday to start the Doc Morris Invitational. Highlands has won seven straight and moved to 2-0 in 9th Region action with the victory.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
|Bluebirds Improve to 3-0 in 9th Region Play|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands Eighth Grader Addie Mack snags a ground ball Wednesday. Mack had three hits including a double to help the Bluebirds to an 8-2 9th Region victory.|
Head Coach Rob Coffey said the Blue and White left a lot of runners on base.
But the sixth-year Highlands Bluebirds softball head coach and staff like the number of chances they received in their 8-2 win over the visiting Conner Lady Cougars (0-3) on Wednesday. Highlands (4-2) moved to 3-0 against 9th Region competition with its third straight win.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
|Highlands Softball Run-Rules Holy Cross|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Piper Macke takes a swing in a recent game.|
But Highlands made sure it did not hurt them too much in a 9th Region game. The Bluebirds took down the Covington Holy Cross Lady Indians, 13-0 in five innings.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
|Highlands Downs Campbell County in Make-up Game|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior first baseman Jackson Recht records an out at Campbell County on Friday. The Bluebirds have won five straight with the 8-7 win.|
Highlands moved to 3-0 against Kentucky competition. This marked the first game against a team from Northern Kentucky after a number of rain-outs.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
|Bluebird Baseball Finishes 4-2 in South Carolina Trip|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands senior Grant Summers field the ball in a recent game.|
Monday, April 2, 2018
|Bluebird Softball, Baseball Pick Up Wins|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Taylar Lorenzen makes a play at first Saturday.|