Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
|Bluebirds Put Up Fight Against Lady Jaguars|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands juniors, from left, Lauren Buemi, CC Shick and Nicole Ossege line up in the region quarterfinal game against Cooper on Tuesday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team (13-8 overall) has not beaten three teams that consistently make the 9th Region Tournament since the current 9th Region alignment started in 2012.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
|Highlands Girls Soccer Loses on Penalty Kicks|
|Twitter Photo. Highlands senior Maggie Schroeder won the Class 2A, Region 4 meet Saturday in 18 minutes, 51.08 seconds.|
Highlands senior Maggie Schroeder ran away for an individual Class 2A, Region 4 cross country championship at the Mason County Athletic Complex.
Friday, October 23, 2020
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior setter Maria Little (3) goes up for a set while Laura Winkler (14) and CC Shick (23) get in position.|
When Highlands Bluebirds junior middle blocker/right side hitter CC Shick and Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds senior middle blocker Madison McCloskey wound up and followed through, the balls slammed to the ground more often that not.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
|Bluebirds Face NewCath for District Crown|
|Highlands sophomore outside hitter Emma Daly (9) goes up for the ball in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team (12-7 overall) had won eight straight district semifinal games entering Wednesday and did not let the hosts end that streak.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
|Highlands Girls Face Dixie Heights in Region Championship|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Austin Frazier (middle) gets in position against Ryle in the 9th Region semifinals Monday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer teams faced undefeated 33rd District champion teams in the 9th Region semifinals on Monday.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
|Highlands Soccer Teams Advance in Region Tournament|
|PHOTO: Matt Carothers. Highlands senior goalkeeper Jasmine Rehberger (0) congratulates freshman Laney Smith (1) after a goal earlier this season.|
The Highlands Bluebirds soccer teams opened the 9th Region quarterfinals Saturday at Tower Park against the Covington Holy Cross Indians teams playing as consistent as they had been lately.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
|District Tournament Starts Next Week|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Sophia Sarakatsannis prepars to serve in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team (11-7 overall) snapped a five-game losing streak in the last game of the regular season with a 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-12) win over the Bellevue Tigers (7-11).
|Losing Streak Continues for Bluebirds|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands Head Coach Katelyn Sallee monitors the action in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team (10-7) could not snap its skid in a 3-1 (25-13, 16-25, 25-19, 25-17) loss at Dixie Heights (11-7).
|Bluebirds Earn Fifth Straight Win|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Joel Kendall (30) makes a move on Newport Central Catholic's Ryan Barth (11) in the 36th District championship Tuesday. The Bluebirds won 6-0.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team (9-3-2 overall) hit its stride late in the season and it continued in the 36th District championship at Tower Park on Tuesday.
|Bluebirds Roll to Fifth Straight District Crown|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Kenzie Nehus (middle) and freshman Claire Cavacini (5) go after a corner kick in the 36th District championship Tuesday. Highlands won 6-0.|
The first goal came just two minutes into the game.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
|Highlands Boys Soccer Posts Huge Victory|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Jordan Frisk (28) goes after the ball while senior Carter Smith (15) watches in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team (8-3-2 overall) earned a huge win entering the post-season beating the Louisville Trinity Shamrocks, 3-0 on Saturday at Tower Park.
Saturday, October 10, 2020
|Bluebirds Enter CovCath Battle with Momentum|
|PHOTO: Ed Harber. Highlands sophomore defensive back Aiden Nevels gets in position in the second half against Boone County.|
There is not time to put up consecutive shutouts than in the first two district games.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
|Highlands Soccer Teams Shut Out Region Opponents|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Honor Valentine prepares to serve in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team (11-1-2 overall) concluded the regular season with a convincing 9th Region road victory, 9-0 over the struggling St. Henry Lady Crusaders (4-8-1).
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
|Highlands Soccer Teams Both Beat Conner|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior goalkeeper Jasmine Rehberger watches during a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team (10-1-2 overall) had not faced the Conner Lady Cougars (5-6) since beating them 6-0 win at Tower Park on Aug. 25, 2005.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
|Winning Streak Hits Nine for Bluebirds Against Arch-Rivals|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham. Highlands senior defender Greta Noble throws the ball in against Newport Central Catholic on Monday. Noble had an assist in the 3-0 Highlands win.|
Sunday, October 4, 2020
The Highlands Bluebirds football team has benefitted from players going both directions more than recent years.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
|Highlands Soccer Teams Record Non-Region Wins|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior defender Jade Rehberger (6) had three assists on corner kicks in the 4-0 Highlands win over Lafayette on Saturday.|
The Highlands girls soccer team (8-1-2 overall) took down Lexington Lafayette (5-2-2) by a 4-0 count at Tower Park on Saturday.
Friday, October 2, 2020
|Bluebirds Tie Ohio Opponent|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands sophomore goalkeeper Connor Mathis watches in a game earlier this season.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team (4-3-2 overall) may not have recorded a victory in its third game against an Ohio opponent.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
|Bluebirds Rally to Tie on Road|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior defender Kelsey Listerman (20) prepares to boot the ball on a free kick in a recent game.|
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
|Highlands Boys Soccer Breaks Losing Streak|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior midfielder Joel Kendall (30) moves toward the ball in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team (4-3-1 overall) won a one-goal game after losing two in a row with a 1-0 9th Region win over the Dixie Heights red Colonels (3-7) on the road.
|Highlands Girls Soccer Blanks Another Opponent|
|Highlands senior midfielder Maggie Stieby plays the ball in a game earlier this season.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team (6-1-1 overall) had not played in a week after the cancellation of a game Saturday against West Jessamine.
Monday, September 28, 2020
|Contributed Photo. Highlands senior Maggie Schroeder runs in the Bourbon County Charge on Saturday. She broke the school record running the 3.1-mile race in 18 minutes, 13.9 seconds.|
Friday, September 25, 2020
|Bluebirds Soccer Drops Another Tight One Against Ohio Opponent|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Jack Banks (26) gets in position in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer team (3-3-1 overall) had another Ohio opponent tied late in the game only to lose by one goal.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
|Bluebirds Volleyball Bests Newport|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Maria Little (3) gets in position in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team did not have an easy time of things in the first 36th District game of the year.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
|Bluebird Volleyball Takes Cake Classic|
|Contributed Photo. The Highlands volleyball team won the Cake Classic for the second time in four years going 3-0 Saturday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team (7-2 overall) won the annual Cake Classic at Russell Bridges Gym on Saturday.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
|Highlands Sees More Coronavirus Precautions Taken on Road|
|PHOTO: Ed Harber. Highlands senior offensive lineman Jake Arthur (71) makes a move in the win at Ryle on Friday.|
Teams across Kentucky have dealt with changes as a result of Coronavirus 2019 guidelines.
Friday, September 18, 2020
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. The Highlands players including CC Shick (bottom left), Laura Winkler (running forward) and Madison Clore (red jersey) get in position to receive a serve in a recent match.|
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team (4-0-1 overall) has another chance at a Lexington Catholic Challenge Cup after taking down their big arch-rival for the second time in five day.
|Highlands Starts Rivalry Week with Victory|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior forward Ben Fischer (5) runs up-field against Newport Central Catholic on Tuesday.|
The big week for the Highlands Bluebirds boys soccer teams started strong.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
|Highlands Golf Holds Senior Day|
|Highlands junior goalkeeper Meg Gessner kicks the ball off in a recent game.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls soccer team (3-0-1) entered the prestigious Lexington Catholic Lady Knights Challenge Cup facing a familiar opponent in the Louisville Sacred Heart Valkyries.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
|Gabbard, Muller Shoot in 60s in Tournament Win|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands sophomore Joel Craft watches after ahot in a recent match. The Bluebirds won their eighth tournament Sunday taking the Bourbon County Invitational.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team had not done any overnight trips this year as a result of Coronavirus 2019.
The Highlands Bluebirds volleyball team may have suffered its first loss of the season Saturday.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Bluebirds Adjusting to Coronavirus 2019 Guidelines
|PHOTO: Ed Harber. Highlands sophomore kicker Davis Burleigh practices field goals before the game Friday.|
David Cecil Memorial could only allow 20 percent in attendance and fans had to wear face masks or they were asked to leave. The usual six-feet distance protocols were also encouraged.Things felt as different as one might expect with the threat of Coronavirus 2019 still looming.
Friday, September 11, 2020
|Bluebird Soccer Records First Win of Season|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Max Farris thinks before striking the ball on a free kick in a recent game.|
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
|Bluebirds Faced Colonels in Dual For First Time Since 2007|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands sophomore Aly Welch moves on to the next hole during the dual match against Bishop Brossart on Monday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds golf teams earned sound dual match wins over Northern Kentucky rivals on their home course Monday.
The Highlands boys defeated the Covington Catholic Colonels, 153-173 in their first dual match since 2007 at Highland Country Club before the Highlands girls took down Bishop Brossart Lady 'Stangs, 191-218. That marked the first dual match of the season for the Highlands boys.
Monday, August 24, 2020
|Highlands senior Justin Gabbard watches his shot in a recent tournament. Gabbard shot three-below par 69 in the Mason County Invitational on Saturday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team played in the Mason County Invitational at Laurel Oaks Golf Club in Maysville on Saturday and took third out of 10 teams.
The Bluebirds shot 299. Mason County and St. Henry tied for first at 297. But the Royals had the better fifth score to win the tournament. Clay County took fourth at 303.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
|Highlands senior Isaiah Lampkin follows through on a shot in a recent tournament.|
Head Coach Bert Richey made sure certain players received some experience Saturday when the Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team ventured to the Scott County Invitational.
Highlands finished 14th out of 22 teams shooting a 375 in the tournament played at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown. Louisville Trinity won the tournament shooting 314. The Bluebirds finished one stroke behind Greenup County's 374.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
|Highlands eighth grader Jenna Richey watched during a recent tournament.|
The Highlands Bluebirds girls golf team won its first dual match of the season, 204-210 at AJ Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria.
The teams golfed on the front nine holes for a par 35. Junior KJ Toole won medalist honors shooting a two-over 37.
Senior Ellie Rowland shot a 46. Eighth grader Jenna Richey and sophomore Aly Welch rounded out the scoring with 57 and 64 respectively.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
|Highlands senior Luke Muller fires a shot in a recent tournament.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team faced some of the best around the state Monday and came away with what Head Coach Bert Richey called the team's biggest win of the season.
Highlands won the Frederick Douglass Invitational at Greenbrier Country Club in Lexington shooting a 302 out of 18 teams. This marked the fifth win in eight tournaments this year.
The Bluebirds outdistanced runner-up Marshall County by seven at 309 overcoming a two-hour rain delay. McCracken County and Ryle tied for third with 310 and region rival Mason County took fifth with 311.
"We played well," Richey said. "It rained on us for the first six holes. Our guys kept their wits about themselves. They didn't make any big numbers."
Sunday, August 9, 2020
|Twitter Photo. The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team played in the Bullitt East Charger Open at Heritage Hill Country Club in Shepherdsville on Friday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds played in the Bullitt East Charger Open on Friday and finished fifth out of 20 teams.
Highlands shot 315 at Heritage Hill Country Club in Shepherdville. Opponents included Louisville Trinity and South Warren. Senior Luke Muller led Highlands shooting an even-par 72 to finish fourth.
Friday, August 7, 2020
|Highlands senior Justin Gabbard earned medalist honors in the Beechwood Invitational shooting a 67 on Thursday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team bounced back from a third-place finish Wednesday to take the Beechwood Invitational Tournament at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in California (Kentucky).
That marks the fourth tournament win in a week for the Bluebirds out of six tournaments. Highlands has not finished lower than fourth in any tournaments.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
|Toole Finishes Third for Highlands Girls|
|Highlands freshman Bailey Markus watches after a shot in a recent tournament.|
The Highlands Bluebirds golf teams partook in their own OrthoCincy Highlands Invitational on Wednesday.
|Bluebirds Take Cooper Invitational|
|Highlands senior Luke Muller watches his shot during the Cooper Invitational on Tuesday. Muller tied for second overall shooting a 73 to help the Bluebirds to their third tournament win of the season.|
The key for the top four scorers of the Highlands Bluebirds boys golf team is putting 80 or fewer.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
|Muller, Gabbard Place in Top Five for Third Tournament|
|Highlands junior KJ Toole follows through on a shot in the Northern Kentucky Shootout on Monday.|
That marks the second tournament win in three tournaments. The tournament took place at the University Club at Arlington in Richmond. It is the home course of the Eastern Kentucky University golf teams.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Senior Luke Muller shot a 74 to finish third to lead Highlands. Senior Justin Gabbard shot a 75 to finish fifth. Sophomore Joel Craft shot an 81 and junior Jack Schneider shot an 87 to round out the scoring. Junior Charlie Gorman shot a 98.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Highlands won the 18-team tournament shooting a 294. The Bluebirds defeated 8th Region rival Grant County and Cooper from Northern Kentucky in a field comprised of teams mostly from around central Kentucky. The Bluebirds also won the tournament two years ago.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
|Conner Wins in Double Overtime|
|Highlands senior Meghan Walz (left) makes a move while Conner center Maddie Drummonds (right) defends. Highlands lost 48-44 to Conner in double overtime.|
But in the end, the Conner Lady Cougars (21-11) escaped in double overtime for a 48-44 victory. This marked the latest defeat in either the first or second round of the region tournament at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University for Highlands. Highlands lost in the first round to the 33rd District runner-up for the third time in four seasons.
"It's a huge credit to the character of these seniors and the character of all the girls I have in this program," said Jaime Walz-Richey, Highlands Head Coach. "We ended up having a great season. This sucks. It absolutely sucks to come every year and lose first or second round. It's nothing we want to do. We push our girls as hard as we can."
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
|Bluebirds Ready for District Championship Thursday|
|PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands junior Emma Riccobene (left) goes up for a score in a recent game while Piper Macke (1) watches in a recent game.|
Highlands defeated the Bellevue Tigers, 83-39 to move to 20-10 on the season and move on to the 36th District championship game Thursday against the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds (20-11) at Newport. The Bluebirds hit the 20-win mark in the season for the eighth straight season. Bellevue's season ended at 12-16.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
|Bluebirds Finish Regular Season with Win|
|Highlands juniors Emma Riccobene (31) and Rory O'Hara (35) scored in double figures in the convincing win over Beechwood on Friday.|
"We treated it like another game," said Jaime Walz-Richey, Highlands Head Coach. "We wanted to execute. We wanted to fine-tune things and get ready for Tuesday. We really worked on ourselves. We wanted to make sure all five of us were on the same page."
Highlands saw eight players score. Senior guard Piper Macke led the way with 14 points. Juniors Emma Riccobene and Rory O'Hara added 12 and 10 points each.