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NKY Power Rankings 07-27-16 - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - "Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2016 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. 57023 Returning for 2016, BluegrassPreps is excited to again roll out weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Pre-Season Power Rankings

By ATLCat - Returning for 2016, BluegrassPreps.com is excited to again roll out weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the other teams in their region. Throughout the season, we will be accounting for the results of all the games throughout the region, including the strength of each opponent played, points scored, points allowed, along with several other statistics on each side of the ball. We will also be featuring a highlighted "Game of The... Read More →



Bluegrasspreps.com's Mr. Football 2016 Watch List

By ATLCat - This list will be interactive. We want to narrow this down to the Top 25 players who have the best shot at taking home the prestigious award this Winter. We will start by filling in 15 names that we feel are some of the most obvious choices based on their body of work, but the remaining 10 spots will be from the voice of the people voting who they feel will be most deserving. Please use THIS thread for all nominations. State the case for each player you want to nominate and let's keep the discussion limited to this thread as well. Nominations will close on Friday, July 29th, and we... Read More →


KHSAA Participation Numbers Reach Record Levels In 2015-16

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2016 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association enjoyed record participation levels during the 2015-16 season, with 79,805 rostered participants across the KHSAA’s 13 sports and four sport-activities. Participation levels increased for the fourth-consecutive year, with football once again ranking as the most popular sport with 14,336 competitors (31 girls) playing for 221 schools – an increase of 370 student-athletes over the prior year. Aided by the addition of four sport-activities (Archery, Bass Fishing, Bowling and Competitive Cheer) and the sport... Read More →


2015 State Champions: Ranking the Chances of Winning It Again

By ATLCat - We will do this on a percentage scale 0%= No Chance 50%= Co-Favorite In Their Class 100%= Unanimous Favorite In Their Class. Please note 100% is not saying a team has a 100% Chance of winning the title, it is just they are clear and away the team everyone else is chasing and losing the title to anyone will be viewed as a major upset. It is also worth noting the percentages used in this study is not intended to add up to 100%. They are intended to stand on their own merit based off the criteria given above. Read More →


2015 Runner-Up's: Ranking the Chances of Winning a Title in 2016

By ATLCat - We will do this on a percentage scale 0%= No Chance 50%= Co-Favorite In Their Class 100%= Unanimous Favorite In Their Class. Please note 100% is not saying a team has a 100% Chance of winning the title, it is just they are clear and away the team everyone else is chasing and losing the title to anyone will be viewed as a major upset. Read More →



Sleepers to watch out for in 2016

By DevilMayCare - Every year there are teams around the state worth keeping an eye on that begin the season slightly off the radar. They might not be legitimate championship contenders, but they're more than capable of upsetting someone's apple cart in the playoffs. Here are six "sleeper" teams(one for each class) to keep tabs on for the 2016 season... 1A - Nicholas County Bluejackets Coach Robert Hopkins and his Bluejackets went 6-5 in 2015, losing by a point to Fairview in the 1st round of the playoffs. They're primed to make some noise this season with the return of RBs Zach Richardson(1345 yds, 14... Read More →


Is Highlands' interpretation of the transfer rule correct?

By Pete Mitchell - Now that multiple pages have been generated discussing the Jenna Martin transfer (and for the record, I am NOT complaining about her transfer, I sincerely hope she plays at Highlands in 2016-17), the explanation for how she will be eligible delves into, I believe, uncharted territory. To quickly recap, for those of you that don't want to read the whole thread, Ms. Martin is transferring from Notre Dame to Highlands for her senior season, having played varsity basketball for Notre Dame last season. Now, ordinarily, as we all know, she would not be eligible to play this year under KHSAA... Read More →


Kentucky High School Football Teams As Game of Thrones Characters

By ATLCat - Let's have a little fun: Fort Thomas Highlands= John Snow Both represent arguably one of the most well known characters in the whole deal. Much like the Highlands Bluebirds, John Snow relates to a bird as well as one of the "Crow's" of the Night's Watch. Just as John Snow captivated the crowd with his perceived death, many reacted to Highlands' "death" last year before coming to grips it was probably just a temporary thing. Mayfield= Tyrion Lannister Though their size may be small, their wrath is fierce. Just as Tyrion navigates with superior intellect, the Morris braintrust has... Read More →


Ten Upcoming Juniors You Need To Know

By ATLCat - List is in no particular order, but these 10 Juniors are players certain to make major impacts in the 2016 season to the point they will be household names in 2017 (if they aren't already) DB Jairus Brents- Waggener Already regarded as a "Can't Miss" Division 1 prospect, Brents already sports scholarship offers to both In-State Powerhouse Schools. Jairus Brents Highlights - Hudl DE Tahj Rice- Waggener Rice has exploded onto the scene this Summer with several Power 5 offers and interest from elite programs Tahj Rice Highlights - Hudl Read More →


Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016 The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 9-11, 17-18) begins Thursday morning when Johnson Central takes on Highlands at 11 a.m. in the first of the day’s four opening round games. First round action continues with four games on Friday, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with semifinal... Read More →


Ten Good Programs In Bad Situations

By ATLCat - 10. Covington Catholic- The ole bridesmaid. This one is more about one team than all the other factors. For years CovCath has been near the top of their class, but those darn Bluebirds of Highlands have just put a pox on them. CovCath comes in at the bottom of the list though thanks to some recent flaws in the Highlands' armor. 9. Owensboro Catholic- The Aces' program is at a very high level right now thanks to Coach John Edge. The issue for OCath though is their playoff path. When your classification has three programs playing at respectively the height of their programs' histories over... Read More →



Justin Kaiser ’98 as Beechwood’s Athletic Director, effective July 1

By theguru - Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff, We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Kaiser ’98 as Beechwood’s Athletic Director, effective July 1. Justin will continue to serve as Assistant Principal of Beechwood High School, while supervising our athletic programs. As a former student, administrator, and community member, Justin knows Beechwood well and has a comprehensive understanding of our mission and values. He was an honors student and a three time state-champion wide receiver during his four years at Beechwood High School. Justin earned his undergraduate and... Read More →


Top 15 Returning Players in EKY

By ATLCat - First a disclaimer: EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF BELFRY PLAYERS! The Pirates from Pond Creek have turned into the flagship program for the Region and with 8 Starters returning and four Division 1 Prospects it is safe to say they will be well represented on this list. With that said, here are your Top 15 returning players from EKY Region. 1. DT Rayquan Horton, Belfry Horton might have very well been the best Defensive Player in the Commonwealth in 2015, he returns for his Senior season looking to continue his legendary career and earn even more scholarship offers. Read More →


The Top 5 "Sleeping Giant" Programs in Kentucky

By ATLCat - It is very easy to take a blind stab at the Top 25 or so programs in Kentucky that have been able to sustain success for decades. If no other thing is true, it is usually a fact that the better programs in the State have staying power at the top. This begs the question though, "Will it always stay this way?" The programs that dominate the landscape currently can be divided into two groups. Those that have always been very good (ex: Mayfield, Danville, Highlands, Trinity) and those that had to find the right mix before they exploded onto the scene (Ex: Boyle County, Belfry, DeSales). ... Read More →


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