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BluegrassPreps' Class 2A Pre-Season Preview

By ATLCat - QB1 is Storyline Number One Class 2A has not exactly lacked for solid QB play in recent years, but it has never been as deep and rich in talent as what we will see in 2019. In fact, you can argue there might not be another class in all of the commonwealth with the wealth of riches that will be on display at the signal caller position from Mayfield to Jackson. Speaking of Mayfield, what better place to start than with the Cardinals' Jayden Stinson. Stinson threw for just a hair shy of 3,000 yards and had a stellar 35 to 4 ratio of Touchdowns to Interceptions. With Coach Morris’... Read More →

NKY Power Rankings: Pre-Season

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (14-1 in 2018) – Covington Catholic had a strong 14-1 run that earned them the 2018 5A runner-up trophy. Left with a bitter taste in their mouths after falling short of the 5A title, the Colonels have been using that to motivate themselves for the 2019 football season. Starting QB Caleb Jacob returns as a junior and will have a committee of running backs joining him, including Michael Boydston, Daniel Felix, Owen Nalley, Jadon Stava, Ryan Schneider and Luke Zimmerman. Notre Dame commit TE Michael Mayer is the obvious talk of the team after rising to the level of the... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 1A Pre-Season Preview

By Voice of Reason - The King is dead. Long live the King. Well, kind of. It is a realignment year. Don’t rely on past memories when you think about who is in what district, or even who is in what class. That wake up call starts in Class 1A as the three-time defending champion Beechwood Tigers will not be trying to make it four 1A titles in a row. The Tigers moved up to Class 2A in this realignment. Hence, the King is Dead, kind of. In the previous realignment four years ago, it was the Mayfield Cardinals who were ruling 1A and then moved up to 2A. The opening is there. Is there a team that is going to follow... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 5A Pre-Season Preview

By DevilMayCare - Headlines and questions surrounding the upcoming season - With brand names like South Warren, Covington Catholic, Bowling Green, and Highlands roaming the 5A landscape, this class was already crowded at the top. But the KHSAA's quadrennial reshuffling of the deck has placed two of 6A's best from last year in 5A, as Scott County and Frederick Douglass have shed a few pounds and dropped down a weight class. Can the mainstays of 5A stand their ground or will the Cardinals and/or Broncos shift the power dynamic in their favor right away? - Half of this year's preseason top 10 experienced an... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings 8-19

By ATLCat - 1. Johnson Central Golden Eagles (4A, 13-2, Class 4A Runner-Up)- The Golden Eagles lost their rubber match with Franklin Simpson and set their eyes on a vastly improved Class 4A. After four straight Finals trips it is hard to ignore a veteran crew for Coach Matney. 2. Corbin Redhounds (4A, 13-2, Class 3A Runner-Up)- It is hard to ever be disappointed with a State Runner-Up finish, but when Corbin dropped their second straight 3A Title game the Redhound faithful were left wanting more. The Hounds move up to 4A and will have some key holes to fill but should still be very stout. 3.... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 6A Pre-Season Preview

By Tigerpride94 - 2019 6A Preview: This year, the 6A landscape has changed due to the KHSAA re-alignment. 6A loses Boone County, Conner, Cooper, Frederick Douglass, Jeffersontown, Muhlenberg County, Ohio County, Scott County, and Seneca. 6A gains Apollo, Barren County, Bullitt East, Dixie Heights, Fern Creek, Marshall County, Oldham County, and Southern. As we end the decade, it is clear Trinity and Male have dominated 6A, with Trinity having six championships and Male winning two of the last four, and one of these two looks to have a good chance to win another championship. St. Xavier is looking to capture a... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 3A Pre-Season Preview

By Ram - Four years ago, Class 3A saw a massive realignment that brought with it loud exclamations of expected dominance. Boyle County and Lexington Catholic were expected to dominate a class that many viewed as perhaps the least balanced in the commonwealth. A funny thing happened, though. That expected dominance never occurred as longtime 3A heavyweights Belfry and Central won three of four state championships. Realignment has once again brought massive changes and with it expected dominance by new members of the class. What will the next four years hold? What's New Of the thirty-nine schools... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Pre-Season Football Rankings

By Ram - Class 1A Pikeville proved they were worthy of being the Class 1A Champions in 2018, but came up just short against Beechwood. Class 1A says farewell to the Tigers, and in their departure the Panthers now become the defacto King of the Jungle. Campbellsville may have one of Class 1A's top players back and begin their march against Casey County. Speaking of returning stars, Williamsburg (Dalton Ponder) and Raceland (Gunnur Lewis) each have standouts back and each open with local rivals. Class 1A newcomer Newport Central Catholic hopes to shake things up with their arrival, they draw a tough... Read More → 2019 Preseason Mr. Football Watchlist

By DevilMayCare - Following up on last year's inaugural BGP Mr. Football Watchlist, welcome to 2019's first installment. The second post won't occur until after the season's opening weekend. We'll be capping the list at 16 players each week to avoid the overcrowding that sometimes plagued the watchlist last year. As you'll see below, the players have been divided into three groups. Suggestions for additional names to track this season are welcome. If a player's name disappears from the list, that doesn't mean he can't return at a later date. Comings and goings from the watchlist will be dictated by that... Read More →

50 Greatest Kentucky Baseball Programs

By gchs_uk9 - A few years back I posted a thread ranking the top fifty football programs in Kentucky. I did something similar the next year for basketball. Rankings were based on district/regional titles, playoff wins, state championships, etc. While sitting with my son at the state tournament last week and discussing successful programs, it dawned on me that I could do the same thing for baseball. Baseball in Kentucky is unique in that, unlike basketball and football, it has went through several postseason formats. The methodology I composed for ranking baseball programs is somewhat complex so I'll... Read More →

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball & KHSAA Softball State Tournaments set for Lexington

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2019 The 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2019 KHSAA Softball State Tournaments will be held this week in Lexington, with the state baseball tournament returning to Whitaker Bank Ballpark while the state softball tournament heads to the University of Kentucky’s John Cropp Stadium for the first time. Tickets for each event are available for purchase online with links available on the homepage at Re-entry is not permitted at either event, however, as is customary with all KHSAA General Admission events, the stands will not be cleared... Read More →

Is Logan Castleman the runaway choice for Mr. Baseball?

By theguru - One of my friends, Brad Ratliff, posted this on Facebook. I’m going to try to keep this as short as possible, but there is a lot to say about this young man & just exactly what he has accomplished, not only this baseball season, but his entire decorated career at Beechwood....I’ve been apart of & following Beechwood & it’s athletic programs since I was born. Literally some of my first memories in life are of watching my uncles play on Friday nights from the old wooden bleachers. I grew up loving everything the place is about, I grew up idolizing all the great players from the 80’s, & then... Read More →

BOC approves Baseball/Softball semi-state sites, Adopts Spectator Conduct Policy

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2019 The Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2018-19 academic year on Tuesday and Wednesday at the KHSAA Offices, approving sites for the upcoming baseball and softball semi-state games while also addressing a number of policy revisions. Acting on a prior directive from the Board of Control, KHSAA staff has worked throughout the year to secure neutral venues for the baseball and softball semi-state rounds – with a preference given to collegiate sites if possible. The semi-state games will take place Saturday, June 1st, with the Board... Read More →

Getting Smart but Acting Foolishly: There is a Solution

By theguru - OP-ED Column by Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. We communicate on smartphones, drive smart cars, make purchases using smart cards and even drink smart water. But, really, how smart are we? Between college admission and internet privacy scandals, sexual misconduct investigations, stolen trade secrets and the growing concern about how we communicate and connect with each other, technology seems to be outpacing our capacity to understand the... Read More →

KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16® heads to Rupp for the 1st time - Broadcast Info - Free Program

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2019 The KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will make its debut at Rupp Arena this week (March 13-17), as the historic venue plays host to the girls’ basketball tournament for the first time. This year’s tournament will mark the first Girls’ Sweet 16® played in Lexington in the modern era, as the city held the event 11 times prior to the return of girls’ basketball as a KHSAA-sanctioned sport in 1975, with the games played at the Armory from 1922-26 and UK Alumni Gym from 1927-32. The 2019 Girls’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon when Knott County Central... Read More →