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Trinity 7th Region Champs / State Tournament Preview

By Smallhoops - Now in his 18th season, and with one state championship to his credit, Coach Mike Szabo has the Trinity Shamrocks back in the State Tournament for the second year in a row. Last year’s visit ended in the first round when Scott County beat Trinity 54-53. The Rocks hope, and expect, to be around Lexington longer this year. Trinity was the top-ranked team in the Seventh Region for the entire season and comes into the state tournament as one of the favorites. Led by University of Louisville signee David Johnson, Trinity won its first eight games this season before Johnson got hurt in a King... Read More →


Walton-Verona 8th Region Champs / State Preview

By ColonelMike - Better late than never... Walton Verona scored a couple of "firsts" by winning the 8th Region over defending champ Oldham County. One, they became the first school not in the 29th or 30th district to win the region since the region was re-districted in 2006. Two, they become the first "A" school to win the region since Carroll County in 1972. All of which made Coach Grant Brannen a very happy man. Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16® Broadcast Info, 105.5 FM to air games locally

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 5, 2019 The 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Rupp Arena when Knox Central takes on Walton-Verona at 12 p.m. (ET). Fans can follow all the action through live webcasts at KHSAA.tv or listen to the games online at KHSAA.net. The games will also be carried statewide across 53 stations through the Kentucky Utilities/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen® Radio Network, with the games airing locally in Lexington on iHeart Media’s Rewind 105.5 FM. All 15 games of the Boys’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at KHSAA.tv for subscribers to the... Read More →


Scott County 11th Region Champions State Tournament Preview

By mooremiller31 - Throughout the season the Scott County Cardinals were labeled as the team to beat not only in the 11th Region but in the entire state of Kentucky. The Cardinals began the season on a tear blowing past any team in their way. The first big test came when Scott County traveled to Myrtle Beach to play in the prestigious Beach Ball Classic. While in South Carolina the Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season, a 1 point loss to Westchester, California out of Los Angeles, a top 10 team in the country at the time. Perhaps their biggest loss at the time was that of senior Mr. Basketball... Read More →



Owensboro 3rd Region Champions/State Preview

By ApolloFan98 - Owensboro Red Devils (23-7) Coach: Rod Drake Sweet 16 Appearances: 44 State Titles: 5 (Last in 2015) District: 9th It had been 4 years since the Owensboro basketball program advanced past the first round of district. There wasn’t a player one this roster that had seen a regional tournament game. They were coming off a season in which they were heavy favorites to advance to state and graduated a strong core from that team. Coming into the season, there was a lot of uncertainty of how this team would perform. Everyone on the roster would have larger roles than a year ago. How would... Read More →


6th Region Tournament Wrapup/Butler - State Tournament Preview

By SportsLife - After being the frontrunner for most of the 2018-19 season, Butler outlasted Bullitt East 52-48 to capture the 2019 6th Region boys' basketball title at Valley High School on Saturday, March 2. Butler's journey to the 6th Region championship started with a convincing victory over Jeffersontown in the opening round of the tournament. The Bears pulled away to defeat Jeffersontown 73-52 in the 6th Region Quarterfinals. In the other games played in the 6th Region Quarterfinals it was Bullitt East 58, Moore 46; Pleasure Ridge Park 75, DeSales 59 and Bullitt Central 65, Fairdale 55. The Bears... Read More →


10th Region Tournament Wrap-up and a Look at the Campbell County Camels

By mcpapa - Last week's 10th region tournament at the Mason County Fieldhouse didn't disappoint. Buzzer-beaters, buzzer-tiers, and the best two teams in the region battling it out in the finals. Here's a brief recap: Campbell County 74, Robertson County 55 (upper bracket quarterfinals). The Camels broke open a tight game with a big second quarter to dispatch the young (no seniors) Black Devils. Reid Jolly and Drew Wilson combined for 50 points in this one; and sixth man Andrew Helton chipped in with 8, including a pair of threes. Campbell County dominated the boards by ten, 29-19. The Devils... Read More →


Warren Central 4th Region Champions/State Preview

By DragonFire - Warren Central Dragons Coach: William Unseld Record: 20-11 State Championships: 1 (2004) District: 14 Region: 4 After watching the Purples run off four region titles in a row prior to last season, the Dragons seemed to have doubts as to when they’d ever return. Now, they’re suddenly looking at back to back titles and are back to a nice round five of ten titles in the region. In fact, overall Warren Central is making their 11th trip to Rupp Arena in the last 18 seasons. No program in the state can match that during that time. There are a lot of similarities to the postseason so... Read More →


Mayfield (1st Region Champions) State Tournament Preview

By silo11 - Mayfield Cardinals are finally getting to make the trip to Rupp Arena. Last year seemed to be the year that would happen as the Cardinals went through the regular season without losing a game to any Region 1 school. However they lost to McCracken County in the Region semifinals and just like that, the dream ended. Mayfield did not lose any major components from last year and entered into this season as the Region 1 favorite. Things did now start out as well as expected. They lost 3 of their first 5 games including a 1 point loss to McCracken County, a team that lost much more than... Read More →


Johnson Central (15th Region Champions) - State Tournament Preview

By 15th Region - 2019 15th Region Champions – Johnson Central Golden Eagles – State Tournament Preview Season Overview: The Johnson Central Golden Eagles extended their own 15th Region record by advancing to their eighth straight regional championship game and have now won five of the last eight regional titles with a 66-61 victor over Pikeville. In fact, over the last eight seasons, Johnson Central is 21-3 in the regional tournament at the Pikeville EXPO Center, which begs to ask if they should change the name of the 15th Region Tournament to the Johnson Central Invitational. This year’s dominance... Read More →


Ashland 16th Region Champions/State Preview

By Carson Palmer - The Tomcats saved their best for last in winning their 33rd regional championship and first since 2002. First year head coach Jason Mays pushed all the right buttons in Morehead this past week. The Tomcats struggled to a 14-16 regular season mark playing a rugged schedule that included three Sweet 16 squads. It proved to be the right formula to produce a region title. Ashland squeaked by Lewis County in round 1, then pulled the upset of the season by knocking off Elliott County in overtime, and finished off their improbable run by beating rival Boyd County in their fifth matchup of the... Read More →


Perry County Central (14th Region Champions) Team/State Tournament Preview

By All State Baseball - School Name: Perry County Central. Nickname: Commodores. Head Coach: Shannon Hoskins. District: 54th. Region: 14th. The Commodores are once again heading back to Rupp Arena for the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16. Per KHSAA Scoreboard (dates back to the 1997-98 season) this will be Commodores 7th trip to the boys sweet 16 basketball tournament. Coming into the 2018/19 basketball season, Perry County Central was ranked #4 in the Bluegrasspreps.com Boys 14th Region Season Preview and never climbed no higher than #3 throughout the entire season as the #1 (Knott County Central) and #2 (Breathitt... Read More →


9th Region Championship Preview

By PP1 - Well considering that Bluesport kind of stole my thunder a little last night, this article is probably pointless, but I said I was going to do it and I try to keep me word. Only two 9th region teams left standing. One of them is a regular visitor to the championship game and the other is not. For the third time in 2019 the Tigers and the Colonels will battle. I was a little disappointed this week. For all the talk and anticipation regarding the 9th region tournament, there were not many intense 4th quarters. Saturday night has the potential to be a game that we cite for the next ten... Read More →


Seventh Region Championship Preview - the more things change . . .

By Smallhoops - I thought this year would be different. The Waggener Wildcats had their best season ever. They had only lost 3 times this season, an early season loss to St. X and two subsequent losses to Trinity. It had beaten Ballard 80-74 on December 4, the first time Waggener had ever beaten Ballard. Their collection of seniors, led by JJ Kalakon, is the best group of seniors in the Seventh Region. This was going to be the Wildcats’ year. If Waggener wants to see the Seventh Region championship game, they will need to stand in line and buy tickets to the game, just like every other... Read More →


Seventh Region Semi-Finals Preview

By Smallhoops - The first round of the Seventh Region tournament gave us Trinity v. Male, along with three other games; the second round now gives us Waggener v. Ballard and Trinity v. Eastern. Should be a good night of basketball Thursday night at Valley. Waggener Wildcats (29-3) v. Ballard Bruins (22-11) Prior to this season, Ballard had beaten Waggener each of the 70 times they had played. That streak ended on December 4 of this season when Waggener beat Ballard 80-74. Over the course of the season, Waggener has shown that it is one of the best teams in the state, losing only 3 times (two of... Read More →


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