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1A Notebook - Playoff Review and Update Semifinal Round

By Voice of Reason - Here we are to the final four. Let's take a look at the preview, see if there were any surprises and look ahead to tonight at the possible title game matchups. Here is a link to the original preview if you want to go back and check it out: West Bracket Region 1 Region 1 went as projected till the title game. The expected Campbellsville versus Crittenden County happened and the preview projected a close 3 point win for Crittenden County. However, some cracks showed up in the district title game for Crittenden County as they had to fight hard to hold off a late charge from... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (11/22)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-3, lost in the Second Round) Season Complete Final Statistics: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 25 TDs with 6 ints. Joey Cambron, Daviess County (6-5, lost in the First Round) Read More → 8th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By ColonelMike - Region 8 2018-19 Season Preview By: ColonelMike The 8th Region had a very successful year last year. The champions of the region, Oldham County, did extremely well at the state tournament, advancing all the way to the Final Four. Walton-Verona, the 8th Region Class A champs, made it all way to the title game of the State All-A, before losing by just 6 points to Lexington Christian. Read More →

6A Notebook: Regional Championship Edition 11/20

By Bac2369 - In week 3 of the 6A playoffs, 8 teams become the final 4. Region 1 Trinity hosted the Ballard bruins for a shot at the state semifinals and the regional championship. Trinity beat Ballard earlier in the year, 19-14. Many expected this one to be the same way. This game didnít go the way of the first, as it was pretty much over from the opening kickoff. Ballard fumbled the first play, which Trinity turned into 3. Trinity got a safe a safety on the next series, then another field goal to lead 8-0. After the defense held the Shamrocks to two field goals, the wheels fell off. Trinity scored... Read More →

NKY Basketball Spotlight - Mason Rusch

By ChickenWyngz - This time of the year all basketball fans are looking forward to the start of a season that seems to approach at a snailís pace once your teams football season is over. If you are anything like me you look for key match-ups and key players to watch throughout the year. All too often we overlook some of our best players that are playing at the smaller schools. Itís an easy thing to do. The CovCathís, Cooperís, etc. of the world get all of the pub so who would think of a school like Calvary Christian? Calvary Christian is the where junior Mason Rusch roams the halls. Mason is the point... Read More → 13th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By Les - 13th Region Rankings 1. South Laurel (0-0 overall, 0-0 vs. 13th Region competition) The Cardinals return the best one-two punch in the 13th Region in JJ Ramey (19.3 points per game) and Matt Cromer (13.1). Ramey is the best player in the 13th Region while Cromer is right behind him at the No. 2 spot. If South Laurel is going to win its first region title since making a run to the Final Four a few years ago, the Cardinals must get production out of players such as Alex Hostettler (4.0), Brett Norvell (2.5) and Matt Dalton. 2. Knox Central (0-0, 0-0) The Panthers return a group of... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Putting a Big "W" in W-V

By ATLCat - Walton-Verona Earns First Semi-Finals Appearance Sometimes you just come to defining moment in your journey. Some people call it "watershed", some call it "turning point", but at the end of the day it is an opportunity to change your trajectory for the better. Walton-Verona may have found that moment Friday in their 18-14 win over visiting Glasgow. This was Walton-Verona's second Regional Finals in the program's relatively young history, but it was arguably their first real chance to make a statement and truly push their program forward to the next level. The win not only secures their... Read More →

3A Notebook: Big Three Advance along with a Surprise

By gchs_uk9 - Boyle County Win over Belfry Worth the Wait On May 13, 2014, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association released the final copy of the football alignment for 2015-18. In Class 3A, the obvious change was the addition of Boyle County, who had won seven state titles at that point, to the existing dominance of Belfry, who had won four titles at that point and would go on to win two more. Much discussion was had about who would be the best team in Class 3A: would it be Belfry, dominant for so long? Or would it be Boyle County, who'd toiled in Class 4A for the better part of a decade but was... Read More → 10th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By One Great Scorer - 10th Region Basketball 2018-2019 Preview 1. Campbell County The defending 10th Region Champions come in at 1st. To be the man, you gotta beat the man. The Camels lost two of last years best players in the region, Joel Day and Tanner Clos. However returning for the Camels is Drew Wilson (10.3) and last years leading scorer and rebounder Reid Jolly (18, 10). 2. George Rogers Clark Read More →

BluegrassPreps Lexington/Central Kentucky Area Playoff Power Rankings

By PurplePride92 - Round 2 of the playoffs was an abysmal round for the Lexington/Central Kentucky Area as it was like Thanos came through and snapped his fingers and half of the teams disappeared. Mathematically it is actually more than half as 18 teams were alive last week and now there are only 7 teams remaining from the area still alive in the playoffs. How many will make it past this week? Letís take a look and see who is left.......... The Sensational Seven: 1. Boyle County(3A) Boyle County remains alive and is headed to Belfry this weekend as they had little trouble with Lawrence County in... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (11/14)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-3, lost in the Second Round) Second Round: An uneven season plagued by ill timed penalties and questionable hands from Purples receivers came to a close at Owensboro. Buchanan closed out his great career with a couple of touchdown passes in defeat. Season to date: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 25 TDs with 6 ints. Stock: <> Read More → 2nd Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - Defending Region 2 Champions: University Heights Academy Best Regular Season Region 2 Record: University Heights (15-2) Last year was a down year for Region 2 basketball. Both Hopkinsville and Christian County has huge expectations as some of the top players in their programs were seniors. Johnson, Cager, and Ware were going to battle for the Region 2 championship and do some major damage at the Sweet 16. That never happened. Hopkinsville struggled with injuries and off the court issues. Christian County couldn't seem to kick in the killer instinct. Because of that, UHA rose to the... Read More → 1st Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - Defending Region 1 Champions: McCracken County Mustangs Best Regular Season Region 1 Record: Mayfield Cardinals (17-0) Region 1 last year had some very entertaining movement throughout the season. Paducah Tilghman looked like the team to beat before Mayfield roared to an undefeated regular season in Region 1. However Graves Co and McCracken Co ended up in the finals with the Mustangs moving on to the Sweet 16. This year may not be much different than last year with a clear favorite to win the Region being Mayfield. They went undefeated in the regular season and they have the same basic... Read More →

6A Notebook 11/13: Playoff Edition Round 2

By Bac2369 - In week two of the 6A play-offs, sixteen teams became eight. Region 1 Trinity hosted Henderson County this week after a first round running clock last week. Trinity wasted no time in this contest either, jumping out to 41-0 halftime score. The Shamrocks defense held Henderson County to just 19 yards and 1 first down in the first half. Henderson County was held to 96 yards for the game. Luke McGuire rushed for 157 yards on 17 carries. The Shamrocks won the game 48-7. McCracken County welcomed the Ballard Bruins for its 2nd round Playoff matchup. Ballard jumped out early in this one... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook: Owensboro bedevils Bowling Green, leaves Purples feeling blue

By DevilMayCare - Red Devils exorsize some demons The signs were there… - The inability to consistently finish drives all season - The heavily one sided nature of their loss to Warren Central (IN) - The “old school” powerhouse Purples getting handled by “new school” rival South Warren Read More →