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KHSAA State Tennis, Track and Field Championships at University of KY this weekend

By Runcible Owl - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2018 The 2018 KHSAA State Tennis Championships and the 2018 KHSAA Track and Field State Meet will be contested this weekend in Lexington on the campus of the University of Kentucky. The State Tennis Championships (May 17-19) begin Thursday morning at 8 a.m. with boys’ matches at Shillito Park and the girls’ competition at the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex. All remaining matches will move to the UK Boone/Downing Tennis Complex after the first day, with Friday’s competition starting at 8 a.m. Saturday’s action opens with the boys’ and girls’ singles and... Read More →

The Inherent Risk of Sport Specialization

By theguru - A growing concern in the high school community, an issue that is seldom discussed, is the increasing number of injuries caused when a teenage boy or girl participates in the same sport all year long. It’s called “sports specialization,” and oftentimes results in serious injury to muscles, joints, ligaments and bones. It can ruin promising careers, cost families tens of thousands of dollars, and literally change lives. As the enclosed op-ed piece points out, there is a solution that’s easy and inexpensive. Teenage athletes are encouraged to participate in multiple sports in high... Read More →

The Truth About Sports Scholarships

By theguru - Below is a link to an op-ed piece that we hope you will consider publishing. The article is authored by Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. It addresses a common misunderstanding that potentially affects dozens, if not hundreds, of families in your community. As outlined in the article, parents are spending thousands of dollars a year for their children to play club sports. Club fees, equipment purchases, summer camps, private coaching and the cost... Read More → 10th Region Champions Campbell County Camels Preview

By mcpapa - Campbell County Camels 28-5 (15-0 region) Coach - Aric Russell (8th year at Campbell County, 164-81 as CC coach) The Camels, number 3 in the (my) preseason regional rankings, were the only squad to go undefeated in region play this season. They lost two first-team all-region players in Cole Hegyi and Garren Bertsch as well as center Brad Geiman to graduation; who accounted for nearly 40 points and over 13 rebounds per game. They were unceremoniously bounced in the 2018 regional tournament in the first round on a last-second shot by Mason County's Pig Williams, then suffered an even... Read More → 1st Region - McCracken County Preview

By silo11 - McCracken County Mustangs Record: 28-6 Coach: Burlin Brower Region 1, District 2. McCracken County started the year as the 5th ranked team in Region 1. They lost quite a bit from the previous year and would really need the players that were coming back to step up and lead. Region 1 was a very tough region at the top this year. Mayfield, Graves County, Paducah Tilghman, and McCracken County were all ranked in the BGP Top 20 at some point this season. The Mustangs started out hot winning 10 of the first 11 games, with the only loss coming to Mayfield. They struggled over the Holidays... Read More → 2nd Region - University Heights Preview

By silo11 - University Heights Blazers Record: 23-7 Coach: Grant Shouse Region 2, District 8. UHA started the year as the third ranked team in Region 2, and district 8. They were considered a dangerous offensive team that couldn’t play defense. That mindset continued into the beginning of the season when Paducah Tilghman put up 88 points on them and Bryan Station put up 82 points. However following the Holiday tournaments, the Blazers seem to find some defense and things began to turn around, but the toughest parts of their schedule still lied ahead. Late January brought about the All “A”... Read More → - Region 3 - Apollo Sweet 16 Preview

By ApolloFan98 - Season recap: Apollo entered the season with some unfinished business. Last year’s team went 22-6 in the regular season and was the favorite heading into tournament play, but they were bounced in the first round of district by Daviess County in overtime. The Eagles had to go back to the drawing board without its leaders, 3rd region player of the year, Zach Hopewell and point guard Tabor Shadowen. The team would return a solid core of seniors in Nathan Boyle, Alex Gray, James Graham and Cory Wilson. Over the summer, guard Hunter Shelton returned to the program from prep school and Angel... Read More →

6th Region Recap and State Tournament Preview -- Fern Creek

By coachlee - It has been a bit of a roller coaster season for the Tigers of Fern Creek this season. Fern Creek was the Pre-Season 6th region favorite and as the Christmas tourneys came around it looked like Fern Creek was a force to be reckoned with even beyond the 6th. It was during the prestigious King of the Bluegrass in December that Fern Creek defeated both Covington Catholic and Trinity on back to back nights sending notice around the Bluegrass that they had the talent to compete with anyone. Then came 2018 and in January they lost to Doss during the Louisville Invitational Tournament which was... Read More → - Region 8 - Oldham County Colonels Sweet 16 Preview

By ColonelMike - Team Synopsis Oldham County Colonels (29-5 overall, district 29 champs; 8th region champs) Season highlights: Champions, Pegasus Sports Network Best in Hoops Classic - beat North Bullitt, 79-44, beat Warren Central, 71-39, and beat John Hardin 88-60 Third place, Holiday Basketball Classic, Palm Beach, FL - beat Atlantic Shores Christian (Cheasapeake, VA) 56-24, lost to St. Andrew's Episcopal (Potomac, MD) 57-61, and defeated Grace Christian Academy (Knoxville, TN) 57-43 Read More →

16th Region Recap and State Tournament Preview -- Boyd County

By 24Bricks - The Lions of Boyd County are making their first trip to Rupp Arena since 2000, a statement that sounds surreal given their success isn't the 1980's and especially in the 90's. The path was anything but easy, though. The Lions point guard, Blake Stewart, missed the semifinal game due to illness, but managed to play, and play well in the championship contest, although showing obvious signs of fatigue and sickness. In addition, he suffered a rolled ankle in the fourth quarter of the championship before returning to the game to handle the ball in the most crucial minutes. If that wasn't... Read More → Warren Central State Tournament Preview

By DragonFire - Warren Central Dragons Coach: William Unseld Record: 29-5 State Championships: 1 (2004) District: 14 Region: 4 When Warren Central last appeared in the Sweet 16 in 2013, it was their ninth trip to the state tournament in 12 years. They had seen a stretch of six straight titles (including a state title), two years off, then three titles in four years during that span. The Dragons were extremely used to appearing in the state tournament. Given their three titles in four years and favorite status for 2014, I had called that "The Second... Read More → John Hardin Bulldogs Sweet 16 Team Preview (5th Region Champs)

By Sportslover32 - Season Recap The Bulldogs of John Hardin are going back to Rupp. This is their first appearance since winning the 5th Region in 2013. John Hardin ended the season with a 28-7 record. Out of the 7 losses 5 of those teams have been ranked top 20 in the state sometime this year. The Bulldogs are a high scoring team as they average 75 points per game. They only give up 61 points per game. John Hardin had a region record of 15 and 2 this year. To get to state they beat a very good Larue County team 48-46. Larue County had 3 losses on the year and 2 of them were against John Hardin. John... Read More → State Tournament Preview - Pikeville Panthers

By 15th Region - 2018 15th Region Champions – Pikeville Panthers – State Tournament Preview The Pikeville Panthers will be making back-to-back state tournament appearances after knocking off Johnson Central in the regional championship for the second straight season. Pikeville opened the season as the favorite to win the region and started strong, winning 14 of their first 17 games to include the All-A regional title. In the All-A championship, senior Cade Byers went down with a broken hand and the Panthers dropped five of their next ten games. The ship was rocky, but Byers would return by regional... Read More → Covington Catholic Colonels Tournament Preview

By MidwestUnited - Covington Catholic ( 31-4)- Covington Catholic had a very successful 9th Regional Tournament as there 19 game winning streak continues. The Colonels beat St. Henry ( 74-31), Cooper (53-49) and Dixie Heights ( 74-31). The Colonel’s Face Apollo ( 16-15) on 3/15 at 8:00 pm. Projected Starters: CJ Frederick- 22.5 ppg. 9th Regional MVP and Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year Jake Walter- 11.7 ppg. Aiden Ruthsatz- 14.3 ppg. AJ Mayer - 9.0 ppg. Casey Nowak- 1.5 ppg. Bench: Read More → Trinity State Tournament Preview

By Smallhoops - Trinity comes into the state tournament as one of the favorites, and it is easy to understand why. Unfortunately, the Shamrocks play one of the other favorites, Scott County, in the first round. But that is what happens in a blind draw. Trinity comes into the tournament with a record of 30-3. It is a good shooting team, averaging 50.2% from the field as a team. It shoots the three extremely well, averaging 41.3% as a team from three. It has good overall size, with its starters ranging from 6' 2" to 6' 5". It comes into the tournament playing well, as evidenced by its 68-53 defeat of... Read More →