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13th Region All 'A' Preview

By Les - With high school basketball season in full swing and the holiday tournament season over with, it can only mean one thing in the Bluegrass State — the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic is upon us. The All “A” Classic may be considered the little brother to Kentucky’s Sweet Sixteen, but to the 13th Region schools involved in the 13th Region All “A” Classic, which tips off Monday, it’s a pretty big deal. The Favorite “We put a lot of emphasis on this tournament because it means a lot to the small schools like ours,” Williamsburg head coach Patrick Robinson said. “You want your kids to play... Read More →

Region 1 All A Preview

By Region 1 Basketball - Top Teams: 1. Murray, 13-5, The Tigers are the team to beat. They have beat Paducah Tilghman and Marshall County and have established themselves as the team most likely to beat Calloway County. They come at you in bunches. They play 10+ players on most nights. 1st group will play a 2-2-1 and the second group will play man to man or a 1-2-2. They try to wear teams down. They are lead in scoring by Sophomore Preston English and Junior Duane Curtis. 2. Ballard Memorial 8-9, This is where the seeding becomes muddy. Any of the teams left could have been the #2 seed. Ballard has an... Read More →

Inside the 9th Region (1/13)

By Walter - Through the first 6 weeks of 9th region basketball, it has becomes clear that there is one elite team. A team that isn't far behind. And two teams that are just waiting to get their shot to prove this isn't a two horse race for the 9th region crown. Let's jump in to this week's rankings. 1. Newport Central Catholic (10-2) Why: The Breds went 3-0 this week with an average margin of victory of 31 points. Newcath 90 Holy Cross 54 Another dominating victory, another dominating performance by the big 3 of Drew McDonald (22 pts, 8 rbs), Zack Pangallo (19 pts), and Ben Weyer (18 pts, 12... Read More →

Inside the 12th Region (1/12/15)

By SHS Future - There are a lot of good games coming your way this week in the 12th Region highlighted by the Boyle County at Lincoln County match-up on Friday. Everyone that follows 12th Region basketball has been eyeing the eventual match-up of Jeremiah Bell and Hagen Tyler versus Timmy Taylor and Jacob Conway. So if you haven't already done so, clear your calendar for Friday night so you can head to Stanford to watch two state ranked and 45th District rivals play. 12th Region Rankings for 1/12/15: 1) Boyle County (13-3)- The Rebels beat Pulaski County at home last week 67-49 and beat... Read More →

Inside the 13th Region (1/12/15)

By Les - It’s been another week of impressive basketball action in the 13th Region, but with that said, not a lot of movement in my poll. Williamsburg remains the lone unbeaten team in the state while Clay County remains unbeaten against 13th Region competition. Both South Laurel and Whitley County continue to surprise while North Laurel continues to leave me scratching my head wondering what’s wrong with the Jaguars. With that said, let’s take a look at the rankings. 1.Clay County (14-3 overall, 6-0 against 13th Region competition)The Tigers posted a 2-1 showing in the WYMT Classic and held their... Read More →

Inside the 1st Region (1-12-15)

By Region 1 Basketball - Top Teams: 1. Calloway County, 15-1, The Lakers beat Mayfield 74-50 behind Parker Adams 24 points on Tuesday. The Lakers beat Marshall County on Friday night 40-32. A big District game this Friday with Murray. The winner will have the edge for the #1 seed. 2. Murray, 12-5, The Tigers beat an outmanned Fulton City team on Tuesday. Murray went on the road and beat Ballard by 8 in a game that was closer than anticipated. Ballard played without their leading scorer Keagon Cooper and another starter Dre Bledsoe. 3. Paducah Tilghman, 11-3, They beat St. Mary in a big district... Read More →

Inside the 16th Region 1/12/15

By GB32 - Top Ten 1. Boyd County (13-1) The Lions survived a major scare from district foe Fairview last Friday. Conner Gauze made the game tying hoop and the Lions ran away in overtime for the win. Mason County comes to town Tuesday for a showdown in Summit. 2. Rowan County (13-3) The Vikings bounced back from the loss to Boyd County with convincing wins over Fleming County and Raceland. Ryne Callahan and Justin Graham continue to shine for The Vikings. Elliott County and Wayne County will be tests this week. 3. Elliott County (10-4) The Lions are on a roll. They dismantled Morgan County... Read More →

Inside the 8th Region 1-11-15

By ColonelMike - The 8th Region boys have struggled to make their mark against the elite from other regions, but the region is setting up for a very exciting All-A tournament and the big tournament in New Castle. The top of the pecking order, overall record-wise, as of 1/11/15: Owen County 14-2 .875 Oldham County 13-3 .813 Shelby County 11-4 .733 Trimble Co. 11-4 .733 Collins 10-5 .667 Simon Kenton 9-6 .600 Read More →

Inside the 15th Region (1-11-15)

By 15th Region - Overview: Week 6 in the 15th Region has come to a close and with it half the season is in the books. Week 6 saw Shelby Valley win the 15th Region All-A Classic (Their 4th overall and first since 2010 when they won the All-A State Title), Sheldon Clark bounce back with 2 wins despite missing 3 key players (suspension), Lawrence County snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the WYMT Mountain Classic, and Johnson Central continue to roll (Won 7 in a row) as they are healthy and quickly turning into the team they projected to be in the pre-season. Week 7 brings key games within the region... Read More →

Inside the 6th Region (1/11/15)

By GoHardITP - We are 10 days into the New Year and have had some games this past week that helped shape up the rankings. The best of the 6th Region begins playing in the LIT this week along with the best of the 7th Region. LIT performance helps make a statement on where you belong in the order of best teams from the Louisville Area. Favorable match-ups help, but if you make the quarterfinals of the LIT you have earned the right to claim being among the best. Top 10 1.) Doss 12-2 and winners of their past 6 games make Doss the overwhelming #1 team where they have been since an opening week win... Read More →

Inside 14th Region (1/11/15)

By All State Baseball - Knott County Central wins the WYMT Classic, keeps rolling Knott County Central Patriots would participate in the annual WYMT Mountain Classic, this year the classic would be held at Perry County Central. Knott County Central would open up with Harlan County and like always, the Patriots would prevail. Knott Central would advance in the winners bracket to face Clay County in the second round. This would be the game that the Patriots would have the most problems with as they barely escaped with a 56-51 win to advance to the championship game against the hometown, Perry County Central... Read More →

Inside the 10th Region (1-11-15)

By Randy Parker - Henry leads Royals on the road Mason County made a pair of trips to Northern Kentucky last week. On Tuesday, the Royals went on a 15-0 run in the 3rd quarter to overcome a 6-point deficit, en route to a 71-57 win over Campbell County. It was a highly anticipated matchup of what was considered the 10th's top two squads, with Mason County senior forward Dorian Henry shining in the victory. Henry finished the game with 22 points, 12 rebounds, & 8 blocked shots. Friday night the Royals went a bit further north and held off Boone County for a 56-54 win over a much improved Rebels... Read More →

Inside The 11th Region (1/11/15)

By JokersWild24 - Alright folks, last week was a huge update (which you can read by clicking HERE) and this week was full of wild games, but I’m short on time so we’ll hit the basics. As I said in my preseason preview, which you can read HERE, I borrowed from William Shakesphere in saying that the motif for this season’s 11th could be, “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”. That couldn’t be more true when taking a look at this week’s results. Consider that my #1 team last week, Lexington Catholic, was beaten by Lafayette. Lafayette also beat Bryan Station later in the week. Promptly after,... Read More →

2015 14th Region All "A" Classic

By All State Baseball - The 14th Region All “A” Classic is back once again. There is no permanent home for the classic until the semi-finals and finals, which will be head at Perry County Central High School in Hazard. Out of all the teams in this year’s All “A” classic, Jackson City is the only team that will already be in the semi-finals. Hazard and Leslie County will await the winners of the play-in games. FAVORITE: BUCKHORN: John Noble and his Buckhorn Wildcats are the favorites to win the 2015 14th Region All “A” Classic. Buckhorn will come in at 8-4 overall and 6-1 against region teams, however,... Read More →

2015 10th Region All-A Tournament Preview

By mcpapa - The newest home gymnasium in the 10th Region, Robertson County High School, serves as the site for this year's Class "A" Tournament. This annual January get-together has long been dominated by Bishop Brossart, winners of the last 5 tournaments and 11 of the last 12. Mike Code's Mustangs do not seem to be as invincible as they've been in previous years, but the team possesses the firepower to claim the hardware again. Paris and second-year head coach Terence Brooks enter as the tournament's highest-rated team, having garnered impressive wins this year against Lexington Christian and... Read More →