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2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 7th Region

By Getslow - Ranking the Teams 1. Trinity – In a year in which the Shamrocks were the Commonwealth’s top-ranked team for nearly the entire season, compiling a 31-6 record and winning the school’s third Seventh Region title, Trinity fell just short of their championship aspirations in a state semifinal loss to Scott County. The Shamrocks enter the 2014-15 season once again loaded for bear and the overwhelming favorite to win the Seventh Region and be among the top contenders for a state title. The Shamrocks will have to start by replacing the 10 ppg they lose from graduating point guard Trey Ivory... Read More →

2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 3rd Region

By ElmerT - 3rd Region Boys Basketball Preview 1. OWENSBORO - Coach Rod Drake returns almost everyone from last year’s 3rd Region Championship team. 6’9” senior Aric Holman, who holds scholarship offers from some of the top universities in the nation, returns with an improved low post game to go along with his excellent top of the key jumper and intimidating shot blocking, making him one of the premier inside-outside players in the state. 6’5” senior Justin Miller will continue to be very tough to handle on the block and will be a match-up problem for just about any high school team in the... Read More →

2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 14th Region

By All State Baseball - 1) Knott County Central: The Patriots are 3x defending 14th region tournament and have advanced to the second round 2 of the 3 state tournament appearances. With the Patriots returning everyone, they are the preseason favorite to win the 14th region and making it back to the state tournament. 2) Perry County Central: Even though the Commodores lost big man Justin Johnson they do return one of the top 2 players in the region in Braxton Beverly and will give the Patriots fights like they have in the past. 3) Hazard: The Bulldogs lost most of their scoring from last season but never count... Read More →

Bell County 1st Round Playoffs

By Commander 25 - Bell County hosted Henry County for the first annual meeting. The Bobcats defeated Henry 35-6. Henry County finished there season at 7-4. Bell County now travels to Louisville Central this Friday to take on the team that has beaten them 3 seasons in a row in the playoffs. The last 2 meeting have been close n 2012 14-10 and 2013 14-11. This group of seniors have been to Central 3 times so they know what to expect. Central was the only team to win out of there district the past 2 seasons. The winner will face either Corbin or Wayne Co. Bell County would love to get back at the Redhounds... Read More →

2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 12th Region

By SHS Future - 2014-15 Kentucky High School Preview - 12th Region “Three-Peat” is the word everyone in Wayne County wants to be saying come Mid-March 2015. But, Three-Peat is a word heard very rarely in 12th region basketball when referring to region champions. As a matter of fact, the last team to be able to say the word “Three-Peat” was the 1960 Monticello Trojans after winning the region in 1958, 1959, and 1960. Well, the Cardinals want to once again be saying “Three-Peat” in Wayne County this year by matching their former cross town foes’ three consecutive 12th Region titles. But, to claim that... Read More →

Trinity recap heading into round 2 versus Male

By thsrocks - Trinity (6-5) defeated Henderson County (5-6) 55-7 in Henderson last Friday. The Rocks now face a road trip to Male for their second round playoff game. Male is 11-0 and is the district 4 “Super District” champion. Trinity is the number 3 seed from District 4. The winner gets the DuPont Manual (8-3)/ St. Xavier (7-4) survivor. Any review of Male must begin with their Senior QB Davis Mattingly. Mattingly has passed for more than 2,000 yards. He threw 4 TD passes in the first quarter versus Marshall County (2-9). His passing TD total for the season stands at 30. Junior WR Keion Wakefield... Read More →

St. Xavier Tigers: Playoff Notebook

By LongTimeReader - Last Week St. X 41 Daviess County 8 Record 7-4 Recap Read More →

Mountain Football Notebook (11/9/14)

By All State Baseball - First round of the playoffs have came and gone, some teams advanced while others had their season come to an end. Let’s recap all of the games throughout the mountains. 1. Estill County 37, Mason County 35 The Engineers hosted Mason County for a first time ever meeting on Friday night in the first round of the KHSAA class 3A Playoffs. Estill County would get on the scoreboard first with a 5 yard run by Chipper Hitchcock, making it 6-0 Estill as they would miss the extra point attempt. Andrew Kouns would give Mason County a 7-6 lead with a 20 yard run. Trevor Jones and Taylor... Read More →

2014-2015 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 4th Region

By DragonFire - Annually we open this first part of the 4th Region preview by waxing poetic about the dominance of the 14th District over the region. Last year everyone in Bowling Green loaded up and drove 45 minutes to Barren County High to watch Bowling Green knock off Warren Central in an all-14th District region final, the eight all-14th District final in the 13 straight seasons that district has won the title. Not that there weren’t strong teams outside of the district, but the Purples and Dragons went a combined 15-0 against the other three districts – dominance continued. But after watching a few... Read More →

2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 16th Region

By GB32 - 16th Region Preview and Rankings 1. Rowan County - Coach Shawn Thacker has his Vikings primed for another run to Rupp Arena. A very experienced backcourt trio of Ryan Callihan, Justin Braham, and Larry Whelan will lead this talented squad. The play of Justin Moore in the paint could be the key to a region title. Plus the advantage of the region at MSU right in their backyard. 2. Boyd County - The Lions have steadily improved under Coach Randy Anderson and this season could be their year. Bobby Anderson, son of Randy, is jet quick and very experienced. Conner Guaze is a talented post... Read More →

2014-15 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 10th Region

By Randy Parker - 10TH REGION: OVERVIEW Campbell County turned back Montgomery County's attempt to repeat as Regional Champions in 2013-14. The Camels, who had to come from behind to defeat Scott just to qualify for the Regional Tournament, rode their three-headed monster of Corey Holbrook, Matt Wilson, and Dre Jackson to earn the 4th Sweet 16 trip in school history, and the first since 2001. One-third of the Camels' trio (Holbrook) has graduated, but Wilson and Jackson return as the 10th's top 2 players. Throw in 2 other returning starters and a handful of key reserves, and it's easy to see... Read More →

1A Playoff Preview - Could there be a Beast from the East?

By theguru - Region 1 Mayfield. Enough said? The Cardinals have dominated this region in the 6 class era and it doesn't look any different this year. There was some early season growing pains as they replaced a number of key players including their QB. But it looks like all is well in Mayfield after the Cardinals rolled over top undefeated 2A #2 ranked Caldwell Co. in the season finale. Mayfield features an up and coming sophomore at RB, Trajon Bright. He has made some jaw dropping runs this year. The Cardinals always play great defense and that looks true this year. The bottom half of the bracket... Read More →

3A Playoff Preview - Spartans or Pirates?

By theguru - Region 1 Is this the year South Warren finally breaks through to the Final Four? The Spartans have been regional runners-up the last two seasons, losing to Monroe County in 2012 and suffering a controversial loss to Paducah Tilghman on a late safety in 2013. South Warren is outscoring their opponents by an average of 40-9 and has only played one game decided under twenty points. The biggest question many have in regard to South Warren (10-0) is schedule strength. District 2 was expected to produce a challenger in Monroe County, but the Falcons fell flat, finishing fourth in the... Read More →

5A Playoff Preview - One-eyed One-Horned Flying Purple Dynasty

By theguru - Region 1 For the fourth year in a row, the Region 1 Championship, and the State Championship, will be Bowling Green’s. Some teams may have been caught celebrating when the Purples’ massive winning streak was stopped at 48, but all Kentucky teams should realized that was a one point loss to a great out-of-state team and even thought The Streak ended, Bowling Green still hasn’t lost to a “Kentucky Team” since 2010. The streak against in-state competition will not end in the playoffs this year. The Purples will win five more games this season and forget about their one blemish on the season. ... Read More →

2A Playoff Preview - All Private School Final Four?

By theguru - Region 1 Last year everyone expected Caldwell County to come out of region 1. They had rolled through the regular season undefeated and beat their toughest competitor Murray 42-13. But football can take some interesting turns and Murray shocked Caldwell Co. in the playoffs 27-14. This year Caldwell County was once again rolling along undefeated but they stubbed their toe in a big way in the season finale verus Mayfield. They are not nearly the favorite they were last year. Murray played within a touchdown of Caldwell Co. in their regular season game and Owensboro Catholic is riding their... Read More →