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Inside North-Eastern Kentucky Playoffs (11-25-13)

By Ram - Raceland 14 Pikeville 3 What happens when you get two high powered offenses together for a “Big Stakes” playoff game? A defensive battle, that’s what. Apparently both Raceland Coach T.J. Maynard and Pikeville Coach Chris McNamee know how to prepare for a good offense. Pikeville came in to this game averaging 48 points per game with a thousand yard rusher, a thousand yard receiver, and a thousand yard passer. Raceland came into this game with a thousand yard rusher, a thousand yard passer, and several receivers that have had the ball spread around to them. What happened? Neither... Read More →

Inside Wilderness Trace Football (11-25-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with additional info on other nearby teams: LOOKING BACK Lexington Catholic 49, Mercer County 14 Mercer (8-5) saw its season end after Lexington Catholic (10-3) pulled away in the second half for an easy win in the Class 4A, Region 3 final. The visiting Titans led 3-0 before giving up 17 unanswered points, but they were still within 17-11 at halftime. However, the Knights scored twice in the first 2:33 of the second half on a 58-yard run by Marcellis Logan and a 25-yard interception return by Zack Middleton, and... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 16th Region

By Randy Parker - Preview by: spindoc Ranking the Teams 2013 season in review: Wow is all you can say about the 16th region tournament last season. Just some great performances and great team wins. Many thought Fleming the favorite, with Ashland a close second. Russell had many in it's corner, and you could never count out Rowan County. Some solid games in the first round, but no real upsets with the possible exception of Rowan over Morgan. Then the semis saw Rowan upend one of the favorites Russell by the score of 53-50 and Fleming flex over Ashland to set up a 61st district battle for... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 8th Region

By 8thRegionGuy - 8th Region Preview 29th District South Oldham (24-8) 8th Region Champion, 29th District Runner-Up Twitter - @SOHSAnnounces The 2012-13 South Oldham Dragons made it to the Sweet 16 last year for the first time in their history. Last year's 8th Region Champions saw a large contingent of seniors graduate from the program, leaving Coach Steve Simpson, one returning starter in guard Kyle Young (8.5ppg/4.3rpg). Young will be accompanied by a number of returning seniors this year, but very little varsity experience among them. Joining Young will be Jonathan Blair (1.6ppg/0.2rpg), Drew... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 15th Region

By All State Baseball - Johnson Central (22-11): Johnson Central won the 15th region championship last year defeating Sheldon Clark 59-48. Johnson Central would go on to the KHSAA State tourney where they would face off against Ballard in the first round. That game didn’t go well as Ballard won 75-54. The good thing for the Golden Eagles in 2013/14 is that everyone from last year’s team that went 22-11 and to the KHSAA sweet 16, returns, which should make Johnson Central the heavy favorite to repeat as district and region champions.Schedule:12/6 Mr. Basketball Classic @ Tates Creek (Johnson Central vs. Dixie... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 6th Region

By SixthRegionHoops - Ranking the Teams: 1. Pleasure Ridge Park — the Panthers stunned Bullitt East en route to the regional title last year, and returns three of the top players in the region – seniors Lamontray Harris, D’Angelo Hunter, and Antonio McDaniels. All are bona fide Division I players, and are the reason the Panthers are ranked #2 (behind only Ballard in the preseason AP poll that was released on November 20). Harris and Hunter are long and athletic, and McDaniels is extremely quick and an excellent perimeter shooter. 6’5 junior Richard Gaines may be the best leaper in the city, and 5’11... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 7th Region

By Getslow - Ranking the Teams 1) Ballard The Seventh Region’s perennial powerhouse, the Bruins have fallen just short of glory and lost to the eventual state champion each of the last two years: in a 55-58 slugfest against Trinity in the 2012 Seventh Region Championship and on a heartbreaking last-second shot to Madison Central in 2013 State Championship game. Luckily for Ballard and head coach Chris Renner, the Bruins return four of their five starters from last year’s team along with a number of contributors. For the fifth year running, the Bruins led the Seventh Region in per game scoring,... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 13th Region

By theguru - Preview by Les Up until the past couple of years, you could almost guarantee the 13th Region champion would be coming out of the 50th District with both South Laurel and Corbin flexing their muscles, but it looks as if the power has shifted to the 49th District. Yep, two years ago Brad Sizemore’s North Laurel Jaguars surprised many by capturing the 13th Region championship, and last season the Clay County Tigers ended a 12-year drought by capturing their first 13th Region crown since Mike Jones led them to the feat in 2001. So who is the team to beat this season? It has to be the... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 14th Region

By All State Baseball - Knott County Central (30-6): The Patriots rolled through the 14th region tourney last year winning all three games in the tourney by 15+ including Perry County Central in the regional championship. The Patriots went on to the KHSAA state tourney at Rupp where they squared off with Clay County in the first round. The Patriots defeated Clay County 68-54 and went on to the second round to face, eventual state runner-up, Ballard Bruins, Ballard defeated Knott County Central 68-53. Knott County Central will be king of the 14th region until they are beaten and 2013/14 shouldn’t be no different.... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 12th Region

By PurplePride92 - The 2012-13 12th Region Champion, Wayne County, ended their season with an 81-56 pasting given by the eventual state champion, Madison Central, in the opening game of the 2013 Sweet Sixteen tournament. The good news is that they return four starters from a team that posted a 17-3 record against 12th Region opponents last season. The bad news is that their dominance last season didn't go unnoticed and the offseason has brought new hope to many teams in the 12th Region trying to win the regional tournament in order to advance to Rupp Arena. Team Rankings 1. Wayne County - Wayne County... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 3rd Region

By All State Baseball - Ohio County (25-8): Ohio County won the third region last year defeating Owensboro Catholic 49-38 in the regional championship game. Ohio County would go on to the KHSAA Sweet 16 where they opened up with region 1 winner, Graves County. Things didn’t go as planned for the Eagles of Ohio County as they would fall to Graves County 74-60, ending their season. Ohio County lost two of three top scorers from last year but return some more good talent from last year’s team that should make things interesting for them in the third region in 2013/14. Key Losses: Preston Lambrich (16.2... Read More →

2013-2014 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 4th Region

By DragonFire - The end of the 14th District’s dominance was right there for the taking. Russell County used an 11-3 run over a 4 minute span to cut Warren Central’s lead from 9 points to 1 single point with 2:21 left in the game. The Dragons were attempting to stall out the clock, but were having a difficult time of managing it. But as has seemed to happen over the last decade plus, the big shot came from the big city boys, as a Nay Walker three pushed it back to 4 points with just over 1 minute left in the game. The Lakers couldn’t recover, and the Dragons brought home their ninth title in 12 years. ... Read More →

2013-14 Kentucky High School Basketball Preview - 10th Region

By Randy Parker - 10TH REGION: OVERVIEW The 10th Region had its share of drama in 2012-13: Augusta's 39th District Tournament win over Mason County which drew statewide attention. The 37th District's season-long dogfight between Scott, Bishop Brossart, & Campbell County. Numerous individual players reached career milestone scoring marks. In some ways, 2012-13 was every bit as exciting--if not more--than previous seasons. But there was no drama whatsoever at the top of the 10th, as Happy Osborne's Montgomery County Indians were overwhelming from day one. Seventeen times the... Read More →

Bluegrass Area Update - Week 2 Playoffs

By Bluegrasscard - Black and Bluegrass The old NFC Central Division used to have the nickname the Black and Blue division. That nickname may apply to high school districts in 6A and 4A in the Bluegrass region. Local rivalries, district play and playoff games are showing an amazing level of parity amongst the teams. In 6A the season started with southside rivals Tates Creek and Dunbar playing to a one point game in week one. The teams played a rematch game in the first week of the playoffs as #4 seed Dunbar extracted revenge against #1 seed Tates Creek. Dunbar ended up the #4 seed after the rarely... Read More →

Inside Wilderness Trace Football (11-18-13)

By thegeneral - A weekly notebook focusing on Boyle County, Danville and Mercer County, with additional info on other nearby teams: LOOKING BACK Mercer County 31, Boyle County 30 Mercer (8-4) pulled off what was likely the biggest surprise of the second round, a stunning victory over Boyle (11-1) in the Class 4A, Region 3 playoffs. The Titans ended a six-game losing streak against the Rebels, who had beaten them 14-0 during the regular season. Their first win over their neighbors to the south since 2007 sent them deeper into the postseason than they have been since 2006, when they won the 2A... Read More →