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Northern Kentucky Power Rankings: Pre-Season

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - 1) 5A Covington Catholic (15-0 in 2017) – The Colonels have a heck of an act to follow after an undefeated state championship season in 2017. Job one is replacing graduates linebacker/running back Grant Dyer, linebacker/tight end Kam Butler, quarterback AJ Mayer, defensive back/receiver Malachi Pike, and safety Adam Schneider. Most indications are that sophomore Caleb Jacob will be getting the nod as QB after a very strong freshman season for the Colonels. Casey McGinness will be returning for a 3rd year at starting RB, and receivers Jack Coldiron, Zach Coburn, and Luke Summe will be... Read More →


Louisville Power Rankings: Pre-Season

By TheDeuce - Bluegrasspreps.com is excited to provide Regional Power Rankings for the entire state by breaking the state into five regions: Eastern Kentucky, Central Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and the Louisville Area. The Power Rankings will overview which teams are at the top in their region, regardless of class. The weight of wins and loses are subjective to the quality of the opponents and the team's performance. This means all wins or losses will not be seen as equal. In addition to the Top 10 in each region, the Power Rankings will include: two Big Risers of the week that are... Read More →


BluegrassPreps Pre-Season Rankings (8/7)

By Ram - Class 1A No matter the year, no matter the roster, Beechwood will be a pre-season title contender in Class 1A. The Tigers took home the 2017 trophy and will be the team everyone is chasing once more. Class 1A will be absolutely stacked in the Eastern Semi-State with four of the Top Five teams all hailing from the Mountain Region. A pair of teams expecting to take huge steps forward will highlight the remaining spots in the Top 7. Campbellsville and Crittenden County seem to enter on an almost even keel and, starting with their opening week games, will be two teams to monitor in the... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Fort Knox Football Coach Wes Arnold

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to talk with Wes Arnold, head football coach of the 1A Fort Knox Eagles. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Fort Knox? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Arnold: I actually started at Fort Knox in 2010 as assistant coach. I spent 5 years there as an assistant and was the defensive coordinator there from 2012-2014. I... Read More →



BGP Q&A with Apollo Football Coach Phillip Hawkins

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to exchange a few emails and go through our interview questions with Coach Phillip Hawkins, new head football coach of the 5A Apollo Eagles. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Apollo? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Hawkins: I spent many years coaching Middle School and working as a varsity assistant. I was an... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Phelps Football Coach David Jones

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to talk with David Jones, head football coach of the 1A Phelps Hornets. We were able to catch up with Coach Jones while he was taking a trip up to Richmond, KY to visit with his nephew, 2017 Belfry High School graduate RayQuan Horton, who is currently playing football at EKU. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Phelps? Which positions have you had... Read More →


BGP Q&A with St. Xavier Football Coach Kevin Wallace

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Kevin Wallace, new head football coach of the 6A St. Xavier Tigers. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at St. Xavier? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Wallace: 1981-1983 Assistant Coach - Warren East 1984-1990 Head Baseball Coach - Warren East (142-71) 1984-1993 Head Football Coach - Warren East... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Shawnee Football Coach Robert Fleming

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Robert Fleming, the new head football coach of the 2A Shawnee Golden Eagles. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Shawnee? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Fleming: Football has always been a passion of mine. Prior to arriving at Shawnee 3 years ago, I was an assistant coach at Meyzeek Middle for 4... Read More →


13 Reasons Why: 3A Boyle County Rebels

By ATLCat - The popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" covers controversial topics. As we look back at some of the defending 2017 State Champions as they head into a new season, we will give 13 Reasons Why they will either hoist the trophy again, come up short, or just generally be worth following. Boyle County Will Win the 2018 Title Because: Reason #1- Chuck Smith doesn't believe in "one hit wonders". Smith's track record insists that when he builds his team to a Championship caliber, they stay at that level for multiple seasons. Often we see teams in the smaller classifications ride the back... Read More →


13 Reasons Why: 2A Danville Admirals

By ATLCat - The popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" covers controversial topics. As we look back at some of the defending 2017 State Champions as they head into a new season, we will give 13 Reasons Why they will either hoist the trophy again, come up short, or just generally be worth following. Danville will win the 2018 Title Because: Reason #1- Clay Clevenger is on fire and has the Ads playing like those teams of yester-year. Danville is 39-5 the last three years and under Clevenger have developed an Offense that is both consistent and lethal. Reason #2- Title Town is Back. When Boyle... Read More →


State Baseball Tournament ends this weekend at Whitaker Bank Park; Softball Future

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament resumes Friday evening with the semifinals at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (6 & 8:30 p.m.), and concludes Saturday night with the championship game at 7 p.m. Tickets for the games are available for purchase through KHSAA.org (Tickets.com). Hazard (26-9) will take on St. Xavier (35-2) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. on Friday night, followed by Highlands (28-13) versus McCracken County (34-8) at 8:30 p.m. The semifinals and final of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be webcast... Read More →


The Stealth Seven - 2018

By ATLCat - Kentucky has a strong crop of talent including guys with major college recruitments and personal trophy cases already filled with awards. You will hear plenty about names from this tier of players in the media and on your favorite college school's subscription websites. This list is not about those guys. It is about the guys who may come from smaller or less thought about programs. For some these may be new names, for others it may be a guy who just isn't getting the attention they deserve. This is the "Stealth 7". Seven players who are under the radar but capable of doing big... Read More →


BGP Q&A with Franklin-Simpson Football Coach Doug Preston

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - As part of a series of interviews that BluegrassPreps.com is conducting in 2018 with coaches around the Commonwealth, BGP had a chance to catch up with Doug Preston, head football coach of the 4A Franklin-Simpson Wildcats. BGP: Tell us a little about your coaching background - which schools you've been at as a head coach or as an assistant before you started at Franklin-Simpson? Which positions have you had personal experience coaching? Coach Preston: I am a graduate of EKU. I’ve been all over. Some of the key stops in my teaching and coaching career have been working for Roy Kidd at... Read More →


Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball begin 6-7

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018 The 2018 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Baseball and 2018 Owensboro Health/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments begin Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. Tickets for each event are available for purchase through KHSAA.org including an online-only, discounted all-session pass for state softball (GoFan - The largest high school ticketing solution in the U.S.). The Whitaker Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 7-9, 15-16) gets underway Thursday morning at 11 a.m. when Greenup County takes on... Read More →


Bylaw 6 (Transfer Rule) Reminders from the KHSAA on 6-5-18

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2018 The KHSAA has received several inquiries from various parts of the state relative to the potential transferring of student-athletes among and between KHSAA member schools. With the end of the school year upon us, a few reminders concerning the rules and regulations should be highlighted. The rules that govern students and their play are made by the member schools. The 280 member schools across the state comprise the KHSAA, not its 14 full-time staff members. These rules have been approved as state regulation (therefore having the force of law) and... Read More →


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