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BluegrassPreps.com 3rd Region 12/4 Rankings

By ApolloFan98 - As expected, the Owensboro Catholic Aces look impressive to start the season. Behind them though, its a wide open race. If the first week is any indication of the season, there will be a lot of close games inside the region. 1.Owensboro Catholic Aces (2-0) - SAME - The Aces opened up the season in impressive fashion knocking off South Spencer Indiana and 3rd region foe, Meade County by an average margin of 30 points. Catholic expected to be deep coming into the season, and if the first week was any indication they are going to be deep and balanced. Against South Spencer, the Aces were... Read More →


8th Region Weekly Rankings - 12/3/17

By ColonelMike - Interesting week in the boys' 8th region, with a surprise or two here and there already... Definitely surprised to see that only four region teams remain undefeated after just one week of the season: Gallatin County (4-0), Oldham County (2-0), Simon Kenton (2-0), and Walton-Verona (1-0). SEVERAL big games this week to note: - 12/5 #2 Oldham County (2-0) vs. #4 Anderson County (0-1) - perhaps a preview of the 2018 8th region finals? - 12/5 #7 South Oldham (2-1) vs. #8 Spencer County (2-1) - these two teams are averaging a combined 50 three point attempts per game! - 12/5 #5... Read More →


Bluegrasspreps.com Inside the 13th Region Weekly Rankings (Dec. 4, 2017)

By Les - Bluegrasspreps.com Inside the 13th Region Weekly Rankings (Dec. 4, 2017) 1. Corbin (2-0 overall, 1-0 vs. 13th Region opponents) The Redhounds are off to a hot start behind the play of Mr. Basketball candidate Andrew Taylor, transfer Chandler Stewart and Alex Byrley. That’s right, Alex Byrley. Taylor scored 32 points while Stewart chipped in a healthy 25-point effort during Corbin’s 89-40 win over Pineville while Byrley scored 17 points during his first varsity start to help lead Corbin past Lexington Christian in a 61-54 win during Saturday’s Legacy Nissan Classic. 2. Knox Central... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 5th Region Weekly Rankings

By Sportslover32 - 1. John Hardin (1-0): John opened the season Saturday with a lopsided victory at Shelby County 88 to 51. Pearson started his Mr. Basketball campaign with a 38 and 10 night. Bulldogs showed why they are the region favorites. They are without a major contributor in Witherspoon, who is suspended. 2. Adair County (2-1): Indians took care of business vs Cumberland and at Green County. They beat Cumberland 87 to 48 and Green County 85 to 65. Indians then took on nationally ranked Olive Branch, Saturday, at the Marshall County Hoop fest, where they lost 91 to 76. Harmon has been as good as... Read More →



Bluegrasspreps.com Inside the 14th Region Week 1 Re-Cap

By All State Baseball - After a successful opening week of high school basketball. We’ve had some bit of surprises in the 14th region to start the season. Let’s re-cap the action in the 14th from week #1. 1. Knott County Central (1-0): The Patriots opened the season up by thrashing district foe, June Buchanan 90-29 on the Crusaders own home court. The Patriots Isaac Caudill who finished with 15, Kolton Hofsess added 14, Khali Stone 13, Colby Napier and Branson Couch both had 11, Gannon Couch had 10. Napier was 3-4 from long range. Knott Central will have their home opener on Tuesday against Pike Central to kick... Read More →


3A Notebook: 25 Years Later Boyle and Corbin Again Set to "Flat Get After It"

By gchs_uk9 - REBELS AND REDHOUNDS WIN CLOSE SEMIFINAL MATCHUPS When Chuck Smith came to Boyle County from Campbellsville in 1992, he inherited a program that had gone 7-34 over their last four seasons. Boyle hadn't produced a winning record since going 7-3 in 1986. The Rebels hadn't played in a playoff game since losing to Corbin in 1982. Success came quickly for Smith, relative to Boyle's past, as they shocked Harrodsburg in their opening game on the way to a 7-4 record and their first playoff appearance in a decade. Twenty-five years later, Boyle County is again coached by Chuck Smith (after a... Read More →


2017-2018 2nd Region Girls Preview

By WKY - 2012 was the last time a team not named Henderson County represented the 2nd region at the Sweet 16. Entering 2018, there are a few teams at the top of the preseason rankings that hope to change that narrative. However, one thing will not change from last season, the road to NKU still must pass through the 6th and 8th districts. Team Rankings Rank Team (Last Season Overall Record; Last Season Region Record; Postseason Finish) 1. Christian County (17-14; 10-5; Region Semifinals) Key Losses: Tovah Wadlington, Shakia McGregory Key Returners: Trintee Jackson, Aaliyah Hampton, Laderia Gold... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 2nd Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - Bluegrasspreps.com 2nd Region Boys Basketball Preview Region 1 teams surprised many people in the sweet sixteen the past few years, Calloway County in 2015 and Murray in 2016. This year there are a couple teams that truly believe they make a bang at the Sweet Sixteen in 2017 as well. Region 1 was hit hard by graduation this offseason. 18 of the top 30 scorers in the region were seniors and have moved on. Some of the best teams last year were hit particularly hard and will have a much more difficult time repeating last year’s success, while some of the teams that were mediocre the past few... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 9th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By MidwestUnited - Will the 9th Region see a repeat performance from the Cooper Jaguars in March? Or will the Colonels of Covington Catholic use a deep, talented roster to avenge last season’s loss to Cooper in the regional championship game and earn a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015? Those are the two questions many 9th Region fans are asking as the 2017-18 season approaches, as Cooper and CovCath appear to be the overwhelming favorites. Cooper (31-5 last season) returns three starters from its state runner-up squad, including talented senior guard Adam Kunkel (16.3 points per game). The... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 16th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By 24Bricks - Preseason 16th Region Basketball Rankings It may be cliché, but 16th Region Basketball appears wide open at the season’s onset. The team rankings from top to bottom are far from set, as they are dependent upon game experience and play of younger, untested players. As the season starts, teams are adjusting to integration of football players, addition of freshman, transfers of key players, unfortunate injuries, mass exodus via graduation, and new coaches. With team schedules full of local games preceding district and regional matchups, a clearer picture should develop by the Christmas... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 1st Region Boys Basketball Preview

By silo11 - BluegrassPreps.com 1st Region Boys Basketball Preview Region 1 probably had the best championship game of all regions last year watching upstart Mayfield and favorite Graves County go into overtime. Graves came out on top but Mayfield put the whole region on notice that they will be back for the 2017-18 season as they return two of the top players in West Kentucky in the Guthrie brothers. A lot of teams were hit pretty hard by graduation this offseason. There are quite a few teams that will be starting over and others that are rising to the top. Region 1 has a few senior players to watch... Read More →


3A Notebook: When the Music Stops

By gchs_uk9 - Central Stomps Belfry, Marks End of an Era From Week 3 to today Bluegrasspreps' rankings have shown the same five teams in the top five spots. It has been a foregone conclusion that the Class 3A champion would come from this handful of teams. However, with a playoff format that sends four teams to the state semifinals, it has long been known that one of the five would be left without a seat when the music quit playing. On Friday night, Belfry was the odd man out. And for a program that has won four straight championships, played in seven straight finals, and gone at least as far as the... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 11th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By mooremiller31 - The Scott County Cardinals returned to the top of the always tough region last season. Compared to years past the overall talent in the 11th Region might be a little down but this region will still produce some of the top players and teams in the state. As always expect the winner of this region to head to Rupp Arena as one of the favorites to cut down the nets. Team Rankings 1. Scott County The Cardinals return arguably one of the best squads in the state of Kentucky led by Junior Michael Moreno. Moreno is a superstar who has improved every year and I expect no less this season. The... Read More →


Board of Control on Future Hoops Calendar, Regional Alignment & State Advancement

By theguru - For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 The Board of Control conducted a regularly scheduled meeting at the KHSAA Offices on Wednesday morning, during which time it addressed a future basketball scheduling conflict, the placement of a new school in 2018-19 and revised state qualifying in two championships. With a facility conflict pending at Rupp Arena in 2021 due to the venue hosting first round games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, an adjustment to the basketball calendar was necessary to accommodate the Sweet 16®. In addition, the girls’ basketball tournament was... Read More →


BluegrassPreps.com 15th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By 15th Region - 2017-2018 15th Region Preview 15th Region Overview (Competitive Balance): Top to bottom, the 15th Region may not have the same level of talent and caliber of teams we see in regions like the 7th and 11th, but competitive balance within itself makes for great atmospheres, packed gyms and heated rivalries many places in Kentucky might not experience on a nightly basis. This year's top teams also have cyclical match-up advantages and disadvantages with one another. Let me explain. Pikeville (reigning champs who return every player) match up well against Johnson Central with their... Read More →


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