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13th Region Week 9 Review

By Les - 1. South Laurel (21-2 overall, 13-0 vs. 13th Region opponents) The Cardinals are winners of five straight, and remain the only team in the 13th Region to be unbeaten against regional teams. South Laurel picked up a big 21-point win at home against Corbin before surviving a scare at home against Middlesboro before winning, 70-62. The trio of JJ Ramey, Matt Cromer and Brett Norvell have been hard to contain as of late while the play of Matthew Dalton, Micah Anders and Alex Hostettler has been key to the Cardinals’ success, too. 2. Corbin (14-5, 9-4) The power ratings might not have the... Read More →

15th Region Week 9 Review: Shelby Valley Shines at All-A

By 15th Region - Overview: Shelby Valley made a deep run in the All-A state tournament despite losing their first game to regional competition while Paintsville, Pikeville and Johnson Central all went undefeated. Lawrence County picked up three more wins and Magoffin County saw double ejections in a heated rivalry game. No changes in the rankings after nine weeks of play. Reviews are as follows: Rankings (overall record): 1. (-) Shelby Valley (20-4) – The Wildcats went 2-2 in week nine to include their first loss to an opponent within the region in the form of a 62-65 loss to Pikeville in OT (3FG at... Read More →

16th Region Week 9 Review: Is Elliott coming back to the Field?

By Carson Palmer - This past week may have provided some hope for the teams chasing Elliott County for the 16th Region crown. The Lions survived at Morgan County and then lost 69-54 to Danville in the state All A Classic. Is it just the ordinary January grind taking a toll or could someone make this region a lot more interesting? This week is HUGE in the 62nd District seeding as Morgan County, East Carter, and West Carter battle it out for the 2-4 seed in this ultra-competitive district. Let's take a look at this week's rankings. 1. ELLIOTT COUNTY (16-3) The Lions needed some late free throws from senior... Read More →

9th Region Week 9 Review: Movement in the middle of the pack as seeding tightens up.

By PP1 - The top four teams are the same as last week. There is a lot of movement between teams 8-18. District Tournament week is only about three and a half weeks away and it is looking to be exciting. Beechwood has the chance to move up if they can defend their home against Covington Catholic on Friday. The 35th District may have gotten more competitive as Holmes seems to be playing better. The 34th District is also looking to be more competitive as Dixie Heights is gaining some momentum. Even with the weak record, Dixie has the athletes to beat both St. Henry and Lloyd Memorial. Lloyd has a... Read More →

2nd Region Week 9 Review

By silo11 - University Heights showed this week that region 2 has a legit contender for the Sweet Sixteen. Now they still have to get past everyone in Region 2, but right now, it looks like it’s a two horse race between UHA and Madisonville. KyKy Tandy continues to impress and show why he is a leading candidate for Mr. Basketball. Here are this weeks rankings: 1. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse BGP#5 2018-19 record: 21-3 Week’s Record: 4-0 All “A” Classic Champions University Heights had a great week in their 4 games in All A Classic play. They defeated Livingston Central... Read More →

11th Region Week 9 Review

By mooremiller31 - As we enter the last week of January things are becoming clearer and clearer in the always tough and competitive 11th Region. In a year where most people, including myself, thought the region would be down compared to years past, it has turned out to be quite the exciting season. The district tournament seeds are starting to come into shape and the top teams are preparing for the stretch run! TEAM RANKINGS 1. Scott County (23-1) - The Cardinals keep on rolling along despite missing one of the top players in the state of Kentucky in Michael Moreno. This past week the Cardinals picked up... Read More →

3rd Region Week 9 Review - Showdown for #1 This Week

By ApolloFan98 - 1. Breckenridge County Tigers (18-2) SAME The Tigers ran their win streak to 14 this past week, going 2-0. Tuesday, Kobe Poole scored 27 to lead Breckenridge past CAL, 74-60. On Friday, they avenged their last defeat by knocking off Meade 78-61. Poole again led the Tigers in scoring with 18. They will face bigger tests this week. On Tueday, they face #2 Owensboro at home before traveling to Ohio County. 2. Owensboro Red Devils (13-7) SAME Owensboro opened their week with a loss on the road to Madisonville, 78-61, ending their 4 game win streak. They bounced back in big way on... Read More →

7th Region Week 9 Review: Finishing the Regular Season Strong

By Smallhoops - This week saw top-ranked Trinity lose to Henry Clay early in the week but bounce back with two nice wins. Waggener continued to win, and stays at no. 2. Ballard, Seneca, and Central were undefeated this week. With three weeks left in the regular season, things are shaping up for a fun post-season in the Seventh Region. But there is much basketball still to play before we get to the post-season. I spent some time this week focusing on the rest of the regular season, and tried to establish a reasonable goal for each team for the rest of the regular season. I wish everyone good luck in... Read More →

12th Region Week 9 Review: Breakouts and Breakdowns

By TDC - Just when it appeared that the dust was settling in the Region and the rankings were solidifying, Week 9 happened. We had different types of breakouts – flu in Jessamine County, three-point shooting in Mercer and Lincoln Counties – along with another week where some potential chinks in the armor were revealed with the Region #1 team, and unfortunately new injuries popped up that could have a big impact going forward. Cumulatively, these things not only shook up the rankings a bit this week but may represent a pivot in the direction this Region is headed. Week 10 is a big one for a lot of... Read More →

4th Region Week 9 Review

By DragonFire - 1) Bowling Green (18-3) - 1/22 67-51 W #8 Franklin-Simpson, 1/25 54-48 W #3 Warren Central, 1/26 59-54 W at #2 Allen County-Scottsville Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 1/29 vs. #10 South Warren, 2/1 at John Hardin I went out on a limb a bit a week ago in not moving Bowling Green down after a loss, and they rewarded that with unquestionably the best week any team had in the region. The Purples faced some adversity with the departure of senior Davion Dice, but shot 52.6% in a win over Franklin-Simpson before clamping down defensively in holding Warren Central and Allen County-Scottsville... Read More →

Dear Mom and Dad, and in some cases, School Personnel: Cool it

By theguru - By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Kentucky or one of the key school administrators in a member school or member school district, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, or the members of your student body, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it... Read More →

2nd Region Week 8 Review

By silo11 - No big changes in this week’s rankings. Caldwell fell behind Christian County and there was some movement at the bottom of the rankings. Tournaments and weather affected play this week as the season begins to wind down. Here is week 7 rankings: 1. University Heights Academy – Coach Grant Shouse BGP#5 2018-19 record: 16-3 Week’s Record: 2-0 University Heights rebounded from their lost to Mayfield last week by easily winning the Region 2 All A Classic. They defeated Lyon County 86-63 and Livingston Central 78-56. Tandy led UHA in both game with 30 and 31 respectively. Next up is... Read More →

11th Region Week 8 Review

By mooremiller31 - Another week has come and gone in the 11th Region. Scott County continues there run towards an undefeated state schedule but things are getting closer. The top tier teams in the region are starting to challenge the Cardinals without Moreno. Some shake up in our rankings this week as some teams have shown they are ready for the stretch run. Lets get into it! TEAM RANKINGS 1. Scott County (21-1) - The Cardinals hosted the Toyota Classic this past week and finished 3-0 with wins over Myrtle Beach Christian(SC), Trinity Catholic(FL), and Woodford County. In the championship game against... Read More →

10th Region Week 8 Review - Tighter at the Top

By mcpapa - The 10th's number 1 took a slight tumble last week in a tough road contest; while #2 looks to be close to tournament form once again. Numbers 3 and 4 staged an epic battle in the 2A, and the regional All-A is in full swing. 1. Campbell County (13-4, 5-0 region, 2-0 37th District). The Camels played a single game last week, venturing to the 8th region where Walton-Verona handed them a 54-48 loss. Campbell hit on an uncharacteristic 38% from the field and 56% from the line in defeat. Reid Jolly notched typical numbers with a 26/11 double-double, but no other Camel reached double... Read More →

15th Region Week 8 Review: D1 Transfer Could Shake up Region!

By 15th Region - Overview: Shelby Valley claimed their sixth All-A title in school history despite Cody Potter going 0-12 from the field, Johnson Central dropped two in less than competitive fashion, Paintsville lost their first game in region and Sheldon Clark picked up what is reported as a major D1 transfer. Rankings and reviews after eight weeks of play are as follows: Rankings (overall record): 1. (-) Shelby Valley (18-2) – Shelby Valley stands alone as the only undefeated team to in-region competition as they captured their 6th All-A regional title and 3rd in the Jim Hicks era with a 50-48 win over... Read More →