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16th Region Week 6 in Review

By 24Bricks - 16th Region Basketball Week 6 Week 6 in the 16th Region may have done little more than further solidified Ashland’s standing as the region’s top team. In a rematch of the previously ranked top two teams, Ashland won convincingly from horn to horn. In a continuation of the first five weeks of the season the results of the games were predictably unpredictable. Close games from earlier in the season morphed into blowouts and complete reversals in the win column. Several regional teams also participated in the Marvin Meredith Classic this weekend, providing a good retreat on a miserably... Read More →'s Seventh Region update and rankings - 1/8/18

By Smallhoops - This week brings one of my favorite events of the year, the Louisville Invitational Tournament. I first attended the LIT in 1978, when Apollo beat Shelby County and Charles Hurt in the championship game. This week’s tournament, in which Trinity is the top seed, should be another great tournament. Only five of the 16 teams in the LIT field are from the Seventh Region. In the field in addition to Trinity are Ballard (the no. 4 seed), Waggener (6 seed), Male (9 seed), and St. X (12 seed). Each of them plays a team from the Sixth Region, so it will be interesting to see how those Sixth... Read More → 3rd Region Rankings 1/8/18

By ApolloFan98 - 1.Owensboro Red Devils (13-4) – SAME – The Devils returned home from the holiday’s and went 3-0. They knocked off a good Castle Indiana team 79-62 on Tuesday. On Friday, OHS dominated Owensboro Catholic, 64-43. Cory Gardner led all scorers with 21, while Lance Lewis scored 16. Saturday, the Devils kept the blowout trend alive with a 81-47 win over Taylor County. Owensboro put 5 scorers in double figures, led by Deonte Douglas’s 14. Through the first week of January, the gap between OHS and everyone else feels like it is getting wider. Not only are the winning, they are winning... Read More → 13th Region Weekly Rankings & 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic Preview

By Les - 1. Knox Central (13-1 overall, 4-0 vs. 13th Region competition) The Panthers remain atop the 13th Region rankings and continue to show they’re one of the best teams int he state after winning their sixth game in a row, a 71-47 road win over Pineville, despite not having the services of senior guard, and leading scorer, Markelle Turner, who is day-to-day after tweaking his knee last week. Knox Central will be tested early and often this week with four games (Barbourville, at Mercer County, Bell County and Tates Creek), so a healthy Turner would be huge with the games ahead. If Turner does... Read More → 2nd Region Week 6 Review & Rankings

By silo11 - This is the weakest overall region 2 has been in quite some time. Usually at least 2 teams are either in the state top 20 rankings, or close to. Most of the top they are in the top 10. This year only Christian County has been ranked and they will most likely drop out after this week. While District 8 is still a top the region, other Western Kentucky regions have shown they are better. Nothing has changed much within the region, but a number 1 vs number 2 is this week as Christian County goes to UHA. This matchup pits two of the state’s top players in Ware and Tandy. Should be a great... Read More → Inside the 14th Region Week 6 Re-Cap

By All State Baseball - 1. Knott County Central (10-3): The Patriots had a successful opening round win in the 14th Region All “A” Tournament this past week, defeating Jackson City fairly easy, 70-42. Knott County Central will face district foe, June Buchanan in the quarter finals of the 14th Region All “A” Tournament on Tuesday night at 6 PM. The winner will face the home team, Breathitt County on Saturday. 2. Perry County Central (8-5): The Commodores took a hard spill in their only game this past week, suffering a 84-63 loss at the hands of Mercer County in the Patriot Classic at Lincoln County. Perry... Read More → 6th Region Weekly Rankings (01/08/2018)

By coachlee - This past week was just supposed to be a tune up week for many teams with predictable outcomes. The players had to adjust being back in school after playing their most recent games during the Holiday break. However, there were several fireworks that went off resulting with a few surprises. This past week has further opened up what already was a pretty wide open race in the 6th. 1. Fern Creek (12-3): For one week in December (16th-23rd) Fern Creek looked as if they would be able to run through the region and perhaps the state much like they did last season when they won over 20 games in... Read More → 5th Region Weekly Rankings (1/7/18)

By Sportslover32 - 1. John Hardin (13-3): John had a home blowout win, and then they lost a game in the Mustang Madness. They beat Meade County 90-62 and lost to Mayfield in the Mustang Madness 71-64. John was without Malik Wright in the loss versus Mayfield. Wright will be out another game due to an ejection. Mickey Pearson did his part like usual, as he had 33 and 12 versus Mayfield. Pearson has continued to dominate, and he looks to be the favorite for 5th region player of the year. 2. Larue County (13-1): The Hawks have a 7-game winning streak, after winning both games this week. They won two road games... Read More → 1st Region Week 6 in Review & Rankings

By silo11 - 1st Region Boys Basketball Review Week 5 A few things we have learned about Region 1 teams. The top 2 teams are 2 of the best in the state. Mayfield and Paducah Tilghman can play with almost anyone in the state and are probably the two best teams in Western Kentucky. It’s been a long time since Region 1 could make that claim. The other things we learned, Region 1 teams don’t play well in Holiday tournaments (with a few exceptions). Here are the rankings for the new year! 1. Paducah Tilghman – Coach Roderick Thomas 2017-18 record:13-3 Weeks record: 5-1 Last... Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (1/7/18)

By DragonFire - Fourth Region Rankings 1) Warren Central (13-2) - 1/5 59-48 W at #8 Warren East, 1/6 77-47 W at #3 Barren County Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 1/9 vs. Hopkinsville, 1/12 at #3 Bowling Green The Dragons still need a win this coming Friday to basically lock up the top spot for the remainder of the year, but the statement they made on Saturday was LOUD. The Dragons visited Barren County, the de facto #2 team in the region by that point, and put a running clock on the Trojans. It was their largest win in the series in six years, and their largest win at Barren County since the state... Read More →

A brief history of the Louisville Invitational Tournament

By Smallhoops - The 71st edition of the Louisville Invitational Tournament starts Monday at Valley High School. Held annually since 1948, the LIT is Kentucky’s oldest regular season high school basketball tournament and has evolved into a true city championship for teams in the Sixth and Seventh Regions. The LIT was started by Louisville high schools because of a dispute with the All-Kentucky Conference, a state-wide conference that initially was made up of 16 of the largest high schools in Kentucky. Male, Manual and St. Xavier, the three public and parochial high schools then located in Louisville,... Read More → 2017 - Inside the 8th Region - 1-4-18

By ColonelMike - First off, many, many thanks to everyone - to Ru, True Blue and Gold, and all of you for your patience in awaiting this week's update. As some of you know, I've been struggling with some health issues that have resulted in my having to deal with rather intense pain at times. Over the holidays, this worsened to the point where the pain was a 24/7 thing, and I simply couldn't concentrate on what I was writing. I was able to do a couple of broadcasts earlier this week, but came home from both so exhausted and in so much pain I wasn't able to draft the update. Anyway, I'm doing a bit... Read More → 11th Region Week 5 Recap and Rankings

By mooremiller31 - Christmas Break has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. The 11th Region had plenty of success and notable wins over the holidays and it continues to be a top region in the state of Kentucky. Lets get into this weeks discussion. Team of the Week - Scott County The Scott County Cardinals get our team of the week this week. The Cardinals are 11-1 this season with 0 losses to an in state team. Scott County dropped a game to Moeller out of Cincinnati in the opening round of the Beach Ball Classic but bounced back by winning the consolation bracket including a win over national power... Read More → 12th Region Rankings and Review 1/2/18

By SHS Future - 12th Region Basketball Now that the month of December has passed, it is becoming clearer who the top teams are in the 12th Region. Mercer County, Boyle County, and Pulaski County look to be the teams to beat while West Jessamine and Somerset are very close. The 12th Region also has some state leaders in the stats department this year. Steven Fitzgerald leads the state in scoring while Bryce Slone leads the state in 3-point shooting. So take a look at this week’s rankings and see where your team stands after one month of basketball. 12th Region Rankings: 1) Mercer County Titans... Read More → 3rd Region Rankings 1/2/18

By ApolloFan98 - With the first half of the season in the books, the 9th district teams look to be the toughest in the region. Owensboro has established themselves as the mid season favorite with their inside out game and swarming full court defense. Daviess County has proven to be tough as nails early on, and should be in the mix until the very end. Apollo and Owensboro Catholic both have the potential to make runs at a championship but have a lot of work to do before then. Outside the city of Owensboro, Meade County again looks to have itself in position for another run into the tournament. Can anyone... Read More →