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The Firm Always Knows Best- Smith, Smith, Coverdale & Holcomb

By ChiefSmoke - I got a phone call today from Mike Holcomb. Great guy and one of the greatest HS football coaches of all time in our state. Here is a column on "THE FIRM." Smith, Smith, Coverdale and Holcomb. The Firm. Specifically, the four names are Homer Smith, Chuck Smith, Andrew Coverdale, and Mike Holcomb. I hear that expression several times through the season and every now and then during the offseason. John Arn (our former oline coach and defensive coordinator) came up with the phrase but I think Shawn Thompson (the defensive coordinator before John Arn) was the first to announce that the... Read More →

Inside the 3rd Region (1/30)

By ApolloFan98 - Apollo retains their top spot this week, but the gap between them and the rest of the region may have gotten a little closer. After a disappointing showing against Bardstown on Saturday, it will be interesting to see how the Eagles respond. Owensboro is the team to watch, after getting a big time win over a very good Evansville Bosse team. Outside Apollo, Daviess County has shown the most consistency, while Owensboro Catholic continues to prove up and down. Outside the city, Ohio County looks like they may be the team to emerge down the stretch. 1. Apollo Eagles(17-3) SAME - The Eagles... Read More →

11th Region Rankings and Recap Week 9

By mooremiller31 - We are coming down the stretch in the 11th Region and things are starting to get interesting as district seeds start to pan out. Some big time individual performances this past week and a huge upset in the 42nd district highlight this weeks recap. Team of the Week - Sayre What a week for the Spartans!! First they go to Bryan Station and win by double figures and then finish the week by winning two games to claim the Bluegrass Conference Championship. Jake Duby, RJ Smith, and Robbie Goodman continue to pace the Spartans. Congrats to the Spartans!! Player of the Week - Taveion... Read More →

Inside the 6th Region (1/30/2017)

By coachlee - Now 3 weeks remain before district play begins and this past week brought a few insights that confirm there are several tiers with the 6th region where teams are falling within. I see a group of teams within a top tier of the likely favorites to contend for the regional title, a second tier that should make it past districts, and a final tier for another 4-5 teams that have some work cut out if they expect to make the regional tournament this year. All other teams I will simply rank with updated records as they have not shown enough to believe they can get out of districts based on their... Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (1/30/17)

By DragonFire - Fourth Region Rankings 1) Bowling Green (20-2) - 1/24 86-59 W Muhlenberg County, 1/27 70-43 W #5 Warren Central Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 1/31 vs. #15 South Warren, 2/3 vs. #16 Glasgow The Purples continued their winning ways, running their win streak to 13 in a row. For the second straight year, they look like they will run the table in the regular season after a pair of losses in the King of the Bluegrass. Bowling Green has won 48 of their last 51 games played in January, February, and March, with all three losses coming to the eventual state champions, and two of those in... Read More →

Getting on the Same Page: Remembering the Royals of the late 90s

By ChiefSmoke - This was a week when two different world's ran in to each other. As a staff here at Mercer, we have spent much of the week working to continue getting on the same page. Offensive & defensive schemes, gameplans, the weightroom, practice plans, etc. have all been discussed. Don't underestimate how tough it is for a football program and staff to become one cohesive unit. Communication, listening, explanations, etc. are critical and often a staff of football coaches can be a strong-willed group of guys. 60169 JT Walsh (7) & Brandon Drake (61) in our season opening win at Bath County.... Read More →

Inside the 16th Region - Week 9

By All State Baseball - 1.Elliott County (15-2): Elliott County suffered their 2nd loss on the season and had their 9 game win streak snapped when they fell to Paris 67-58 in the first round of the KHSAA All “A” State Tournament. The Important thing is, the Lions are still perfect in region play, 9-0 in region play and 6-0 in district play. 2.Boyd County (16-4): The Lions have ran their win streak to 6 straight. During that stretch, the Lions have demolished their opponents, winning those games by no less than 13 points. Can Boyd keep this up? 3.Greenup County (15-6): Greenup County picked up two wins... Read More →

Inside the 14th Region - Week 9

By All State Baseball - 1.Perry County Central (17-7): The Commodores fell twice last week to both Lexington Catholic 72-66 in double OT and to George Washington WV 59-56 but bounced back in a big big way, crushing crosstown rival, Hazard 73-46 to remain unbeaten in both region and district play. The Commodores only have 5 remaining games this regular season and 3 of them will be tough ones this week when they travel to Leslie County on Tuesday night but return home to host both Knott Central and Letcher Central Friday and Saturday. 2.Knott County Central (15-7): Knott Central picked up two big wins last... Read More →

Inside the 2nd Region - Week 9

By All State Baseball - 1.Hopkinsville (18-4): Hopkinsville has yet to be beaten in 2017, standing at 9-0 in the new year and not to mention they are on a 11 game win streak. They keep this up and they’ll be at Rupp come March. 2.Christian County (16-5): The Colonels have hit a rocky spot as of late, after starting the season off rolling and rolling into the new year, the Colonels find themselves 5-4 in the month of January. 3.University Heights (11-11): UHA split both games last week, defeating Fort Knox in the All A State Tournament but falling to Newport central catholic in the same tournament. ... Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (1/23/17)

By DragonFire - Fourth Region Rankings 1) Bowling Green (18-2) - 1/17 74-59 W at Christian County, 1/20 88-66 W #6 Warren East, 1/23 62-59 W at #2 Franklin-Simpson Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 1/24 vs. Muhlenberg County, 1/27 vs. #5 Warren Central You wouldn't know it from the first two scores, but two of the three games Bowling Green played were complete dogfights. Christian County had the Purples down by double digits for much of the third quarter, but Bowling Green chipped away and then blew past them like they were standing still in the fourth. Zion Harmon led the team with 29 points... Read More → Girls' Basketball Jan 24 Wrap Up

By Jesse James - This past week saw some great game across the state with some headliners at the Raatz Fence Tourney hosted by Mercy as well as great games all across the state. Teams are now starting to hit their stride and before you know it Districts will be here. #1 Butler had a great week. They beat #6 Manual in a crazy good game in 3OT. This was a classic from start to finish, in a game I thought Manual had won in regulation. Final score ended up being 72-71. IU signee Jaelynn Penn led Butler with 20 pts. Butler then took on 20-0 and nationally ranked Montini Catholic IL Saturday. Depending on who... Read More →

Inside the 15th Region (1-23-17)

By 15th Region - Overview: With the increasing difficulty to rank the 15th Region, a new way to classify teams has been devised. The 57th District still looks strong, Timmy Dalton continues to lead the nation in scoring per max preps, and a few teams are getting hot late. Lets see what the region holds after 8 weeks of play. Tier 1 (Teams within this tier are considered interchangeable on a given night and have distinguished themselves as the primary contenders for the regional title. These teams should be considered favorites above lower tiers – they are in no particular order). Sheldon Clark (12-9)... Read More →

10th Region Recap and Rankings - 1/23/17

By mcpapa - The region's top 5 seem to have separated themselves just a bit from the pack, and the gap between number one and number two may not be as significant as many - myself included - believe it was a couple of weeks ago. Without further ado: 1. Campbell County (18-1, 6-1 region). The Camels served up an Oreo last week, with a romp over Highlands the filling between a pair of nailbiters nd running their winning streak to 16. Cole Hegyi had 19 in a 62-60 win over Conner, then added another 19 to complement Garren Bertsch's 21 in the win over Highlands. In the much-anticipated matchup with... Read More →

10 Years Worth of Football

By thehotsnakes - I've spent the last few days killing some down time at work. The following is every team who competed this year, with their win totals of the last decade combined. Also their average wins per season, where their win totals rank out of 221 teams, how many coaching changes they have had over the last decade (C.C. column) and then the average wins per season rankings (AWPSR). I might have made a mistake here or there, but I'm pretty confident that these numbers are accurate. There were a few coaching situations where there was not a coach listed. There were also a few times when the coach... Read More →

Inside the 9th Region (1/23)

By Walter - Despite the uncertainty of where teams should be ranked on a week to week basis, we found out this past week what we already knew...the top 2 teams are VERY GOOD. Here are this week's rankings. 1. Covington Catholic (17-4) The Colonels solidified themselves as the #1 team in the region with a 55-52 win over Cooper and followed that up with a 77-46 blow out win over Ryle, to extend their win streak to 5 games. Aiden Ruthsatz led Covcath with 22 points in the win over Cooper, while Cole Vonhandorf finished with 12 points. It was AJ Mayer (10 pts, 10 rbs) that ended up being the hero,... Read More →