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Final 2A Notebook: Superlatives for a Super Season

By ATLCat - Cards Winter Migration *In the Tone of One of Those British Nature Documentary Narrators* " Every year the elusive Western Kentucky Mayfield Cardinal gathers together the first week of December. You can tell this bird by it's distinctive bright red crown and black torso or white torso. After a long November, the Cardinal welcomes winter by the most peculiar of migrations. Instead of flying South for the Winter, this pesky bird flies East. A large congregation of bird will always join together, chirping proudly, and together in unison fly just over two hours. It never fails, as if they... Read More →

3A Notebook - Knights, Pirates Charge into State Finals

By gchs_uk9 - In August, when BGP released its Class 3A Preseason Rankings, the top two teams were Belfry and Lexington Catholic. Now, at the first of December, with one football game left, those same two teams are left standing. It took adjustments, substitutions, and a couple losses, but the two best teams in the state will pair up next Sunday afternoon for a chance at the big trophy. BELFRY 42, CORBIN 14 As the heavy favorite in this state semifinal, Belfry was able to put away Corbin and move to their sixth consecutive state championship game. Belfry and Corbin had met twice before in the... Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 13th Region Preview

By Jesse James - 13th Region Preview 1. Harlan — The Lady Green Dragons have high hopes of ending their two-game losing skid in the 13th Region finals this season with junior point guard Jordan Brock (17.1 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game) returning. The key to Harlan’s success will be if players such as Brooklyn Massingill, Emma Bianchi, Makenzie King, Katie King and Shanae Thomas continue their impressive play. 2. North Laurel — The talent is there for North Laurel to win its first region championship. To do so, the Lady Jaguars must have players such as Kayla Bruner (19.2, 8.) and teammates... Read More →

Press Release from the KHSAA on the State Football Finals

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2015 With its win over Marshall on Friday, Western Kentucky University secured its right to host the Conference USA Championship game on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. (CT). WKU hosting the C-USA Championship means the KHSAA will utilize the alternative schedule for the 2015 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl approved by the Board of Control in October. The revised order of games will be as follows: Thursday, December 3 7:00 PM (1A) – Beechwood vs. Pikeville Saturday, December 5 Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 16th Region Preview

By Jesse James - 1. East Carter – Most programs go through seasons, from time to time, where they must completely rebuild a given team, but such has not been the case at East Carter under Coach Hagar Easterling, who has never had a losing season during his long tenure there. It is the rare high school program that can lose six players to graduation (three of whom were starters), and receive a spot in the following pre-season Top 20. This year’s version of East Carter is one of those rare teams, having achieved over the last two seasons a school-record two-year combined record of 58-8. While East Carter has... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 2nd Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - The Road to Rupp in the Second Region runs through Hopkinsville. Either Christian County, Hopkinsville, or University Heights has represented the region every year since 2001. Given what Christian County and Hopkinsville have returning, it’s a good bet that streak continues in 2015-16. With the right draw come region tourney time, Trigg County, Madisonville, and Henderson County could make a deep run, but it’s likely to be a repeat of the Eighth District title game in the Second Region championship game. 1. Hopkinsville (27-6) – Teams that graduate nine players from a region title team... Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 2nd Region Preview

By Jesse James - Team Rankings - Rank - Team (Last Year's Result) 1. Henderson County (28-3; State Quarterfinals) - The best remains the best until someone dethrones them or can prove they can handle their full court pressure. They will be looking to make their 4th straight trip to the Sweet 16 on the shoulders of the region's best post player, Alishia Owens. They lose a lot of fire power from last season, but big schools like Henderson County don't rebuild, they reload. 2. Madisonville-North Hopkins (20-10; Region Semifinals) - The Lady Maroons lose only one starter from a year ago but return center... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 9th Region Basketball Preview

By Walter - Last year was another banner year for the 9th region champion. While the Covington Catholic Colonels didn't win a state championship, they made it back to the Sweet 16 State Semi Finals before falling to eventual state champion, Owensboro, by a score of 65-59 in overtime. While this year's region won't feature the star power that we've seen over the past several years, the region champion will once again be a contender to make a deep post season run. Let's get right in to the preseason team rankings. 1. Covington Catholic Colonels Last Season: 31-6 (9th Region Champions, State Semi... Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 15th Region Preview

By Jesse James - 2015/16 15th Region Girls Basketball PreviewIt’s that time once again, kids putting on their jersey’s, lasing up their shoes and rushing out on to the court to warm up as it’s time for BASKETBALL IN THE BLUEGRASS!!!! The 15th region this coming season should be a knock down drag out. The Johnson Central will look to repeat as 15th region champs but Shelby Valley and Magoffin County may have something to say about that. TEAM RANKINGS: 1. Johnson Central (22-12): Coach Rice returns all but two from last year’s team that made it to the second round of the KHSAA girls sweet 16. Juniors... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 11th Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - The 11th region is once again primed to be one of the most formidable in the Commonwealth entering the 2015-2016 season. The talent level in the region is on the upswing and some of the best young players in Kentucky can be found in the 11th. Gone are the days of 5 seniors starting on the top teams in the region. There is a definite youth movement in the region. Traditional powers like Scott County and Lexington Catholic will be relying on sophomores and freshmen in crucial roles while Dunbar, Henry Clay and Bryan Station will be led by veterans trying to make one final push to Rupp Arena. I... Read More →

Class 2A Semi-Finals: Tale of the Tape

By ATLCat - #3 DeSales (11-2) @ #1 Mayfield (12-1) Common Opponents: None Record Against Ranked Teams: Mayfield 6-1 DeSales 3-2 Wins Against Ranked Teams: Mayfield- vs. 3A # 5 Caldwell County (25-24), vs. 2A # 4 Owensboro Catholic (24-13), vs. 3A # 7 Paducah Tilghman (37-14), vs. 3A #9 Corbin (28-14), vs. 2A #6 Murray (1-7) Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 12th Region Preview

By Jesse James - The 12th region looks to be top heavy this year with 3 teams that seems poised to make a run at the Sweet 16 this year. Mercer County, Lincoln County and Southwestern all have great pieces that should separate them from the field to compete for the championship come March. Pulaski County is the consensus dark horse of the 12th region this year and Rockcastle and Boyle can prove to be spoilers on any given night. 1.Mercer County (29-4) Mercer County, the defending 12th region champions return Junior Lyric Houston along with Sophomores Seygan Robins, Emma Davis, Lexi & Faith Lake, and Emma... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 12th Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - Basketball season begins in less than a month and fans across the state are gearing up for what should be another exciting season of Kentucky high school basketball. It is no different in the south central part of the state as we all speculate as to whom will represent the 12th Region in Rupp Arena come March. 12th Region basketball has the potential to be as strong and exciting as last year. With traditional powers such as Wayne County, Southwestern, Pulaski County, and West Jessamine maintaining strong teams again this year, new teams such as Mercer County and Casey County find themselves... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Reflections of the Empire State Building

By ATLCat - This past week I had the privilege of taking my wife to New York for our anniversary. She had previously never been to the Big Apple so we set our minds at being tourists. The very first attraction we visited upon arrival was the Empire State Building. We were presented with a "True or False" statement. True or False: Lightning never strikes the same spot twice 53372 The answer? FALSE! Each year lightning strikes the Empire State Building an average of 10 times. In perfect harmony with this, we now present the 2A Regional Final Round where lightning definitely struck twice, if not... Read More →

2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 10th Region Preview

By Jesse James - 2015/16 10th Region Girls Preview Basketball season is back in the 10th region as well as throughout the entire state. Mason County will look to repeat as region champs but several other region teams will look to knock off the Lady Royals from their throne. Here’s a look at the 10th Region. Team Rankings: 1.Mason County (23-12): The Lady Royals will look to defend their region title from last season. Mason County had their season ended in the semi-finals of the KHSAA Sweet 16 girls basketball tournament where they lost to Allen County-Scottsville 49-42. Mason County had only one player... Read More →