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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, itís 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 itís likely to be a repeat of the Eighth District title game in the Second Region championship game. 1. Hopkinsville (27-6) Ė 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 PreviewItís that time once again, kids putting on their jerseyís, lasing up their shoes and rushing out on to the court to warm up as itís 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 yearís 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 →


3A Notebook - Final Four, and Boy Can I Pick 'Em?!

By gchs_uk9 - I told you they would be close. Readers of last week's Notebook saw me pick three of the four regional finals to be very close games. I predicted only an eight point total differential in three of the games and it turned out to be thirteen. I'm a genius, right? Well, only at spotting games that will be tight. Because in all three close games I had the wrong team winning! After a week of excitement leading up to the regional finals few of us were disappointed. We saw one game decided on two missed field goals, one on a Hail Mary, one a confirmation of a win earlier in the season, and... Read More →


Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Inductees Announced

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 22, 2015 The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was announced today in a press conference at the KHSAA Offices. The 12 members in this yearís class will be the 29th inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame, and consists of former high school coaches, athletes, officials, administrators and contributors. The Class of 2016 will be inducted in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Lexington Convention Center. The Class of 2016 will also be recognized during the semifinals of the 2016 Whitaker... Read More →


2015-16 Bluegrasspreps' Girls 6th Region Preview

By Jesse James - Another exciting high school basketball season is just around the corner. The girls 6th region should be very interesting this year with several teams in the mix to compete in the State Tournament which will be held at Northern Kentucky University for the first time after a long stint at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University. A couple of weeks ago, there were what most considered two preseason favorites in Butler and Bullitt East. An unfortunate season-ending surgery for Bullitt East star and recent University of Kentucky commit, Lindsey Duvall, may have separated Butler... Read More →


2015-2016 BluegrassPreps' Girls 8th Region Preview

By Jesse James - The Favorite 1. Simon Kenton Simon returns as a clear cut favorite this season after winning the region in 2015. Simon boasts a strong core led by region POY candidate Sophomore Allyson Niece (16.5 PPG). Niece returns along with junior center Madi Meier (10.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG), and a strong core of players looking to make their mark on the 8th region. Simon will have a chance to prove it belongs in the state’s elite with an early season trip to Lexington for the Lexington Catholic Holiday Classic. The Contenders 2. Walton-Verona: Region POY candidate Haley Ison (SR, 18.1 PPG) leads... Read More →


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