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2015 Runner-Up's: Ranking the Chances of Winning a Title in 2016

By ATLCat - We will do this on a percentage scale 0%= No Chance 50%= Co-Favorite In Their Class 100%= Unanimous Favorite In Their Class. Please note 100% is not saying a team has a 100% Chance of winning the title, it is just they are clear and away the team everyone else is chasing and losing the title to anyone will be viewed as a major upset. Read More →

Sleepers to watch out for in 2016

By DevilMayCare - Every year there are teams around the state worth keeping an eye on that begin the season slightly off the radar. They might not be legitimate championship contenders, but they're more than capable of upsetting someone's apple cart in the playoffs. Here are six "sleeper" teams(one for each class) to keep tabs on for the 2016 season... 1A - Nicholas County Bluejackets Coach Robert Hopkins and his Bluejackets went 6-5 in 2015, losing by a point to Fairview in the 1st round of the playoffs. They're primed to make some noise this season with the return of RBs Zach Richardson(1345 yds, 14... Read More →

Is Highlands' interpretation of the transfer rule correct?

By Pete Mitchell - Now that multiple pages have been generated discussing the Jenna Martin transfer (and for the record, I am NOT complaining about her transfer, I sincerely hope she plays at Highlands in 2016-17), the explanation for how she will be eligible delves into, I believe, uncharted territory. To quickly recap, for those of you that don't want to read the whole thread, Ms. Martin is transferring from Notre Dame to Highlands for her senior season, having played varsity basketball for Notre Dame last season. Now, ordinarily, as we all know, she would not be eligible to play this year under KHSAA... Read More →

Kentucky High School Football Teams As Game of Thrones Characters

By ATLCat - Let's have a little fun: Fort Thomas Highlands= John Snow Both represent arguably one of the most well known characters in the whole deal. Much like the Highlands Bluebirds, John Snow relates to a bird as well as one of the "Crow's" of the Night's Watch. Just as John Snow captivated the crowd with his perceived death, many reacted to Highlands' "death" last year before coming to grips it was probably just a temporary thing. Mayfield= Tyrion Lannister Though their size may be small, their wrath is fierce. Just as Tyrion navigates with superior intellect, the Morris braintrust has... Read More →

Ten Upcoming Juniors You Need To Know

By ATLCat - List is in no particular order, but these 10 Juniors are players certain to make major impacts in the 2016 season to the point they will be household names in 2017 (if they aren't already) DB Jairus Brents- Waggener Already regarded as a "Can't Miss" Division 1 prospect, Brents already sports scholarship offers to both In-State Powerhouse Schools. Jairus Brents Highlights - Hudl DE Tahj Rice- Waggener Rice has exploded onto the scene this Summer with several Power 5 offers and interest from elite programs Tahj Rice Highlights - Hudl Read More →

Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2016 The 2016 Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball and Worth/KHSAA Softball State Tournaments get underway Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington and Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro, respectively. The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament (June 9-11, 17-18) begins Thursday morning when Johnson Central takes on Highlands at 11 a.m. in the first of the day’s four opening round games. First round action continues with four games on Friday, followed by four quarterfinal games on Saturday. The state baseball tournament resumes the following weekend with semifinal... Read More →

Ten Good Programs In Bad Situations

By ATLCat - 10. Covington Catholic- The ole bridesmaid. This one is more about one team than all the other factors. For years CovCath has been near the top of their class, but those darn Bluebirds of Highlands have just put a pox on them. CovCath comes in at the bottom of the list though thanks to some recent flaws in the Highlands' armor. 9. Owensboro Catholic- The Aces' program is at a very high level right now thanks to Coach John Edge. The issue for OCath though is their playoff path. When your classification has three programs playing at respectively the height of their programs' histories over... Read More →

Justin Kaiser ’98 as Beechwood’s Athletic Director, effective July 1

By theguru - Parents, Students, Faculty, and Staff, We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Kaiser ’98 as Beechwood’s Athletic Director, effective July 1. Justin will continue to serve as Assistant Principal of Beechwood High School, while supervising our athletic programs. As a former student, administrator, and community member, Justin knows Beechwood well and has a comprehensive understanding of our mission and values. He was an honors student and a three time state-champion wide receiver during his four years at Beechwood High School. Justin earned his undergraduate and... Read More →

Top 15 Returning Players in EKY

By ATLCat - First a disclaimer: EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF BELFRY PLAYERS! The Pirates from Pond Creek have turned into the flagship program for the Region and with 8 Starters returning and four Division 1 Prospects it is safe to say they will be well represented on this list. With that said, here are your Top 15 returning players from EKY Region. 1. DT Rayquan Horton, Belfry Horton might have very well been the best Defensive Player in the Commonwealth in 2015, he returns for his Senior season looking to continue his legendary career and earn even more scholarship offers. Read More →

The Top 5 "Sleeping Giant" Programs in Kentucky

By ATLCat - It is very easy to take a blind stab at the Top 25 or so programs in Kentucky that have been able to sustain success for decades. If no other thing is true, it is usually a fact that the better programs in the State have staying power at the top. This begs the question though, "Will it always stay this way?" The programs that dominate the landscape currently can be divided into two groups. Those that have always been very good (ex: Mayfield, Danville, Highlands, Trinity) and those that had to find the right mix before they exploded onto the scene (Ex: Boyle County, Belfry, DeSales). ... Read More →

Five Games in 2016 Worthy of a National Television Audience

By ATLCat - When National Sports Stations such as ESPN or FOX schedule High School Games, the purpose is often a little more abstract than simply highlighting two great teams. It is always about ratings and what will bring the most people to turn on their television to tune in. More often than not this means recruiting.As proud as many of us are about our favorite programs, in the end ESPN knows that a school with a fan base of 25,000 people will never override a single player who has multiple college. Thus, a pre-requisite for making this list is the game must feature at least one FCS Level... Read More →

Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships - Singles & Doubles

By theguru - Boys Singles Semifinals (1) Drew Singerman (11) (St. Xavier) def. Robby Krick (10) (Ashland Blazer) 6-0, 6-2 (2) Alex Wesbrooks (10) (St. Xavier) def. (5) Caleb Buckman (10) (Owensboro Catholic) 6-2, 6-4 Finals (1) Drew Singerman (11) (St. Xavier) def. (2) Alex Wesbrooks (10) (St. Xavier) 6-2, 7-5 Girls Singles Read More →

76th annual Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Games

By theguru - The 76th annual Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Game will be played on Sunday June 12th at Bellarmine University. The Girls will play at 1pm and the Boys at 3:30pm. Tickets are $12 and can be ordered at or by calling 859-286-5152. They will be on sale for $15 at the door. The 2016 Boys Kentucky All-Star team is Coached by Wayne Breeden, Rodney Woods, Dom Fucci and Bart Rison: Trey Blevins, Wayne County Alex Cook, Male Tyrik Edwards, Christian County Mason Faulkner, Caverna Read More →

Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Team Championships

By theguru - Girls’ Team Semifinals Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) defeated Highlands (H) 3-0 1 Singles – Samantha Higgins (SHA) led Lexi Herman (H) 6-3, 1-0 abandoned 2 Singles – Ella Rueff (SHA) led Sarah Hoffmann (H) 6-4, 2-0 abandoned 3 Singles – Kailey King (SHA) defeated Lauren Auteri (H) 6-2, 6-1 1 Doubles – Natalie Dahlem/Isabelle Kuo (SHA) defeated Brooke Hodory/Mia Smith (H) 6-4, 6-1 *Updated Score - Not An Official Score* 2 Doubles – Abby Birk/Natalie Chou (SHA) defeated Lacey Pohlman/Elizabeth Schwalbach (H) 6-0, 6-1 McCracken Co (MC) defeated Corbin (C) 3-0 Read More →

DeSales, More than just Football

By Toothpick - I wanted to share this with all on here in our BGP Community. As all of you on here know, DeSales and Mayfield, located hundreds of miles apart, played each other for the first time in this past years state semi finals. What you do not know is what that first time meeting led to off the field. Earlier this week the Mayfield Community was struck by a F-3 tornado, no not a Tilghman Tornado, the real McCoy. Word quickly spread of the strike and the next morning I got a text message form a DeSales parent who I met on this very message board asking if we were all safe. I quickly responded... Read More →