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Lawnboy's 2017 Northern Kentucky Preview

By Lawnboy13 - I know some might not agree, with some or all of the following, but this is just MY take on how things look in the 9th Region/NKY for the 2017 season. I will apologize in advance.....I know I will probably forget someone and my familiarity with a few teams and it's players is a little scarce, so I hope folks understand. NKAC Division III Bellevue Tigers – Head Coach Jerry Rardin returns for his 2nd season at the helm of the Tigers, and has been working hard over the summer to get the Bellevue program back in the hunt for a Division III title. Fortunately for the Lady Tigers, they... Read More →

Inside the 9th Region (12/27)

By Walter - This week's edition arrives a day later after a long holiday weekend. The top 3 teams stayed consistent but it has become tougher and tougher each week ranking the teams from there. Here is where teams inside the 9th region stand as we get ready to head in to the New Year. 1. Covington Catholic (9-2) After a tough loss to Trinity (70-60) in the King of the Bluegrass semi finals, the Colonels responded with a 67-50 win over the top ranked team in the state, Bowling Green, and then beat a struggling Boone County, 73-36. Cole Vonhandorf and CJ Fredrick led the Colonels in the loss to Trinity... Read More →

Inside the 3rd Region(12-27-16)

By ApolloFan98 - 1.Apollo Eagles(8-1) – UP 1 – Since losing to Catholic to start the season, the Eagles have won 8 straight games. They were 4-0 last week, as they knocked off Ohio County, OHS, Greenwood and Owensboro Catholic to win the Owensboro Invitational. It seems like everyone who steps on the floor for Apollo is contributing in a positive way. Zach Hopewell(17ppg) led the Eagles to the OIT title, picking up MVP honors for the tournament. Alex Gray was a big contributor as well, averaging 16 points and 7 boards per game over the tournament. Apollo will now host their own Holiday tournament(Holy... Read More →

Inside the 7th Region (12/26/16)

By PurplePride92 - The dust from the King of the Bluegrass tournament has settled and Trinity emerged as the winner of the prestigious tournament held at Fairdale High School. If there was any doubt about who the best team in the 7th Region was before the King of the Bluegrass then all of that doubt has been erased. Trinity is not only the best team in the 7th Region but they currently claim the crown of best team in the state and they have proven to deserve that title. Can they be stopped? 1. Trinity (8-1) As mentioned Trinity emerged from the King of the Bluegrass unscathed as the 2016 KOB Champions.... Read More →

10th Region Recap and Rankings - 12/26

By mcpapa - The week ending on Christmas day was a quiet one in the 10th. Little if anything transpired to shake up the rankings. Some teams were idle for the entire week, others competed in holiday tournaments and showcases. Here's the way ol' pap sees things for now. 1. Campbell County (9-1, 3-1 region. If anything, the Camels cemented their hold on the top spot last week. First was a ten-point win over 9th region foe Holmes behind Cole Hegyi's 35. Next was a 97-26 romp over the Cougars of Calvary Christian, with coach Russell's squad putting 13 players in the scoring column. The Camels... Read More →

Inside the 5th Region (12/26/16)

By PurplePride92 - There has been a surprise or two to start the season in the 5th Region. North Hardin stumbled out of the gate as did Taylor County and both appear to be righting the ship. Bardstown has gotten off to the start we expected from them and Adair County only has one loss at the moment. Bethlehem and Larue County are still undefeated. John Hardin was undefeated until they faced Central Hardin along with a couple of games immediately after that but have turned things around. Lots of season left for what looks to be a very competitive chase for the crown of 5th Region champion! 1. Bardstown... Read More →

Inside the 15th Region (12-26-16)

By 15th Region - Overview: As the competition picks up, we have some change near the top after four weeks of play. Highlights include: Timmy Dalton of Lawrence County and his continued assault on the record books, Mason Blair and Cole Crace making their case as the best back court in the state, and some middle of the pack teams being better than expected. The 15th Region is getting good as teams gear up for post-Christmas tournaments! Here is our updated rankings: 1. Johnson Central (9-1) – The Golden Eagles traveled to Raceland for the Derby Classic in week four and came away with the championship. In... Read More →

Inside the 12th Region 12/25/16 - Week 4

By SHS Future - 12th Region Christmas Addition Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to everyone on BluegrassPreps!! I hope that Red Ryder BB Gun you asked for was under the tree this morning. Christmas is the season that friends and families get together to spend time with one another and money on each other. Some of us also spend hours on BGP’s talking high school basketball. Well, sit back, let that Christmas diner digest, and read through this week’s 12th Region Rankings and Review. 12th Region Rankings: Read More →

Inside the 16th Region - Week 4

By All State Baseball - 1.Boyd County (8-1): The Lions made the long haul across country to Las Vegas NV to participate in the Jerry Tarkanian Classic @ Bishop Gorman NV. The Lions opened up with Campbell County Wyoming and really didn’t have a problem with Campbell County on their way to a 81-52 victory. The Lions moved on to face Leuzinger CA in a game that the Lion faithful are hoping to soon forget as Leuzinger CA cruised past Boyd County with ease 82-39. Boyd County would re-group and win their next two games in the Tarkanian Classic, defeating Layton Christian UT and San Bernardino CA, to move to 8-1 on the... Read More →

BGP Girls Christmas Wrap Up

By Jesse James - The Christmas break is upon us and we have seen a lot of good basketball so far in the 2016-17 season. This will be different than my last articles as we just kinda recap some of the highlights and some shout outs to different teams. This past week saw a Traditional Bank Holiday Classic tourney at Lexington Catholic. Tony and the guys at Catholic always run a first class event. This year the match ups were great and featured some of the best teams in Kentucky. Butler came out on top with a well deserved victory over a really good Manual team. Jaelynn Penn was name MVP. Some standouts... Read More →

Inside the 14th Region - Week 4

By All State Baseball - 1.Knott County Central (8-3): The Patriots remain at 1 this week despite dropping 2 straight games in the Farmers National Bank Classic @ Mercer County. The losses came to Muhlenberg County 75-71 and Louisville Eastern 76-46. The Patriots loss to Louisville Eastern is their 2nd big loss on the season, in front of the 82-59 defeat at the hands of Scott County. 2.Perry County Central (6-3): The Commodores took a 3 game win streak into the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee for the annual Smokey Mountain Classic @ Gatlinburg TN. The Commodores opened up with Unitah UT and didn’t really have any... Read More →

Inside the 6th Region (12/21/2016)

By coachlee - Week 3 is a bit late to press to capture the final games of some of the tournaments held recently. No 6th region team remains undefeated, but Fern Creek still remains on top after an impressive showing at the KOB. Valley moves up to the #2 ranking after continuing their winning ways. 1) Fern Creek (9-1)- The Tigers were the only team in the 6th yet to lose when the week started, but the Tigers went 4-1 with their lone loss to Trinity who avenged losing to Fern Creek a week earlier. After beating Male before the KOB, the Tigers went 3-1 with wins over highly ranked teams Christian... Read More →

Inside the 16th Region - Week 3

By All State Baseball - 1.Boyd County (7-1): The Lions roared past previously #1 West Carter 91-59 last week, ending the Comets #1 ranking and keeping the Lions undefeated streak going. Boyd County defeated Campbell County Wyoming 81-52 in the Tarkanian Classic @ Bishop Gorman NV. That was just one of 4 games for the Lions. We’ll see how well they performed in one of the biggest tournaments nationally, in next week’s rankings. 2.Elliott County (6-0): Elliott County Lions keep on roaring and roaring loud as they continue their undefeated streak, pushing it to 6-0 after winning the Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Holiday... Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (12/20/16)

By DragonFire - Fourth Region Rankings 1) Bowling Green (7-1) - 12/13 66-59 W #5 Greenwood, 12/17 60-50 W Doss (at Fairdale), 12/18 69-67 W Ballard (at Fairdale), 12/19 66-83 L Berkmar (GA) (at Fairdale) Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 12/20 vs. Covington Catholic (at Fairdale) After thoroughly dominating the competition through their first four games, the past 8 days have represented a slight coming back to the pack for BG. They are still the surefire #1 team, but received a serious test from Greenwood, and picked up tight wins over Doss and Ballard before finally running out of steam in their third... Read More →

Inside the 14th Region - Week 3

By All State Baseball - Another wild week of high school basketball took place last week. Let’s take a look back at the action in the 14th region. 1.Knott County Central (8-1): After suffering an embarrassing 82-59 loss to Scott County in the Peggy Moore Memorial Classic @ Breathitt County, the Patriots re-grouped and picked up 3 consecitive wins, defeating Hazard 78-49, Pike Central 85-45 and traveling down the road to Cordia and defeating the Lions 82-70. Senior guard, Austin Combs has scored 37 points combine to led the Patriots to 2 of those 3 wins. 2.Perry County Central (5-1): The Commodores have... Read More →