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The Greatest Current Class Using the 50 Greatest Programs

By ATLCat - The outstanding gchs_uk9 recently did an awesome study where he statistically broke down the 50 Greatest Programs of Kentucky History from a statistical standpoint. You can find that thread here: Using those 50 Teams I thought it would be fun to get a picture of the Historical Significance of all the current classes as the alignment has them today. In told, 49 teams will be applicable as Lynch East Main is the lone closure. Read More →

7th Region Rankings (Updated as of morning of 12/22)

By ball_coach_4 - This is through December 21. I was going to wait until the completion of the KOB, but with the results so far, nothing much will change a team’s ranking much. This week there wasn’t a much of a shift hardly at all in the rankings. Completely different than what I thought would happen. Last week’s ranking in parentheses (). Next Rankings for 7th region will come New Year’s Eve at the completion of the Post-Christmas Tournaments. 1. Trinity (8-0) (1) Still executing at a high rate and playing beautifully as a team. Notched huge wins against Owen Co. and Dunbar in the first two... Read More →

Inside the 15th Region (12-21-15)

By 15th Region - Overview: Week 3 is in the books and there are no major changes in our top 3. With Christmas tournaments on the horizon and football players rounding into basketball form, we are starting to see what should shape up for a tremendous post season tournament. Let’s look at how the region pans out after 3 weeks of play. 1. Lawrence County (7-0) – The Bulldogs are still at the top after winning the Hi-Tech signs and graphics tournament in Prestonsburg. LC defeated June Buchanan for the second time this year during the week and put away a much improved Magoffin County squad in the... Read More →

3rd Region Rankings (12/21/15)

By ApolloFan98 - The 3rd has one clear cut favorite right now, and then everyone else. There is not much difference separating the #2 and number 11 or 12 ranked teams... 1.Meade Co(9-0 SAME) - The Waves got big region wins over Breck and Hancock last week. The Tigers were a good early season test for Meade but they got the 7-63 win on the road. Meade remains unbeaten as they head to the Mercer County Christmas tourney this week. 2.Daviess Co(7-1 UP 1) - DC struggled a little vs Whitesville Trinity this past week but bounced back nicely with a big 88-61 win over Butler County. Stewart Currie... Read More →

Region 1 Ranking (Week 3)

By silo11 - Remember these rankings will be based on current play and not just the record or one good/bad game. No big changes from last week other than McCracken Co moving up to 3rd and Graves losing a spot. Here are the rankings as of 12/21/15. 1. Paducah Tilghman (6-0) The Blue Tornadoes had their first good test this week versus Graves Co. Four players scored in double figures as the defeated the Eagles 67-62. They have finally break into the BGP top 20 and rightfully deserved it. They will have another test when they host University Heights and the two of the top scorers in Western Ky. 2.... Read More →

Second Region Rankings - Dec. 21

By The Scribe - 1. Christian County (6-0) – Plays in the Owensboro Invitational Monday through Wednesda 2. Hopkinsville (4-2) – Plays in the Pleasure Ridge Park Panther Classic Monday through Wednesday 3. Madisonville (5-2) – Plays in the Baptist Health and Sports Rehab Holiday Classic Monday through Wednesday at Webster County 4. Trigg County (6-1) - Does not play this week 5. Webster County (7-0) – Hosts the Baptist Health and Sports Rehab Holiday Classic Monday through Wednesday at Webster County Read More →

13th Region Boys Rankings Dec. 21 - 27

By Les - 1. Clay County Tigers (8-1) — We've got a new No. 1 team. The Tigers dominated during their stay in Las Vegas by going 3-1 in the Tarkanian Classic. Clay County had wins of 24, 29, and 17 points before losing int he finals to Cheyenne, Nevada, 71-67. Seniors Blake Smith and Trey Farmer continue to shine, as the duo had outstanding efforts in Las Vegas. Smith scored 28 points in the title game while Farmer followed with a 20-point effort. Both players averaged over 20 points during Clay County’s stay at the Tarkanian Classic. 2. South Laurel Cardinals (6-2 overall) — The Cardinals had a... Read More →

Don't Let Belfry Establish the Fullback

By Watusi - In today's spread 'em out and toss it around football culture, sometimes even the idea of a fullback seems odd. To think that the key to stopping a team on offense could be to stop the fullback seems almost foreign. But when it comes to Belfry, that is where you had better start. Belfry's success on offense often can be judged by watching the fullback and looking at his stats. Even if the FB isn't getting many yards, he is doing his job if he makes the defense collapse on him, and sometimes that can be an overlooked nuance of Belfry's game. Now, if the fullback is getting 12-15... Read More →

Comparing Well Known Small Schools With College Programs

By ATLCat - Let's do the same thing with our smaller 1A and 2A programs: Mayfield= UCLA Basketball (60's and 70's) Have to throw a curve ball because frankly speaking no college football run of dominance matches what the Cardinals have done over the past 10 years. Mayfield is simply dominant in every form or fashion right now. Their loss to Hazard in the 2011 Finals compares to UCLA losing in 1974, the seemingly only blemish in an otherwise historic run. Danville= Texas Everyone knows their name and everyone respects it and remembers fondly of specific teams and players who made them elite. With... Read More →

12th Region Rankings for the week of 12/21/15

By SHS Future - 12th Region Rankings for the week of 12/21/15 1) Mercer County (8-0) – The Titans continue to roll through their competition with no one coming within 27 point against them this week. Dylan James had 21 points and Will Hager had 9 assists in Mercer’s 81-38 victory over East Jessamine. The Titan’s also dismantled district rival West Jessamine 88-44. Trevon Faulkner led the way with 21 points while Malik Dowe pulled down 12 rebounds. The Titan’s finished the week with an 87-60 win over Pike County Central. Faulkner once again led in scoring with 26 points while James scored 21 and Hager... Read More →

10th Region Rankings & Weekly Review (12-21-15)

By Randy Parker - There is no change this week with teams 1 and 2, but the rest of the Top 10 squads all have a new spot as we start Week #4. As we've touched on before, this kind of movement will likely become the norm each week. #1 - Paris (5-1) Terence Brooks' club played its first game as the #1 team in the 10th Region on Tuesday night, and the Hounds were impressive in dominating host Robertson County 109-57. Seven Paris players registered double figures, led by Wan Dumphord's 19 and Marcus Ashford's 15. On Friday night the Greyhounds held off visiting Frankfort 68-64. Point guard James... Read More →

13th Region Girls Rankings Dec. 21-28

By Les - 1. Harlan Lady Green Dragons (6-0 overall) — The Lady Green Dragons flexed their muscles this past week, and showed why they’re the No. 1 ranked team. They’ve already defeated North Laurel, and now they picked up wins over both Bell County (55-45) and Harlan County (59-50) this past week. Brooklyn Massengill and Jordan Brock led the way against Bell County with 14 points apiece while combining to score a combined 50 points against Harlan County. Brock scored 26 points while Massengill added 24. 2. North Laurel Lady Jaguars (2-3) — The Lady Jaguars are barely hanging on at the No. 2 spot.... Read More →

11th Region Notebook for the week of December 21st

By Wildcatfan25 - Team of the Week: Madison Southern – It’s hard to pick a team of the week when almost everyone only played one game since the rankings were last posted. So I went with Madison Southern. They are on a 4 game win streak including a surprising win over Cordia. I’ve seen it said that Coach Rhodes wasn’t at the game due to the birth of a child. Regardless, Madison Southern beat a team full of kids with D1 offers, so they are the team of the week. Player of the Week: Darius Williams, Dunbar – Had 49 points combined in wins over Fairdale and LCA. Darius can score from about anywhere. Once his 3... Read More →

2015-16 15th Region Rankings Week 2

By All State Baseball - 1.Shelby Valley (4-0): The Lady Katz are rolling through opponents and making a statement that the 15th is theirs for the taking. Shelby Valley will face region contender, Johnson Central this week. 2.Johnson Central (2-1): The Lady Eagles blew out East Ridge to begin the season but would split their next two games, losing 59-46 to 16th region powerhouse Boyd County but winning 56-31 against Sheldon Clark. Johnson Central travels to Pikeville this week to face-off against #1 Shelby Valley in what should be a barnburner. 3.Magoffin County (2-0): The Lady Hornets picked up their... Read More →

Comparing Well Known 3A Programs to College Football

By ATLCat - Belfry= Nebraska (1990's) Lots of easy comparisons here. "The Big Red" had a historic run at the very elite of levels, despite an Offense most deemed as "primitive". A rabid and loyal fanbase and a nasty Defense were their calling cards under an aging but legendary coach. Much like Tom Osborne, what will happen once Haywood retires? Boyle County= Louisville Bare with me here... this comparison isn't about Championships. Much like Louisville Boyle had an unprecedented run under a specific Coach and elevated themselves well beyond past levels. Even once that Coach moved on to the next... Read More →