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High School Activities bring Communities Together!

By theguru - By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Julian Tackett, Commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games. It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop... Read More →

Central Kentucky Preseason Power Rankings - 2017

By All State Baseball - 1.Scott County Cardinals (11-3): The Cardinals seemingly ran wild on their opponents last season only picking up 3 losses the entire season including playoffs. Two of the losses came against Lafayette a 1-0 defeat due to a forfeit by the Cardinals. Lafayette would defeat the Cardinals 48-47 in the Class 6A state semi-finals ending the Cardinals season. The week before, a 2 point conversion was the difference in the Scott County-Ryle game with the Cardinals surviving. The Cardinals once again have a stellar schedule and why not? With their two leading offensive players returning; RB Brice... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 6A Preview

By thsrocks - The 2017 season in 6A starts with the addition of a new school, the Douglass Stallions. They are in District 7 with Bryan Station, Henry Clay, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Scott County. Not much else has changed in the landscape of this division. Trinity is heavily favored by Bluegrass Preps to repeat as state champions, followed by Saint Xavier and Male. This year’s playoff bracket has Saint Xavier & Male on the opposite side from Trinity and an all-Jefferson County final in Lexington appears to be highly likely on Sunday, December 3. 1. Trinity (15-0 defeated Lafayette for their 24th... Read More →

Former Ballard Head Coach Mike Jackson now an Assistant at Trinity

By thsrocks - After one year as a television broadcaster for Louisville area high school football, Mike Jackson returns to coaching as an assistant at Trinity High School. Coach Jackson proved successful as the leader of three Kentucky programs. Under Coach Jackson's tutelage From 2008-2015, Louisville's Ballard Bruins went 57-40, reaching the state semi-finals for 6A in 2014. As the head coach of Class A Pikeville Panthers, his teams went 25-12 from 2005-2007. The Oldham County Colonels competed in Class AAA and Class AAAA with Jackson in charge from 1997-2004. The OCHS compiled a 61-31 record during... Read More →

Western Kentucky Preseason Power Rankings - 2017

By Purple88 - BluegrassPreps 2017 Western Kentucky Power Rankings – Preseason Edition In 2017, we head into our Third Season of the BluegrassPreps weekly football Power Rankings for each of the regions around the state. With each week's Power Rankings, we will be looking to rank (at least) the top ten teams in each region - regardless of class - against the other teams in their region. Throughout the season, we will be accounting for the results of all the games throughout the region, including the strength of each opponent played, points scored, points allowed, along with several other statistics on... Read More →

6A Game of the Week: #1 Trinity hosts Indiana 6A #1 Carmel

By thsrocks - Carmel may be the most highly touted opponent on Trinity's schedule in 2017. The Greyhounds offense returns a solid offensive threesome in senior quarterback Jake McDonald (6’1” 180 lbs), senior running back Willy Schmidt (5’ 8” 170 lbs) and junior running back Camari Hunt (5’ 11” 170). The Carmel defense features junior defensive end Beau Robbins (6’ 4” 230 lbs) who holds 10 offers, including Northwestern, Michigan state, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue and Minnesota. MaxPreps has the Greyhounds rated #65 in the USA. The 2016 campaign ended with Carmel earning the school’s 8th Indiana big... Read More →

BluegrassPreps 2017 Class 1A Preview

By Voice of Reason - Return of the King After losing several high quality D1 athletes from the 2015 state runner-up team plus other talent that went on to play college football, it looked like the 2016 Beechwood Tigers' prospects for finally getting that elusive twelfth title were not very promising. A new QB. A very young line. Not much size beyond the line of scrimmage. Inexperience everywhere. The young Tigers surprised everyone and made an impressive march to a 14-1 record and a state championship. The Tigers' opponent in the title game was also a surprise to some, but not to your BGP rankings crew. In... Read More →

Is 2A the premier class in the Bluegrass?

By DevilMayCare - When a program with the recent success of Mayfield begins the season ranked 5th in the BGP class rankings, the safe answer is... yeah, probably. No other class in the state can boast as much quality and depth at the top than 2A. You want brand name programs? How about the Danville Admirals, Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds, and the aforementioned Mayfield Cardinals? Those three schools have combined for 27 state championships. Mayfield is Mayfield, their presence here requires no explanation. The top ranked Admirals, under the guidance of Clay Clevenger, appear to be reclaiming their... Read More →

NKY Pre-Season Power Rankings - Sponsored by NKY Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

By Colonels_Wear_Blue - Thanks to Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -"Making Northern Kentucky Smile" for sponsoring our 2017 Northern Kentucky Power Rankings! We encourage everyone to patronize all of our sponsors, and you can visit Northern Kentucky Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 2047 Centennial Boulevard in Independence, KY. 1) 6A Simon Kenton (11-2) – After an undefeated regular season in 2015, Simon Kenton was looking to repeat the feat again in 2016 but was halted in their second-to-last regular season game by current NKY #1 ranked Ryle. Coach Marksberry has managed to develop his... Read More →

BluegrassPreps Class 3A Preseason Preview

By gchs_uk9 - 1. Belfry Pirates (2016: 14-1; Class 3A State Champions) Is this the year Pond Creek runs dry come the first weekend in December? Four consecutive seasons have ended with Coach Philip Haywood's Belfry Pirates taking the state championship trophy back to Pike County, but for the first time in years they are not a prohibitive favorite. The offensive line will have to be retooled somewhat, although early indications are the big boys up front should be able to hold their own. They'll be paving the way for last season's top two rushers, Derek Wellman (970 yards, 11 touchdowns) and Taveon Hunter... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2017 Class 4A Pre-Season Preview

By DragonFire - This time last year we still believed in the infallibility of a single titan in 4A – South Warren. The Spartans had completely leveled the landscape in 2015, and most believed they would do the same again. But along the way, they stumbled and the veneer cracked, and Johnson Central – the powerhouse that was seemingly forever a bridesmaid – picked up the pieces and flexed their might. The Golden Eagles crushed their 4A playoff competition by a combined 259-15, which included a 150-0 run in their final three games, taking home their long-awaited first state title. And they enter this year... Read More →

1A Game of the week 1A #7 Russellville @ 2A #10 Glasgow

By Bac2369 - Each team usually sets a specific goal they want to accomplish and they strive to meet it. 2016 had high hopes for both of Russellville and Glasgow as they returned a ton of talent and were thinking this may be their year to win a state title. Both had their dream seasons cut short against two powerhouse programs Beechwood and Louisville Desales. Now its 2017 each team will have a new set of goals they are looking to accomplish. Russellville comes in this season having to fill several holes from graduating a talented and deep senior class from 2016. Russellville will be breaking in a new... Read More →

2A Game of the Week - 2A #2 Christian Academy-Louisville vs. 5A #8 South Oldham

By DevilMayCare - Ask any champion in any sport, individual or team - New England Patriots, Alabama football, Michael Phelps, Floyd Mayweather Jr. - they'll probably all tell you that it's much easier being the hunter as opposed to the hunted. Once you reach the top of the mountain, everyone wants a piece of you. You'll get every opponent's best shot. You're no longer just another face in the crowd. No longer just another contender. The crown's on your head. The belt's around your waist. The bullseye's on your back. For the first time ever, Christian Academy-Louisville is about to find out what that... Read More →

Eastern Kentucky Power Ranking - Week 0 - Sponsored by

By ATLCat - Our Eastern Kentucky Power Rankings are Sponsored by Lake Cumberland Sports is an internet broadcast and media company out of Somerset, KY. Founded by 4 guys who love High School Sports and love broadcasting. When local radio decided to opt out of airing HS sports. We decided to jump in. In 2016 we worked with an out of state company and did well. 2017 We decidedto do this all by ourselves and we have been in Overdrive ever since. We have been named the Official Broadcast Partners for both Southwestern and Pulaski County High Schools. We will be doing... Read More →

BluegrassPreps' 2017 Class 2A Pre-Season Preview

By ATLCat - It’s Going to Get Crowded At The Top The recent history of Class 2A has been a story of the Haves and the Have Nots. For the past five seasons, you could probably select three teams and give everyone else the field and still predict your State Champion. Last season it was nearly a foregone certainty to many that the State Final would run through either Mayfield or the two Louisville Private Schools and this rang true as Christian Academy-Louisville broke through for their first State Title. The Centurions, along with rival DeSales and perennial powerhouse Mayfield, dominated the top of... Read More →