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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 →

Board of Control names Spalding official ball sponsor

By Pick-six - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2016 The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its final meeting of the 2015-16 academic year over a two-day session at the Association’s headquarters May 10-11. Among the various items discussed, the Board reviewed the results of a request for proposals distributed in March for a new official ball partnership, as its current agreement with Rawlings will expire at the end of the 2015-16 season. Following its review, the Board approved the Commissioner’s recommendation to accept the three-year proposal from Spalding (2016-17 through 2018-19), pending final signed... Read More →

Highlands Softball Seniors Leave Mark on Program

By lawildcat - If any phrase describes this year's senior class, it is Highlands Ladybirds softball pioneers. Highlands seniors Brennah Dutcher, Haley Coffey, Shelby Graybill and Bailey Spencer have played key roles leading the team from trying to find an identity to 9th Region contender. Since entering high school, this class has not seen its season end before the region semifinals. Highlands had only gone that far once before 2013 back in 2008. In their four years of high school, Highlands has gone 85-44 with two 36th District championships and two straight appearances in the 9th Region title game.... Read More →

Trinity High School Announces its 2016 Football Schedule

By theguru - Trinity High School Announces its 2016 Football Schedule Trinity High School, Kentucky’s 23-time football state champion, announces its 2016 varsity football schedule. The schedule continues to feature top-caliber competition from Kentucky and Tennessee. The Shamrocks will take on McCracken County High School on Friday, August 12 at Trinity in a pre-season scrimmage game. The schedule includes the rivalry game against cross-town foe St. Xavier High School on September 30. The game annually draws one of the largest crowds for a regular season high school game in America. ... Read More →

Bass Fishing, Republic Bank/KHSAA Tennis State Championships begin this week

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2016 State champions will be crowned in Lexington and Gilbertsville this weekend as the 2016 KHSAA Bass Fishing and 2016 Republic Bank/KHSAA State Tennis Championships get underway. The two-day State Bass Fishing Championship (May 13-14), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina at 7 a.m. Teams will start returning to the marina at 3 p.m. each day, with the weigh-ins scheduled to begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The Bass Fishing weigh-ins will be webcast live each day at,... Read More →

Destination: Flatwoods

By theguru - Richie Cox & Billy Kouns came to visit me today. Then, tonight at the baseball game, we ended up talking about Flatwoods & the Russell Red Devils. I got so fired up I am not sure I can go to sleep tonight. Because the Russell Red Devils were so good, they were the most important game on our schedule. If we could beat them, we could probably win our district and beat everyone else. Ivan McGlone's Red Devils, their wing-t offense, and Garry Morris's odd front defense drove much of our program at Mason County. We worked on the Red Devils all year. We worked our reads and fundamentals versus... Read More →

KHSAA Announces Official of the Year Nominees

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 The KHSAA will honor the top officials for 2016 on May 1st at the Association’s 23rd Annual Officials Recognition Banquet. The ceremony, conducted at the KHSAA Offices, honors the finalists for each sport or sport-activity in which the KHSAA licenses officials. Finalists in each sport were selected through a combination of their service to their association and excellence in officiating. One official in each sport will be named “Outstanding Official of the Year” for his/her sport in appreciation of their dedication and service to schools and... Read More →

The Five Best Young Head Coaches in KY High School Football

By ATLCat - The Bluegrass State has been blessed with coaching icons over the years. The second you begin to brain storm of coaches who brought dominance and notoriety, you immediately recall the “old timers” of Jaggers, Miracle, Martin, Hauck, Brugh, and Duffy. You think back to the Golden Days of the late 80’s, the 90’s and the turn of the century and names like Howard, Yeagle, Schneider, Harp, Redman, Holcomb, and McGlone immediately fill the tip of your tongue. You also can’t forget the names that are fixtures or who are currently getting it done like Haywood, Mueller, Yeagler, Beatty, Smith,... Read More →

KY High School Football Coaches have negative feelings about Rawlings Footballs

By theguru - Colleagues: Not sure if you noticed in the press release sent out by the KHSAA yesterday that the contract with Rawlings is up and they are issuing an Request for Proposals. I did an informal survey on the coaches' list serve a few years back and found that well over 95% of coaches responding had negative feelings about having to use RAWLINGS as our ball in the playoffs. Now would be our time to let our voice be heard -- I know $$$ will make the ultimate decision, but as I've heard Mr. Tackett say many times, the KHSAA isn't some outside body imposing its will. It's an... Read More →

Highlands quarterback battle

By PsalmsG - Instead of the adjective clear-cut that has pretty much described the race for the role of starting quarterback for the Highlands Bluebirds football team, it will be competitive this off-season. A senior has been the starting quarterback on the depth chart entering the season every year dating back to 2010 when Patrick Towles earned the role as a junior. Towles was the last quarterback to enter the season as the starter for more than one season. Towles took over as starting quarterback as a sophomore midway through the 2009 undefeated Class 5A state championship run after Will Bardo... Read More →