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Inside the 9th Region (1/3)

By Walter - With the holiday tournaments finished, the new year begins with most teams playing for district and simply trying to get healthy after a long December. Here is how the teams stand in the first rankings of 2017. 1. Covington Catholic (10-3) The Colonels started the week with a 56-41 in the Skyline Classic in New Jersey over Pope John XXIII but fell for the third time this season in a 48-41 loss to St Augustine Prep. Cole Vonhandorf led the Colonels with 23 points in the win, followed by Aiden Ruthsatz and Luke Lenihan with 11. Ruthsatz was the only Colonel to reach double figures in the... Read More →

Inside the 4th Region (1/2/17)

By DragonFire - 1) Bowling Green (10-2) - 12/28 67-15 W Murray, 12/29 72-51 W Owensboro, 12/30 55-42 W #2 Franklin-Simpson Previous Rank: 1 This Week: 1/3 at #9 Barren County, 1/6 at #4 Greenwood, 1/7 vs. Dixie Heights (at Muhlenberg County) Bowling Green rebounded nicely from their first two losses of the year by sweeping their holiday tournament in dominating fashion, with all three results coming by double digits. That included an early matchup of the region's top two teams, with the Purples knocking off Franklin-Simpson a few weeks ahead of their scheduled meeting. The Purples continue to get... Read More →

10th Region Recap and Rankings - 1/2/17

By mcpapa - Lots of holiday action for most of the teams in the 10th. The region's top-ranked squad did not disappoint and managed to distance itself even further from the rest of the pack. This week will see most area small schools participating in the 10th Region All-A tournament. I still believe that any of 6 or 7 teams can catch fire and make a late-season run to Rupp, but right now it appears to be Campbell County's to lose. Without further ado... 1. Campbell County (12-1, 3-1 region). The Camels ran their winning streak to ten as the captured the Lloyd tournament trophy. First was a 78-46... Read More →

11th Region Week 5 Rankings and Recap

By mooremiller31 - The holiday tournaments have come and gone and the 11th Region is starting to take form for the stretch run. As always the 43rd district looks to be a nightmare for the teams involved while the rest of the region could end up in who knows what type of order. Should be a fun ride to February and I expect the cream to rise to the top. Team of the Week - Madison Southern The Eagles had an outstanding Christmas break. Winners of 8 in a row and the Mountain School Boy Classic. Michael Jefferson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Eagles. After a 0-3 start to the season... Read More →

Inside the 12th Region (1/2/17)

By SHS Future - Inside the 12th Region Happy New Year to all of the BluegrassPreps community! As we welcome the new year, we can also reflect back on December to analyze what we have learned about the 12th Region thus far. Pulaski County looks to be the team to beat. Southwestern, Mercer County, Lincoln County, and West Jessamine look to be teams that can challenge the Maroons but are not quite on the same tier as Pulaski County. The 48th District could be a competitive district as all three teams have winning records coming into January. And Peyton Gover is making his mark on the 2016-2017 season as he... Read More →

Inside the 13th Region (1-2-17)

By Les - 13th Region Rankings 1. Corbin (9-1 overall, 2-0 vs. 13th Region competition) The Redhounds are rolling into the New year with only one loss while posting an impressive 5-1 record during the two holiday tournaments they participated in. Corbin's lone loss was a 78-66 setback to Pleasure Ridge Park. The Redhounds answered by reeling off three straight wins in the Cumberland falls Invitational, including fighting back from a 14-point deficit to beat Knox Central, 76-71. Andrew Taylor leads the team with a 27.7 scoring average while Chase Sanders follows with a 15.2 scoring average. 2.... Read More →

Inside the 3rd Region(1/2/17)

By ApolloFan98 - 1.Apollo Eagles(11-1) – SAME – Since losing their season opener, Apollo has won 11 straight. This includes a 4-0 run in the OIT and a 3-0 run in their own Holiday tournament. While Hopewell is the leader of the team, Apollo is getting great contributions from its role players like Alex Gray 13/7 & Austin Tyler who took home MVP awards in the Apollo tournament. Nathan Boyle(12ppg) is a great shooter, but has really improved taking the ball off the dribble this season. This has helped open him up from the outside. Apollo’s biggest improvement from this year to last however, is probably on... Read More →

Inside the 6th Region (1/2/2017)

By coachlee - As we look back on the 2016 part of the 2016-17 season one thing is for sure....the 6th region can make a strong case as the juggernaut of all 16 regions this season. At season's end if you make it out of the 6th, you will have earned your trip to Rupp and be battle tested. The 6th has always had teams capable of winning the State Tournament, but the overall depth this season makes it a region that few can match. What we have learned so far is that the top 7 teams all can pack a punch. At the top, the Fern Creek team has played as tough a schedule as anyone in the state while only losing... Read More →

Inside the 16th Region - Week 5

By All State Baseball - 1.Greenup County (10-3): The Musketeers are rolling as we head into the new year. Greenup County has won 7 of their last 8 games (5 straight) including, their own home tournament, Stultz Pharmacy Classic, where they picked up wins over Allen Central, Bishop Brossart and West Carter. One thing is for sure, Greenup County continues putting these type’s of results up, they’ll be cutting down the nets heading into the state tournament. 2.Boyd County (9-3): Despite beating #1 Greenup County earlier in the season, the Lions dropped 2 of their 3 games in the Ashland Invitational tournament... Read More →

Inside the 14th Region - Week 5

By All State Baseball - 1.Knott County Central (9-3): The Patriots had Christmas break off and won’t return until the WYMT Mountain Classic next week. 2.Perry County Central (9-5): The Commodores took 3 out of 5 in the Traditional Bank Classic @ Lexington Catholic. The Commodores opened up with a 63-61 win to Lexington Sayre followed up by a 67-49 victory over Graves County. Perry Central would fall in the next game to Lexington Lafayette, 72-68. Perry Central would split their last two games in the Traditional Bank Classic, defeating George Rogers Clark 62-52 but falling to Paul Dunbar 56-54 in a thriller. ... Read More →

BGP New Years Wrap up

By Jesse James - Many tournaments were played after Christmas and teams continued to find the rotations that are going to need to make a deep run in March. Its this time of year that you get to see who are really contenders for the big Trophy in March at NKU. Mercer County went to Springfield MO to compete in another national tourney with some of the nations best teams in the Pink and White Lady Classic. Again the Titans did not disappoint. They went 3-1 losing in the Championship 76-75 to Strafford MO. In the semi final game they took down the #1 4A team in Texas, Argyle 62-43. Argyle came into this... Read More →

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 →