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2016-17 4th Region Season Preview

By DragonFire - The 2016-17 season is upon us, coming off the 15th year of the 14th District Era of dominance, and the 3rd year of the Purple dynasty. Bowling Green had a few challenges as the year rolled along, and Barren County gave them a go, but ultimately, the Purples whitewashed the region en route to an 18-0 region slate – part of 30 consecutive region wins – and their third straight region title. The only thing that didn’t go their way was the state tournament draw, which squared them off with eventual champion Dunbar in the quarterfinals. Though the Purples led into the third quarter, they... Read More →

2016-17 7th Region Season Preview

By PurplePride92 - The more things change the more they stay the same in the 7th Region and once again head coach Mike Szabo has a very talented Trinity team this season. Trinity will not only be one of the top teams in the 7th Region but they will be one of the top teams in the state. Ballard and head coach Chris Renner are also looking to be one of the top teams in the 7th Region as Trinity and Ballard have dominated this region for the past several years. Doug Bibby is looking to bring Central back to the limelight and at the top of the 7th Region and St. Xavier and head coach Kevin Klein would love another... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook 11/23- Vengeance is Sweet

By ATLCat - We are now down to the Final 4, The Semi-Finals, The Fearsome Foursome, The Four Horsemen... but before we could get there an exciting week of Regional Finals first set the stage and in three of the Finals the driving factor was "REVENGE". (Insert Evil Laugh) Region I Championship: Mayfield 28 Owensboro Catholic 6 There was no revenge here, the Defending Champs battled a game Catholic squad to a 14-6 Halftime advantage in a hard hitting game that seemed to be hanging in the balance. As we have seen many times before, it was Coach Joe Morris' Halftime adjustments on Defense that set the... Read More →

1A Notebook State Semifinals - Power and Speed

By Voice of Reason - The number of games are shrinking as teams are eliminated and we head to the title game. The semifinal matchups are excellent. Let's look at how our final four won their games last week and how the matchups look in the semifinal games. Region 1 Championship Russellville has been the prohibitive favorite to win region 1 since the first snap of the season and they did what everyone expected. The Panthers used their single wing rushing game and speed to roll over Bethlehem 48-12. Russellville rushed for 578 yards in the game. Leading the way was explosive RB Johnny Drumgole running for 194... Read More →

Finding something positive.... at Notre Dame

By ChiefSmoke - In the fall of 2011, our Mason County Royals finished the season at 2-8, on October 21st. Forget about Thanksgiving Day practice... we didn't even make it to Halloween. It was depressing. John Combs had just completed his freshman season of HS football. We had been spoiled by winning, and so this was tough to take. We decided that we needed to make it a positive. What was something that normally we did not do, that now we could do, because we had plenty of time on our hands? I kept telling myself (hoping).... 'In the future, we will be busy in November. Now is the time to do something... Read More →

2016-17 9th Region Season Preview

By Walter - With basketball season less than a week away, it's time to dive in to the 9th region and see which teams will compete for the region and state championship as well as take a look at the top players that will either emerge or continue to make a name for themselves with last year's seniors departing. If you didn't notice, yes...9th region and state championship were mentioned in the same sentence. What was once considered a long shot, has now become a serious reality on a yearly basis with the past three region champions winning a state championship (Covcath- 2014.... #salute ) and... Read More →

2016-17 15th Region Season Preview

By 15th Region - 15th Region Overview (Loaded 57th District Creates Top Heavy Region): The Champion of the 15th Region will in all likelihood come from the 57th District this season as Johnson Central, Magoffin County, and Sheldon Clark all have solid ball clubs with multiple POY candidates. After those 3 there is a gap, but teams that can make noise include East Ridge, Pikeville, and Shelby Valley. Great coaching is one way you can close the gap as the season goes on and the 15th Region has plenty of those as well. Look for those in the middle of the pack to improve steadily over the course of the... Read More →

2016-17 10th Region Season Preview

By Randy Parker - 10TH REGION: OVERVIEW Buddy Biggs returned to the 10th Region in 2015-16 and eventually made a huge splash, as he led the Mason County Royals back to the mountain top of the 10th Region. The Royals used a last second shot in the Region Quarterfinals, then mounted a furious comeback in the Semifinals, and avenged a District Tournament loss in the Finals, earning the right to play in Rupp. You can likely expect Mason County to be in the hunt for another championship, but even more so, you can be sure 2016-17 will have as much balance as last year. Aric Russell's Campbell... Read More →

2016-17 5th Region Season Preview

By PurplePride92 - For the past two seasons Taylor County has ruled the 5th Region as Taylor County won the 5th Region tournament the last two seasons and in 2016 Taylor County advanced to the quarterfinals of the Sweet Sixteen where they fell to eventual Sweet Sixteen runner-up, Doss. This season brings a fresh start for the entire region as Quentin Goodin has graduated and David Sloan and Coach Gatewood have left Taylor County for new homes this season. North Hardin and Bardstown look to make the trip to Rupp Arena this year but it won't be easy as Adair County and John Hardin both have the goals,... Read More →

2016/2017 6th Region Season Preview

By coachlee - The 2016/2017 basketball season is once again shaping up as a tough 6th Region that has many athletic and well coached programs. Even though 8 of 10 1st team All-Region performers from last season have graduated, many experienced underclassmen return to make this a talent rich region with multiple players holding D1 offers. The 6th region typically produces teams capable of making a deep run into the final games of the state tournament just as Doss did last season. Doss has represented the 6th each of the past two seasons and will be working on the hat trick for a 3rd consecutive trip to... Read More →

3A Notebook: Same as it Ever Was

By gchs_uk9 - And you may find yourself...looking at the Class 3A bracket and realize the semifinalists look awful familiar. Belfry, Central, Corbin, and Elizabethtown have combined to participate in 30 state championship games while taking 14 championship trophies home with them. All four teams won convincingly on Friday night, cruising to regional titles and setting themselves up for a week that includes Thanksgiving practice on Thursday and the biggest Friday night of the season. Defending champion Belfry picked off Russell on the opening drive and scored two minutes into the game to take a 7-0... Read More →

2016/17 3rd Region Preview....

By ApolloFan98 - The 2016/17 season should be a fun one in the 3rd Region. There is a lot of competitive balance through the top teams, making for a wide open season. Here is how I have the top teams and players ranked to start the season... 1.Muhlenberg County (16-14) – The Mustangs finished the 2016 season as one of the hottest teams in the 3rd region. Led by all region guard Noah McElwain(17ppg) and state championship winning coach Kerry Stovall, the Mustangs are primed to be a contender to reach Rupp this season. Muhlenberg has the deepest roster in the region, returning several key contributors from... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook (11/16/2016)

By JDEaston - Things are really started to heat up in the second round of the playoffs, two games in particular come to mind. In the playoff preview I had Dixie Heights and Covington Catholic meeting up for a rematch in the regional finals, I had also predicted Madison Southern would upset South Oldham in the region 3 championship. After this weekend’s results, neither will happen. This week will host another slate of interesting matchups as we work our way toward crowning a champion. Region 1 This region went as expected, with Bowling Green and Owensboro both advancing to meet each other for the... Read More →

1A Notebook - Playoffs Round 3 Preview

By Voice of Reason - Now we are getting down to it. There were a couple interesting games in round 2 but most of the favored teams took care of business as expected. In this week's notebook we will wrap up round 2 and look at how the final 8 teams are set up for their most challenging playoff games in round 3. Region 1 Russellville was the overwhelming favorite to win region 1 as we entered the playoffs, and nothing has happened so far that changes that. The Panthers defeated Caverna 62-6 in round 1 and Campbellsville 57-7 last week. The Panthers' opponent in the regional title game is Bethlehem, but... Read More →

2016-2017 12th Region Season Preview

By SHS Future - 2016-2017 12th Region Season Preview Basketball in Kentucky is only a few weeks away and excitement is building across the Bluegrass. Last year the Mercer County Titans were cream of the crop in the 12th Region and one of the best teams in the state. Casey County had a Cinderella run in the post season falling in the 12th Region finals. What team will have their dream season and represent the 12th Region in Rupp Arena? Who will be this year’s surprise team? All these questions and more await us as the 2016-2017 basketball season is set to begin. Here is a look at the 2016-2017... Read More →