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Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 16th Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - It’s that time of the year again. The popping pads of the fall will be replaced by the squeaking sneakers of the winter. It is basketball time in the bluegrass! The 16th region looks to provide another exciting year. Graduation, transfers, and some newly eligible players all look to make an impact on the upcoming season in the 16th region. Elliott County, the defending 16th region champions, look to try and repeat and win their 5th region title in ten seasons. Morgan County, last year’s runner up, looks to try and finish the job this year as they are also a favorite. Rowan County, with the... Read More →

3A Notebook - Elizabethtown, Central Make Second Round Statements

By gchs_uk9 - Elizabethtown Runs Away from Tilghman Late, Runs on to Caldwell County The questions have been there all season. Whether right or wrong, many around Kentucky 3A have wondered aloud if undefeated and sixth ranked Elizabethtown was as good as the record said. There was reason for doubt. The Panthers' twelve opponents have combined for a 53-80 record, a far cry from the opponent records of the rest of the 3A contenders. But last Friday night had always been pointed to as the chance for E-town to put itself right in the midst of the state title hopefuls. And after finishing off a 42-14 win... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 13th Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - Things are going to be interesting in the 13th Region this season with both South Laurel and Clay County leading the way while the deep and talented North Laurel Jaguars not far behind. The Cardinals haven’t reached the 13th Region Tournament the past two seasons, but return the best starting five in the region. The twin tower combo of Caleb Taylor and Andrew Griffith is going to make South Laurel hard to defend while the Tigers possess two of the best seniors in the region in Blake Smith and Trey Farmer. The Jaguars are the wildcard in the region. North Laurel will be led by talented... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 1st Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - Western Kentucky teams surprised many people in the sweet sixteen last year. One of those surprise teams came from Region 1 as Calloway County pulled a huge upset against Knott County Central that many had pegged as a final four team. It was a “welcome to Region 1” basketball. This year there are a couple teams that truly believe they can go even further in the sweet sixteen and there will be some great competition within region 1 this year. This year is shaping up to be one of the more competitive years in Region 1 with two teams as clear front runners, 2 more are legitimate contenders, and... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 8th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By Ram - When giving a pre-view of the 8th region, keep in mind it is a pre-season glimpse of teams now, all can change from week to week, trying to be informative as I can for fans across the Bluegrass state. Last season saw the Collins Titans capture their first ever regional title in the history of their school. The Grant Count Braves captured their 2nd straight district title, and the Oldham County Colonels made it 5 district championships in a row. Stacy May was hired as the new head coach of the Trimble County Raiders, and was the only new coach at an 8th region school. The 8th region has a lot... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 3rd Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - While the 3rd region is the home of the reigning state champions, the 2015/16 season is going to look much different. The region lost some heavy hitters over the summer. Some to graduation, others to prep school. Gone are reigning Sweet 16 MVP Justin Miller(22FT Academy), Aric Holman(Miss St), Mr Basketball candidate Eli Wright(22FT Academy) & top 2017 recruit Trace Young(Huntington Prep). While all of the departures will hurt the overall talent of the region, it should increase the competition level. The region may have lost talent on the floor, but it gained some on the sidelines. Three... Read More →

1A Notebook Playoffs Round 2 - Rankings and Matchups

By Voice of Reason - As we look ahead to round 2 of the 1A playoffs, I thought it might be interesting to look at each of the round 2 matchups through the lens of their end of the year rankings. #5 Russellville vs. #12 Campbellsville This matchup could have been much more interesting if Campbellsville D1 prospect Kendon Young were still at RB instead of rehabbing a knee injury. Both teams did a good job taking care of business in round 1 but this does not look good for Campbellsville in round 2. Russellville is averaging about 50 points a game in their 9 wins. I don't think they will hit that number in this... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 10th Region Basketball Preview

By Randy Parker - 10TH REGION: OVERVIEW Aric Russell's Campbell County Camels cut down the nets on March 10th to repeat as 10th Region Champions in 2015. The regular season saw thorough domination by Mason County, but it was the Camels who took complete control once the bright lights of The Fieldhouse were lit for the Regional Tournament. Campbell had its way in all three Regional games, outscoring opponents by an average of 23 points per outing, including a 32-point triumph in the title game. The start of a new season brings with it talk of a 3-peat, as the defending champs return the... Read More →

Bluegrasspreps' 2015-16 14th Region Basketball Preview

By Ram - The basketball season is here and should be another exciting season for basketball in the bluegrass, especially in the 14thRegion. With transfers, players leaving due to graduation, the 14th region this season will be open to any and all teams, no really heavy favorite. With that being said, here’s the run-down of the 14th Region Boys Basketball 2015/16 1.Perry County Central: The Commodores were expected to be the heavy favorite to knock the Knott Central Patriots off their throne and take over but with the loss of star guard, Braxton Beverly, who transferred to Hargrave in VA this past... Read More →

3A Notebook - Done with the Appetizers, Lets Get to the Main Course

By gchs_uk9 - When you sit down at the restaurant for a meal and the waitress hands you the menu, you always look at the appetizers. Do I want cheese sticks? Should we get that Bloomin' Onion? How about the Pick Three trio? Everything looks pretty good, but you didn't come here for that. You came for the big steak or the ribs or the chicken. Well folks, last Friday night was the appetizers. But this week - this is what you came for. Last week saw the top seeds win all but two games and the two teams that won on the road were favorites. This week's eight games feature each of the top 14 teams in... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: 8 Bold Predictions For Round 2

By ATLCat - As we anxiously await an action packed Round 2 let's make a bold prediction for all 8 games that does not involved predicting the winning final score. Butler County (9-2) @ Mayfield (10-1) BOLD PREDICTION: Mayfield records 3+ Sacks and Forces 2+ Turnovers Rex Henderson is special and may very well be the 2A MVP in leading historically down Butler County to an impressive 9-2 mark in impressive fashion. With that said, Mayfield has a massive advantage at the LOS and will create a ton of pressure in the back field. Expect the Cards to lead early and force Butler to air it out more... Read More →

My 1A Prognostication: Pikeville 34 Russellville 21

By UK fball fan - I think a lot of folks will be shocked at how the 1a playoffs end up shaking out. I've read many, many topics concerning 1a football this year and have seen a lot of peoples selections for Bowling Green. The common consensus is that Paintsville will battle Beechwood in the title game the 1st weekend of December. I can certainly understand why as these 2 teams have been the most consistent all year long. In saying that, I do have some concerns about both teams. Let's start with Beechwood. Typically, the NCC game at the end of the regular season will give you a pretty good indication of how... Read More →

Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal (BR396)

By theguru - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2015 Commissioner’s Response to Home School Proposal: “Following the announcement of the bill (BR396) introduced by Representative Stan Lee (R-Lexington) and others on October 30, our office has again received a number of phone calls and emails from media members seeking comment. The proposal as drafted is not a measure to simply allow participation by home schooled students despite any title reference to Tim Tebow, who participated as a home schooled student in Florida. In fact, the actual bill, 16RS BR396, is much more impactful and potentially... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Three Games To Watch Round 1

By ATLCat - 1. Prestonsburg @ LCA- Two programs with a solid history that entered the year with high expectations only to see struggles. LCA enters with one of he most explosive Offenses in 2A led by Dillon Wheatley, PBurg has found their footing on Defense though anchored by Austin Peay commit LB Dalton Frasure. If Pburg can pull the upset it will potentially set up a rematch with Shelby Valley. The Blackcats fought hard but came up about 20 yards short of the upset in their first meeting with the Wildcats. 2. Covington Holy Cross @ Owen County- Holy Cross is the only 3 Seed in 2A who has a... Read More →

Bowling Green Purples Regular Season Recap

By Purple Nation - Purples end regular season with a 9 and 1 record. With the exception of about a 20 minute meltdown at St X, they could/would have run the table. Special Teams - B+ This year Special Team squad has done an above average job. Jr. Lee Ramsey has greatly improved his leg strength as well as his accuracy (should be top 5 kicker in Bluegrass next season). Rarely will you see an opposing team advance the ball past the 30 on kickoff returns past the Purples. Defense - B+ Purples do great job against the run and are typically lights out against the pass. Tre Fant has to be the defensive MVP... Read More →