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Class 4A Notebook (11/27): By the Numbers

By DragonFire - 8 – The number of teams in the BGP top ten that advanced to at least the region finals. That’d be 8 of 8 slots, so it was impossible to do better. Logan County and Wayne County both exited in the second round in matchups against higher ranked squads. 7 – The number of #1 seeds that advanced to the region finals. Only Harrison County failed to advance to the third round as a district champion, falling to Ashland in the region semifinals. 6 – The amount of games out of 30 played in the 4A playoffs that were decided by single digits. Which, that’s not great, but three of them did come... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (11/27)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-3, lost in the Second Round) Season Complete Final Numbers: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 25 TDs with 6 ints. Joey Cambron, Daviess County (6-5, lost in the First Round) Read More → 15th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By 15th Region - 2018-2019 15th Region Preview 15th Region Overview (57th and 59th Districts Pace Top Loaded Region): Johnson Central, Pikeville, Paintsville and Shelby Valley pace a top loaded 15th Region this season. The Panthers are coming off back-to-back state tournament appearances and led by a trio of experienced seniors while Johnson Central looks to extend their record and make it back to the regional title game for the eighth straight year. Paintsville and Shelby Valley are deep and experienced as they try to take the next step in tournament progression. One of the aforementioned four... Read More →

6A Notebook: State Semi-Final Showdowns

By Bac2369 - Region 1 Winner: Trinity vs. Region 2 Winner: Male This game started out all Male, jumping out to a 13-0 lead before Trinity came storming back. Trinity would put up 20 unanswered points to take the lead into halftime, 20-13, The momentum seemed to be on Trinity's side in the third quarter, but Male would get a break as Trinity had a bad snap that was recovered by Male. Male wasted no time scoring, going to the air to tie the game at 20-20. These teams would trade punts and turnovers on the next few possessions. Male quarterback Garrett Dennis put his team on his back with his tough... Read More →

Class 5A Notebook: CovCath dynasty in the making, or is this Sparta?

By DevilMayCare - Tale of the Tape Covington Catholic Colonels Record: 14-0 (29 game winning streak) Ranking: #1 Points Scored: 576 (41.1 per game) Points Allowed: 138 (9.8 per game) Running Clock Victories: 9 Read More → 6th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By SportsLife - Sixth Region Preview Butler is poised to enter the 2018-19 boys' high school basketball season as the favorite in the Sixth Region. After capturing back-to-back Sixth Region boys' basketball championship, Fern Creek much replace all five of its starters from the 2017-18 season squad but remains a title contender. In addition to Butler and Fern Creek, the Sixth Region will have Pleasure Ridge Park, Doss, Jeffersontown, Valley and Bullitt Central, among a few others, in the title mix. A look at the Sixth Region follows. Sixth Region Boys' Basketball Preseason Rankings 1. Butler... Read More →

3A Notebook: "C" is for Champions

By gchs_uk9 - CENTRAL AND CORBIN TO BATTLE FOR STATE TITLE On August 14 the Bluegrasspreps Class 3A Preseason Preview was released. For the top ten teams in Kentucky we looked at why each team could win the state championship, why they couldn't, and what was their ultimate outlook for the season. Not surprisingly, the four teams at the top - Boyle County, Central, Belfry, and Corbin - remained at the top all season. On Thanksgiving Friday, it boiled down to who would be the last two standing and ultimately, the outlook for Central and Corbin was very bright. Third-ranked Central jumped out early on... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Finals Preview

By ATLCat - Nothing Upsetting: Favorites Roll It was clear entering the Semi-Finals that despite fantastic seasons, both teams hosting their respective games had an uphill climb to knock off Mayfield and CAL respectively. Somerset did everything necessary to give them a fighting chance in the First Half. The Jumpers kept the clock moving and added a pair of Field Goals to only trail 7-6. The game took a drastic turn when Jake Saathoff scooped a fumble and returned it 17 yards for a TD to change to complexion and extend the lead to 14-6 into the break. The Second Half was all CAL. Milton Wright... Read More →

1A Notebook - Playoff Review and Update Semifinal Round

By Voice of Reason - Here we are to the final four. Let's take a look at the preview, see if there were any surprises and look ahead to tonight at the possible title game matchups. Here is a link to the original preview if you want to go back and check it out: West Bracket Region 1 Region 1 went as projected till the title game. The expected Campbellsville versus Crittenden County happened and the preview projected a close 3 point win for Crittenden County. However, some cracks showed up in the district title game for Crittenden County as they had to fight hard to hold off a late charge from... Read More → Mr. Football Watchlist (11/22)

By DevilMayCare - Quarterbacks Beau Buchanan, Bowling Green (9-3, lost in the Second Round) Season Complete Final Statistics: 176 of 295 for 2,050 yards and 25 TDs with 6 ints. Joey Cambron, Daviess County (6-5, lost in the First Round) Read More → 8th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By ColonelMike - Region 8 2018-19 Season Preview By: ColonelMike The 8th Region had a very successful year last year. The champions of the region, Oldham County, did extremely well at the state tournament, advancing all the way to the Final Four. Walton-Verona, the 8th Region Class A champs, made it all way to the title game of the State All-A, before losing by just 6 points to Lexington Christian. Read More →

6A Notebook: Regional Championship Edition 11/20

By Bac2369 - In week 3 of the 6A playoffs, 8 teams become the final 4. Region 1 Trinity hosted the Ballard bruins for a shot at the state semifinals and the regional championship. Trinity beat Ballard earlier in the year, 19-14. Many expected this one to be the same way. This game didn’t go the way of the first, as it was pretty much over from the opening kickoff. Ballard fumbled the first play, which Trinity turned into 3. Trinity got a safe a safety on the next series, then another field goal to lead 8-0. After the defense held the Shamrocks to two field goals, the wheels fell off. Trinity scored... Read More →

NKY Basketball Spotlight - Mason Rusch

By ChickenWyngz - This time of the year all basketball fans are looking forward to the start of a season that seems to approach at a snail’s pace once your teams football season is over. If you are anything like me you look for key match-ups and key players to watch throughout the year. All too often we overlook some of our best players that are playing at the smaller schools. It’s an easy thing to do. The CovCath’s, Cooper’s, etc. of the world get all of the pub so who would think of a school like Calvary Christian? Calvary Christian is the where junior Mason Rusch roams the halls. Mason is the point... Read More → 13th Region Boys Basketball Preview

By Les - 13th Region Rankings 1. South Laurel (0-0 overall, 0-0 vs. 13th Region competition) The Cardinals return the best one-two punch in the 13th Region in JJ Ramey (19.3 points per game) and Matt Cromer (13.1). Ramey is the best player in the 13th Region while Cromer is right behind him at the No. 2 spot. If South Laurel is going to win its first region title since making a run to the Final Four a few years ago, the Cardinals must get production out of players such as Alex Hostettler (4.0), Brett Norvell (2.5) and Matt Dalton. 2. Knox Central (0-0, 0-0) The Panthers return a group of... Read More →

Class 2A Notebook: Putting a Big "W" in W-V

By ATLCat - Walton-Verona Earns First Semi-Finals Appearance Sometimes you just come to defining moment in your journey. Some people call it "watershed", some call it "turning point", but at the end of the day it is an opportunity to change your trajectory for the better. Walton-Verona may have found that moment Friday in their 18-14 win over visiting Glasgow. This was Walton-Verona's second Regional Finals in the program's relatively young history, but it was arguably their first real chance to make a statement and truly push their program forward to the next level. The win not only secures their... Read More →