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State Tournament Preview - Martin County (15th Region Champions)

By 15th Region - 2020 15th Region Champions – Martin County Cardinals – State Tournament Preview Season Overview: Martin County opened the season against a tough schedule, going 5-8 coming out of December. The team was still trying to figure its identity and players were still discovering their ultimate roles. Expectations had been high going into the season and tempers were flaring in the stands and on the bench. The Cardinals were able to weather the storm, right the ship, and ended up being better for it. It’s also important to note that early on the competition level was extremely high as Martin... Read More →

Snow, Palm Trees & the Triple Screen

By ChiefSmoke - In December of 2007, several of us were standing in the hallways between classes at Mason County HS. It was finals week, just a few days before Christmas break was suppose to start. The weather was miserable, cold & windy. While standing out there, I get a phone call from my good friend, Chuck Smith, who at that time was coaching linebackers at the University of Kentucky. We are freezing, but Chuck is in Florida, enjoying GREAT weather on recruiting. 69985 One of the guys I am standing with in the hallways is our head basketball coach, Chris O'Hearn. He is pretty excited. Our basketball... Read More →

9th Region: 2020's Final Article

By PP1 - Well friends, the original plan was to provide one more piece of amazing literature prior to Cov Cath's trek through the State Capital (yes, I know). Due to some unfathomable circumstances, our sports lives have come to a screeching and painful halt. I am sure we are all praying and hoping that this, what I consider to be, historic event will pass as soon as it possibly can. We all, even the students, want to return to our normal lives. These are just some random thoughts on the 19-20 basketball season. There are no rankings or a list of the best players or teams. I just wanted to give you... Read More →

Hazard Bulldogs State Tournament Preview

By All State Baseball - Record: 29-5 School: Hazard Nickname: Bulldogs District: 54th Region: 14th Head Coach: Al Holland State Tournament Appearances: 30 (To my Knowledge). State Tournament Wins: 1 (KHSAA) (2008 They defeated South Laurel in the first round before falling to Shelby County in the second round) Hazard Bulldogs once again start to region supreme on the 14th region. This is the first region tournament win since 2008/9 season. Hazard didn't have an easy way to go as they started out with a 59-47 win over Breathitt County to begin the tournament then rolling past Letcher County Central 65-38... Read More →

10th Region Tournament Review

By teeroy - I reviewed the quarterfinals in previous article. Bishop Brossart 58 Robertson County 54 George Rogers Clark 81 Augusta 41 Montgomery County 52 Mason County 51 Campbell County 48 Pendleton County 38 Semifinals George Rogers Clark 58 Bishop Brossart 45 Clark County got big games from each of their big 4. Lincoln Bush had 10 points and 16 rebounds. KJ Rucker had 14 points on 4 of 5 shooting from deep. Jared Wellman had 18 points and 7 boards and Jerone Morton had 10 points and 12 assists. Bishop Brossart couldn't get much going on offense. They missed several 3-pointers and... Read More →

9th Region Championship Preview

By PP1 - Well here we are, another basketball season is about to pass. It seems like just a week or so ago when I published my first 2019-2020 article. I wish all the seniors the best as they move on to post-secondary life. I hope that all of you use your gifts and talents to help your fellow man and make the world a better place. I anticipate a crowded gym and parking lot this evening at NKU, you may want to arrive a wee bit earlier than usual. I will probably try to be on campus by 6:30. I recall in 2015, I tried to make it to the championship game and five minutes after tipoff I was still... Read More →

16th Region Tournament Semi-Finals Preview

By zebraman - The Boys of the 16th region, after having 3 days off will pick back up at Ellis Johnson arena. The action tips off at 6:30 this evening. For those unable to attend, there is a web broadcast of both games at Boyd County vs Lewis County The Regional semi-finals kicks off this evening at 6:30. The first game of the night features Boyd County and Lewis County. Boyd County is 19-14 overall and 15-4 against 16th region teams. Lewis County is 17-15 overall and 12-9 against 16th region teams. These teams have played one time this year, on Jan 21 at Lewis... Read More →

12th Region First Round Review and Weekly Preview

By se7ens - Regional Tournament First Round Review Pulaksi County vs. Lincoln County – The Maroons came into the regional ready to make a powerful statement and they did just that by knocking off the reigning champions 62 to 49. The Pulaski defense smothered the Patriots, limiting Jaxon Smith to only 7. Colton Fraley has proven himself to be one of the region’s best on both sides of the ball. West Jessamine vs. Southwestern – The Colts were firing on all cylinders as they put up 84 points to the Warriors’ 56. DeAjuan Stepp led the way with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Daniel Waters continues to... Read More →

10th Region Quarterfinal Recap and Semifinal Preview

By teeroy - Quarterfinals: #6 Bishop Brossart 58 #3 Robertson County 54 (OT) The Black Devils led almost the entire game, but they faltered down the stretch. Ethan Eilerman hit a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining to force overtime, despite the Black Devils still having a foul to give. The Mustangs consistently went to Eilerman in the 4th quarter and he delivered. He finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Carson Schirmer hit 4 key free throws late in overtime, including a pair to ice the game. Brandon Dice had a great game for Robertson County. He was able to get to the rim with ease and... Read More →

8th Region Tournament Preview - Final Four

By ColonelMike - The Boys 8th Region tournament is down to four nobody's surprise, the three-top-ranked teams in the 8th Region - Oldham County, Collins, and South Oldham - are still alive and kicking. Right in there with them in the semi-finals are the Grant County Braves, who finished the year ranked number 7 in the region and who, like the other three, arrives at this point on a terrific run. South Oldham (23-9), 29th District runner-ups vs Collins (25-7), 30th district champs - These two teams finished the year tied in the region rankings as 2A and 2B, and if their regular season... Read More →

Seventh Region Final Preview

By Smallhoops - As expected, the Male Bulldogs (30-4) and the Ballard Bruins (28-6) will play each other in the Seventh Region final on Tuesday night at Valley High School. Male and Ballard have been at the top of the Region's rankings all season and are among the very best teams in the state. These teams split their two regular season contests. On January 17 in the LIT, Ballard prevailed 71-58 while the Bulldogs won 76-67 two weeks later on January 31. The rosters of both teams are loaded with talent. For example, Male has a double figure scorer who is hitting 46.4% from 3-point range - and he is... Read More →

Sixth Region Final Preview

By Smallhoops - If it is hard to beat a good team three times in a season, is it impossible to beat a good team four times in a season? We will find out Monday night when the Fern Creek Tigers (27-6) and the Jeffersontown Chargers (21-8) square off in the Sixth Region final at Valley High School. Fern Creek has won the previous three games the teams have played this year by scores of 61-51 (12/20), 62-53 (1/7), and 49-43 in last week's 24th district championship game. Fern Creek will look at those results and see that they have won all three games, while J'Town will look at those results and see that... Read More →

5th Region Tournament Preview

By SportsLife - The 2019-20 5th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament is set to tip off at Taylor County High School in Campbellsville. The field for the 2019-20 5th Region Boys' Basketball Tournament is made up of the following teams: Bardstown, Campbellsville, Elizabethtown, Hart County, John Hardin, LaRue County, Marion County and Nelson County. Bardstown enters the region tournament as the 19th District champion. The Tigers are 23-8. Campbellsville finished runner-up in the 20th District. The Tigers are 15-14. Elizabethtown finished runner-up in the 17th District. The Panthers are 24-3 and boast... Read More →

9th Region Tournament Preview

By PP1 - Regional Tournament Preview Hard to believe that the season is coming to a close. I hope to see some of you at NKU on Saturday. I wonder if the weeklong furlough will adversely impact the performance of some of these young men that have worked so hard to get to the regional tournament. Game 1: St. Henry vs. Cooper. Time: 12:00. Preview: I would assume that both Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Faust would have preferred to not play at 12:00 in the afternoon. Both squads must remain focused all week in order to perform at a time that, perhaps, they only have had only one opportunity to... Read More →

1st Region Tournament Preview

By silo11 - Region 1 Tournament Preview – Murray State University At the beginning of the year all the hype was about two teams and two players. Zion Harmon with Marshall County and Jackson Sivills with McCracken County. It seemed that Marshall would be the favorite this season because they were going to have the one of the best players in the state and were playing a national schedule against some of the best teams in the country. Reality set in quickly that they were not ready for that type of schedule and McCracken defeating them on their on court. When they finally met a second time, Marshall... Read More →