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  1. 7 points
    While none of it should surprise me considering where we are as a society, I cannot believe the amount of negativity, nastiness, and childishness being aimed at an 18 year old HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT who is making a decision based on KHSAA rules that - like it or not - allows him to do such. Most of us, including those aiming direct shots at a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, have zero idea what his situation is, what he and his family have worked through, what college recruiting REALLY is, and, most importantly, what's in the that young man's heart. Also, how many of you throwing shade have a recruitable college QB in your home? How many of you are college recruiters and truly understand the nature of this climate? A WHOLE LOT of people acting like they know what they're talking about when - really - they have no idea. I understand there's a certain amount of "you made the decision, you gotta take the heat" here...but the stuff I've seen over the last 24 hours is ridiculous. Aim the energy or hatred or emotion or whatever it is that leads you to climb the ladder into this area of behavior to the right entities...not the kid. Be better.
  2. 6 points
    This is basically where I'm at. Life is a whole big bunch of unfair. One of my uncles said recently, "I got drafted. Do I get any re-do years for anything?" Kinda struck a chord for me. Sometimes things just don't go the way you want them to. There's a big life lesson in that, and I think basically the entire world, literally, got a taste of that life lesson in 2020. As far as re-doing a year, I'll say what I said elsewhere at some point...I get it if a parent wants to take their kindergartener, 1st grader, or 2nd grader and have them repeat. Most of those kids spent basically a year of school in the stage where they're trying to put together the basics of reading, writing & arithmetic and they were stuck trying to do all of that remotely from a computer screen at their kitchen table. That's FAR less than ideal for putting together the building blocks of education. That said, well, Kentucky schools are allowing a re-do year, like it or not. Sitting and shaking our fists at the sky and wailing and gnashing our teeth isn't going to stop that. School districts get to decide whether or not they want to take part in SSYP. Talking to a couple of principals and administrators in the last handful of weeks certainly gave me some insight as to why a school district would want to not participate in SSYP. On the flip side, I can certainly see why some kids and their families - particularly talented athletes - would see a whole lot of upside to having another year to play on the prep level and try to gain exposure for recruiting. If it's legal, it's legal. I'm not gonna give them a hard time for taking advantage of a situation that benefits them. Fair? Probably not. Basically nothing that's come out of this mother scratching COVID thing has been fair. Trying to make it fair is basically an exercise in futility, if you ask me, but that's just one man's opinion. It is what it is.
  3. 5 points
    BG City schools have voted not to allow students to attend the “re-do” year.
  4. 5 points
    Did they play or not? I think they had their opportunities. Nearly everyone has suffered to some degree over the past 14 months. Some suffered the ultimate price. Many lost jobs. Why do we have to coddle these kids who actually got their season in. Did they get as much exposure as they would like, probably not. Did they suffer more than everyone else? Probably not. Suck it up, life is hard. Better to learn that now, and use it as motivation.
  5. 5 points
    Making an Honest Person A Crook... Why there should never be intra district playoffs November 1993, New Cath @ Paris I learned much from working for Roger Gruneisen at Paris HS. There were only two things that got you kicked off the team... lying and stealing. But, it's never good to leave money, especially a large sum, laying out on the top shelf of your locker. Someone in need, really can be anyone, sees an opportunity to do the wrong thing, it can be tough to pass it up. Intra district play in the first two rounds of the playoffs is that opportunity to do the wrong thing for a KHSAA Board of Control member. Without a doubt, at a minimum, it creates a signficant conflict of interest. As much as I try to do the right thing, it would be tough for me to pass on the opportunity to set up my team. Coach William Harris (Mercer) & Coach Andy Frye (Centre College HFC) Looking back on my Paris days (1992 thru 1995)... really would have been tough not to take advantage of that scenario if I was on the Board of Control. Our Paris Greyhound teams were very good. But, we were facing the northern KY gauntlet which went from good to great. Bellevue, Dayton, Lloyd, NewCath and Beechwood were all in that district. It would have been great if we could have let them beat the snot out of each other for 2 weeks, then play the winner in the region championship. During those years we were able to beat Dayton, Bellevue & NewCath in tough games.... but we never could get the Beechwood Tigers...who went on in both years (93 & 94) to win the state title. In 2021, if I was a member of the Board of Control, I could use my influence to get Mercer County put in a weak football district. Then, if we have intra district play for the first two rounds of the playoffs, Mercer County could be in a situation where we only had to beat two good teams (Region Championship & Semifinals) to reach the state championship. I will be the first to admit, that would be TOUGH to pass up! How tempting to help my team, my school, our community.... good grief, even my own son who is our quarterback. Coach Morris Allen Stewart & Trosper. My Dad hired Coach Stewart @ Boyle(1969), right out of college At least with sister districts, even if you are in an easy district for the regular season, it would be likely that you would have to play a quality opponent in the first two rounds of the playoffs. Now, you COULD set up your entire region to be weak, but that would be much harder to do, than simply putting your team in a weak district AND then getting intra district play so you can avoid the best teams until the 3rd round. Intra district play in the first two rounds of the playoffs... never a good idea. Don't tempt an honest person to do the wrong thing. November of 2013, Practice before Region Championship, photo by Danny Weddle
  6. 5 points
    So I'm guessing that neither Washington County, Danville, LCA or Somerset had someone on the BOC when the last alignments were completed. 😄
  7. 5 points
    Hergott's decision is strictly an athletic decision and not right in many ways. Why should the tax payers of Ft. Mitchell have their tax dollars go to him and any of the others mentioned who are strictly making this decision for athletics. If this decision was based on academics, I get it and all for it. It 100% is not, it is based on not liking his scholarship options and that is not right the tax payers are on the hook to support this decision. He had his 4 years and had a great career, move on!
  8. 5 points
  9. 4 points
    That's nothing special. The Brady Bunch had a turf yard fifty years ago. Mike Brady was always ahead of the game!
  10. 4 points
    Just to play devil's advocate, we really don't know the player/team that will end up with the short end of the stick yet. Let's say Hergott has another Mr. Football caliber season and wins the award. The player that comes in second would have to wonder what if. If Beechwood narrowly edges/beats teams in the playoffs on the play of Hergott, those teams/communities would have to wonder what if as well. And if these 5th year seniors enroll in college in January, that makes their decision to come back only seem about sports, which I don't think was the original intent of the rule.
  11. 4 points
    Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, and Heritage Academy Christian School in Florence. Well that's fun.
  12. 4 points
    Lexington Christian travels north to play Covington Catholic next week. That should be an entertaining game.
  13. 4 points
    CovCath's 4x100 meter relay team of Brett Rottinghaus, Leo Bouldin, Reid Hummel and Zion Mason broke the previous school record with a time of 42.88. If the Colonel offense can get Hummel and Mason in open space this year, good things should happen.
  14. 3 points
    Broncos add a TD in the second quarter to take a 10-0 halftime lead. Bengals offense quiet until the fourth quarter. Burrow and Higgins finally connect for a TD, and Mixon runs in the 2pt. conversion to cut it to a 10-8 score. Taylor tries to catch the Broncos off-guard with an onside kick, but Denver recovers with excellent starting field position. They end up with a field goal of their own, to make it 13-8. Bengals with a hail Mary at the end, but come up empty.
  15. 3 points
    Not sure, but some of games I’ve gone to other teams yell and make noise whole time to distract pitcher. It’s very annoying to listen to.
  16. 3 points
    As usual, this discussion is a matter of preference. I like fast-paced up and down basketball games, not watching teams dribble the air out of the ball to try to limit possessions. The only credible obstacle, in my opinion, would be funding the purchase of shot clocks for every school. Many districts simply won't have the extra money for it. If that could be solved, any other issues are minor in comparison.
  17. 3 points
    "California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington are states that currently utilize a shot clock. Georgia voted last June to add a shot clock for the 2022-23 season."
  18. 3 points
    It seems the Madison Central and CovCath AD's have each other on speed dial. I know they played home and home in basketball this season. The Indians have a solid baseball program and it would be nice if the schools played every year.
  19. 3 points
    Per post #1, that's correct 😄
  20. 3 points
    Here's a basic cross-section of turf. 1) Excavate the field and prepare the subgrade (dirt). That stage would include excavating trenches for any drainage pipes. 2) Lay filtration fabtic/geotextile fabric over the subgrade and into trenches. This helps hold the subsequent layers above (the gravel) separate from the subgrade, and will assist in preventing the layers above from sinking down into the subgrade should the subgrade get particularly wet. 3) Lay drainage piping in trenches, cover those over with crushed drainage stone, and then cover everything with a layer of crushed drainage stone. The stone is compacted to a predetermined level and graded off. (Some companies use a dozer equipped with a GPS laser-level attached to automatically control the dozer blade and keep things exact to within millimeters.) 4) Once the the stone is prepared, shock attenuation padding can be laid if the job calls for padding. 5) Turf field surface is rolled out. 6) Once all the turf is installed, a crew goes back and cuts-in/inlays the field markings (yard lines, hash marks, numbers, midfield logo, etc). 7) After turf and inlays are installed a dump truck is carefully driven out over the turf and the rubber infill material is "tailgated" over the turf (truck begins slowly lifting the bed and dumping as it continues to drive forward). The infill material is raked out evenly so it settles down within the turf.
  21. 3 points
    "Waiting patiently" is code for not good enough. No one promises playing time to guys who "wait patiently". If you're good enough, you should play. If you aren't good enough, then work to be good enough so you play.
  22. 3 points
    Lots of opinions on here .... wonder if those opinions have any experience behind them. I have a son who plays college ball....that being said, the fact that Cam had no camps to attend is a direct reflection on his options to choose from. I understand 100% his decision! You could be the next Joe Burrow but if recruits can't lay eyes on you it doesn't matter. Camps are the MOST important part of the recruiting process in this day and age folks! Let the kid do his thing and chase after his dream! I for one tip my hat to the kid for going all in! Go big or go home!
  23. 3 points
    Agree 1000%. IMO nobody should be repeating. Everyone should be moving on as a full season was played and state champions crowned.
  24. 3 points
    Been my thoughts about this all along with not just Cam. Would be different if the football season would have been cancelled and these guys wanted a senior year, I get it. Not a fan....
  25. 3 points
    I do as well because I truly feel like this is purely a football redo and regular graduates will not repeat. I don’t feel like teams should get their best players back while other schools do not it just doesn’t pass the smell test to me.
  26. 3 points
    People will definitely vote for their own interest. Sister districts seams like a no brainer.
  27. 3 points
    I would like to see these two teams play for a state championship, it would be the Mack Daddy vs. the Daddy Mack.
  28. 3 points
    I have no idea what the answer is but a player should definitely be allowed to transfer and be eligible for everything immediately in a situation like this.
  29. 3 points
    Well, Maui was pretty cool. There are other places I want to visit, so I do not have a burning desire to get back anytime soon, but here is an overview: - Our main flights over and back were about 50% full (Delta). My mother-in-law came in on American and she said her flights were all but booked. We had a direct shot from Minneapolis to Honolulu (little over 8 hours), which wasn't bad. I watched The Martian which was really good! - On the way home we left at 8:30 pm and landed in Salt Lake City at 6:15... which would have been 2:15 Maui time. I was this close to walking out of the airport and getting a hotel room for the day. I was miserable. Normally I possess cyborg-like resilience with sleep deprivation, but the two Tylenol PMs I took before that first leg did me in. The flight was less than 5 1/2 hours, so not bad. Midway through the next flight I rebounded and was good to go. - The helicopter ride was probably the coolest thing we did. You got a great vantage of the landscape and how magnificent and remote the islands are. - The sunrise at Haleakala was worth the 3:30 am departure. A tremendous experience. - I didn't have an understanding of how long it takes to get around the island... literally around it. The majority of the island is comprised of mountains/volcanoes/rain-forest/nature preserve. - People definitely operate on "island" time. Nobody is in a hurry. - Super pricey. At least a 50% markup on everything.... with the exception of bottled water, which was odd. It has to be the most expensive State in the US. - The food did not disappoint; I ate fish at least once every day. The poke bowl I had at the food truck melted in my mouth like butter. Roy's was probably my favorite meal. DDD checkoffs were Miso Phat and Fleetwood's. I tried finding Thai Me Up, but their food truck wasn't in the parking lot. So I got my poke, instead. Come to find out, there was another food truck parking lot a block over where Thai Me Up was located, so I missed out on it. - Of the places I've been, Hawaii most reminded me of Iceland... except tropical, of course.
  30. 3 points
    Marshall County has been district champions four times: In 1986 they won their Class AAAA district, but it was only three teams (Christian County and Madisonville were the other two). They lost to Henderson County, 23-6, in the first round of the playoffs. In 1995 they won their Class AAAA district with a 5-1 record, 6-4 overall. Graves County, Henderson County, and Christian County were all 4-2. Apollo, Madisonville, and Daviess County missed the playoffs in the district. Marshall beat Central Hardin, North Hardin, and Nelson County before falling to St. Xavier in the state semifinals. In 1998 they won their Class AAAA district with an undefeated 6-0 record, 9-1 overall. Henderson was second, Apollo third, and Christian fourth. Daviess, Graves, and Ohio County missed the playoffs. Marshall beat Shelby County and North Hardin before losing to Nelson County in the state quarterfinals. In 2007 they won their Class 6A district with a 4-1 record, 7-3 overall. Graves and Daviess tied for second, both 3-2 in district and 7-3 overall. Henderson was fourth, Apollo fifth, and Madisonville sixth. Marshall beat Henderson County and Daviess County before being demolished by St. Xavier in the state quarterfinals. Marshall County is 10-21 all-time in postseason play with seven of those wins coming in years in which they were district champions. Their other three playoff wins were an 18-13 first round win over Central Hardin in 1992, a 34-14 first round win over Greenwood in 1999, and a 47-21 first round win over Apollo in 2000. All were in Class AAAA.
  31. 3 points
    The money part sounds great. Who’s to say when the market evens back out? If you sell your house and move into an apartment, you may be paying more in rent than your mortgage. How long is someone willing to do that? You’d likely have to have a storage unit going from a house to an apartment, unless you just sell some of your things. I think it actually makes less sense to do it if the house is paid off.
  32. 3 points
    Thanks a lot Parker. Because of your silly thread I just could not resist getting my Mounds when I stopped by the store - and of course I had to get the 4 pack. More calories I could do without. But man was it delicious.... .... I might have to get another one.
  33. 3 points
    I listened to the first 8.5 innings on WLW, and was afraid to get out of my car and go watch the bottom of the 9th on tv. I’m glad I did. First no-hitter I’ve felt a part of. Really cool stuff.
  34. 3 points
    🏃🏃 NKAC D1 Relays meet results ~ The Dixie Heights girls scored a one point win over Cooper while Covington Catholic won 10 of 15 events to best second place Ryle. The Raiders were the defending (2019) boys and girls champions. Girls Team Scoring: 1. Dixie 87 | 2. Cooper 86 | 3. Ryle 76 | 4. Campbell Co. 58 | 5. Conner 32 | T6. Notre Dame 27 | T6. Highlands 27 | 8. Simon Kenton 23 | 9. Scott 16 | 10. Boone Co. 1 Boys Team Scoring: 1. Cov Cath 120 | 2. Ryle 68.5 | 3. Highlands 66 | 4. Campbell Co. 59.5 | 5. Cooper 56 | 6. Simon Kenton 34 | 7. Conner 29 | 8. Dixie 22 | 9. Scott 1 Girls triple winners were Simone Bessong of Cooper (4x100, 4x400, 800 SMR) and Allison Arnett of Dixie Heights (4x200, 4x100 SHR, HJ R). Arnett also paired with Molly Jones to win the Unified Mixed LJ relay. Jones was also a triple winner, adding firsts in the UM 2x50 and SP relays. Cov Cath's Leo Bouldin (LJ R, 4x100, 4x110 SHR, 800 SMR) and Brett Rottinghaus (4x100, 4x200, 800 SMR, 4x110 SHR) were members of four event winners for the Colonels. Full meet results, including the shot put and discus, double event duel between Harrison Pawsat (Highlands) and Luke Stegman (Cov Cath), can be found at the link below. milesplit.live
  35. 3 points
    In defense of Commissioner Julian Tackett, when he presented the results he said, "Two-Thirds of the schools want this (sister districts) and I recommend we give them what they want." When he said that, I don't think he meant 2023.
  36. 3 points
    Yes, it’s not for everyone. I was born and have lived my entire life in Owsley with the exception of about 3 months when I lived in Bell County. However, I was fortunate that the school district had a job opening when I graduated from college. I had applications in many other places and ended up right back in my home county. Taught 30 years and retired. Still live here. I forgot to mention we do have Sag Hollow Golf Club and it has 5 employees. The course opened in 2007.
  37. 3 points
    I hear really good things about Coach Rice. Loves Paris and the kids. Has a big time motor. Love the orange and black. Always will. Wish him and the Greyhounds the best! #ParisPr1de
  38. 3 points
    Are we also forgetting that Nick Saban personally wrote him a letter congratulating him? He has connections to the college world that very few coaches have. He has gotten two former players jobs at Alabama among many other programs. If a player wants to play on a 7 on 7 team on their own time, I’m sure Coach Sphire wouldn’t care. But as soon as that team becomes more important to the players than Highlands and they are missing workouts/practices, then there is a clear problem.
  39. 2 points
    I am just ready to move forward and stop dwelling on the past. I don’t know who might be leaving and doing the club route, until those names come out I can’t say if that is a good thing or bad. Just excited that we finally have someone in the role to get these girls moving in the same direction.
  40. 2 points
    Broncos with a field goal on their first possession. Bengals offense having a hard time getting past the 50.
  41. 2 points
    In the past Most of the players have at least posted that they are returning or leaving. Ware did and Toppin did. Brooks might be an exception but most players say one way or the other.
  42. 2 points
    This isn’t “another side” to the story... You’ve got one former Brannen player, that didnt play for him at UC, speaking in defense of him... Where are the rest?
  43. 2 points
    The specs I saw for the Boone County turf requested the shock attenuation pads as an alternate price, but you can see in the picture from the turf installation at Conner that they don't have any shock attenuation.
  44. 2 points
    What happened with 28 other KY kids really has nothing to do with Cam. Every player has their own situation to consider. Cam was evaluated last year as a borderline D1 FBS scholarship player. He had D1 offers and walk on FBS opportunities. He obviously is close to that FBS D1 level he wants. For players evaluated by recruiters as that close to FBS D1, another year to grow, develop and work on the perceived areas of weakness could be the difference. After all we all experienced last year, how can anyone begrudge a player in this situation from seizing the opportunity to achieve a dream?
  45. 2 points
    I can confirm PBR was in attendance at Beechwood.
  46. 2 points
    Tough to leave off Kennedy Lee from Manual when ranking KY's best girls in the 2022 class. I'm also with @kyrecruiter , you can't leave off Jaileyah Cotton either.
  47. 2 points
    I remember in 95 they played ST X tough at home in the semi's and narrowly lost. 21-0 with ST X scoring twice in the 4th. Marshall had some good teams back around 2006 7 and 8. Marshall has had success but not as much as they should.
  48. 2 points
    I can confirm that this is true.
  49. 2 points
    Shouldn't Coach Wright get the chance for an extra year like all these players reclassifying? Obviously, it would make a huge difference for him like it's going to for all these players reclassifying! (Hope everyone catches the sarcasm).
  50. 2 points
    How unfair of a coach to expect his players be at Spring practice rather going to an “AAU” 7-7 tournament. The fact that AAU 7-7 is even being brought up is ridiculous.
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