High School Sports

H.S. FOOTBALL | St. Xavier Names Bowling Green's Kevin Wallace Next Head Coach

02/05/2018 02:54 PM

St. Xavier High School in Louisville has announced that they have hired Kevin Wallace to be their 19th head football coach. Wallace replaces Will Wolford, who stepped down in December. The Tigers finished 12-3 in 2017, falling to Trinity 38-21 in the 6A state championship game. Wallace comes to St. X from Bowling Green High School, where he compiled a 299-102 overall record, including Kentucky’s second-longest win streak of 48 games from the 2011-2014 seasons. During his tenure, the Purples captured five... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | No Derby Festival Basketball Classic in 2018

02/01/2018 02:40 PM

The Kentucky Derby Festival announced on Thursday that there will not be a Derby Festival Basketball Classic in 2018. The Kentucky Derby Festival cited “declining attendance and increasing financial loss” in recent years. “This was not a decision we made lightly,” said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry in a press release. “It’s our mission to produce events for the entire community and in this case the community was speaking with their feet. Organizers plan on reevaluating the event to... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Mickey Pearson Rewriting the Record Books at John Hardin

01/31/2018 05:13 PM

The John Hardin boys basketball team picked up its third win in a row on Tuesday night, beating Elizabethtown 84-81. It was another 20-point performance for Bulldogs’ star guard/forward Mickey Pearson. Pearson, who many believe has a shot to be Kentucky Mr. Basketball, is having a solid season, averaging 27.2 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game. In fact, Pearson is rewriting the record books at John Hardin. Earlier this month, he became the first-ever John Hardin basketball player to score... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Marcus Bowie Trying To "Live Up To The Name"

01/26/2018 06:39 PM

There are just 43 names that hang in the rafters of Rupp Arena. One of which, is Bowie. “When I look back at my playing days at the University of Kentucky, that was second-to-none. I was blessed to play 11 years of professional basketball, but whenever I reminisce, I always go back to my collegiate days game and playing in front of 24,000 strong every game at home in Rupp Arena it’s something that will always treasure,” former UK big man... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Danville's VanCleave Named Kentucky Mr. Football

01/25/2018 05:42 PM

Danville High School football star D’mauriae VanCleave was named Kentucky Mr. Football on Thursday by the Associated Press. VanCleave helped lead his Admirals to the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl championship game this season, where they won their first title since 2003. This past season, he accounted for over 1,800 yards of offense, while also scoring 29 all-purpose touchdowns. VanCleave is the first-ever Danville High School football player to receive the honor. Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Trinity's Beatty Named National Coach of the Year

01/24/2018 04:22 PM

Trinity High School football head coach Bob Beatty is receiving more recognition after he led his team to the 6A KHSAA State Championship this past season. Beatty was named HighSchoolFootballAmerica.com’s National Coach of the Year on Wednesday. The award is presented jointly with the National High School Coaches Association. Beatty’s Shamrocks finished the season with a 15-0 overall record. Their state championship was their second straight state title, as they also won the 6A title in 2016. Beatty is the first Kentucky... Read more 

H.S. BASKETBALL | Romeo Langford Receives More Recognition

01/16/2018 05:50 PM

New Albany (In.) High School basketball guard Romeo Langford received another accolade on Tuesday afternoon. The five-star recruit was named a member of the East Team roster for the upcoming McDonald’s All-American Game. Langford, the fifth-ranked recruit in the 2018 ESPN 100, is the highest-ranked guard in his recruiting class. He cut his college list to three schools (Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt) in November. Other notable players earning spots on a roster for the game are Kentucky signees Immanuel Quickley (East Team) and Keldon... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | One-on-One with Trinity WR Rondale Moore

01/12/2018 10:24 AM

It’s been a pretty memorable past half-year for Trinity wide receiver Rondale Moore. He helped lead his Shamrocks to the KHSAA 6A State Championship Game this past December, when they beat St. X 38-21. Earlier this month, Moore played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Tx. While down there, he revealed to the country that he will continue playing his football career at Purdue University. The same day as the All-American Bowl, Moore was announced as one of eleven... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Covington Catholic's Eviston Nominated for National Award

01/09/2018 11:18 AM

Covington Catholic High School football head coach Eddie Eviston has been nominated by the Cincinnati Bengals for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Each NFL team is able to nominate one high school coach for their “character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-field success.” This past year, Eviston led the Colonels to the 5A KHSAA State Championship, where they beat Madison Southern 49-13. With the win, CovCath... Read more 

H.S. FOOTBALL | Mr. Football Finalists Revealed

01/08/2018 11:00 AM

On Saturday, the Associated Press revealed eleven seniors as finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Mr. Football award. The following is the list of finalists: Tyrese Allen – Paintsville Justin Blackburn – Ludlow Jairus Brents – Waggener Kam Butler – Covington Catholic Jake Chisholm – Ryle Blake Gamble – Johnson Central Trevor Grant – Graves County AJ Mayer – Covington Catholic Rondale Moore – Trinity Matt Shearer – Simon Kenton D’Mauriae VanCleave – Danville The winner will be announced at a later date. Read more 

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