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Colonels down Bluebirds in Regional Championships

Colonels down Bluebirds in Regional Championships

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

November 19, 2018

Highlands High School lost in an intense game 36-0 against Covington Catholic on Friday.   Covington Catholic took the lead at halftime with a score of 7-0. Coach Scott Turner thinks they worked well but could have done better. “We defended well in the first half, but I felt like we c...

Power outage takes over Highlands

Power outage takes over Highlands

Sydney Cooper, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2018

On November 15th, 2018, at 7:35 AM all the power at Highlands High and Middle School went out due to the ice storm that occurred the night previously. Many trees and other fallen objects got caught in the power lines and over 2,500 homes and businesses were without power. Since many students were ei...

Students in spirit: week of November 12th

Gwendolyn Culyer

November 14, 2018

Boys Varsity Football fought off the attacks of the Bearcats from Anderson County; they now take on the Colonels of Park Hills this Friday, November 16th. In the boy’s first game against the Covington Catholic Colonels, they were able to hold them into a single possession game, but still ended up losing...

Seniors Become 3x PowderPuff Champions

Seniors Become 3x PowderPuff Champions

Caitlyn Morgan, Editor, and Sydney Fessler, Staff

November 13, 2018

Last night, the juniors and seniors faced off in the annual PowderPuff game. While the seniors managed to win 22-20, the game was close, with the juniors fighting until the last second.   The seniors started out strong, scoring their first touchdown during the first five minutes, and going...

Bluebirds beat Bearcats in second round of playoffs

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

November 12, 2018

On Friday, the Highlands football team defeated Anderson County with a final score of 14 to 10. The game, hosted by Anderson, was the second round of the playoffs, making this win the first time the team has advanced past the second round of playoffs since 2015.    Kickoff was set for 7:30, and by 7:45, the o...

Soccer stars chain together for a successful season

Soccer stars chain together for a successful season

Sydney Fessler, Staff

November 12, 2018

As Montgomery county fell, Highlands rose. The varsity boys’ soccer team huddled together and talked confidently and positively, despite the fact that they were struggling to make a goal. Once the team went back on the field, it was time for a comeback. After pushing and pushing as a team, they dom...

Bowling Birds Strike Out Against Newport

Bowling Birds Strike Out Against Newport

Jenna Brady, Editor

November 9, 2018

Yesterday, November 8th, the boys’ and girls’ bowling team had their second match of the year. They bowled at Super Bowl in Bellewood against Newport High School.   Both teams, boys and girls, won all seven points, beating their second team this season. This match was especially im...

Marching Band Places Top Ten In Final Championship

Marching Band Places Top Ten In Final Championship

Caitlyn Morgan, Editor

November 7, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, the Highlands Marching Band competed in the Mid-States Division AA Championships, placing 7th overall.   The Birds beat twenty-four other bands to get to the finals and originally placed 6th in the prelims.   The band then managed to increased their s...

Co-Ed cheerleaders cheer on to state

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

November 7, 2018

It was a great day for cheerleading on Saturday.   The Co-Ed Cheerleading squad qualified for State early last Saturday morning. While the all-girls team did not qualify for state, Mrs. Beier said, “Both teams improved immensely, the all girls team increasing their score by 25 points.”...

Midterm Election: National and Local Results

Jenna Brady and Emeline Kuether

November 7, 2018

Last night, people across America were glued to their TV’s as they watched the election results roll in. Even if you’re not old enough to vote, the outcomes of this election could be very impactful on our country.     Nationally, the outcome came out mostly as expected. According to the Associated P...

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