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Birds win nail-biting game against NCC

Birds win nail-biting game against NCC

Tamra Armstrong and Lexie Crawford

January 29, 2020

     Last night was a huge nail-biter for the Birds, as they fought for their 81 to 77 win against Newport Central Catholic (NCC), one of Highland’s biggest district rivals. The theme for the game was “White Out,” and students were given the opportunity to buy a t-shirt to support Senior Jac...

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Tamra Armstrong and Libby Spiess

January 27, 2020

Junior Mac Russell "I was heartbroken. Kobe Bryant was one of my favorite basketball players. The world is cruel."     Sophomore Faith Broering "It was really upsetting because it was someone I really looked up tom and a lot of people looked up to him. He had a lot of rea...

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics

Megan Benzing, Tamra Armstrong, Sam Hauck, and Lexie Crawford

January 22, 2020

Girls Varsity basketball beats Pandas       On Monday night, The Varsity girls basketball team beat Notre Dame Academy (NDA) and finished with a win that paid off. With this being NDA’s first loss in Northern Kentucky, this victory was a huge achievement for the Birds. Even though the Birds w...

HHS Freshman Swim and Dive team splash into Regionals

Megan Benzing and Libby Spiess

January 7, 2020

On Saturday, January 4th, the HHS Freshman swim and dive team made their way to Scott High School to compete at Freshman Regionals. The team had set high expectations for their season and decided to finish it with an ambitious effort. Both girls and boys swim teams started strong for all the events...

Boys Varsity Basketball dominates with 13-0 record

Maggie Schroeder and Lexie Crawford

January 7, 2020

Starting out with a game against Ryle, the Boys Varsity Basketball team has played many regional teams such as Bishop Brossart, Holy Cross, and Scott. The Birds have won every game so far this season, giving them a 13-0 record only potentially matched by the state finalist team of 1997.    Ad...

HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season

HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

December 17, 2019

On Friday December 13, and Saturday the 14th, the HHS archery teams set out to St. Henry High School to play in the 4th Annual St. Henry High School tournament at the SHAC that was hosted this past weekend. On Friday, coach Tracy Houston set out with the team while on Saturday they were accompanied by t...

Road to State: Varsity Girls Soccer Sports Wrap-Up

Road to State: Varsity Girls Soccer Sports Wrap-Up

Megan Benzing, Staff

November 5, 2019

On the 23rd of October, the Highlands varsity girls’ soccer birds fought till the finish in their game against West Jessamine at their home field. With a blow of a whistle, the game started with the players aggressive and hungry for a win. Neither Highlands nor West Jessamine players ever let up. Both...

Competition Cheer Team prepares to head to Nationals

Competition Cheer Team prepares to head to Nationals

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2019

On Saturday, November 2nd, the Varsity Coed Competition Cheer team placed first at the Bluegrass Championship and received a bid to Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Nationals.    The Bird’s long day began when they arrived at school around 10:30 to practice before heading down to...

This Marks the End: HHS Volleyball Tournament Wrap Up

This Marks the End: HHS Volleyball Tournament Wrap Up

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

October 31, 2019

This year, the Highlands High School varsity volleyball team had a knockout season with wins, triumphs, school spirit, and more. October 21st marked the start of the 36th District Tournament, and Highlands High School was favored to win their second championship in a row. On Tuesday October 22nd,...

“A Huge Target has been put on our Backs”

“A Huge Target has been put on our Backs”

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

October 16, 2019

Bright lights shine down on the turf-speckled field. The crowd is holding their breath as the clock ticks down. Sweat glistens off the foreheads of the exhausted players as they heave in and out. In the back of their mind lies a thread of pressure to make all of past athletes and Highlands Alumni proud...

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