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Highlands Volleyball dominates Newport High School 5-0

Junior Laura Winkler bumps the ball to her teammate.

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

September 22, 2020

On September 22, the Highlands High School junior varsity (JV) and varsity volleyball teams went up against the Newport High School Wildcats.  Newport started strong during the first match of the JV game. After battling a four-point lead, the JV team knew they had to switch gears. The team began cheeri...

Girls Soccer Birds breaks tie to defeat Dixie

Junior Jade Rehberger signals to her teammates for a corner kick.

Chelsie Cooley and Tamra Armstrong

September 22, 2020

This past Monday, September 21st, there were three girls soccer games, including Freshman, JV, and Varsity at Highlands soccer field. Facing Dixie High School, the Freshman Birds tied the game 2 to 2. The JV Lady Birds won against Dixie 1 to 0, making for a great game. The Varsity team won against Dix...

Bluebirds succeed at Kentucky All-State Golf Championship, with prep for regional tournament underway

Senior Ellie Rowland takes a swing.

Julianna Russ

September 21, 2020

     Select members of the Highlands golf program spent this past weekend competing at the All-State Golf Championship, held at the University Club of Kentucky in Lexington.       The boys’ team qualified for the tournament following a season of triumph. The five players chosen to compete were...

Highlands football moves forward following Simon Kenton loss, ready to tackle Ryle Raiders

Highlands Football (Photo from File)

Julianna Russ

September 18, 2020

     After an opening loss to Simon Kenton High School last Friday, September 11, the Highlands varsity football team hopes to gain a more equal footing with Ryle High School tonight.       Based on last week’s game, head varsity football coach Brian Weinrich was excited by how they played, ...

Sam Vinson verbally commits to play basketball at NKU

Sam Vinson verbally commits to play basketball at NKU

Lexie Crawford and Megan Benzing

September 17, 2020

     On Tuesday, September 15, Senior Sam Vinson verbally committed to play Division I basketball for Northern Kentucky University (NKU).      According to the NCAA, a verbal commitment happens when a college-bound student-athlete verbally agrees to play a sport for a college before they are eligible...

HHS Ozone: Always ready to be a Bluebird

HHS Ozone: Always ready to be a Bluebird

Megan Benzing, Staff

September 11, 2020

A stadium filled to the brim with football fans, cheerleaders full of school spirit, parents jiggling cowbells round and round, a lively pep band that plays a piece any chance they get, and of course, an Ozone. From the start to the end of every Highlands athletic season, the HHS Ozone has always...

Bluebirds tie Holy Cross Indians 2-2 during Senior Night season opener

Senior Austin Frazier dribbles the ball down the field.

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

September 9, 2020

Yesterday night, the Highlands Boys’ Varsity soccer team had their season opener versus Holy Cross at Tower Park Soccer Complex. The boys put on a competitive show and ended up tying the game 2-2 after an early lead in the first half.  The game also doubled as Senior Night, in which all of the senio...

UPDATE: The Return of Fall Sporting Events


Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor

September 4, 2020

On September 4th, Fort Thomas Independent Schools (FTIS) sent out a message that detailed the return of fall sporting events. The information included additional precautions and procedures to warrant the protection of spectators and athletes. This protocol will be in effect from September 7th through ...

KHSAA grants HHS fall sports to start competition Sept. 7 as more Kentucky schools fight for their season in Frankfort

HHS girls soccer team celebrate after beating Notre Dame for the Ninth Region girls soccer championship.

Megan Benzing, Staff

August 26, 2020

On the evening of August 20 the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, or KHSAA, met to discuss the argument of whether or not high school sports would be allowed to compete. The final decision from the board was that these fall sports could begin competition on September 7th.   While many of...

Spring sports suspended indefinitely by KHSAA due to COVID-19

Spring sports athletes in uniform on the last day before NTI.
Courtesy of Athletic Director Kevin Nieporte.

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief

April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, March 31, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced that the dead period, instituted on March 13 and expected to end on April 13, was extended indefinitely. With this announcement, several spring and winter sports at Highlands High School will be affected, as well...

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