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Boys Varsity Soccer wins 1-0 over Covington Catholic High School

Boys Varsity Soccer wins 1-0 over Covington Catholic High School

Lexie Crawford, Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2019

Last night, the Boys Varsity Soccer team faced the Covington Catholic High School Colonels and triumphed with a score of one to zero.    The game started at 7:30 P.M., following an afternoon of Junior Varsity (JV) and Freshmen soccer games. The Freshmen won one to zero and JV tied zero t...

Highlands Volleyball dominates Dixie Heights with school spirit

Highlands Volleyball dominates Dixie Heights with school spirit

Tessa Killen, Staff

September 9, 2019

On September 5th, the Highlands Volleyball team won against the Dixie Heights Colonels across the board with the Freshmen, Junior Varsity (JV), and Varsity teams.   The night started out with the freshman team scoring two points. This lead continued until the Colonels tied it five to five. T...

Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams start season strong at Moeller Primetime Invitational

Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams start season strong at Moeller Primetime Invitational

Megan Benzing, Grace Duty, and Libby Spiess

August 28, 2019

Last Friday, the Highlands High School cross country teams took on the Moeller Invitational, located at Christ Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since this particular meet was held late on a Friday night, both Girls and Boys Varsity ran under stadium lights to illuminate the otherwise pitch-black course. T...

Highlands LadyBirds soccer team faces rivals Monday at Tower Park

Highlands LadyBirds soccer team faces rivals Monday at Tower Park

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

August 20, 2019

Yesterday, the Highlands Varsity soccer team went out to compete against the Notre Dame Academy Pandas in their first soccer match of the season in a one to one tie. For years, the teams have been rivals, just as the boys’ team is with Notre Dame’s “sibling school,” Covington Catholic. The game wa...

Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Emrel Woody, Staff

April 18, 2019

On April 17th, the Highlands girls’ softball team went up against Newport Central Catholic at their home field, Winkler Field. The score ended being 13-3 Highlands. So far the girls have taken home three wins against Bishop Brossart, McNick, and now NCC. They have had six games with two being canceled f...

Spring Sports of the Week Recap

Gwendolyn Culyer

April 12, 2019

As the weekend nears and sporting events wrap up for the week, we see the Birds gaining in points and stance. The boys’ and girls’ track team run in their next meet tomorrow at Campbell County beginning at 9:30 a.m. As for boys’ baseball, they end the week with a seasonal record of 9 wins and...

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Sydney Fessler, Staff

April 9, 2019

Virginia and Texas Tech beat out some of the best teams such as Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Auburn, and more to make it this far in the tournament. Even with Texas Tech being a 3 seed, and Virginia being a 1 seed in the tournament, this is both teams’ first appearances in the championship game. Every...

Boys and Girls Tennis off to a good start

Gwen Culyer, Staff

March 27, 2019

Boys Highlands High School Varsity Tennis team won their home opener game this past week against Holy Cross, girls winning 5-0 and boys, 3-0. Athletic Director, Kevin Nieporte, mentions how both the boys and girls are off to a good start. He is, “very excited to have moved from the 10th region ...

Bluebirds swing into baseball season

Gwendolyn Culyer

March 20, 2019

9th Region Champions, the Dirty Birds, hit off tonight at five pm with their season opener. They will have their first match at Highlands Park against the Conner Cougars. The theme for the Ozone is still to be determined.   In terms of preparation, the team has been on top of it. Since the winter...

Birds Get Cutoff by Colonels in the Regional Tournament Semi-Final

Birds Get Cutoff by Colonels in the Regional Tournament Semi-Final

Tessa Killen and Tristin Brubaker

March 4, 2019

On March 2nd, the Highlands Girls’ Varsity basketball team lost against the Dixie Heights High School Colonels in the Regional Semi-Final with a final score of 42 to 39. The game started off strong for Highlands when junior Piper Macke scored 3 points in a matter of seconds. In the first eight-minute quarter of the game, Highlands was able to p...

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