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The Highlands High School varsity dance team poses for a picture before competition.

Dance team takes home second win, despite interruptions throughout season

Lexie Crawford and Mikalah Morgan March 2, 2021

     On Saturday, February 27, the Highlands High School (HHS) dance team competed in the 29th Annual Seton Invitational dance competition. After hours of competing against talented opponents and...

Junior Zach Barth dribbles around, waiting for the chance to take the ball up.

Highlands basketball Birds achieve major win against Simon Kenton

Megan Benzing, Hilltopper Editor February 24, 2021

On Tuesday, the Highlands boys varsity basketball team took on Simon Kenton High School, defeating them with a final score of 98-70. The Birds started off slow, falling a few points short to Simon Kenton,...

A wrestler circles the mat, eyeing her competition. 
Photo courtesy of DWC Photo.

Highlands girls defy gender norms one match at a time

Chelsie Cooley, Staff February 24, 2021

      According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, female wrestlers make up about eight percent of the total 269,000 wrestlers at the high school level. Though still small,...

Senior Peter Laskey is seen competing against an opponent from Campbell County High School at their match last Sunday, February 14th.

Highlands hosts a co-ed wrestling match against Boone County, Grant County, and Covington Catholic on Senior night

Emma Healey, Staff February 22, 2021

     Highlands High School Co-ed Wrestling team had a game last Sunday, February 14th. They were competing against Campbell County High School, where the team played an individual event, not a team...

Sports week recap: February 8-14

Treiston Collins, Staff February 22, 2021

     Last week was an exciting week for Highlands High School athletics, including the boys and girls basketball teams, the wrestling team, and the archery team.      The boys' basketball team...

This is a photo taken at last years regional swim and dive meet championships.

BREAKING: KHSAA votes to replace Kentucky state swim meet with three semi-state meets

Grayson Thomas and Megan Benzing February 18, 2021

     In a board meeting held Wednesday, February 17, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Board of Control voted to revise the swim and dive postseason format for this year only and...

Senior Rory O'Hara dribbles up to her opponent ready to make a move. Additionally, O'Hara is running for The Cincinnati Enquirer's Girl's Basketball athlete of the week, so go out and vote!

Varsity Ladybirds win hair-raising game against Holy Cross Indians

Haley Luersen, Staff February 5, 2021

     The Varsity girls basketball team conquered the court in a long and tough game against Holy Cross last night at 6:00 p.m., with a final score of 48-46, Highlands. Led by seniors Kelsey Listerman,...

New Highlands head football coach Bob Sphire, brings a wealth of experience to Fort Thomas.

District announces the hiring of new head football coach, Bob Sphire, ending the search amongst the football program

William Todd, Staff February 4, 2021

     Bob Sphire was announced as the Bluebirds’ new head football coach on February 4. He previously coached at Camden County High School in Georgia. Sphire amassed over 300 wins in his high school...

Junior Zach Barth soars above the rest of his competitors as he goes in for a basket.

Varsity basketball Bluebirds secure win against Bellevue Tigers

Lexie Crawford , Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2021

The boys varsity basketball team went up against Bellevue High School on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. They were able to secure a huge win, bringing their record to five wins and three losses. The...

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