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Junior Anna Greenwell waits to hit the ball during the match against Dayton.

HHS softball team defeats Dayton on Senior Night

Emma Healey, Staff May 12, 2021

     On May 10, the Highlands High School girl’s softball team defeated the Dayton High School Green Devils 8-0. The night also included senior night, honoring seniors Caroline Class, Jules Shonkwiler,...

The boys’ tennis team gather together for a pregame huddle to discuss strategy.

Boys tennis wins against Ryle

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2021

     On May 10, the boy’s tennis Birds defeated Ryle High School 5-0. The Birds were very excited about this outstanding victory. They are looking forward to the continuation of this amazing season.   ...

Senior Evan Rom prepares himself for pitching against a Moeller player.

Highlands Baseball Birds fall short a win against Moeller during stomach-churning game

Treiston Collins, Staff May 4, 2021

     On Friday, April 30, the Highlands High School baseball team played against Moeller and lost 17-8. The birds had played hard throughout all eight innings.      In the first inning, Moeller...

Senior Peter Laskey extends his arm to reach the tennis ball for a return.

Laskey Breaks 100th Win Barrier

Anna McCoy, Staff April 30, 2021

     With his eye on the bright yellow ball and his racket up and ready, Senior Peter Laskey prepared to hit the ball one more time and, moments later, learned that he had reached a major milestone...

My predictions for the top 5 picks for the 2021 NFL Draft

Karter Houze, Staff April 29, 2021

 The NFL draft will take place Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. Overview of how it works -  Each team gets one pick from all seven rounds. And in order for a player...

Sophomore Belle Bryant swims the 100 meter butterfly at a swim meet.

Highlands swim and dive teams’ seasons come to a close

Treiston Collins, Staff April 27, 2021

On April 24, 2021, the Highlands High School swim and dive teams faced the challenge of the KHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships.  Without the support of the fans, the whole thing was a very bittersweet...

Sophomore Kennedy Baioni prepares to hit a line drive.

Highlands girls softball season recap

Liam Downie, Staff April 22, 2021

So far the Highlands High School girls softball team has a score of  11-4, making for a really good record for the birds. In their first game, they started off hot, beating Lloyd Memorial High School...

Highlands boys varsity baseball starting season recap

Highlands boys varsity baseball starting season recap

Liam Downie, Staff April 16, 2021

So far this season, the Highlands varsity baseball team has a record of 5-3.  In their first game of the season, they won 7-6. During that game, Highlands was up at bat 29 times. Senior Jason Noe...

The softball Birds finish their game against Turpin with a win.

Highlands softball Ladybirds defeat Turpin in nerve-racking game

Ryan Huber and Treiston Collins April 16, 2021

Yesterday, April 15, the Highlands girls varsity softball team played against Turpin High School. The Birds played came out on top with a final score of 4-2.  At the beginning of the game, Highlands...

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