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Bengals and Chiefs meet again in the AFC Championship game

Will Todd and Ty Boler January 27, 2022

     On Sunday, January 30, the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs will face off in the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game.       For the first time since 1988, the city...

The boys basketball team breaks it down during a time out against Breathitt County.

(PHOTO GALLERY): Boys Basketball Birds defeat Breathitt County

Jenna Richey, Staff January 26, 2022

     On Saturday, January 22, the Boys Basketball Birds faced off against the Breathitt County Bobcats, coming out on top with an score of 86-68.      The first quarter was very back and forth...

Senior McKenna Oaks warms up in preparation for Senior Night.

HHS wrestling Birds tackle their way through their second season

Ella Cox January 21, 2022

     Going from a neutral position to taking the opponent down with a single leg sweep, soon pinning them down. Finishing with as many points as possible, and the referee announces a win.  ...

The whos whos of the NFL playoffs: Wild Card Weekend

The who’s who’s of the NFL playoffs: Wild Card Weekend

Liam Downie, Staff January 14, 2022

     There were multiple scenarios leading into the NFL playoffs but only a couple could happen. The teams that had the biggest scenarios were the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Raiders, Pittsburgh...

Senior Quinton Wehby focuses while aiming for the target during an archery practice from last year.

HHS archery Birds take third at the Camp Ernst Middle School shootout

Owen Yelton, Staff January 14, 2022

     Last Saturday, January 9, the Highlands High School archery team had a match at Camp Ernst Middle School. They went up against a total of seven other schools, including Cooper High School and Walton-Verona...

During the Seton competition, both teams waited to find out what they had placed.

HHS Dance takes on Seton Invitational

Emme Orme and Julia Luhn January 11, 2022

At most schools, the dance teams may only be seen at sporting events. They provide energy and enthusiasm to the crowds.  This past Saturday, January 8, the Highlands Dance Program competed at the 30th...

The influence of John Madden

The influence of John Madden

Karter Houze, Staff January 10, 2022

When a person thinks of the name “Madden,” your brain might automatically go to the NFL football game Madden. This game has entertained kids and adults for over 30 years. The game was originally called...

Senior CC Shick guards the ball on defense.

HHS boys and girls varsity basketball team takes the court over Winter break

Evelyn Hopping and Hadley Leftin January 7, 2022

     Over Winter Break, the boys and girls Highlands High School varsity basketball team continued with their games, despite HHS school being off. Over this period of time, the boys had five games and...

The NFL logo in the middle of the football field during the New York Giants and the New York Jets game.

NFL playoffs: Possible scenarios

Liam Downie, Staff January 7, 2022

     For the 2021-2022 National Football League (NFL) season there was a new agreement that they will take off a pre-season game and add one more season game, making 17 games instead of 16.   ...

Antonio Brown warming up for a game.

Sunday meltdown: Brown leaves game over injury and bonus concerns

Ty Boler, Staff January 7, 2022

     “I knew the game was still going but I left because I’m a gremlin.”      That was Tampa Bay Buccaneer Wide Receiver Antonio Brown’s response on Instagram following leaving the Tampa...

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