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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...

Boys Varsity basketball team loses devastating game to Covington Catholic High School

Junior Luke Muller scores in a lay-up.

Tamra Armstrong, Staff

March 12, 2020

The Highlands Boys Varsity Basketball team lost Tuesday night in a very close game to Covington Catholic High School (Cov Cath). The score, 59 to 54, marked the Birds' loss in the regional finals, but the boys put up a fight until the end. This season, the Birds came further than they have in 19 years.  ...

Varsity basketball team wins regionals against Dixie High School

Junior Sam Vinson jumps to make a basket.

Tamra Armstrong, Staff

March 9, 2020

This past Saturday, March 7th, there was a Varsity boys basketball game at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Facing Dixie High School, the Birds defeated the Colonels 72 to 58, allowing the boys to advance to the ninth region semi-finals.    This was an intense game for the Birds, espe...

Birds win nail-biting game against NCC

The O-Zone and players on the sideline celebrate following a dunk by Junior Sam Vinson.

Tamra Armstrong and Lexie Crawford

January 29, 2020

     Last night was a huge nail-biter for the Birds, as they fought for their 81 to 77 win against Newport Central Catholic (NCC), one of Highland’s biggest district rivals. The theme for the game was “White Out,” and students were given the opportunity to buy a t-shirt to support Senior Jac...

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Voices in the Hall – Reactions to the passing of Kobe Bryant

Tamra Armstrong and Libby Spiess

January 27, 2020

Junior Mac Russell "I was heartbroken. Kobe Bryant was one of my favorite basketball players. The world is cruel."     Sophomore Faith Broering "It was really upsetting because it was someone I really looked up tom and a lot of people looked up to him. He had a lot of rea...

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend explodes with energy from Highlands Athletics

Senior Maggie Hinegardner prepares to pass the ball.

Megan Benzing, Tamra Armstrong, Sam Hauck, and Lexie Crawford

January 22, 2020

Girls Varsity basketball beats Pandas       On Monday night, The Varsity girls basketball team beat Notre Dame Academy (NDA) and finished with a win that paid off. With this being NDA’s first loss in Northern Kentucky, this victory was a huge achievement for the Birds. Even though the Birds w...

HHS Freshman Swim and Dive team splash into Regionals

Megan Benzing and Libby Spiess

January 7, 2020

On Saturday, January 4th, the HHS Freshman swim and dive team made their way to Scott High School to compete at Freshman Regionals. The team had set high expectations for their season and decided to finish it with an ambitious effort. Both girls and boys swim teams started strong for all the events...

Boys Varsity Basketball dominates with 13-0 record

Maggie Schroeder and Lexie Crawford

January 7, 2020

Starting out with a game against Ryle, the Boys Varsity Basketball team has played many regional teams such as Bishop Brossart, Holy Cross, and Scott. The Birds have won every game so far this season, giving them a 13-0 record only potentially matched by the state finalist team of 1997.    Ad...

HHS Archery Team sets high standards for the season

Junior Liam Kinnaird shoots for the target.

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor

December 17, 2019

On Friday December 13, and Saturday the 14th, the HHS archery teams set out to St. Henry High School to play in the 4th Annual St. Henry High School tournament at the SHAC that was hosted this past weekend. On Friday, coach Tracy Houston set out with the team while on Saturday they were accompanied by t...

Road to State: Varsity Girls Soccer Sports Wrap-Up

Sophomore Macy Hedenburg gets ready to be subbed in during a tough game.

Megan Benzing, Staff

November 5, 2019

On the 23rd of October, the Highlands varsity girls’ soccer birds fought till the finish in their game against West Jessamine at their home field. With a blow of a whistle, the game started with the players aggressive and hungry for a win. Neither Highlands nor West Jessamine players ever let up. Both...

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