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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


Filed under News, Sports

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...

Highlands Sweeps Holy Cross at Regional Tournament Quarter-Finals

Highlands Sweeps Holy Cross at Regional Tournament Quarter-Finals

Tristin Brubaker and Tessa Killen

February 28, 2019


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On February 27th, the Highlands Girls’ Varsity basketball team won against the Holy Cross High School Indians in the Regional Quarter Final with a final score of 72 to 46. Senior William Bertsch, a cheerleader for Highlands, was excited about how the game went. Bertsch stated, “Our band showed and played beauti...

Highlands swim and dive rules the pool at State

Highlands swim and dive rules the pool at State

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

On Thursday, February 21, the HHS girls and boys swim and dive teams set off to the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium campus to compete at state. Both the boys and girls divers had their warm ups and prelims on Thursday. Competing for Highlands on the boys’ side were junior Finn...

Cooper Cages the Birds in the Regional Quarter-Final

Cooper Cages the Birds in the Regional Quarter-Final

Tessa Killen, Staff

February 26, 2019


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On February 26th, the Highlands boys’ varsity basketball team lost against the Cooper High School Jaguars in the Regional Quarter Final with a final score of 47 to 37.   The ozone theme for the night was Blue Out in honor of 8th grader Lilliana Shalk. Both ozones, from Highlands and Coope...

Dance Team Competes in Orlando, Florida

Dance Team Competes in Orlando, Florida

Emrel Woody, Staff

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

The Dance Team competed at the NDA Nationals this weekend and showed their strength with their dancing and teamwork by placing 5th in Hip Hop and 10th in Pom. The girls have worked hard all season by placing high at all the competitions they’ve gone to. Some highlights from the season include the team ge...

Highlands blasts Bellevue

Gwendolyn Culyer

February 21, 2019


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The Varsity Girls’ Basketball team took on the Bellevue Tigers around 6 o’clock last night at Newport Central Catholic (NCC). Right off the bat, Highlands took the lead and continued to keep it through all four quarters of the game. The Tigers were no match for the Birds and lost with a final sco...

Highlands basketball takes on NCC

Gwen Culyer, Staff

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Last night at 6:00 p.m., Highlands Varsity Boys basketball team took on the Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds in their first District game of the season. The Birds, while starting out slow, allowed the Breds to keep up for most of the game making the score end very close. According to most of...

Seniors cherish last time on home court

Seniors cherish last time on home court

Kenzie Poynter and Sydney Fessler

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Friday, February 15 was a big night for Highlands High School girls and boys varsity basketball and seniors participating in winter sports. Seniors from girls basketball, dance, cheer, and swim & diving were all recognized by a packed house. Both varsity teams beat out Beechwood High School playing amazin...

Bluebirds Splash into Regionals

Bluebirds Splash into Regionals

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

February 13, 2019


Filed under News, Sports

Last weekend, tradition was broken as the swim and dive teams crushed the competition at regionals. On Saturday the 9th, the dive team competed at Scott High School and the swim team at Silver Lake, the host school being St. Henry, but both felt the same type of nervous energy. “I was very nervous ...

Stuart shoots for bullseye

Stuart shoots for bullseye

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Feature, Personality Profile, Sports

Sophomore Ethan Stuart has had a bow and arrow since he was little, but up until last school year he hadn’t shot competitively. When he heard about the formation of the new Archery Team last year, run by Middle School science teacher Tracy Houston, he decided he wanted to join with a small group of f...

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