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Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Softball Birds Strike A Win Against NCC

Emrel Woody, Staff

April 18, 2019

On April 17th, the Highlands girls’ softball team went up against Newport Central Catholic at their home field, Winkler Field. The score ended being 13-3 Highlands. So far the girls have taken home three wins against Bishop Brossart, McNick, and now NCC. They have had six games with two being canceled f...

Spring Sports of the Week Recap

Gwendolyn Culyer

April 12, 2019

As the weekend nears and sporting events wrap up for the week, we see the Birds gaining in points and stance. The boys’ and girls’ track team run in their next meet tomorrow at Campbell County beginning at 9:30 a.m. As for boys’ baseball, they end the week with a seasonal record of 9 wins and...

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Virginia tops Texas Tech in NCAA Championship

Sydney Fessler, Staff

April 9, 2019

Virginia and Texas Tech beat out some of the best teams such as Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State, Auburn, and more to make it this far in the tournament. Even with Texas Tech being a 3 seed, and Virginia being a 1 seed in the tournament, this is both teams’ first appearances in the championship game. Every...

Boys and Girls Tennis off to a good start

Gwen Culyer, Staff

March 27, 2019

Boys Highlands High School Varsity Tennis team won their home opener game this past week against Holy Cross, girls winning 5-0 and boys, 3-0. Athletic Director, Kevin Nieporte, mentions how both the boys and girls are off to a good start. He is, “very excited to have moved from the 10th region ...

Bluebirds swing into baseball season

Gwendolyn Culyer

March 20, 2019

9th Region Champions, the Dirty Birds, hit off tonight at five pm with their season opener. They will have their first match at Highlands Park against the Conner Cougars. The theme for the Ozone is still to be determined.   In terms of preparation, the team has been on top of it. Since the winter...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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