The Hilltopper

Hoops for Hunger

Gwendolyn Culyer

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Highlands High School Basketball celebrated their 3rd annual Hoops for Hunger event this past Tuesday night, on November 20th. This fundraiser was sponsored by both Kelsey Chevrolet as well as Huff Realty.   Hoops for Hunger took place in the Highlands High School Athletic Center at 7:00 pm. In...

Colonels down Bluebirds in Regional Championships

Colonels down Bluebirds in Regional Championships

Kenzie Poynter, Staff

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Highlands High School lost in an intense game 36-0 against Covington Catholic on Friday.   Covington Catholic took the lead at halftime with a score of 7-0. Coach Scott Turner thinks they worked well but could have done better. “We defended well in the first half, but I felt like we c...

Bowling Birds Beat Bishop Brossart

Kaitlyn Kitlle

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Yesterday, November 15th, the bowling team won with 7-0 points against Bishop Brossart.   Highlands won four points from the regular games then bowled two baker games, winning all possible points.   Brossart has a co-ed team, so nine total players from the boys and girls team wen...

Seniors Become 3x PowderPuff Champions

Seniors Become 3x PowderPuff Champions

Caitlyn Morgan, Editor, and Sydney Fessler, Staff

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Last night, the juniors and seniors faced off in the annual PowderPuff game. While the seniors managed to win 22-20, the game was close, with the juniors fighting until the last second.   The seniors started out strong, scoring their first touchdown during the first five minutes, and going...

Bluebirds beat Bearcats in second round of playoffs

Kayla Wilson, Feature Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

On Friday, the Highlands football team defeated Anderson County with a final score of 14 to 10. The game, hosted by Anderson, was the second round of the playoffs, making this win the first time the team has advanced past the second round of playoffs since 2015.    Kickoff was set for 7:30, and by 7:45, the o...

Soccer stars chain together for a successful season

Soccer stars chain together for a successful season

Sydney Fessler, Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

As Montgomery county fell, Highlands rose. The varsity boys’ soccer team huddled together and talked confidently and positively, despite the fact that they were struggling to make a goal. Once the team went back on the field, it was time for a comeback. After pushing and pushing as a team, they dom...

Bowling Birds Strike Out Against Newport

Bowling Birds Strike Out Against Newport

Jenna Brady, Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

Yesterday, November 8th, the boys’ and girls’ bowling team had their second match of the year. They bowled at Super Bowl in Bellewood against Newport High School.   Both teams, boys and girls, won all seven points, beating their second team this season. This match was especially im...

Co-Ed cheerleaders cheer on to state

Ella Exterkamp, Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

It was a great day for cheerleading on Saturday.   The Co-Ed Cheerleading squad qualified for State early last Saturday morning. While the all-girls team did not qualify for state, Mrs. Beier said, “Both teams improved immensely, the all girls team increasing their score by 25 points.”...

Practice Makes Perfect

Gwen Culyer, Staff

November 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Highlands Girls Varsity placed second overall in state finals while boys varsity place 6th. Over the weekend, the Birds took on state in Lexington at the Horse Park. The boys started the events early in the morning while the girls followed suit, both running a 5k (3.1 miles).   Highlands,...

Cross country runner experiences a change of pace

Cross country runner experiences a change of pace

Maggie Schroeder, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

July 23, 2018… the first day of cross country practice for senior, Ethan Myers.  Anxiety rippled through him as he jogged down Mayfield Avenue and towards Highland Park. Even though new surroundings were not unusual, the silence of the park made the oddly cool morning feel eerie.   Myers...

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