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By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Covington Catholic freshman Blake Hussey entered his first 9th Region tennis tournament as the No. 2 seed in boys singles and lived up to expectations by winning three matches in straight sets to reach the championship final.
On Wednesday, the newcomer’s opponent will be the top-seeded player in the bracket who has won the last three region singles…

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Covington Catholic’s tennis team had six players reach the 9th Region semifinals in boys singles and doubles to earn berths in the state tournament to be played May 28-30 in Lexington, Richmond and Berea.
The winners of quarterfinal matches on Monday included CovCath juniors Alex Yeager and Kalei Christensen, who won last year’s state championship…

By Keith Taylor
Kentucky Today
Coach John Calipari will bring Arkansas to Rupp Arena and Kentucky will have some new places to go with games at Texas and Oklahoma next season.
The Southeastern Conference released the league portion of the men’s basketball schedule Monday and Kentucky will play all 15 league foes one time next season, with home-and-home contests against Alabama, Tennessee and Vanderbilt….

Morgan Hentz of Lakeside Park is a starting libero for Atlanta Vibe, the top-seeded team in the Professional Volleyball Federation championships. (Photo from provolleyball.com)

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
When she started playing volleyball in the third grade, Morgan Hentz had no idea the sport would become her livelihood. Over the last five months, the Notre Dame Academy graduate…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
They call it the Reds Futures High School Showcase with Northern Kentucky teams Campbell County and Ryle meeting Friday in the first of four games over two days at Great American Ball Park.
Ryle’s AJ Crry squares up the games’ first RBI. (Photo by Dale Dawn/NKyTribune)
But it was as much – actually more – a celebration than a baseball contest….

Kentucky coach Mark Pope never played high school basketball in the Bluegrass State.
If you didn’t know any better, you would think he has bled Blue all of his life. His three seasons at Kentucky from 1994-96, including a year he had to sit out because of NCAA transfer rules in place at the time, was all it took for Pope to understand what it means to wear the Blue-and-White jersey.
During his introductory…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
“Another opening, another show . . .”
From Quebec to Cleveland to Chicago . . .
With lyrics adapted from Cole Porter and locations from the Frontier League, the curtain went up Thursday for Northern Kentucky’s Florence Y’alls in an almost-too-one-sided-to-believe 16-3 romp over the two-time defending champion Quebec Capitales who could not have been outclassed…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
At a rangy 6-foot-2 and 186 pounds, Ryle High’s AJ Curry does not look like your average high school sophomore.
And as the author of a nine-page paper diagnosing his scientific approach to hitting a baseball, he neither sounds nor writes like a 16-year-old sophomore.
Or like most baseball players, including major-leaguers, for that matter.
“I just got…

By Audrey Carrico
NKyTribune sports reporter
Ask anyone familiar with Covington Catholic senior Brady Hussey about his game and they’ll probably ask you which one.
A standout in both basketball and tennis, Hussey’s resume speaks for itself. On the hardwood, he averaged 13.7 points per game last season and scored over 1,000 points during his varsity career. On the hardcourt, he’s a three-time…

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Highlands and Covington Catholic will be district rivals in football once again under the statewide football realignment approved by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association on Wednesday.
Highlands defensive players converge on a Cooper ball carrier during a playoff game last season. (Photo by Dale Dawn)
The realignment will be for the 2025 and 2026…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
After eight months away, it would be easy to say, “They’re back.”
And yes, the Florence Y’alls will indeed be back in action and throw out the first official pitch for the 2024 season Thursday at Thomas More Stadium.
Y’alls! (Photo by Dan Weber/NKyTribune)
Just don’t say it quite that way, say General Manager Max Johnson and Field Manager Chad…

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Newport senior DeShaun Jackson puts up a shot during 9th Region championship game. (Photo by Dale Dawn)
Both seniors on the Newport boys basketball team that won its second consecutive 9th Region championship in March have made college commitments, and one of them will be joining a team that’s making a transition to NCAA Division I.
DeShaun Jackson,…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
From rising prices at the gas pump to groceries, it’s no surprise to hear folks complaining about the hit to their wallets these days.
But Northern Kentucky University season basketball tickets?
Excuse us.
And yet there it is. NKU’s top boosters, the ones who have been there the longest and given the most, are being asked – in some cases – for more than…

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter
Reagan Ramage and Kendall Brissey have shared a lot of success playing on Cooper High School girls golf teams that won four consecutive Region 7 championships and placed third in the last two state tournaments.
“Kendall is pretty much my best friend,” Ramage said. “There’s not many days during the week I don’t spend with her…

By Dan Weber
NKyTribune sports reporter
It would be easy to call Thomas More’s naming of Brian Neal Thursday a homecoming for the former Saints’ assistant and head coach.
But that wouldn’t exactly be correct. Brian never really left, not even this past year when he coached Orlando’s Southeastern University Fire to Sun Conference regular season and tournament championships and a berth in the…

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