DRY RIDGE – What a difference two years make.
LOUISVILLE – Scott County football is multiple state championships and hundreds of wins past the point of celebrating almost or what if.
Scott County's exit from the 42nd District volleyball tournament and 11th Region playoff contention Tuesday night exhibited just how quickly fortunes can be reversed in one of the state's most competitive local pockets of the sport.
LEXINGTON - Even while storming to six wins and inching closer to the upper echelon in Class 5A, Great Crossing has shown a penchant for slow starts and feeling-out first halves.
LEXINGTON — Few if any football teams defeated Peyton Manning and Tom Brady back-to-back in the same playoffs. And rarely has the player who upset Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal in a tennis major had the energy left for Roger Federer in the next round.
Blessed with chamber of commerce weather for eight weeks, local high school football went into scramble mode after coaches looked at the extended and hour-by-hour forecasts for this Friday night.
Soccer's goal is eight feet high and 24 feet wide on a normal autumn evening, but sometimes it appears to shrink under the mid-October spotlight of an elimination game in the playoffs.
The decision to play for the win instead of the tie after scoring a last-minute touchdown went awry for Arkansas at Ole Miss on Saturday, but it proved brilliant for Bethel University in an upset of previously undefeated No. 8 Georgetown College, 25-24, at McKenzie, Tennessee.
FRANKFORT - Penalty kick tiebreakers are a stressful way to settle soccer championship games, but the Great Crossing girls surely know the drill against Western Hills.
It's a sure sign of Great Crossing's growth as a football program that a double-digit halftime lead in a district game Friday night was deemed unsatisfactory.
FRANKFORT — The last resort of a heavy underdog in the win-or-else district semifinal round of the KHSAA soccer tournament often is to congregate around the 18-yard line and try to block everything in sight.
FRANKFORT — Six days after a nine-goal rout, human nature dictated that Monday's first half from the Great Crossing boys' soccer team against the same for wouldn't be a thing of beauty.
FAIRFIELD, Ohio — The Georgetown Gentlemen traveled north to the banks of the Ohio River on Saturday, Sept. 25 to participate in the third annual Augusta Civil War Days Vintage Base Ball Tournament.
KHSAA soccer playoffs got underway Monday after press time, with Great Crossing teams chasing the 41st District championship in Frankfort, while Scott County began its 42nd District quest in Lexington.
All season long, Scott County’s defense has heard incessantly about its counterparts at Great Crossing, and rightfully so. The Warhawks’ eye-popping numbers and parade of wins against five teams without the Cardinals’ championship tradition didn’t lie.
Everybody across the state who's paid a nanosecond of attention to high school football this season recognizes that Great Crossing is one of Kentucky’s most improved programs.
Scott County football sits in relative silence waiting for Friday night's Battle of the Birds, occasionally wondering aloud if strength of schedule and past performance against Great Crossing count for something.
Ten consecutive games and seven straight years of frustration for Scott County girls’ soccer against Henry Clay were oh-so-close to being erased Monday night.
Signature wins hadn't been a problem for the Great Crossing volleyball team this season. Earning one in front of the home crowd seemed an elusive quest, though.
Georgetown College football hasn't been dormant the past seven years, with memorable wins, national rankings and playoff appearances still part of the Tigers' tradition.
Senior night couldn't have been scripted much better for Great Crossing boys' soccer, which put eight different players including a wide array of upperclassmen in the scoring column while waltzing past Whitley County, 10-0, on Saturday.
What was already a hard night for the Scott County football team took a scary turn Friday when a bus carrying players back from the Frederick Douglass game in Lexington had a malfunction and caught fire on Interstate 75.
Whether it means taking a bus to Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati, Scott County has never shied away from challenging itself, nor has it gotten too bent out of shape about taking a few hits to its regular-season record as a result.
Down but not out after dropping the first two games Tuesday night, Scott County volleyball roared back for its third win in as many five-set matches this season, rallying past Madison Southern at home.
This past Sunday, the Georgetown Gentlemen traveled north of the Ohio River to participate in the Heart of Vintage Base Ball Tournament in Fairfield, Ohio. The tournament is an annual celebration of vintage “base ball,” and was comprised of nine regional teams.
The burning question after Scott County's Tatum Borman lit up Berea for a school-record seven goals Thursday night — all but one of those in the first half — was whether or not it was a personal record.
PARIS - Even delaying the inevitable Friday night didn't stymie the lauded defense of the upstart - and still unbeaten - Great Crossing Warhawks.
There have been ample ups and downs, many of them attributable to relative youth and a taxing strength of schedule, but Friday looked like familiar, mighty Scott County football.
Five games ago, with only a win and a tie to Great Crossing's credit, girls' soccer Steve Brown boldly suggested that the Warhawks could run the table in the regular season, win the district title and make a run at regions.
Rankings and recent scores might suggest that Paul Laurence Dunbar isn't quite on par with the Franklin County and Bryan Station football teams that have defeated Scott County this season.
In Year 3, the fledgling Great Crossing football team has already equaled its victory total in the Warhawks’ first two seasons combined — four.
On a sun-drenched Wednesday afternoon, Great Crossing girls' golf hosted a conference match with Western Hills and won convincingly, 189-203. Rebecca Montgomery, a sophomore, and Emily Bishop, an eighth-grader, led GC with matching scores of 42. Junior Blair Smith carded a 48, while freshman…