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2018 Prep Football Previews: Holy Cross players have higher expectations following winless season

The NKyTribune is featuring each of the 21 high school football teams in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties leading up to the first games of the 2018 season on Friday. We will then provide focused coverage of our local teams throughout the regular season and into the playoffs. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The last two seasons have been a wild ride for three seniors on the Holy Cross...

Highly-touted guard Hagans reclassifies, signs with Calipari, Wildcats

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Ashton Hagans couldn’t wait to play for Kentucky and is expected to be on campus this week. Hagans reclassified to the Class of 2018 and signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Wildcats. Hagans was scheduled to graduate next year, but opted to graduate high school earlier than expected to “see my dream of playing for coach (John) Calipari and the Big Blue...

2017 Prep Football Previews: Cooper counting on senior safety to provide steady leadership

Cooper safety Justin Schlarman, No. 13, made a team-high 83 tackles for the Jaguars last season. (Photo by Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com)   The NKyTribune is featuring each of the 21 high school football teams in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties leading up to the first games of the 2017 season on Aug. 18. We will then provide focused coverage of our local teams throughout the regular season and...

CovCath all-state football player decides to continue his career with Ivy League college team

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic offensive tackle Hunter Ziegelmeyer, one of five Northern Kentucky high school football players who earned all-state honors last season, will continue his career at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. CovCath offensive tackle Hunter Ziegelmeyer was selected third-team all-state in a statewide poll of coaches. (Photo by Steve Dyer) Ziegelmeyer,...

Ryle football players, coaches receive awards for successful season at annual awards banquet

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKy Tribune sports reporter Two...

Beechwood wins first state football title since 2008 to restore team’s reputation

Beechwood players hoist the state championship trophy after their 21-14 win over Hazard. (Photo by Dale Dawn) The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups...

State Football Notebook: Most of Beechwood’s starting players will be returning next season

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Beechwood...

Beechwood Tigers back in state football final with ‘hungry’ team that exceeded early expectations

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Beechwood...

Beechwood rolls to fourth win in state playoffs to make it back to title game

Beechwood defensive players converge on Russellville quarterback Jaylyn McMurry. (Photo by Steve Dyer) The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups...

Holy Cross football team’s rally falls short in 42-35 season-ending loss to Danville

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Nothing...

Beechwood football team proud to be practicing on Thanksgiving Day to prepare for semifinal game

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Getting...

Friday Football Roundup: Holy Cross upsets NewCath, 26-21, in Class 2A regional final

Holy Cross players pose for photos while hoisting the regional championship trophy. (Photo by Mary Lynn Lampke) The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including...

Lafayette dashes Simon Kenton football team’s playoff hopes for second consecutive year

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Evan Merrill NKyTribune contributor LEXINGTON...

Football coaches select players for all-state consideration, Top 26 Awards, All-NKy teams

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. Tanner Morgan By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports...

Alternating quarterbacks is ploy that paid off for Simon Kenton football team this season

The NKyTribune will be providing focused coverage of NKY high school football throughout the season, thanks to support from St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine. See all of our pre-season features on each of NKY’s 21 high school football teams and follow our coverage, including roundups each week at Northern Kentucky High School Football. By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Having...