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Ison leads Lindsey Wilson women to 73-63 upset over previously unbeaten Thomas More on Monday

NKyTribune staff Hailey Ison enjoyed a record-setting afternoon on Monday as the Lindsey Wilson women’s basketball team upset previously unbeaten and fourth-ranked Thomas More at Biggers Sports Center. Ison finished with 23 points and 14 rebounds — both career-high numbers — as 17th-ranked Lindsey Wilson pulled away for a 73-63 win in the battle of teams ranked in the NAIA poll. Bree Glover...

Thomas More women extend winning streak to 15, remain perfect; IUPUI sweeps weekend series at NKU

NKyTribune staff Courtney Hurst scored 22 points as the Thomas More women’s basketball team remained unbeaten (15-0) with a 100-42 win at Bethel (Tenn.) on Saturday. Zoie Barth and Briana McNutt both added 15 points for Thomas More, which built a 52-12 halftime lead. Hurst buried five 3-pointers, while McNutt added four triples in five attempts. Courtney Hurst scored 22 points to lead Thomas More...

St. Henry gets to defend All “A” Classic state title following win over Holy Cross in region final

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter St. Henry will return to the All “A” Classic boys state basketball tournament to defend its title after getting past Holy Cross, 58-54, in the 9th Region championship game on Saturday at Newport Central Catholic. After a flurry of lead changes in the third and fourth quarters, St. Henry came out on top by scoring its final four points in pressure-packed...

IUPUI turns Friday evening into nightmarish experience for NKU with 74-69 victory over Norse

By Don Owen NKyTribune sports editor The unimaginable became a nightmarish reality for Northern Kentucky on Friday evening inside BB&T Arena. IUPUI — which was 0-6 all-time against NKU in games at Highland Heights — departed BB&T Arena with a shocking 74-69 victory against the Norse. The Jaguars entered Friday night winless (0-4) in Horizon League play, but Marcus Burk poured in 27 points...

Thomas More women improve to 14-0 with 62-59 win at Freed-Hardeman; NKU men play host to IUPUI

NKyTribune staff Briana McNutt and Zoie Barth combined for 38 points as the Thomas More women’s basketball team improved to 14-0 with a 62-59 win at Freed-Hardeman on Thursday. McNutt scored a game-high 22 points for Thomas More, which is ranked No. 4 nationally in the NAIA poll. Barth added 16 points and four assists as the Saints remained perfect (9-0) in Mid-South Conference play. Thomas More’s...

Vieth pours in 34 points as St. Henry defeats NewCath; North Laurel upsets CovCath in overtime

NKyTribune staff St. Henry’s Wyatt Vieth is quietly establishing himself as one of the top scoring guards in the state. Vieth poured in 34 points Wednesday night to lead St. Henry to a 54-42 win over Newport Central Catholic in the All “A” Classic. The senior guard converted 15 field goals in 22 attempts, made all four of his free throws and grabbed six rebounds as the Crusaders improved...

Highlands again searching for football head coach as James decides to remain at Franklin County

By Don Owen NKyTribune sports editor Two days after officially introducing Eddie James as its new football head coach, Highlands is again searching for someone to lead the Bluebirds on the gridiron. James, who was officially introduced as the Highlands head coach on Sunday at a press conference in Fort Thomas, has instead decided to remain at Franklin County. James had been selected to replace Brian...

UK players say support, criticism from decision to kneel during national anthem not distraction

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Olivier Sarr knew there would be opinions after the Kentucky Wildcats kneeled during the national anthem in Gainesville. “We understood that our gesture would have consequences,” Sarr said Monday. “We just want people to understand. We knew that some people would be mad about what we did, but we just want people to understand that it’s a peaceful way to protest...

NKU standout Marques Warrick earns Horizon League Freshman of the Week honor for fourth time

NKyTribune staff Henry Clay High School graduate Marques Warrick has established himself as one of the best freshmen in the Horizon League this season. Warrick, now a starting guard at Northern Kentucky University, earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors on Monday. It marked the fourth time this season the Lexington native has been selected for the weekly award. Northern Kentucky guard Marques...

Fort Thomas community embraces new Highlands football head coach with impressive turnout Sunday

By Don Owen NKyTribune sports editor Eddie James is keenly aware of the championship tradition associated with Highlands football. After all, the Bluebirds have won 23 state championships, which is second only to Louisville Trinity’s 27 titles. And if James needed any confirmation about the support and passion of the Fort Thomas community for the football program, he received it Sunday afternoon...

NewCath, Walton-Verona win region championships in All “A” Classic small-school playoffs

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Walton-Verona swept the 8th Region boys and girls championships and Newport Central Catholic took the 9th Region girls title in All “A” Classic playoff games on Saturday. NewCath edged Holy Cross, 52-50, in the 9th Region final to earn a return trip to the All “A” Classic state tournament that’s scheduled for Feb. 16-21 at Eastern Kentucky University...

St. Henry steals victory from Highlands at buzzer on Teten’s basket; NKU falls in OT at Cleveland State

NKyTribune staff Cody Teten’s steal and basket at the buzzer lifted St. Henry to an improbable 82-80 win at Highlands on Saturday afternoon. Trailing 80-77 and the clock winding down, Wyatt Vieth drained an off-balance 3-pointer from the left wing to tie the score at 80-all with four seconds left. After Highlands called a timeout, Teeten intercepted the inbounds pass underneath the basket. St. Henry...

Brooks has ‘fun’ in return to court as UK rolls to 76-58 victory over Florida in Gainesville on Saturday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Keion Brooks just wanted to have fun in his return to the court Saturday and it showed. Brooks had a blast and so did his teammates as the Wildcats (4-6, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) stretched their winning streak to three games with a 76-58 victory over Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. Keion Brooks dunks in the Wildcats’ win at Florida on Saturday. Brooks finished...

Highlands High School hires Franklin County mentor Eddie James as next football head coach

By Don Owen NKyTribune sports editor Eddie James, who guided Franklin County to the Class 4A state finals this season, has accepted the job as the football head coach at Highlands High School. Multiple sources on Friday night from both Highlands and Franklin County said James would make a decision this weekend on whether to accept the offer. James told the Franklin County players Saturday he was accepting...

Cleveland State remains perfect in Horizon League play with 58-44 win over NKU on Friday night

NKyTribune staff Torrey Patton scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Cleveland State remained unbeaten in Horizon League play with a 58-44 win over visiting Northern Kentucky on Friday night. Cleveland State held NKU to just 27.9 percent shooting from the field and won its seventh straight game, improving to 7-3 overall, 7-0 in the Horizon League. The Norse shot 4-for-28 from 3-point range...