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Thomas More sweeps Campbellsville, sets up conference title showdown with Lindsey Wilson

NKyTribune staff CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Jenna Mummert continued her outstanding late-season play Wednesday night as Thomas More extended its winning streak to 10 by sweeping Campbellsville, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22. Mummert hammered down 14 kills and attacked at a torrid .522 clip as Thomas More upped its overall record to 22-6. The Saints improved to 13-2 in the Mid-South Conference to move into a first-place...

Prep Football Stats Report: Conner quarterback has doubled the passing yards he posted last season

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Northern Kentucky had two quarterbacks pass for more than 2,000 yards during the 10-game regular season and 11 others who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark. Conner senior Jared Hicks led the way by completing 177 of 272 passes for 2,358 yards and 19 touchdowns. He more than doubled the 1,130 passing yards he had last year when he missed four games with a shoulder...

NKU opens season with 105-55 victory over UC-Clermont in Horn’s official Norse debut on Tuesday night

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter If Northern Kentucky University basketball fans could have voted Tuesday on the Norse’s season-opening opponent, the results would’ve likely produced a landslide thumbs-down toward the Cougars from Cincinnati-Clermont. But, given that NKU plays in the Horizon League — whose members gorge on non-Division I squads out of necessity rather than to just fatten up win...

Prep Sports Notebook: CovCath voted No. 1 team in N.Ky. boys basketball preseason coaches poll

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Covington Catholic was voted No. 1 in the Northern Kentucky boys basketball coaches poll going into the 2019-20 season that begins in four weeks. Beechwood junior Scotty Draud was voted the area’s top boys basketball player after averaging 22.7 points per game last season. Senior guard Grant Disken and senior center Neil Green are the only starters...

Stan Steidel made important contributions to Kentucky high school athletics during his lifetime

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The sudden death of Stan Steidel on Monday will be sad news all across the state of Kentucky because of the impact he had on high school sports. For the last 29 years, he directed the All “A” Classic that gave young people in small schools from Paducah to Pikeville an opportunity to compete for state titles in several sports. Steidel never received a...

NKU begins season Tuesday night, plays host to UC-Clermont in Horn’s official sideline debut

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Everyone who’s healthy is likely to see lots of action Tuesday night when Northern Kentucky begins the regular season against Cincinnati-Clermont at BB&T Arena. Given the fact UC-Clermont lost by 45 points on Saturday at Thomas More, there’s no reason to think NKU will have any trouble with the visiting Cougars (0-1) in head coach Darrin Horn’s official debut...

Greenwood scores goal amid scramble for loose ball to deny Highlands girls soccer team a state title

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter The Highlands girls soccer team did a good job keeping one of the state’s leading scorers in check during the state championship game against Greenwood on Saturday, but the Bluebirds’ defensive effort went unrewarded. With less than nine minutes remaining, Greenwood took a free kick and senior Alyson Kaelin got to a loose ball in front of the...

Scott girls repeat as Class 2A state cross country champions with eighth-graders leading the pack

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Scott won the Class 2A girls state cross country championship trophy for the second consecutive year with eighth-graders Maddie Strong and Juliana Ellington leading the way in Saturday’s season finale at Kentucky Horse Park. Strong placed third and Ellington came in seventh for the Eagles, who took the top spot in the team standings with 74 points....

Arrambide accounts for three TDs as Bethel (Tenn.) builds big lead, holds on for 35-28 win over Thomas More

NKyTribune staff McKENZIE, Tenn. — Christian Arrambide rushed for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another score as Bethel (Tenn.) held on for a 35-28 win over visiting Thomas More on Saturday. Bethel built a 35-14 lead going into the fourth quarter, but Thomas More rallied behind the passing of Justin Post. The senior quarterback connected on a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes to Da’marco...

Thomas More places five in double figures, rolls to a 107-62 win over UC-Clermont on Saturday

NKyTribune staff Five Thomas More players scored in double figures Saturday as the Saints cruised to a 107-62 win over UC-Clermont at the Connor Convocation Center. Ryan Batte led Thomas More (2-0) with 18 points, 12 of those in the first half as the Saints built a 55-30 lead at intermission. Thomas More used a 10-0 run in the first half to turn a 13-12 lead into a 23-12 advantage and shot 63.3 percent...

NewCath scores touchdown in final seconds to snap five-game losing streak against Beechwood

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter When there’s 1:28 left on the clock and your football team needs to go 80 yards to score a touchdown, it’s good to have a confident senior veteran like Paul Kremer at quarterback. Kremer completed 5 of 7 passes for 80 yards during a frantic last-ditch scoring drive that gave Newport Central Central a 17-14 win over Beechwood on Friday night in...

Thomas More volleyball extends winning streak to nine with four-set triumph at Cumberland (Tenn.) on Friday

NKyTribune staff LEBANON, Tenn. — Emily Mohs and Jenna Mummert combined for 31 kills and seven blocks as Thomas More extended its winning streak to nine with a 25-18, 21-25, 25-13, 25-22 triumph over Cumberland (Tenn.) on Friday night. Mohs finished with 16 kills and a .378 hitting percentage, while Mummert slammed down 15 kills and attacked at a .433 clip. Mummert also served up three aces as Thomas...

Highlands advances to girls state soccer final; Campbell County wins 10th Region volleyball title

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Highlands sophomore Chloe Bramble scored a goal in the first sudden death overtime period to give her team a 1-0 victory over Louisville Sacred Heart in the semifinals of the girls state soccer tournament on Thursday at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. In last year’s state final, Sacred Heart defeated Highlands, 2-1, but the Bluebirds are the...

Beechwood rebounds from 1-4 start behind Hergott’s strong performance at quarterback

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Cameron Hergott entered the season as the only returning offensive starter on the Beechwood football team. The junior quarterback knew the Tigers needed him to perform at a high level to continue the program’s proud winning tradition, and he hasn’t let them down. Beechwood quarterback Cameron Hergott has provided 73 percent of his team’s...

Cincinnati ends first half with 27-1 spurt, coasts to 79-36 in exhibition win over Thomas More on Thursday

By Don Owen NKyTribune reporter Major upsets in exhibition games do happen in the world of college basketball. But Fifth Third Arena wasn’t the place for a stun-the-universe moment when Thomas More visited the University of Cincinnati on Thursday night. In head coach John Brannen’s unofficial debut on the Cincinnati sideline, the Bearcats shot 60 percent from the field and coasted to a 79-36 win...