Buttoning up the books against the basketball teams you're favored to beat is like sinking free throws or draining wide-open 3-pointers from the corner.
Now without a single senior on its roster of available players, Scott County girls' basketball snapped out of a defensive slump with its most stifling performance of the season Monday night.
Great Crossing swimming and diving celebrated its three seniors Wednesday night during a meet at the Pavilion. From left are Mary Daniel Abner, Leah Steinbach and Shelby Shepard. Scott County’s team has no seniors on its roster this winter.
If Great Crossing were marketing its boys' basketball team as a sports car or some other shiny, must-have machine, Saturday night's mauling of Moore at Scott County's Dan Cummins Classic was the ideal demonstration.
After Scott County and Male were introduced and while they were shaking hands before the boys' basketball nightcap Saturday at the Dan Cummins Classic, the mirror image was impossible to miss.
An unforgiving segment of the girls' basketball schedule raged on this weekend for Scott County with losses Friday night in Richmond and Saturday afternoon in the Lady Cards' installment of the Dan Cummins Classic. Madison Central backed up its mid-season reputation as an 11th Region contend…
FRANKFORT — The final score of Tuesday's 41st District boys' basketball battle at Cardwell Gym looked like a relatively comfortable win for Great Crossing compared to its history of one and two-possession games with Western Hills.
During the same years that Scott County athletics have regrouped from the launch of a new school, Sayre has started a football program, won back-to-back 42nd District championships in baseball and evolved into something much more dangerous than a reliably beatable little brother in boys' bas…
Great Crossing matched its longest girls' basketball winning streak of the season at four and stayed undefeated all-time against 41st District rivals not named Franklin County, walloping Western Hills, 74-30, Tuesday night at Cardwell Gym.
No. 15 Georgetown College men's basketball shook off a n 81-73 Thursday night loss at Pikeville and avenged one of its few early-season defeats Saturday afternoon with an 80-66 triumph over Shawnee State University in a Mid-South Conference clash at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
Great Crossing wrestling won four individual titles, placed nine additional competitors on the podium Saturday and rolled to the team title on its home mat at the Warhawk Classic. Ren Birk (113 pounds), Rowdy Benner (126), Gus Roberts (132) and Joshua Strayer (175) were crowned champions. Bi…
Anyone who thought Friday night's 11th Region boys' basketball marquee match-up at Great Crossing had lost some luster as the result of a recent departure from Madison Central's roster stood corrected quickly when the Indians exploded to an 11-4 lead.
The value of Scott County boys' basketball having almost everybody in uniform and available for the first time all season was never clearer than during Tristan Christopher's personal highlight film Saturday night.
Fourth quarters remain an adventure for Great Crossing girls' basketball, but the Lady Warhawks found a way to close them out in style all week long.
Three seasons after he was a crucial component of the No. 1 team that never got its chance to compete for the NAIA men's basketball championship, two calendar years since he gambled on leaving Georgetown College with the hope of landing one more NCAA Division I scholarship opportunity, Jake …
Great Crossing's streak of games in which it picked up a dangerous fourth-quarter hitch in its stride continued at home Tuesday night, but a three-game girls' basketball losing streak still ended.
It was a good-news, bad-news weekend at home for Georgetown College women's basketball. The most exciting development from a split with Tennessee rivals at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym, however, is that the Tigers' faithful are starting to see why Erin Toller was such a coveted commodity coming out…
Six individual champions staked Great Crossing to the team title at the Bob Kearns Madeira Invitational wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday in Cincinnati.
Four first-half dunks by Great Crossing compared with four first-half field goals of any variety from Scott County told the divergent stories of the boys' basketball teams pitted in this year's Battle of the Birds.
A surefire benchmark for inexperienced teams on the rise is taking full advantage of the chance to beat opponents that are at or below your stage of development.
WINCHESTER — Two games in 18 days between two talent-laden programs, a reigning state champion and a rising rival that would be king, produced two games worthy of the Sweet 16.
FRANKFORT — Whether it's tomorrow or a dozen more years from now, it promises to be a grind for whichever rival is fortunate enough to win a 41st District girls' basketball game at the expense of Franklin County.
In a game that featured seven lead changes, four ties and countless runs that threatened to break it open, Bourbon County bottled up the last and most important one Tuesday night at home against Scott County.
One champion, its third wrestler to hit the 100-win career milestone in less than two weeks, six medalists and a strong second-place team finish highlighted Great Crossing's annual trip to the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association showcase in Ohio last week.
After getting a taste last winter of the games that truly matter in Kentucky high school basketball, the hope for the Great Crossing boys this season is that what they did in December might demystify February and March.
FRANKFORT — Tyra Young knows what it's like to be a seventh, eighth or ninth-grader learning the ropes with Scott County girls' basketball. She has been there, done that and owns plenty of T-shirts to prove it.
There's no mistaking which direction the Scott County boys' basketball defense is trending and what it has done for the Cardinals' fortunes and morale entering the new year.
LOUISVILLE — Short of that elusive first-ever trip to Rupp Arena, Great Crossing girls basketball won't ever play in a louder environment than Friday evening at Whitefield Academy.
A decades-long tradition of local football stars being recognized at the statewide level continued last week when four Scott County players and one from Great Crossing were named to the Louisville Courier Journal all-state team.
In addition to the requisite Pigeon Forge hospitality this week, Scott County boys' basketball is being asked to tangle with a diverse cross-section of Tennessee competition in bang-bang-bang fashion.
Defense is carrying the water for Great Crossing girls' basketball this season, and the Lady Warhawks have discovered there's a lot less spillage when everybody is healthy and not in foul trouble. Replenished and refocused GC won its third consecutive game Wednesday morning in the Ray Zeller…
Scott County boys' basketball allowed its fewest points since the genesis of the KHSAA online database — before the start of its 1997-98 state championship season — in Thursday's 56-22 victory over Louisvile Waggener.
Countless high school football programs have gone their entire, decades-long history without producing an NCAA Division I player.
Great Crossing girls' basketball recovered from a frustrating loss at the buzzer Wednesday, winning both halves of a Thursday doubleheader necessitated by the impending winter storm to rule the consolation bracket of the Gateway Holiday Classic in Mount Sterling.
Georgetown College women's basketball capped the calendar year and its non-conference schedule in wild fashion Wednesday against Rochester (Michigan) University at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.
FAIRDALE — An eight-mile traffic jam that slowed the Great Crossing boys' basketball team on the Gene Snyder Freeway during its Tuesday rush-hour commute to the King of the Bluegrass championship seemed symbolic a few hours later.
FAIRDALE — There isn't much time for anything other than a stretch and a shoot-around when you're preparing for the next round of the four-day grind at King of the Bluegrass.
If you think injuries and bouts with the flu are painful, try seeing a five-point lead slip away over the final 2 1/2 minutes and losing on a buzzer-beater.
LEXINGTON — Perhaps no higher compliment could be paid to the boys' basketball program from Vestavia Hills, Alabama than this: The Rebels play like a team from Kentucky.
FAIRDALE — It's too early in the season, or even on the growth chart of Great Crossing's splendid sophomore class, to call the watershed win in the King of the Bluegrass quarterfinals a passing of the torch.
Two milestone victories were centerpieces of an overpowering performance Saturday by host Great Crossing at its Warhawk Duals.
Scott County’s week in 42nd District girls’ basketball followed the same alarming pattern in each of three installments. The Lady Cards jumped out to a quick lead, saw it escape in an equally rapid flurry, swapped baskets for a while, then watched their likelihood of a win evaporate complete…