By John Lachmann
Senior outside hitter Kaitlin Murray racked up 11 kills as Simon Kenton (25-8) defeated Newport Central Catholic (14-15), 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 29-27 on Tuesday.
Junior libero Kelsey Schreiber added 22 digs, and senior setter Sophie Dunn piled up 32 assists for the Pioneers.
Senior setter Alyssa Maier finished with 34 assists to lead the Thoroughbreds.
SCOTT BESTS BROSSART – Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Tapp tallied 17 kills and 10 digs as Scott (23-11) defeated Brossart (17-13), 25-19, 25-14, 25-22.
Junior setter Jenna Trimpe dished for 34 assists, and sophomore libero Allie Bishop chipped in 10 digs for the Eagles, who won their 10th straight match.
COOPER SINKS SILVER GROVE – Sophomore outside hitter Alex Buys tallied seven kills as Cooper (24-5) defeated Silver Grove (3-18), 25-5, 25-14.
Senior right side hitter Brooke Smith rolled up three kills and three aces, and senior defensive specialist Madison Winiger served for five aces in the Jaguars’ win.
VILLA BEATS HOLMES – Senior middle hitter Ellie Stoddart finished with 11 kills as Villa Madonna (16-7) defeated Holmes (3-19), 25-8, 25-16.
Junior setter Charissa Junker dished for 13 assists, and eighth-grade defensive specialist Faith Cobaugh added five digs for the Blue Lightning.
DIXIE DOWNS GALLATIN – Junior libero Caitlyn Watts served for eight aces as Dixie Heights (12-23) defeated Gallatin County (3-15), 25-9, 25-14, 25-10.
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Junior guard James Bolden led 12 Holmes players in scoring with 18 points as the Bulldogs pounded Newport in the teams’ season opener.
Sophomore guard Kylie Kramer hit a running layup with four seconds remaining to lift Campbell County.
Senior guard Abby Stadtmiler led all scorers with 23 points as Brossart beat Ryle, on the opening night of Kentucky high school basketball.
Simon Kenton scored 60 first-half points and reached the 100-point mark for just the second time this century as the Pioneers beat Holy Cross.
Highlands induced the running clock in the second quarter but saw its lead slip to seven before sealing another trip to the state championship.
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Highlands and NewCath will get a shot to defend their state football championship next Saturday in Bowling Green.
Highlands puts its state-record 33-game postseason winning streak on the line .
NewCath started the season 1-4 but has won eight straight since.
The Knights would like nothing more that to avenge losses the past two years to the boys from Fort Thomas in the playoffs.