By John Lachmann
Junior Logan Gamm recorded three birdies en route to a match-low 35 as Ryle edged Covington Catholic, 149-152 on Thursday.
Gamm, who birdied the first, seventh and ninth holes, led six golfers under 40 as he medaled for the third time this season.
MEDALIST: Gamm (R), 1-under 35 on the front nine at Triple Crown. OTHER GOOD SCORES: Bauerice (CC) 36; Adams (R) 36; Squires (R) 38; Berling (CC) 38; Fritz (CC) 38. RECORD: Ryle 7-1.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 168, HIGHLANDS 171 – Bluebirds junior Parker Harris earned medalist honors, but the Thoroughbreds still won by three strokes.
NewCath was led by senior Luke Holtz’s 40.
MEDALIST: Harris (H), even-par 36 on the back nine at A.J. Jolly. OTHER GOOD SCORES: Holtz (NCC) 40; Buten (H) 40. RECORDS: NewCath 8-4, Highlands 10-2.
SCOTT 182, HOLY CROSS 189 – The Indians’ Leighton Schrand medaled for the fifth time, but it was the Eagles who pulled their second straight win.
Schrand led all golfers by one stroke.
MEDALIST: L. Schrand (HC), 5-over 41 on the back nine at Kenton County Pioneer. RECORDS: Scott 2-13, Holy Cross 7-5-1.
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The Bluebirds are a victory away from a record seventh consecutive state title and a Kentucky best 23rd overall.
Senior guard Abby Owings went 4-for-4 from the foul line late in the fourth quarter to seal Simon Kenton’s win over Ryle.
Senior center Drew Burns racked up 20 points, including 10 in the second quarter, as Brossart edged Newport.
Senior forward/guard Vickie Stagge hit the winning basket on a backdoor cut with four seconds left in overtime as Lloyd edged Bellevue.
Freshman guard Sean McNeil scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half to help seal Cooper’s win over Walton-Verona.
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.