By Dave Malaska
Sophomore Andres Rivera scored three goals and assisted on another as Dixie Heights downed Ashland Blazer, 4-2, Saturday at home.
Tied at two at the break, the Colonels went ahead on a Zachary Kilmer goal 10 minutes into the second half on a Rivera assist.
Rivera scored his third goal of the night and sixth of the season with three minutes left in play to seal the win.
HALFTIME: 2-2. GOALS: DH—Rivera 3, Kilmer. B—Day, Malloy. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 5-6-2, Blazer 7-5.
SIMON KENTON 7, WALTON-VERONA 0 — Senior Tyler Smith scored two goals and assisted on three others as the Pioneers ran past the Bearcats.
Corey Knaley added another pair of goals to Simon Kenton’s total, while junior keeper Hunter Leanhart earned his fifth shutout of the season in goal.
HALFTIME: 2-0. GOALS: SK—Smith 2, Knaley 2, Selimovic, Bruening, Mairose. SHUTOUT: Leanhart (3 saves). RECORDS: Simon Kenton 6-6-1, Walton-Verona 6-5-1.
GRANT COUNTY 1, CONNER 0, PKs – Conner missed its first shot on goal in the shootout following regulation in the scoreless final of the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational, then misfired on its fifth turn as Grant claimed the tournament title.
HALFTIME: 0-0. RECORDS: Conner 4-7-1, Grant County 7-2-1.
CONNER 7, VILLA MADONNA 1— Senior forward Landon Lamblez scored two goals to lead five Cougar scorers as Conner advanced to the final of the Dry Ridge Toyota Invitational.
HALFTIME: 5-0. GOALS: C—Lamblez 2, Frommeyer, Ryan, Aguilera, Rich, Yowler. RECORDS: Conner 4-6-1, Villa Madonna 0-8-0.
HIGHLANDS 4, ST. FRANCIS 1 — Highlands rebounded from Thursday's road loss to CovCath to win get its sixth win in its last seven games with a flurry of second-half goals.
HALFTIME: 1-1. GOALS: H—Garbig, Davis-Roberts, C. Dean, Breslin. RECORDS: Highlands 8-4-1, St. Francis 1-8-1.
RYLE at BOONE COUNTY, postponed — Due to field conditions, the match was rescheduled for Tuesday at Ryle.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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.
Dan Wagner’s first season as head coach of the Newport Central Catholic football team has been a wild ride, and it isn’t…
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.