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.
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Freshman right-hander T.C. Eads threw his first career no-hitter as Ludlow blanked Calvary Christian.
Junior first baseman Rachel Hall singled home two to key a four-run fourth inning as Scott beat Grant County.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard won in three sets, improving to 7-4 at first singles as Conner beat Boone County.
Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.