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Cov Cath Sweet 16 Pep Rally Thursday, but Basketball Team Won't Be Only Colonels at Rupp

It is not just the Covington Catholic basketball team that will be making the trip to Lexington starting on Thursday for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association boys basketball Sweet 16.
 
While the Colonels basketball team claimed the Ninth Region title this year and will face Clay County in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday night, the Chamber Choir and a Covington Catholic student will be on the floor in Rupp Arena as well.
 
Sophomore Coire Thomas Ayres is the Secretary of State’s annual essay contest tenth grade winner. In its twenty-fifth year, the purpose of Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes’ contest is to expand civic awareness with an emphasis on election issues. Coire will receive a $1,000 prize during an awards presentation with Secretary Grimes on Friday, March 21st at 1:30PM during half time of  Game #2.
 
The Covington Catholic Chamber Choir has been invited back to the State Tournament this year to sing the National Anthem at the Championship game on Sunday at 2:00PM.
 
This is a repeat performance for the Choir which also performed the National Anthem at last year’s Championship.
 
In a salute to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Chamber Choir provided the recording of My Old Kentucky Home which was used as the background music for a video of Kentucky scenes to be aired at the Sweet 16.
 
(Follow the Sweet 16 action on Twitter! RCN contributor Bryan Burke will have live updates during every game. Follow @mojokong)
 
Related Sweet 16 Information
 
On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the community will host a pep rally in the gym prior to the basketball team leaving for Rupp Arena.
 
Tickets for Thursday night’s game against Clay County can be purchased at RuppArena.com. Tickets for subsequent games must be purchased either at Rupp Arena or through RuppArena.com. The possible future game times include the Elite Eight game at 8:00 p.m. Friday, Final Four game at 8:0 p.m.Saturday, and the Championship Game 2:00 p.m. Sunday.
 
Sweet 16 t-shirts are available for purchase in the school lobby during the pep rally in the gym on Thursday. These commemorative t-shirts are $15.
 
You can listen to the Colonels on CCH Internet Radio through the CCH website, CovCath.org. The game also will be telecast on the KHSAA website khsaa.org/boys-basketball. Updates, news, pictures and stories of the Road to Rupp can be found on our Facebook page Covington Catholic High School and you can follow the team on Twitter @CovCathColonels.
 
Photo: Cov Cath basketball team wins 9th Region title/RCN file photo by Brian Frey
 
 
 at 9:30AM, the Covington Catholic community will host a pep rally prior