The Kentucky High School Athletic Association/Whitaker Bank Boys Basketball Sweet 16 is underway at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
Holmes's girls basketball coach Tony Perkins will be named 9th Region Coach of the Year during the March 14 session of the Kentucky Girls Basketball state tournament.
In a tense and physical championship game, Covington Catholic (29-2) took home the Ninth Region Tournament trophy after out-slugging Holmes, 56-51, before a near-capacity crowd at the Bank of Kentu
Covington Catholic 51, Newport Central Catholic 43
Holmes was given very little difficulty in the first round of the 9th Region tournament as they breezed by Highlands, 60-41.
Covington Catholic showed a different, yet equally effective way to win Wednesday night, as they blew past Ryle, 74-40, in the first round of the KHSAA 9th Region tournament.
In a contest with all the appropriate fixings for a championship game, Holmes outlasted Covington Catholic in a double-overtime thriller, 72-62, in the KHSAA 35th District final at the Bank of Kent
Covington Catholic trounced Holy Cross in the semifinals of the KHSAA 35th District Tournament, 79-57, at the Bank of Kentucky Center on Wednesday night.
In the team's final game of the regular season before their defense of the regional title crown, the Holmes Bulldogs hoisted a new banner in the Field House.
Senior night at Covington Catholic was a rollicking good time for the home crowd as the Colonels completed a perfect season against Kentucky schools with a win over defending state champs Madison C
Senior Night got off to a slow start for the Holmes Bulldogs Thursday night.
The size advantage for Newport Central Catholic was evident from the start, as the Thoroughbreds were simply too big for Conner and coasted easily to a 73-54 home win in their regular-season finale
Covington Catholic added to their sterling season and remained unbeaten in the state of Kentucky after withstanding a mighty effort by host Simon Kenton in a shootout, 83-75.