Ther are eight teams left with a shot at the Kentucky boys basketball state title - and two are from Northern Kentucky.
George Stoll is stepping down after six seasons as head coach of the girls basketball team at Newport Central Catholic High School.
The Ryle basketball players had the look of determination in their eyes from the opening tip.
Ryle returned to BB&T Arena where it had cut down the nets followings its 9th Region tournament championship and where it will now try to march its way through the Kentucky Sweet 16.
For the third time in the past five seasons, Covington Catholic is heading to the Kentucky Sweet 16 as champions of the 9th Region.
For the first time in school history, the Ryle Raiders are champions of the 9th Region in girls basketball and will play in the Kentucky Sweet 16.
It has been an annual occurrence every season since 2012-13: Covington Catholic is in the finals of the 9th Region boys basketball tournament.
Four Northern Kentucky girls basketball teams will have a shot at a trip to the Kentucky Sweet 16.
The Scott Eagles used a jumper from Trey Meister in the closing seconds to prevail over host Mason County in the opening round of the 10th Region tournament on Thursday night.
Some close games and some blowouts took place Friday night as boys basketball district titles were claimed ahead of next week's regionals.
Newport High School has re-hired its former head football coach who was suspended and later replaced in 2015 after being arrested on drug and other charges.
Newport Central Catholic High School announced the eighteenth class of inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
Covington Catholic continued to dominate the 9th Region with an impressive win over Holmes in Covington on Friday night.
Ten local high schools received $20,000 worth of baseball and softball equipment from the Reds Community Fund and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
Two Thomas More College athletes received Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) honors this week.