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Tough defense carries Bowling Green to 20-0 victory over defending Class 5A state champion CovCath

By Terry Boehmker 
KyForward sports reporter A disastrous offensive outing against Bowling Green on Friday night put an end to Covington Catholic’s bid for a fourth straight trip to the Class 5A state football final. The visiting Purples also denied CovCath a chance to repeat as Class 5A state champions. CovCath’s Ethan Reardon tries to catch a pass above Bowling Green safety Seth Rainville....

Weinrich out as football head coach at Highlands; posted 51-36 record in seven seasons

By Don Owen KyForward sports editor After compiling a 51-36 record in seven seasons, Brian Weinrich is out as the football head coach at Highlands High School. Weinrich informed his players Tuesday that he would not be returning for his eighth season as head coach. When contacted by phone on Monday about the rumored coaching change, Highlands athletic director Wes Caldwell said “no decision has...

Lexington Catholic returns 15 starters, but Knights must find replacement for star quarterback Allen

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming football season for many high school programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward Lexington Catholic returns 15 starters this season, but the biggest question mark will be how the offense responds after losing Beau Allen, arguably the greatest quarterback in program history. Allen, a Mr. Football...

Judge William Bertelsman dismisses lawsuit against Washington Post filed by CovCath student Sandmann

Staff report One of three lawsuits against national news media filed by lawyers for then-Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann has been dismissed by Eastern District Federal Judge William O. Bertelsman. Bertelsman heard oral arguments in Covington earlier this month in the $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post. Lawsuits against CNN and NBC are pending. In all, Sandmann sued for amounts...

Covington Catholic student, parents sue Washington Post for $250m; attorneys say more suits coming

Nicholas Sandmann through his parents Ted Sandmann and Julie Sandmann are suing The Washington Post Company for $250 million for the paper’s reporting on an incident that occurred during a Covington Catholic High School trip to participate in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The story reported by The Post involved a viral video on a meeting of Sandmann, 16, and Native American activist...

Diocese of Covington, CovCath issue statement; 3rd-party investigation into D.C. issue begins this week

The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued the following statement this afternoon: “On Monday afternoon the Covington Police alerted us that they had intelligence concerning a planned protest, Jan. 22, at Covington Catholic High School and a vigil at the Diocesan Curia. Due to threats of violence and the possibility of large crowds the Diocese was advised to close Covington...

After a car crash changed his life, Brad Fritz spends his time trying to help save others

Since surviving a severe automobile crash at age 15, Brad Fritz spends his life trying to help save others (NKU Photo)   By Ryan Clark KyForward contributor   When Brad Fritz rolls into a room, he speaks volumes – and he does it without saying a word.   It’s because of the accident, which makes it difficult for him to speak at all. He uses a typing machine that talks for...

Covington Catholic bests Scott County in thriller for 59-51 Sweet Sixteen state title

The Covington Catholic Colonels held on for an overtime win Sunday to capture the school’s first KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen State Title.” (Photo by Byran Burke)   By Bryan Burke KyForward Correspondent   In an epic, overtime thriller of a state-championship game, Covington Catholic outlasted Scott County, 59-51, to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen...

Covington Catholic bests Scott County
in thriller for 59-51 Sweet Sixteen state title

The Covington Catholic Colonels held on for an overtime win Sunday to capture the school’s first KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen State Title.” (Photo by Byran Burke)   By Bryan Burke KyForward Correspondent   In an epic, overtime thriller of a state-championship game, Covington Catholic outlasted Scott County, 59-51, to win the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys Basketball Sweet Sixteen...

Sweet 16: Covington Catholic, McCracken County, Bowling Green, Bardstown advance

Battle-tested Covington Catholic fought off Clay County to advance in the first round of the Boys’ Sweet 16. (Photo by Bryan Burke)   By Bryan Burke KyForward correspondent   Roundup of Thursday’s Sweet Sixteen games:   Covington Catholic 80, Clay County 78   Perhaps because they are battle-tested — having climbed over the likes of Holmes, Newport Central Catholic...