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Billy Reed: High school basketball in Kentucky is about culture, education, politics, not just sports

If I were to approach a university president about teaching a course on the History of High School Basketball in Kentucky, I’m confident he or she would look at me as if I were a Martian and dismiss the idea by saying there was no money for such a frivolous class. That would be a shame, of course, because the course would be about much more than basketball. It would be about culture, race, geography,...

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...