Prep Sports Notebook: Defending state champions among local teams preparing for start of fall season – User-generated content

Prep Sports Notebook: Defending state champions among local teams preparing for start of fall season – User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker
NKyTribune sports reporter

With the beginning of fall sports competition one week away, several Northern Kentucky teams are hoping to repeat the successful seasons they had last year when two of them won state championship trophies.

Last December, Covington Catholic’s football team completed a perfect 15-0 season with a 14-7 win over Frederick Douglass in the Class 5A state championship game. The Colonels lost a lot of talented seniors to graduation, but they have veteran quarterback Caleb Jacob returning.

Maddie Strong

The Scott girls cross country team repeated as Class 2A state champion last October with two eighth-graders, one freshman, one sophomore and one junior in the winning lineup. The team-leader was eighth-grader Maddie Strong, who had the fastest time (19:38.53) of any local runner in any class at the state meet..

Brossart placed second in the girls Class 1A state cross country meet and Highlands was state runner-up in girls soccer last fall.

Brossart has lead runner Amy Klocke back to lead the pack. The list of returning soccer players for Highlands includes Chloe Bramble and Faith Broering, who were two of the team’s top three scorers last season.

Notre Dame’s volleyball team made it to the semifinals of the 2019 state tournament before getting knocked off by eventual state champion Louisville Assumption. The Pandas hope to make a another run at the state title with five Division I college recruits on this
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