By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
It is a situation any high school athletic program hopes to avoid, let alone Highlands and Newport Central Catholic.
Former Kentucky Wildcat basketball player Rodrick Rhodes took over the Cordia Lion boys basketball program in 2011 and the Lions quickly rose to unprecedented heights. Newport Central Catholic beat Cordia twice last winter including a 72-61 victory in the All “A” State championship on Feb. 2 in the Frankfort Civic Center.