|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Members of the Highlands softball team pose after the 9-4 9th Region semifinal win over Boone County. The Ladybirds and the Bluebird baseball team play for region championships Thursday.|
The 36th District champion Highlands Bluebirds baseball and Ladybird softball teams found themselves again playing for 9th Region championships with semifinal victories Tuesday. The Ladybirds (23-10 overall) took down Boone County (13-17), 9-4 at Veterans Memorial Park in Newport and a few hours later, the Bluebirds (22-17) blanked the 34th District champion 17-12 St. Henry Crusaders, 4-0 at University of Cincinnati Health Stadium.