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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tuesday Highlands Round-Up: Track, Field Teams Win Meet

Boys Tennis Wins Again

Contributed Photo. Highlands sophomore John Laskey prepares to serve against Covington Latin on Tuesday.

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The Highlands Bluebirds boys tennis team moved to 16-1 clinching a win over Covington Latin by a 4-0 score at Tower Park despite rains on and off.

"There was a window there. We got out there and dried the courts off. It was a team effort," said Kris Laskey, Highlands Head Coach. "With those newly resurfaced courts, it's really wonderful because they dry a lot faster. We were able to squeeze that match in, which is always good at this time of year. It's hard to get many things rescheduled at this point. We've gone through two days where the boys have had to stop and restart and they've come through so I'm really proud of them."

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Sophomore John Laskey and junior Jacob Clifton won their singles matches. Seniors Joss Finseth and Matthew Ericson along with the team of freshmen Eli Hornsby and Eli Back won their doubles matches.

"It's been a really fun season. We've been putting in a lot of work at practice and going to games," Finseth said. "I think it's really paying off. This is one of the best teams we've had in a long time. The guys are having a lot of fun out there."

Senior Peter Laskey was not able to complete his singles match. But that will finish Wednesday back at Tower Park.

The Highlands girls also faced Covington Latin. But Latin only has two girls players. Junior Honor Valentine won her singles match.

The Bluebirds battle Cincinnati (Ohio) Anderson on Thursday at Tower Park. Game time is 4 p.m.

Track and Field:
Highlands Teams Win Red Dog/Al Savato Meet at Tower Park:

Six teams participated on both sides including a second team from Highlands on the girls side. The Highlands girls scored 132 and the boys scored 129. Grant County finished second on the girls with 95 points and Simon Kenton boys finished second with 108.

On the girls' side, the Highlands two-mile relay team of sophomore Alyssa Harris, Adrienne Harris, Franny Smith and Eden Brumer took first in 11 minutes, 5.61 seconds. The 800 relay team of Emmie Brewer, Haley Zell, Jordan Steumpel and Sarah Turnauer won in 1:54.53. Steumpel, Turnauer along with Katie Fausz and Isabel Bankemper helped the 400 relay team win in 55.79 seconds. Zell, Adrienne Harris, Alyssa Harris and Steumpel helped the mile relay team win in 4:28.51.

Ellie Fecher won the high jump vaulting four feet, 10 inches. Zell won the long jump at 14-8.5.

On the boys side, the two-mile relay team of Will Griffith, Jack Haggard, Thomas Gray-Torsell and Alex Lacourt won in 8:55.81. The 800 relay team of Jake Welch, Aiden Nevels, Jake Dedecker and Ben Hack won in 1:36.37.

Malcolm Robertson won the two-mile race in 10:37.06. Senior Jake Fahlbusch won the long jump in 18-1.75. Senior Harrison Pawsat won the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 4.25 inches. 
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Cancellations:

The Highlands softball team (17-5 overall) had a game at Walton-Verona rained out. The Highlands baseball team (11-10) had a game at Ryle rained out.

The baseball team heads to Campbell County on Wednesday. Game time is 5 p.m. The softball team travels to Williamstown on Thursday. Game time is 5:30 p.m.

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