Thursday, October 27, 2016

SCHEDULE UPDATE

Due to the University of Louisville vs. University of Kentucky scheduled on December 21st the 2016 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass is modifying its schedule to avoid a conflict with the game. The event will now be played on December 16-20. All Kentucky teams will play games on Friday or Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Due to state sanctioning rules the out of state teams will play their first and second round games on Saturday and return to play for the semifinal round on Monday and Championship round on Tuesday. 

Please see the sample bracket below for more information. 


SCHEDULE UPDATE

Due to the University of Louisville vs. University of Kentucky scheduled on December 21st the 2016 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass is modifying its schedule to avoid a conflict with the game. The event will now be played on December 16-20. All Kentucky teams will play games on Friday or Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Due to state sanctioning rules the out of state teams will play their first and second round games on Saturday and return to play for the semifinal round on Monday and Championship round on Tuesday. Please see the sample bracket below for more information. 


Monday, August 15, 2016

2016 KING OF THE BLUEGRASS FIELD ANNOUNCED

The following teams will be participating in the 2016 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass. The event will be held at Fairdale High School on December 16-21, 2016. 


Allatoona High School (Ackworth, GA)
Ballard High School (Louisville, KY)

Berkmar High School (Lilburn, GA)
Bowling Green High School (Bowling Green, KY)
Christian County High School (Hopkinsville, KY)
Cooper High School (Union, KY)
Covington Catholic High School (Covington, KY)
Doss High School (Louisville, KY)
Fairdale High School (Fairdale, KY)
Fern Creek High School (Louisville, KY)
Franklin-Simpson High School (Franklin, KY)
Lee High School (Huntsville, AL)
North Hardin High School (Radcliff, KY)
Paul Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
St. Rita of Cascia High School (Chicago, IL)
Trinity High School (Louisville, KY)

The tournament will include several of the top players in Kentucky’s Class of 2017, including Ballard’s David Sloan and Jamil Wilson, Bowling Green’s Terry Taylor, Christian County’s Jaylen Sebree, Cooper’s Sean McNeil, Covington Catholic’s Cole VonHandorf, Doss’ Jaylon Hall, Franklin-Simpson’s Tavin Lovan, North Hardin’s Tony Jackson, Paul Dunbar’s Taveion Hollingsworth and Trinity’s Jacob King.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 KING OF THE BLUEGRASS SHOWCASE RESULTS

DeSales 76, Bullitt Central 75 -- FINAL (OT)

Fairdale 66, Marion County 53 -- FINAL

Male 73, Newport 69 -- FINAL

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

2015 KOB ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Bob White Most Valuable Player
Darius Garland - Brentwood Academy

Ralph Beard Spirit Award
Carson Williams - Owen County

Jeremiah Oatsvall......Brentwood Academy
Garrett Suedekum.....Brentwood Academy
Jacob King.........................................Trinity
Gabe Schmitt......................................Trinity
Tyler Sharpe...............................Bullitt East
Jared Farris................................Bullitt East
Tony Jackson..........................North Hardin
Darius Williams................................Dunbar
Taveion Hollingsworth.....................Dunbar
Nojel Eastern................................Evanston
Jamil Wilson......................................Ballard
Carson Williams.....................Owen County
Quentin Goodin.....................Taylor County
David Sloan............................Taylor County

BRENTWOOD ACADEMY 71, TRINITY 64

The 2015 Forcht Bank King of the Bluegrass Championship was a classic battle between undefeated opponents in Brentwood Academy (10-0) and No. 10 Trinity (9-1). The game provided plenty of spicy matchups and the teams battled to 10 lead changes before the Eagles of Brentwood Academy claimed the King of the Bluegrass title in their first tournament appearance. The win extended the Eagles overall winning streak to 20 games. 

Brentwood Academy got off to a quick start behind 2015 State Tournament MVP Jeremiah Oatsvall who scored the first seven points for the Eagles to take a 7-3 lead. Junior LJ Harris jumped started things for Trinity scoring four big points to help the Shamrocks pull back to tie the game at 7-7. The teams combined to shoot five three-point field goals over the final three minutes of the opening quarter with Lukas Burkman's three-pointer giving Trinity an 18-16 lead at the end of the period. The Shamrocks lead grew to five points early in the second quarter. A basket by Jeremiah Oatsvall midway through the second quarter put the Eagles back in the lead 24-23. Trinity got eight straight points from junior Jacob King to extend their lead back to five points. Oatsvall closed the half with an old fashion three-point play to cut the Shamrocks lead to 31-29 at the half.

The two teams exchanged buckets early in the second half before a Parker Suedekum three-pointer pulled the Eagles back within 37-36. Trinity halted the Eagles progress with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter to extend their lead to a game-high eight points. Brentwood Academy found their own momentum during a 9-2 run to pull within 47-46 in the final minute of the third quarter. The streaks continued with Trinity piecing together a 7-2 run in the opening minute of the fourth quarter to take a 56-48 lead. Eagles' sophomore Darius Garland single-handedly scored the next eight points for Brentwood Academy to tie the game for the first time in the second half at 56-56 with 4:52 remaining. Two trips later Darius Garland put the Eagles back in front 61-60 with his fifth three-point field goal of the game. Jacob King put Trinity back in the lead less than a minute later with a pair of free throws. Tyler McNair's basket on the ensuing possession gave Brentwood Academy the lead for good. Darius Garland's block on the defensive end gave the Eagles the ball back for Parker Suedekum to push the lead to 65-62 with a pair of free throws. LJ Harris gave the Shamrocks a last bit of hope with a putback with 27.4 remaining in the game. Darius Garland scored on the Eagles next possession with an assist from Cam Johnson to give Brentwood Academy a 69-64 lead. The Shamrocks missed their fourth straight three-point attempt on their next possession and Parker Suedekum's basket in the closing seconds sealed the 71-64 victory for the Eagles.

Trinity was led by All-Tournament Team selection Jacob King with 22 points and teammate LJ Harris added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Gabe Schmitt, another All-Tournament Team selection, added 9 points for the Shamrocks. Brentwood Academy was led by Bob White MVP Darius Garland with a game-high 23 points, 4 assists and 4 steals. All-Tournament Team selections Jeremiah Oatsvall and Garrett Suedekum added 19 points and 8 points respectively for the Eagles.