Boys Sweet 16 Tourney Kicks Off At Rupp

The state Sweet Sixteen boys high school tournament got underway on Wednesday. By the end of week, one team will be crowned state champs.

The first game tipped off at noon on Wednesday between University Heights and the favored Lexington Catholic High School.

The last time these two teams met was in 1992 and Catholic's coach, Brandon Salsman, was a player for the Knights. University Heights won that game, but Lexington Catholic fans say this is their year.

On paper, it was a pretty even match-up. Lexington Catholic came into the game with a 30 -3 record and University Heights had a 30-4 record.

In the end, Catholic came out on top, 69-54.

The second game tipped off at 1:30 between Central High School from the 6th region and Owensboro from the 3rd region.

Owensboro won that contest easily, 63-48.

The evening session on Wednesday includes Jeffersontown and Paintsville, tipping off at 6:30 and Holmes and Bardstown scheduled for 8:00.


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  • by anon Location: somewhere in KY on Mar 21, 2008 at 06:09 AM
    Maybe next time we should check out who we vote for - Gov. Fletcher spent plenty of money on education, but I guess we'd rather bet and gamble than educate our children. Your taxes will not be reduced if there is no tournament and as long as these children are getting exposure to tournaments, etc. then they have better chances at scholorships to better themselves.
  • by J.D. Location: Elliott on Mar 20, 2008 at 09:35 PM
    Mason county's player D. Miller got away with way to many fouls tonight! The refs let him get by with pushing under the goal and knocking elliott county players down. If a game is called fair I don't mind losing. You shouldn't get calls on who you are or who' recruiting you!
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    Does the buses run on air? Do the coaches and bus drivers volunteer their time? No.Yes revenue is made from stands, but who gets that? Rupp will. Yes, I do have children and I enjoyed ever bit of their school functions. But this is hard times we live in now. They can still play ball within their county.I don't mean to offend any of you, that is not what I mean to do. All I am saying is that the Governor is taxing everyone to death and making cuts for educational purposes. Why should the money from those taxes go toward trips to Lexington in numerous buses.I have nieces and nephews that currently play and if mine were playing I would feel the same way.NO harm intended.
  • by Person Location: Everywhere on Mar 20, 2008 at 09:09 AM
    I don't understand why the issue of tax dollars is being brought up. The sweet 16 is about the kids having a good experience. Me! from Ky it sound like you do not have any children which is fine but don't udge the rest of us because we want to see these kids have a good time and enjoy their time in high school. Remember "IT'S ABOUT KIDS!"
  • by anon Location: somewhere in KY on Mar 20, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    Taxpayers dollars??? Don't the tickets have to be purchased? Last I recall, the food/drinks inside weren't free either - seems to me it is a revenue producer. Even if it were taxpayer dollars, do you think your taxes would go down if there were no tournament? Most likely NOT.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    I am all for sports in the schools. But there is way too much taxpayers money poured in this kind of nonsense.It is ridiculous at the wasted money that goes for stuff like this.I know that many of you will bash me for this comment but that is my opinion.
  • by Rabbi Rebinewitz on Mar 20, 2008 at 05:11 AM


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