Today is the day many basketball fans have been waiting for all winter long with the start of the boys season taking place. The first boys team in Highland County to take the court will be the Hillsboro Indians with them hosting the Eastern Brown at HHS in a non-conference game.

There are also three Highland County girls basketball games on the schedule for this evening with Fairfield playing at home for their third straight game, while Lynchburg-Clay and Whiteoak are on the road, as all three teams are opening conference play.

Four of the five Highland County bowling teams are ready to play at Highland Lanes today as well, so if you are a fan of high school athletics during the winter season, there is a lot to take in on this Thursday night.




GAMES FOR TODAY
(Thursday, Nov. 30)

Boys Basketball

- Hillsboro vs. Eastern Brown


The first boys basketball game for the season begins this evening with the Hillsboro Indians hosting the Eastern Brown Warriors in non-conference play. HHS has a good number of players back on their roster from a season ago, but they won just four games due to numerous injuries and setbacks in 2016-17.

This year, the team seems to be back on track, and during a preseason interview, head coach Bruce Miles said this of his team:

“We have to change our identity … defensively, we have to improve all across the board. There were some games last year where with some of the scores, we were not going to win games with the amount of points we gave up last year. That’s what we’ve been harping on all preseason, that we must change our identity and play better defensively. That’s been our focus of what we’ve done so far in practice.”


Girls Basketball

- Lynchburg-Clay at Manchester


This is the second game of the season for the Lady Mustangs as they are coming off an eight-point loss to Miami Trace on Tuesday night. Being this is a Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest too, the Lady Mustangs seem poised to rebound from their competitive loss from a couple days ago. LC junior Peyton Scott is the player to watch in this game as she needs 30 points to gain her 1,000th career point.


- Fairfield vs. Fayetteville

The FHS Lady Lions are getting their schedule going in turbo drive this week, with this being their third game in four days, with all of the games being played at their home court in Grandle Gymnasium. The Lady Lions enter this game at 1-1, defeating East Clinton on Monday and losing to Southeastern on Tuesday. With this being a SHAC game, the game vs. Fayetteville has great importance early in the season. Fayetteville comes into this game at 0-1 with a 58-50 loss to Hillsboro to start the season.


- Whiteoak at Peebles

The rebuilding season of Whiteoak will take some time to see success on the scoreboard, but each time WHS is able to get on the court and put their work in, they will become a better basketball team. After suffering two tough losses to start the year against East Clinton and Paint Valley, the third game of the season for Whiteoak is on the road at Peebles in SHAC play. This is the first of two meetings for the teams as Peebles is back in Division II of the conference this season.


Bowling

- Hillsboro/Lynchburg/Fairfield/Whiteoak/Ripley Bowling at Highland Lanes


There is a five-team bowling match set to take place today at Highland Lanes with four of the teams from Highland County. Lynchburg-Clay has had a good start to their season and looks to continue that trend today. Besides Lynchburg-Clay, no other bowling stats have been submitted this season by the other Highland County schools. Stats and results can be emailed to sforsha@gmail.com.


On this date in the archives:

- The McClain Lady Tigers defeated the Hillsboro Lady Indians by a 63-32 score to improve to 3-0 overall on this date in 2010. The game was played at McClain High School, where the second half was all McClain. MHS was led by Chrissy Cobb with 19 points. To read the game article, click here.