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Events other than basketball going on

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Mike's Minute

By Mike Aldridge

We talked quite a bit Saturday on the radio about baseball, softball and car racing, which brought some good natured kidding from the basketball faithful of Harrison County.  
After all, the Cats were playing Florida and we are only one week from the district tournament so all eyes should be on the round ball action.  
Also, the Lady Cats were playing Tennessee, as well, so what else could there be but basketball?  
NASCAR has its biggest event this Sunday with the Daytona 500 and I bet there are some who care about that little race.  
We have at least two former Fillies who are playing softball, Michelle Carson for NKU and Ashley Coppage for Georgetown College.  Michelle is struggling some at the plate but has started every game for the Atlantic 10 Lady Norse squad. Ashley hit a home run in her first collegiate at bat Sunday as the Georgetown Lady Tigers swept Union College in a doubleheader.  
Closer to home at the high school, the Harrison County wrestlers qualified 11 of 13 wrestlers for the state tournament as they finished third in the region held at Ashland Saturday.  
Michael Mattox and Nathan Lopez were Region 8 champions in their weight classes with spectacular performances all day in Ashland.
Our archery teams in the elementary and high school divisions each qualified for the national competition and the middle school team barely missed making it.  
Harrison County had the highest male score in the competition as Kyle Yearsley took those honors.
The Harrison County High School cheerleaders in Orlando finished 12th after qualifying again for the finals.  
The Harrison County Middle School cheerleaders won overall in their conference at all cheerleaders’ favorite place to win, George Rogers Clark.
Shaylee Carter was third overall in the state bowling championships in Lexington and though the bowling teams did not finish high in the state meet, they know that they are almost there as the teams that did win own narrow victories over both the boys and girls bowling teams.
So you see there is quite a bit going on other than basketball, but yes, the district starts next Monday in Falmouth.  
I am very concerned about two parts of the district. The first and most important part is the teams and how they will be readied to play.  
Both have had some tough losses as of late and that can take a toll on young players.  
The second concern is parking. I am sure that the Pendleton County people have this under control, but it concerns me. It will be hard to take care of the crowd so I hope that they are prepared.