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Harrison High begins makeup games tonight

By Lee Kendall

The recent bad weather has the athletic department and coaches at Harrison County High School scrambling to make some sense of their respective schedules as the regular season is winding down and post-season play is looming.

With cancellations of games and attempts at having them rescheduled, here is the latest scheduling news for winter sports teams at HCHS.

First, boys basketball. The Thorobreds’ game with Pendleton County last Friday has been moved to this coming Sunday, Feb. 8. It will be played at Pendleton County and will be a JV and Varsity doubleheader, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Thorobreds also added a home game that is set to be played tonight. Harrison County will host Sayre tonight with the JV beginning at 6 and the varsity game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Harrison County’s home game with Lexington Christian Academy, scheduled for Tuesday of this week, has been tentatively moved to Monday, Feb. 9.

The Harrison County Fillies basketball team, also scheduled to play Pendleton County last Friday as part of a boy/girl doubleheader, will now play the Lady Cats on Monday, Feb. 9 at Pendleton County.

Both the boys and girls freshman basketball teams were to have played their respective district tournaments this week, but both have been postponed, with no make-up date set, as of press time.

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 The HCHS Wrestling team was to have had their Senior Night match last night at Southside Gymnasium against Simon Kenton, weather permitting.

The Breds had a pair of matches canceled last week due to bad weather.

Six senior wrestlers and one senior manager were to be honored last night, including grapplers Andy Lenz, Cody Ward, Kaleb Berry, Trevor Maxwell, Coty Berry and Seth Coy, along with Laura Ross.

Lenz is a four-year letterman for the Breds, a member of the Century Club for achieving over 100 career wins, a two-time state meet participant where he finished seventh overall last year. His record so far this year is 30-5.

Ward is a three-year lettermen who began wrestling as a sophomore. He was a state meet participant last year and is currently 19-5 this season.

The Berry twins, Kaleb and Coty, both began wrestling in the off-season after their freshman year. Both started as sophomores. Kaleb wrestles the 140 weight class and is 17-9 this season, while Coty wrestles at 152 and is 22-16 so far this season.

Maxwell is a four-year letterman and is 10 wins shy of joining the Century Club. He has qualified for the state meet three times already and is seeking his fourth appearance this year. He is 20-4 so far this year.

Coy is a fourth-year wrestler and a two-year letterman. He wrestled behind Josh Ashbrook and Beau Sanders, both all-staters, for his first two-plus years on the team. Coy has developed into one of the Breds most solid wrestlers during his senior campaign and is 32-9 on the season.

Ross has been a statistician for the Breds for four years. She is the sister of former Thorobred wrestlers Michael and Ryan Ross.

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The HCHS Bowling teams lost Sunday in their matches at Georgetown’s Galactic Lanes to host Scott County, by identical 6-1 scores.

Amanda Gaunce paced the Fillies with games of 187 and 213 as Harrison County could manage only one win on the day, a 437-410 win over the Lady Cards in one of the four singles games.

Justin Edens led the way for the Breds with single game scores of 209 and 209. He also had a pair of strikes in the Breds lone Baker game win of the day, a 194-187 victory over the Cards.

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Three swimmers on the HCHS swim team will compete in the Region 5 Swimming and Diving Championships tomorrow at the natatorium at EKU in Richmond.

Hayley Mansur, a sophomore, and Tori McLaren, a freshman will both compete in the women’s 100-meter butterfly and the 50-yard freestyle.

Freshman Ethan Palmer will compete in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard freestyle.

The HCHS swim team is coached by Judy and Ben Mansur.

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The Harrison County Fillies basketball team ran into a buzz saw on Monday night as they traveled to Winchester and were soundly beaten by host GRC, 58-31.

Harrison County  committed a flurry of turnovers early against the Lady Cards but still trailed only 5-2 mid-way through the first period. The hosts began taking advantage of those scoring opportunities though and went on a 14-2 run to pull away for good.

Pam Custard came off the bench and scored all eight of her points in the second half to give the Fillies a boost. She led Harrison County in scoring.

Harrison County will be busy over the next several days.  They host Paris tonight and St. Henry tomorrow night, then travel to Pendleton County on Monday night before returning to the Hilltop on Wednesday to take on Nicholas County.