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By The Staff

Mac Whitaker Baseball Camp set

Harrison County baseball coachMac Whitaker will conduct his annual Youth Baseball Camp June 2 thru June 5 at the HCHS Baseball Field. The camp is open to all boys and girls, ages six thru 16. Players will be grouped in 6-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, and 13-16 year olds. The camp will run from 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m., daily and will cost $65 per participant. For more information, or to acquire a registration form, contact Coach Whitaker at 234-4006. T-shirts will be given to each camper, awards will be given to outstanding campers, radar gun velocity will be determined for each camper and drinks and snacks will be provided daily.

Mike Reitz Basketball Camp

begins July 14

Harrison County High School basketball coach Mike Reitz has set the dates for his summer Youth Basketball Camp. The Hot Fun in the Summertime basketball camp will be held July 14 thru July 17 at the Harrison County Middle School. Grades K-6 will be held 8:30-11 a.m. daily with kids in grades 7-11 in the afternoons from 1 til 4.

Cost for pre-registered players is $65 with walk-up registration set at $70. Family discounts will be available. For more information, contact Coach Reitz at 234-7117 or email him at mike.reitz@harrison.kyschools.us.

Soccer Camp planned for July

Harrison County Thorobreds soccer coach Nick Hill will conduct his Thorobred Soccer Camp July 23-25 from 8:30 til 11:30 each morning at LeBus Field. The Camp is open to all boys and girls entering grades K-8 for he 2008-09 school year. Cost for the camp will be $60 for one child, with each additional family member costing $30. Camp applications have been delivered to each elementary school , as well as the middle school, in the Harrison County District. For more information, contact Coach Hill at 588-0773.

Breds basketball banquet held

Last Wednesday, the Harrison County Boys Basketball team held its awards banquet at the Harrison County Middle School. First Team KHSAA Academic All State Awards went to players with a GPA of 3.75 or better. Recipients of this award from Harrison County were Eric Case, John Michael Reitz, and trainer Jade Jenkins. Honorable Mention All State awards went to players with a GPA of 3.25 to 3.75. Those awrds were won by Jared Martin and Zack Turner.

Individual team awards went to the following players: Rookie of the Year -- Malcolm Thomas; Most Blocked Shots -- Ryan Puckett; Most Steals -- Fonz Custard; Most Improved -- Eric Case; 110% award -- Jared Martin; Overall Freshman Player -- Eric Sanders; Most Assists -- Fonz Custard and Julius Talbott; Free Throw Percentage -- Brett Franklin; Most Charges Taken 0-- John Michael Reitz; Best Three Point Shooter -- Jake Jenkins; Highest Field Goal Percentage -- Brett Franklin; JV Overall Player -- Zack Turner; Virgil Jenkins Award -- Eric Case; Woody Crum Award -- John Michael Reitz; Most Defensive Rebounds -- Ryan Puckett and John Michael Reitz; Most Offensive Rebounds -- Ryan Puckett; Leading Scorers -- Brett Franklin and Julius Talbott.

Red Cross Swimming Lessons

begin next week

Screening and Registratin for American Red Cross Swimming Lessons will be held on Thursday, May 29, from 4-6 p.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club Swimming Pool.

Level III -- Stroke Development will be held June 18-20 and 23 and 24 from 10-11 a.m.

Level IV Stroke Improvement -- July 7-17 10:30-11:45 a.m.(includes Level IV beginners and Level IV advanced)

Level V Stroke Refinement -- June 9-12 4-6 p.m.

Level VI Personal Water Safety -- June 19-21 (time to be determined)

For more information contact Kelley Brunker at 234-4898.

Middle Schoolers take first in soccer

For the first time in school history, the Harrison County Middle School Colts won the Bluegrass Middle School Conference Tournament Championship in Soccer.

Harrison County and Scott County Middle School battled to a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation and through two five-minute overtime periods.

Harrison County finally won in a shootout. In the shootout, Harrison County got goals from Kyle Foster, Lance McIlvain, Alan Estrada, Joey Faulkner and brother Jeffrey Faulkner to catapult the Colts to the title, while Scott County mis-fired on one of their shootout attempts.

Darnell wins Regional High Jump

Harrison County High School trackster Catherine Darnell won the High Jump competition at the Class AAA Regional Track Meet on Tuesday at Henry Clay High School. Darnell was the only Fillies to qualify for the state meet next week in Lexington. Her winning jump of 4-feet, 8-inches was two inches better than the second place finisher.

Ryan Puckett was the lone Thorobred to qualify for the AAA State Track Meet, though one more Thorobred may have a chance to participate next week. Puckett, a junior, finished second in the mile run to earn an automatic qualifying spot. Senior hurdler Bryant Warmouth was victimized by some bad luck in the 300 meter hurdles. A fellow competitor accidently tripped over a hurdle and forced Warmouth to pull up. He was later given another opportunity in the 300 hurdles, but it wont be known until all the other state-wide AAA Regionals are complete if his time is fast enough to get him an at-large bid into the State Meet.

Middle School Tracksters compete in state meet

In a 10-hour marathon last week, the Harrison County Middle School Colts track team finished 32nd overall with 140 teams competing in the State Middle School Track Meet in Lexington. A total of 1,656 athletes competed in the meet this year. The top finish for Harrison County came in the 3200 meter relay with Jacob Marsh, Chris Muntz, Tyler Martin and Nick Slucher taking runner-up honors. The Harrison County foursome carved 10 seconds off their best-ever time in the event, running it in 9:51.