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Church league softball sign ups
now being accepted
Park and Recreation is accepting team sign ups for church league softball. League will start on or about July 15 and run through Sept. 16.
For more details call Jim Roberts at 859-298-5113.

Harrison County Youth Football needs volunteer coaches
The Harrison County Youth Football Association is gearing up for its 2013 football season. The HCYFA s actively searching for coaches for all age groups (flag, lower and upper tackle division). All positions are available. Any coach who has volunteered in the past must re-apply and be approved by the HCYFA Baord.
The league depends on the efforst of its volunteer coaches who give of their time to provide a safe, fund and exciting learning environment for the players.
Often these volunteers are parents of players or members of the community who have football knowledge and experience that they are willing to share.
Anyone interested in coaching, contact David Conner, commissioner, at 859-588-4471, Chris Turley, deputy commissioner, 859-588-1923, or Joe Cochran, secretary, 502-930-9571.

Harrison County boys golf tryouts
to be held Monday, July 15
Coach Jason Crisp has announced that the tryouts for the boys’ golf team will be held on Monday, July 15.  
In order to participate in the tryouts, the player must have an up-to-date physical for the 2013 season.  The physical form must be with the player for the tryout or they will not be able to participate.  
Free physicals for all athletes will be given at Harrison Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, June 18, from 5-7 p.m. They will be given in the Wellness Center and Physical Therapy Department. This is the only date for free physicals.  
Forms are available from Rosemary Whitaker in the athletic department of the high school. The form must be signed by a parent before the physical can be given so a parent must sign ahead of time or be there for the physical.  
There will be forms at the hospital on June 18, but the parent will have to be there to sign on that day. If an athlete needs a ride, contact Whitaker and she will assist you. This physical is for all HCHS athletes who plan to compete in 2013-14 not only the golfers.
The girls’ golf sign up will be Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club. The girls must also have a completed physical form with them to sign up.

HCMS football camp to begin Monday, July 15
Harrison County Middle School Football Camp will begin Monday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Ingles Stadium.  Camp will be Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The camp will run through Friday, July 26.
All players entering grades 6th, 7th and 8th and are planning to play middle school football should attend.  Players should wear t-shirts and shorts and bring both cleats and tennis shoes.
All players will also need to have a current sports physical and bring a copy with them to camp.
For more information contact Coach Kerns at 859-588-1631.

HCHS volleyball tryouts to be held July 15 and 16
Harrison County girls volleyball tryouts will be held July 15 and 16 at the Harrison County High School gym. Open to all Harrison County girls who wish to try out.
• Freshmen tryouts will be from 5-7 p.m.
• Varsity and Junior Varsity will be held 7-9 p.m.
For more information or questions, contact Bill Faulkner at 234-2499.

Thorobreds short-handed
at Mason County camp
The two-day Mason County basketball camp saw the Harrison County Thorobreds playing without several players and having mixed results. The camp began on Thursday with the Harrison County team defeating Maysville St. Patrick by 10 points and losing to Montgomery County by 10.  
The Harrison County squad was depleted by injuries, vacation and church camp so Coach Larry Kendall was forced to play players for longer stretches and at different positions.  
The Thorobreds traveled back to Maysville on Friday and were soundly defeated by Ashland Paul Blazer before handling the Bracken County Polar Bears by a double-digit margin to complete the camp’s action.
“Our players that we had here competed,” said Coach Kendall. “We were able to also develop some depth for the upcoming season and for the future.”
The mandatory dead period started on June 24 and will run through July 14, so summer basketball comes to a close for now.

Harrison County Youth Football needs volunteer coaches
The Harrison County Youth Football Association is gearing up for its 2013 football season. The HCYFA s actively searching for coaches for all age groups (flag, lower and upper tackle division). All positions are available. Any coach who has volunteered in the past must re-apply and be approved by the HCYFA Baord.
The league depends on the efforst of its volunteer coaches who give of their time to provide a safe, fund and exciting learning environment for the players.
Often these volunteers are parents of players or members of the community who have football knowledge and experience that they are willing to share.
Anyone interested in coaching, contact David Conner, commissioner, at 859-588-4471, Chris Turley, deputy commissioner, 859-588-1923, or Joe Cochran, secretary, 502-930-9571.

Firecracker Softball Tournament begins Saturday, June 29
A familiar sight will be returning to the softball fields of the River Road Park this Saturday and Sunday as a group of Cynthiana men have united to host a 20-team softball tournament this weekend.  
The games will be played beginning on Saturday morning and will continue into Sunday afternoon.  Many of the teams in the tournament are from the top 15 teams in the state.  
There will also be a lot of local flavor to the tournament as there are at least four teams with Harrison County connections.
The Whiskey City team will feature Harrison County’s Doug and Greg Martin and Daniel White along with the three-time Harrison County High School state champ Kiley Vaughn.
Last Call will have several former Harrison County baseball players including Bobby and Rees Feeback along with Taylor Hill.
The Hustlin Hosses team will feature Matthew Dye, Adam Haney, Scotty Mattox and JP Toomey, all  of whom played baseball on the Hilltop.  
The host Harrison County team will also have Jacob Fowler, Zack Fryman, Malcolm Thomas and Eric Case so the Harrison County baseball presence will be a strong part of the tournament.  
Zack Fryman, who is one of the hosts, said, “We have had a great reception around the state for our tournament. There are many area teams coming along with teams from Morehead, London and Prestonsburg. We are really excited about the tournament.”
Games will be played on both fields so action should be non-stop for the weekend.