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Football Alumni banquet is Aug. 8

The 2009 inductees into the Harrison County Football Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame will be feted on Aug. 8 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet that will be held at the Harrison County High School cafeteria. A reception in honor of the 2009 inductees will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the banquet at 5.

Inductees this year include Coach William R. McKee, Ottis Tussey, Rick Powell, Ray Stanfield, Maj. Gen. Rick Perraut and Alex Barnett. Former football supporter and sports writer Tommy Preston will also be recognized. The HCHS football teams of 1973, 1974 and 1975, coached by Buck Vest, will also be honored.

Dues to join the HCFAA are $10 per year, or $100 for a lifetime membership. Money generated through annual dues are used to fund college scholarships for HCHS football graduates. Banquet tickets are $15 per person and should be purchased as soon as possible.

Contact HCFAA officer Jim Furnish at 5131 Ky Highway 356 to reserve tickets for the banquet.

HCHS Girl’s Golf practice underway

Harrison County High School Fillies Golf practice has begun at the Cynthiana Country Club. Coach Kelly Kendall invites any HCMS or HCHS girl who is interested in playing golf this season to contact her at 234-3781. Golf practice will be held at the CCC Monday thru Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. each night. Players are reminded that they must have a completed physical examination form on hand, as well as a signed parental permission form before they may participate. Those forms can be picked up at the high school front office during regular business hours (9 a.m.-3 p.m.).

HCHS season passes

Season ticket prices and game admission prices will remain unchanged for the 2009-10 school year, with one additional option available .

At the new stadium, there are 300 chair back seats in the middle section of the bleachers. Those seats will be offered as reserved seats for $50 per seat. If a family or group purchases at least four seats, they will also receive a parking pass that will get them a reserved parking spot close to the stadium.

In addition, to the five home varsity games, reserved seat holders will also get free admission to all junior varsity and freshman home games that will be played at Ingles Stadium.

“We think it is a good deal for those who choose to purchase the chair-back seats,” said Brad Allison, acting athletic director for the Harrison County School District. “It will be very convenient for them as they won’t have to stand in line to purchase tickets. They will be able to have their own parking spot, their own seat and will be able to enter through the pass gate. For any playoff games we host, they will have to purchase a ticket, but will be able to sit in those reserved seats as well and will have their reserved parking spot as well.”

Current varsity football players will be responsible for selling those seats as a fund-raiser for the football team. Any unsold seats will be made available to the general public after school begins on Aug. 11.

Ushers will be on hand at all varsity football games to ensure that only reserved seat ticket holders will occupy those seats.

Ticket prices at HCHS for 2009-10

Admission prices for the 2009-10 school year at Harrison County High School sporting events will be as follows:

Football/boys basketball/girls basketball – adults $5; students and senior citizens (60 and over)  $3.

Boys and girls soccer/volleyball/wrestling/boys and girls track – adults $4; students and senior citizens $3

All freshman and junior varsity events – adults $3; students and senior citizens $2

All Sport Passes

1. Adults -- $125 – Good for every home regular season event, excluding chair back seats for football games

2. Adults – 14-game pass -- $50 – good for any 14 varsity, JV or freshman games, excluding chair back seats at football games.

3. Students/senior citizens -- $50 – Good for every home regular season event, excluding chair back seats for football games.

4. Students/senior citizens – 14-game pass -- $30 – Good for 14 varsity, JV or freshman games, excluding chair back seat at football games.

Season passes will be available for purchase at the high school during regular business hours, beginning Monday, July 27.

Baseball tryout and hitting camp

Coast to Coast Baseball invites local players, ages 10-18, to an upcoming tryout event on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Georgetown College baseball field. Tryouts at 10 a.m., hitting camp begins at 2 p.m.

For more information and registration call 740-373-4455 or go to www.CoastToCoastAthletics.com.

Harrison Co. Day with the Reds on Aug. 16

Cynthiana/Harrison County Day with The Cincinnati Reds, presented by WCYN, will be Aug. 16 at 1:10 p.m. at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cynthiana residents will have a chance to purchase non-premium seating for half price to enjoy Reds baseball. The Reds will take on the Washington Nationals.

The Harrison County High School baseball team will lead the Reds Community Fund Youth League Parade around the field before the game.

The first 10,000 kids 14 and under will receive a set of two Reds Back to School Book Covers presented by Cincinnati Bell. Gates will open at 11:40 p.m.

Select tickets and hard copy order forms are available at the WCYN office at 117 N. Main St. in Cynthiana.  Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.reds.com/cynthiana and must be purchased by Saturday, Aug. 15 to receive the Cynthiana/Harrison County discount. Discount tickets cannot be purchased at the box office on the day of the game.

For more information about Cynthiana/Harrison County Day, group seating, and scoreboard messages, contact Bart Conway at (859) 552-4524 or bconway@reds.com.