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By The Staff

Thorobreds come back to take the match with Grant County 2-0

It was a rough and tumble affair with both keepers making big stops all night as the Harrison County Thorobreds defeated the Grant County Braves 2-0 at Lebus Field on Tuesday, Aug. 24. 

Fortunately for the home team, keeper Christian Carey stopped them all while the Grant County keeper let a shot by Kyle Foster in the first half and one by Taylor Bolin in the second half, into the nets for Harrison County goals. 

Foster’s shot off an assist from Lance McIlvain with 6:08 left in the half gave the Breds the lead for good, but Bolin’s goal from a Foster assist with 4:20 left in the game finally made the lead a comfortable one. 

“This is one of the more physical teams that we have seen this year,” said Hill. “They really were aggressive, but we were able to play that game with them.” 

The Harrison County JV squad was also victorious, 2-1, as freshman Grant Carr scored both Harrison County goals.  The victory for the varsity Breds makes their season record 3-1 while the loss was Grant’s first leaving them at 3-1. 

The next contest for the Thorobreds is Thursday at Scott County. The Cardinals will be 1-1-1 when they host the Breds. On Saturday, the Breds will travel to Richmond to face the Model team, which is 1-0-1 in the young season.

Golf scramble to support baseball champs on Sept. 6

The Harrison County Baseball Boosters are sponsoring a scramble on Monday, Sept. 6, beginning with sign up at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club.  Cost for the scramble is $160 per team or $40 per individual. Teams are preferred, but an effort will be made to make teams from single players who want to play.

The scramble is being held to defray the cost of the championship rings for the players. Hole sponsors are also being sought at a cost of $50 per hole. Sign ups are being taken at the Cynthiana Country Club pro shop or one may contact Lori Denniston at 234 -7466.

Saturday Youth Bowling League starts Sept. 11 at Galactic Lanes

There is a Saturday morning youth bowling league being organized for ages 4-18 at Galactic Lanes in Cynthiana.  Sign up is Saturday, Sept. 11, at 12 p.m., with bowling beginning at 1 p.m. For further information contact Randall Schneider at 859-588-6754.

Labor Day basketball tournament begins Saturday

Competition for the second year of the Blaine Henry Labor Day Weekend Basketball Tournament begins on Saturday, Sept. 4, and continues through Sunday and Monday at Rev. Ross Park in Cynthiana. The former Marshall University star and HCHS all-stater will host area teams for the three-day competition. Food booths and other vendors are available at the event. For more information, contact Blaine Henry, 859-298-1171.

Breds soccer split two with Scott County and Model

The Harrison County Thorobreds were as lethargic as hot weather can make one during this past weekend’s soccer contests with Scott County and Model. 

The Scott County game was played in extreme heat and it seemed to take its toll on the Breds. Scott County scored first, taking advantage of Harrison County’s flat play. 

Lance McIlvain got one past the goal keeper to tie a few minutes later, but the Cardinals scored again and went in at half with a 2-1 lead. 

According to Coach Nick Hill, fatigue seemed to be a problem even more in the second half. 

“We looked like we were in slow motion” lamented Hill. 

Scott County scored two more times to take a 4-1 victory.  The win made the Cardinals 2-1-1 for the year while the Breds fell to 3-2 for the season.

The Model game was again a slow motion affair in the first half with the half ending 0-0.

Hill gave a pep talk at the half, which led to some more inspired play by the Thorobreds. Kyle Foster scored a goal from about 25 yards out for the only goal of the game. 

The game turned a little ugly in the second half as after they began to trail and the Model squad became very rough. As a result, some yellow cards and a red card were handed out, which limited play for the Breds. 

In fact, Ben Anness will be absent for the Bourbon County game Thursday evening due to his red card.  

As Coach Hill said, “It was not a pretty game, but a win is a win.”   

The win gave the Breds a 4-2 mark while Model lost for the first time and stands at 1-1-1. Harrison County will visit Bourbon County (5-2) Thursday night and then host the St. Patrick Saints (3-2) on Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Concert on the River

Kentucky Full Throttle Fastpitch, Inc. to present “Concert on the River” on Friday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at River Road Ball Park, Cynthiana. Cost will be $10 per person. No pets or coolers allowed in park per park rules. Bring a chair or blankets.Concesssion stand will be open. Security will be strict and enforced.

Softball Superstars Cat Osterman, Megan Willis, Caitlin Lowe and Chelsea Spencer will be at concert for autographs during intermission.

Featuring music stars.: JOJO GUN (Jamie Eubanks), Kevin Weldorn and Angela Siracusa.

Everyone welcome for a night of entertainment with some good southern rock and country music on Labor Day weekend.

For more information call Roger Coppage at 859-588-6280, Kevin C. Stephens at 859-983-6711 or Clay Bruin at 859-421-5106.

Basketball tourney to be held

at Rev. Ross Park

Former Marshall University basketball star and HCHS all-stater Blaine Henry will host a Labor Day weekend basketball tourney at the Rev. Ross Park in Cynthiana.

Competition for the second year of the tournament begins on Saturday, Sept. 4, and continues through Sunday and Monday. Entry fee is $50 per team and vendors are welcome. For more information, contact Blaine Henry, 859-298-1171.

1 Pitch Softball Tournament Sept. 11

A 1 Pitch Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at East End Park in Carlisle, Ky. Entry fee will be $100 per team. The first game will begin at 9 a.m.

Proceeds go towards the Pow-Wow, (Oct. 2 and 3 at the Cynthiana Elks Lodge.) For more information contact Clinton Gould at 859-234-8255.

JV and freshman play at Bourbon County

The Harrison County football junior varsity and freshman teams traveled to Bourbon County to play a double header with the Colonels on Monday. 

The games were a little lop sided as Bourbon chooses to play varsity players in these contests while the Harrison County program uses these games to prepare players to move up to the varsity. 

In the freshman game the Breds scored three times with John King, DeShon Talbot and quarterback Trevor Dixon taking the ball past the goal line. King also scored in the junior varsity game on a six-yard pass from quarterback Zach Royce. Talbot scored again on a three-yard scamper for the junior varsity squad. Derek Hurst was the leading pass receiver for the Harrison County team.

The freshman play again Saturday morning at 11 a.m. against the Grant County Braves at Ingles Field.