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By The Staff

Indoor track action in full swing

Harrison County has begun the indoor track season participating in an event at Mason County last Saturday. Caleb Reeder was victorious in the 55 meter hurdles in 09.16 seconds and finished eighth in the 55 meter dash. 

At noon this Saturday, the tracksters will again hit the road as they participate in the Wildcat Classic Indoor held at the University of Kentucky. This meet will be for running events only. Coach Danny Simpson’s squad has at least three other indoor events this season with four others a possibility. The season culminates with the prestigious Mason Dixon Games in Louisville on March 6.

Freshman girls win at Grant

In a foul laden contest, the Harrison County freshman Fillies defeated Grant County 36-31 last Thursday evening.  The game featured a total of 47 free throws which caused both teams to go to the bench often to keep players in the game. 

Harrison County suffered injuries to three players in the game which complicated matters for them quite a bit. Eighth grader Jordan Doram led Harrison with 12 points scoring seven of them in the first quarter. Chelsea Ingram, a seventh grader, was also in double figures with 11. Harrison County hit 15-25 from the line, 10 in the last quarter to seal the victory.

Cactus Cadillac wins the

Cincinnati Trophy Stakes

Locally owned Cactus Cadillac won the 6½ furlong Cincinnati Trophy Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park.   

The filly won the race by 1¾ lengths over favored Henry’s Posse to take the $50,000 purse. Apprentice jockey Ben Creed was aboard Cactus Cadillac who was sired by Cactus Ridge.  Cactus Ridge stands at the Vinery in Lexington and is owned by country singer Toby Keith. Cactus Cadillac is trained by Dave Pate, whose wife Peggy is part owner along with Harrison County native Gary Mitchell.

Lail places in gymnastics competitions

Mia Lail, a seventh grader at Harrison County Middle School recently competed in two gymnastics competition. On Jan. 10 she competed at the National Judges Cup Gymnastics Championships in Northern Kentucky. She won first place on the beam, fifth place on the bars and fifth overall.

On Jan. 16 she competed at the CGA Coaches Spectacular in Northern Kentucky. Eighty-seven teams from 12 states attended. She placed first in the beam and third in the vault.

Mia is a level eight gymnast at All American Gymnastics in Lexington.

Freshman girls defeat Mason County 32-17

The Harrison County Fillies freshman squad avenged an earlier defeat and thumped Mason County Monday night 32-17.  Despite still being short injured players from the Grant County game, the first-year Fillies led from start to finish as they won in convincing fashion. 

Jordan Doram led the way with 13 points. Chelsey Ishmael and Chelsea Ingram each added six points. 

The freshman girls are scheduled to host Montgomery County Thursday on the Hilltop for their next game.