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By The Staff

Harrison County successful in

fall tennis league

A group of Harrison County students began play in the Fall Tennis League last weekend and met with some grand success. Juniors Charlie Smith and Wes Barnett took a pair of matches from Lafayette’s singles players by 8-2 and 8-1.  Fellow junior Ben McDonald and freshman Jacob Markley took the doubles action 8-1. 

When the squad faced Woodford County, the players switched with Smith and Barnett winning the doubles 8-4 while McDonald and Markley each won in singles. Other team members are Cory McCauley, Austin Roberts and Hayley Mansur. The squad plays again this weekend at LCA.

Junior varsity and freshmen teams

drop home games to Mason County

In a couple of close contests, the Harrison County football junior varsity and freshman teams fell to Mason County Monday evening in Ingles Stadium. 

The freshman game went into overtime after Mason County scored in the second quarter and a short run by Trevor Dixon tied the score in the fourth period.

The tie breaker format dictated that the teams have the coin toss and the winner of the toss decide either offense or defense. One play from the three yard line is then run and if the team scores, they win, if they don’t, they lose. 

The Colts did not score and Mason County was victorious 7-6.

Mason County scored in the third period. The Breds mounted a challenge in the last drive of the game with quarterback Zach Royce connecting on passes to Derek Hurst and Corey Webber to propel them down the field. DeShon Talbott also had some nice runs but in the end the game ended on a Mason County interception in the end zone. 

The freshman and junior varsity teams are scheduled to play in Fleming County next Monday night.

Fillies volleyball defeats Bracken Co.

Tuesday after two losses

The Harrison County Volleyball team had its seven game winning streak snapped last Thursday at Villa Madonna as the Fillies dropped two straight 6-25 and 20-25. 

The Fillies got off to a slow start and could never recover as they lost the first set by a big margin. They were able to make a much more competitive set in the second, but still fell 20-25.  The victory gives Villa Madonna a 12-7 record for the season. 

Monday night found the Fillies heading north again, this time to face the Lady Rebels of Boone County. Boone County entered the contest with a very unimpressive 2-12 record, but came away with a straight set win over the Fillies 11-25 and 14-25. 

“We didn’t play as badly as the score might indicate,” said Coach Bill Faulkner. “Their record is very misleading due to the very tough competition they play.”

Tuesday night the Harrison County team again started slowly, causing Faulkner to make some line up changes to start the second set. 

The Fillies responded and played much more aggressively in the second and third sets as they defeated Bracken County 21-25, 25-13, and 25-18. 

“As the season winds down and we get closer to the post season, I have to see who is going to step up and help us win,” said Faulkner. “We had a couple of younger players help us tonight.” 

Serving in the last two sets, especially the third, was a major issue for Bracken County and a big plus for the Fillies. Juniors Ashley McCarty, Allison Cordray and Jillian Mounts along with freshman Jordan Doram had some outstanding serves to keep the pressure on Bracken County. 

Bracken County was particularly adept at digging the Fillies’ spikes and several long volleys were played in this game. Bracken County falls to 8-11 for the year while the Fillies improve to 10-6. Harrison County’s next opponent is Thursday night as they visit Mt. Olivet to take on the 16-5 Deming Lady Devils. This weekend will find the Harrison County team in Ashland for a tournament.