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By The Staff

Harrison freshmen runner-up in

Bourbon tourney

The Harrison County freshman boys, under the direction of Coach Larry Kendall, finished second Saturday in the Bourbon County Freshman Tourney. 

Lexington Catholic bested the young Breds in the third game of the day by a 71-46 margin.

Harrison opened the tourney by winning a hard fought contest with Henry Clay, 42-40. The 9:15 a.m., contest was close throughout with the Breds taking the final lead with 12 seconds to go. With less than a minute left, Harrison had a key defensive stop and managed the winning bucket for the win.  Elijah Gross led in scoring with 14, Scott Kendall had nine and J.D. Kuntz added eight.

In the semi-final match, Harrison County faced the Mason County squad. In this contest, Harrison led 14-2 at the end of the first quarter and were never threatened winning 49-34.  Coach Kendall was able to play the entire squad and get all some valuable playing time.  Eighth grader Dillon Pulliam led in scoring with 12 followed by Tyler Wagner’s nine-point effort.  Three other added six each in a balanced team effort.

In the championship game, Harrison County played a relatively close first period, but fell victim to turnovers to fall behind by a big margin. Lexington Catholic’s defensive pressure and three-point shooting were instrumental in them pulling away for the victory. 

Coach Kendall thought that the experience of handling the pressure showed the young Harrison squad some areas that they need to work on in the coming weeks. Wagoner led in scoring for the Breds with 13 points, followed by Jordan Stubbs with 12. 

The freshmen return to action Dec. 9 at home with a boy/girl doubleheader with Bryan Station.

Thorobreds in Kentucky Bank

Shootout Saturday

Saturday at 1:45 p.m., the Harrison County Thorobreds will meet the Paris Greyhounds in the Kentucky Bank Shootout, hosted by Bourbon County High School. There are nine games in two days with some of the state’s top ranked teams in the event. Among the more highly thought of teams will be Lexington Christian, Henry Clay, North Hardin and Scott County.

Coach Mike Reitz’ Breds will be playing their third game of the week as they travel to Scott Tuesday night and host the Nicholas County Bluejackets on Friday. Coach Geoff Cody’s Hounds will also be playing in their third contest of the week. The Greyhounds opened the season last week losing to Sayre 74-52

HCHS holds Cross Country

Awards ceremony

Coach Danny Simpson held the annual post season awards ceremony to honor the effort and dedication of this year’s cross country squad on Saturday, Dec. 1. The ceremony featured awards for academic achievement as well as the skill required to compete in the long grueling events. 

Two of the young men on the squad were honored with All State Academic honors. They are senior Tyler Hardin and sophomore Jacob Marsh. Six others, senior Nicholas Whitaker, juniors Chelsee Mattox, Keenan Palmer, Kelsey Carr and Mariah Carr, along with sophomore Ethan King were also honored.  King was also awarded the most improved cross country athlete for 2009. The most outstanding Thorobred award was won by Jacob Marsh with 29 points followed by freshman Damon King with 17. Ninth graders Jessica Alas and Bailey Caudill were first and second in the 2009 outstanding Fillie cross country athlete race. The All Area KTCCCA honors went to eighth grader Nathan Radford and sixth grader Amelia Bolin.

HCHS football banquet is Sunday

The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will be honored at a banquet on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Harrison County Middle School cafeteria. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert. The meal will be provided by Edwardo’s. For more information, call Michelle Barnett at 588-3937.

Faulkner starts hot in OVC play

Harrison County’s Brooke Faulkner started out the OVC at Austin Peay season the way Harrison County fans remember her playing here. 

In Thursday’s game against Southeast Missouri, Faulkner made four 3-point shots on the way to a 14-point performance.  She also had five assists, three rebounds and one steal in the Lady Gov’s 79-63 win. Saturday night against Eastern Illinois Brooke hit three 3-point shots on the way to a 20-point performance. She again had five assists, four rebounds, two blocks and one steal for a complete performance. 

The Lady Governors won Saturday night by a 65-55 margin. Austin Peay won both of these games at home starting off 2-0 in the OVC. They stand at 3-5 for the season and travel to Arkansas Little Rock on Dec. 8 and to Troy on the 12th before returning home Sunday, Dec. 20, versus Pittsburgh.

Elks Hoop Shoot is Saturday

for 12 and 13 year olds

The Elks annual Hoop Shoot local contest will be this Saturday, Dec. 12, for the 12 and 13 year olds. Participants must be not be 14 until after April 1, 2010.

According to Joe Nichols, winners in other age divisions were selected during their school’s physical education classes.

Those interested in competing on Saturday for the state qualifying shoot-out, should meet at the Harrison County High School gym at 8 a.m.