Today's News

  • Good-bye Captain Hook, you did a great job

    This past week, one of the all time great managers lost his battle with dementia.  
    I won’t dwell on the horror of this disease, but only say that according to reports hospice had been called in only the day before he died.
    Hopefully he didn’t suffer.  
    I want to go over what I recall of Sparky Anderson’s career as a manager, the first if not the only manager to win a world championship in both leagues.  

  • Lexington Catholic has narrow escape 27-19 over Thorobreds Friday night

    The Harrison County Thorobreds battled the heavily favored Lexington Catholic Knights tooth and nail Friday night before losing by a 27-19 score.  
    Though both teams entered the game with even 5-5 records, the home-standing Knights were more than a two touchdown favorite based on strength of schedule.  
    It wasn’t until less than two minutes left in the game that the Knights gained the biggest lead of the game in the final 27-19 score.  

  • Bowlers face Scott and Rowan in home matches

    The Harrison County High School bowling team faced Scott County on Sunday and then came back with a boys’ only match with Rowan County on Monday.  
    Scott County swept the match with Harrison County winning a very close match, 3-4, with the boys’ team and easily defeating the young girls’ team 0-7.  
    The boys’ match was won by Scott County on the basis of total pins as each team won three head-to-head games.  
    Zach Schneider was the leading bowler for Harrison County totaling 415 for his two games.  

  • Sixth grade AAU team runner-up at Mason Co.

    The Harrison County sixth grade AAU team finished as runner-up in the Mason County Fall Classic held last weekend at Maysville Saint Patrick.  
    The team, coached by Louis Kendall and Woody Fryman, won four straight on Saturday to advance to the championship game, but fell to the host Royal team during Sunday evening’s game.  
    The sixth grade team defeated Lewis County twice on Saturday, 31-18 and 28-18, the Mason County blue team, 32-29, and Nicholas County, 34-15, to qualify for the Sunday game.  

  • Cross country season ends at Class AA Regional

    “The season ended a week early this year for the cross country team,” lamented Coach Danny Simpson. “I’m proud of our team and they did a great job, but we just didn’t have it today.”   
    The Fillies and the Thorobreds cross country squads traveled to Covington Saturday and in the bitter cold fell a little short of qualifying anyone for the state meet next week.  

  • Colemansville Store burglarized, one arrest

    Over the weekend the Colemansville store was victim to a burglary.
    The store was broken into between 3 and 5 a.m. Taken from the store were several thousands of dollars of merchandise, $1,000 in cash, a gun, beer and lottery tabs.
    Tony Markland was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. The investigation is on going.

  • Students show their support for breast cancer awareness

    Harrison County High School students raised over $1,300 for Hospice of the Bluegrass during October.
    The students celebrated their success with a Pink Rally Friday afternoon.
    Lisa Ramsey of Hospice accepted the donation and Mandie Graham, a breast cancer survivor, told her story.
    Students decked out in their pink to show their support. The junior class won the spirit award.

  • Holmes routs Breds 56-8 to win district title

    The extra ordinary situations that would have had to take place for the Harrison County Thorobreds to host a first round playoff game all started with “when we beat Holmes.”  
    Strangely enough, the other circumstances happened, but the Breds fell to Holmes so they will be on the road Friday as the playoffs begin.  
    Friday’s game was not in doubt for long. After the Breds took the opening kickoff back to the Holmes’ 48 on a nice 26-yard return by Nick Slucher, they failed to gain a yard and punted.  

  • Cross country finishes regular season

    Harrison County’s Cross Country teams finished the season Saturday in a meet that had a most unusual format.  
    In the KTCCCA Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park, each team member ran in his or her grade level instead of running all in one group.  
    “I was happy with the results,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “There were some big, tough races, but we had some of our best times of the year.”  

  • Football is getting tougher

    Beginning next season, the Harrison County Thorobreds football district will be somewhat more difficult.  
    Next year, Harrison County’s district loses Bourbon County and Franklin County and gains Covington Catholic and Fort Thomas Highlands. To put this into perspective, I’ll give the ratings as they stand this year.