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  • Breds defeat Wildcats in opening round

    Harrison County’s Soccer Breds are advancing in the regional tournament after Monday’s defeat of the Pendleton County Wildcats,  2-1, in the opening round.
    “The game was very physical and played with a lot of emotion by both teams,” said Coach Nick Hill. “It was a hard-fought battle with a lot of ups and downs for both teams.”
    About 15 minutes into the game, Harrison County scored its first goal when Kyle Foster crossed a ball into the box and Jordan Gasser got just enough foot on it, to redirect the ball into the side net.

  • Another loss plagues Breds’ 2011 season

    By Ray Sparks, Sports guest writer
    After three road games and a “bye” week sandwiched in between, the Harrison County Football Thorobreds were anxious to return to familiar surroundings on the Hilltop.
    After six straight losses, the Breds were looking to get back in the win column for the first time since the Hometown Pharmacy Thorobred Bowl on Aug. 20. Unfortunately, the Covington Catholic Colonels had other plans.

  • Cross country team to host invitational Thursday

    The cross country team returns to action this week with the Harrison County Invitational on Thursday at the Cynthiana Country Club.  
    “We have a large field of talented teams and there should be great competition,” said Coach Danny Simpson noting that Clark, Mason, Grant and Pendleton counties and Henry Clay head the field.  

  • ‘Attitude is everything’

    Breast cancer used to be a taboo topic of discussion. No longer a hush-hush subject, more and more women are prepared to share their stories... with each other and with other “warriors.”
    Two Cynthiana women whose end results are mirrored had very different starts to their journey through breast cancer survival.
    Dana Doyle knew that one day she would face the disease that claimed the lives of her mother and grandmother.

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds soccer runner up in 24th District, to host regional
    The Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team took a step back in the progress that Coach Nick Hill thought they were making as they dropped a 2-0 decision to Montgomery County in the finals of the 24th District.  
    “We did not play to our ability,” lamented Hill. “We reverted back to playing long ball and did not follow our game plan.”  

  • Did you know?

    HCHS alumni banquet is Oct. 22
    Harrison County High School’s annual alumni banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $12.50 each and are available at Leono’s, Biancke’s and Farmers National Bank at Southside Plaza.
    There will be a special recognition of the 1961 10th Region basketball champs and Coach Jock Sutherland.

    Trick-or-treat is Oct. 31

  • Fillies soccer season ends in semifinals of 24th District

    “The girls played a great game with a lot of heart and pride,” said Coach Kim Jenkins after the 2-0 semifinal loss to Clark County last Wednesday. “We had our opportunities to score early but just weren’t able to capitalize.”
    The 12-5-1 Lady Cards scored with about 16 minutes to play in the first half on a corner kick and that score held up throughout the first half. The hard-fought battle continued through the second half with both teams having opportunities to score.  

  • Sold Griffith Woods house being demolished

    After years of serving as a historical site in Harrison County, the Nature Conservancy Kentucky Chapter announced the deconstruction and sale of the Griffith Woods property.
    According to Jim Aldridge, director of stream and wetland restoration, the once eye-capturing historical home had been reduced to an accident waiting to happen.

  • A mother’s wish for ‘decent’ shoes launches project for needy

    The longing of one Harrison County woman to own a “decent” pair of shoes  sparked the idea of a non-profit organization to be started in her memory.
     Some children wish for fame and fortune during their young ambitious, growing-up years, while others pray every night for a shinny red convertible that will make everyone accept them at school.
    The skinny guys wish for muscles so they fit in better on the football team, while the overweight girls wish to be thin so they can join the cheerleading squad.