http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sports/rss.xml en Thorobreds start fast, rout Jackets 84-54 to advance to title game http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/thorobreds-start-fast-rout-jackets-84-54-advance-title-game <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s-brock-jenkins_9622.jpg" alt="Brock Jenkins drives hard to the basket against Nicholas County defensive pressure Monday night at Robertson County High School." title="Brock Jenkins drives hard to the basket against Nicholas County defensive pressure Monday night at Robertson County High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> On paper, the Harrison County vs. Nicholas County game looked like a one-sided affair. On the floor, it was a one-sided affair as the Thorobreds started fast, scoring 28 points in the first period to rout the Bluejackets 84-54. &nbsp;<br /> Junior forward Zack Pulliam scored all 11 of his game points in the first quarter to lead the Thorobreds. &nbsp;<br /> Senior forward Trenton Thompson scored nine of his game total of 17 in the opening period as the Thorobreds were constantly beating the Jackets down the floor. &nbsp;<br /> Fillies advance to district title game with 35-31 win over Nicholas County http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/fillies-advance-district-title-game-35-31-win-over-nicholas-county <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s-emma-darnell_9471.jpg" alt="Emma Darnell grab the rebound Monday night at Robertson County High School." title="Emma Darnell grab the rebound Monday night at Robertson County High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> The two teams split their two previous meetings this season and Monday night&rsquo;s game was close throughout as the Harrison County Fillies edged past Nicholas County, 35-31. &nbsp;<br /> The game was the opening match up in the 38th District Tournament hosted by Robertson County. &nbsp;<br /> Harrison County&rsquo;s junior forward, Madison Philpott, had perhaps her finest game as she played an aggressive style scoring 18 points and grabbing six rebounds. &nbsp;<br /> Senior guard Chelsea Ingram was also in double figures with 10 points. &nbsp;<br /> HCMS cheerleaders repeat as grand champions of Bluegrass Conference http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/hcms-cheerleaders-repeat-grand-champions-bluegrass-conference <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s.hcms_.cheer2_.26.jpg" alt="Front row: Laurel McDaniel, Abby Stroub, Evey Barker, Madison Shanklin, Sarah Allison, Jacqueline Smith; middle row, Lillie Cook, Courtney Russell, Emma Moore, Maria Furnish, Sierra Eckler, Liza Gossett, Mary Partin, Payton Walker; back row, Coach Kenzie Leathers, Marleigh Posey, Rachel Clifford, Macy Yearsley, Jaelyn Terhune, Madison Mink. Absent: Courtney Shrout." title="Front row: Laurel McDaniel, Abby Stroub, Evey Barker, Madison Shanklin, Sarah Allison, Jacqueline Smith; middle row, Lillie Cook, Courtney Russell, Emma Moore, Maria Furnish, Sierra Eckler, Liza Gossett, Mary Partin, Payton Walker; back row, Coach Kenzie Leathers, Marleigh Posey, Rachel Clifford, Macy Yearsley, Jaelyn Terhune, Madison Mink. Absent: Courtney Shrout." align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" /><p> On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Harrison County Middle School cheerleaders competed in the Bluegrass Conference Cheer Competition. &nbsp;<br /> The Harrison County squad was the defending champion in the event so they came into the competition with high expectations and a target on their back. &nbsp;<br /> The girls held up their end of the bargain winning first place in the small division and also won the grand champion overall. &nbsp;<br /> The weather causes many problems http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/weather-causes-many-problems <p> Before I get into the article, I want to catch up on something I missed last week. &nbsp;<br /> The eighth grade Colts did a fine job in the KBA state championships finishing in the Sweet Sixteen only a basket away from the Elite Eight. &nbsp;<br /> Coach Glenn Lonaker&rsquo;s charges beat teams from around the state and fell short by the one basket to the best team in Lexington. &nbsp;<br /> The Colts finished 13th in the final state rankings which was higher than anyone in the Bluegrass Conference except for Scott County who was state champions. &nbsp;<br /> Harrison County Fillies tie for third in state bowling tournament http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/harrison-county-fillies-tie-third-state-bowling-tournament <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s.girls_.bowling.team__0.jpg" alt="The Harrison County High School Fillies bowling team finished in fourth place at the state competition held at Eastland Lanes in Lexington on Friday, Feb. 13. Members of the team are: kneeling from left, Shaylee Carter, Jessica Wilson, Andra Gaunce, Tara Ross; standing, Coach Dennis Hyatt, Shelbi Morris, Miracle Switzer, Josie Vaughn, Brooklyn Fryman, Kelsi Whitson, Alexys Switzer, Coach Frazier Fryman, head Coach Petey Reynolds." title="The Harrison County High School Fillies bowling team finished in fourth place at the state competition held at Eastland Lanes in Lexington on Friday, Feb. 13. Members of the team are: kneeling from left, Shaylee Carter, Jessica Wilson, Andra Gaunce, Tara Ross; standing, Coach Dennis Hyatt, Shelbi Morris, Miracle Switzer, Josie Vaughn, Brooklyn Fryman, Kelsi Whitson, Alexys Switzer, Coach Frazier Fryman, head Coach Petey Reynolds." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On Feb 13, the Harrison County Fillies competed in the state bowling tournament finishing in a tie for third place.<br /> &ldquo;The girls were ready to bowl,&rdquo; said HCHS bowling head coach Petey Reynolds. &ldquo;It was the most I have ever seen them ready at any competition.&rdquo;<br /> The Fillies bowled one game of qualifying, consisting of two 4-women teams.<br /> The score wasn&rsquo;t as good as the coaching staff had hoped but they ended up shooting a 961.<br /> Sports beat http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/sports-beat-292 <p> Youth baseball/softball sign ups underway<br /> Darrell Baxter, Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation director, announced that sign ups have begun for the youth baseball and softball programs.<br /> They will continue through Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours are 2-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at City Hall gym.</p> Score 'N' More http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/score-n-more-124 <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sam_2015.02.26b.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /> Sports beat http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/sports-beat-291 <p> Youth baseball/softball sign ups underway<br /> Darrell Baxter, Cynthiana-Harrison County Parks and Recreation director, announced that sign ups have begun for the youth baseball and softball programs.<br /> They will continue through Saturday, Feb. 28. Hours are 2-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at City Hall gym.</p>