http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sports/rss.xml en NFHS makes rules clarifications for 2015 season http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/nfhs-makes-rules-clarifications-2015-season <p> By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer<br /> The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released its Football Rules Book and Case Book for 2015. &nbsp;<br /> Page two of the rule book is all the further one has to look to find the changes in rules for this year. &nbsp;<br /> The points of emphasis are on page three so it doesn&rsquo;t take much looking to find what the NFHS deems to be really important this season.<br /> There aren&rsquo;t any actual rule changes but only comments and clarifications on current rules. &nbsp;<br /> Football Breds compete in two 7-on-7 contests http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/football-breds-compete-two-7-7-contests <p> By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer<br /> The Harrison County football Thorobreds are learning their new offense and defenses as they continue to play in seven-on-seven drills and lineman work against different teams. &nbsp;<br /> On Wednesday, Fleming County, Bracken County and Paris visited the Hilltop to provide some mid-week competition. &nbsp;<br /> The Breds, who have battled the Bracken County squad on two occasions already this summer, faced off with Fleming County and Paris on the practice field. &nbsp;<br /> 12-year-old Fillies finish second http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/12-year-old-fillies-finish-second <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s.12year.fillies.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="126" height="85" /><p> The 12-year-old traveling Fillies of Cynthiana finished in second place in the 2015 Scott County Softball Club state recreational tournament. Members of the Fillies are: ​front row, from left, Emma Courtney, Miranda Clem, Haliegh Jones; middle row, Coach Delong, Cate Cox, Katie Coghill, Haley Herrington, Hannah Delong, Kara Hines, Brooklyn Fryman; back row, Coach Hines and Head Coach Charles Garnett.&nbsp; Girls on team not in pictured were Emma Ratliff, Peyton Walker, Georganna Carpenter, Lindsey Howard and Autumn Burgan.</p> Powell wins 46th Burley Belles crown by two strokes http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/powell-wins-46th-burley-belles-crown-two-strokes <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s.burleybellescynthiana.jpg" alt="Pictured are Cynthiana’s winners of the 2015 Burley Belles Golf Tournament, from left, Barbara Snopek (1st Low Net, 3rd Flight); Teresa Davis (1st Low Net, 2nd Flight); Kay Cox (1st Low Gross, 1st Flight); Laura Wachter (2nd Low Net, Championship Flight); Jennie Sparks (2nd Low Gross, 4th Flight) and Donna Jacobs (1st Low Gross, 3rd Flight)." title="Pictured are Cynthiana’s winners of the 2015 Burley Belles Golf Tournament, from left, Barbara Snopek (1st Low Net, 3rd Flight); Teresa Davis (1st Low Net, 2nd Flight); Kay Cox (1st Low Gross, 1st Flight); Laura Wachter (2nd Low Net, Championship Flight); Jennie Sparks (2nd Low Gross, 4th Flight) and Donna Jacobs (1st Low Gross, 3rd Flight)." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer<br /> Cynthia Powell won her 14th Burley Belles title Friday and Saturday by edging Laurie Goodlett 152 to 154 in the 46th Annual Burley Belles Tournament. &nbsp;<br /> The tournament, which is put on each year by the Ladies Golf Association of the Cynthiana Country Club, featured 64 golfers including 14 from Cynthiana. &nbsp;<br /> Powell&rsquo;s win puts her one tie away from the all-time leader Anne Combs who has 14 wins and one tie. Combs played in the tournament but finished 10 strokes behind the winner&rsquo;s gross score. &nbsp;<br /> Football meets Bracken County in two 7-on-7 contests http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/football-meets-bracken-county-two-7-7-contests <p> Last Thursday and Friday, the Harrison County High School football team met with Bracken County for 7-on-7 and linemen work.&nbsp; &lsquo;<br /> On Thursday, the Breds traveled to Brooksville and Friday the Polar Bears paid a visit to the Hilltop. &nbsp;<br /> On both occasions, the skill position players went 7-on-7 and the linemen competed in various strength and agility drills. &nbsp;<br /> Great Museum Treasure Hunt http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/great-museum-treasure-hunt-0 <img src="http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/sites/www.cynthianademocrat.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/s.8.softball_stinger.jpg" alt="Softball Stringer. It’s the eighth and final week for the Great Museum Treasure Hunt. Additionally, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be celebrating its 21st year anniversary on Friday and Saturday. There will be a door prize as well as an adult challenge. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday. Last week’s winner was Tanner Stroub. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. two days a week. Museum volunteer Mary Grable said the eight-week treasure hunt has been good for the museum. There have been 93 children who have participated in the summer project. Each weekly participant earns a free pizza from Leono’s. During the Saturday drawing, persistent pursuers will have an opportunity to win a Leono’s pizza, an ice cream treat from JJ’s Sweets and a silver dollar from Farmers Deposit Bank. Weekly winners have been awarded a movie pass to Rohs Opera House." title="Softball Stringer. It’s the eighth and final week for the Great Museum Treasure Hunt. Additionally, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum will be celebrating its 21st year anniversary on Friday and Saturday. There will be a door prize as well as an adult challenge. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday. Last week’s winner was Tanner Stroub. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. two days a week. Museum volunteer Mary Grable said the eight-week treasure hunt has been good for the museum. There have been 93 children who have participated in the summer project. Each weekly participant earns a free pizza from Leono’s. During the Saturday drawing, persistent pursuers will have an opportunity to win a Leono’s pizza, an ice cream treat from JJ’s Sweets and a silver dollar from Farmers Deposit Bank. Weekly winners have been awarded a movie pass to Rohs Opera House." align="left" hspace="6" width="45" height="85" /> Fillies soccer returns eight starters, look to challenge for region title http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/fillies-soccer-returns-eight-starters-look-challenge-region-title <p> As the second-year of Coach Kevin Gaunce&rsquo;s tenure begins at the helm of the Fillies, he is looking with excitement for the start of the season. &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;We have a solid group returning and I believe that we can challenge for the region title,&rdquo; said Gaunce Saturday morning. &nbsp;<br /> There are a few issues though, with the first replacing the seniors that were key parts on last year&rsquo;s team. &nbsp;<br /> Goal keeper Chelsea Ingram graduated, leaving open the spot that she had held for several seasons. &nbsp;<br /> Harrison High golf teams face busy schedule with optimism http://www.cynthianademocrat.com/content/harrison-high-golf-teams-face-busy-schedule-optimism <p> Coach Jason Crisp held tryouts last week for the 2015 Harrison County High School golf team but other than the middle school boys, there were few new faces. &nbsp;<br /> The tryouts, held at the Cynthiana Country Club, welcomed six Fillies golfers and 11 Thorobreds on the hot days of Wednesday and Thursday.<br /> The Fillies will be led by returning number one player, junior Sarah Holland.&nbsp; Holland was very competitive in most meets last year and worked very hard this off season to improve her game. &nbsp;<br />