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Today's Sports

  • Kentucky Thunder
  • Yankees open tournament with 18-...

    The Tee-Ball Tournament began Monday evening with the undefeated regular season champion Yankees facing the Reds.  
    The first inning was the turning point of the game as the Yankees struck for the maximum six runs in the top of the inning and held the Reds to one in the bottom half.  An exciting triple play pulled off by the Yankees’ Simon Jenkins was the big play of the game in the opening inning.  

  • Is NASCAR fading away?

    I am a pretty big NASCAR fan, not a spend-all-of-my-money-going-to-many-races kind of fan, but a fan never the less.  
    I enjoy going to a race if I do not have to walk miles from the parking spot and have a seat close but not too close to the track.  
    Too close is deafening and too far away makes it hard for a seeing impaired person to tell what number is what when the car races past at 200-plus mph.  

  • Baseball Alumni inducts second...

    More than 130 people filled the Elks Lodge Hall as the Cynthiana-Harrison County Baseball Alumni Association inducted their second class to the Alumni Hall of Fame.
    The evening began with a hospitality hour followed by Alumni Association Chairman Jim Fuller’s welcome to the attendees.  
    Dr. Larry Bishop had the invocation followed by a meal served by David Turner.  Turner’s barbeque is well known for its excellent taste and quality.

  • HCMS football sign up/meet and...

    Harrison County Middle School Football coach Dr. Chris Kerns has announced dates for sign ups and the 2014 football camp.  
    The sign ups/meet and greet is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, beginning with the sixth grade at 5:30 p.m.  
    The seventh grade will follow at 6:15 p.m. and the eighth grade concludes the day at 7 p.m.  

  • Combs wins Central Kentucky Golf...

    On Monday morning, 43 of central Kentucky’s best golfers arrived at the Cynthiana Country Club for an 18-hole tournament hosted by the Ladies Golf Association of the Cynthiana Country Club.  
    The Cynthiana golfers were not eligible to play due to being the host club in this Women’s Central Kentucky Golf Association contest.
    Anne Combs of the Spring Valley club was the low net winner shooting a four under par 68.  
    Robin Brockman of Woodford County’s Moss Hill club was second low net with a one under 71.  

  • Youthful Collins rides his way...

    Jon Keith Collins is readying himself to make the trip to Rock Springs, Wyoming, to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals beginning on July 14.  
    The recent graduate of Breathitt County High School and his mother, Betty Geoghegan Collins, will drive from their home in southern Kentucky to the Wyoming town that is in the southwestern part of the Equality State.  
    The travel plans will have them arrive on July 13, just one day before the five-day rodeo begins in earnest.  

  • Free kids tennis festival/clinic...

    Kids ages 6 to 18 can join the fun at a free tennis festival/clinic on July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison County High School, 320 Webster Ave., Cynthiana. Participants of all abilities are invited to spend the evening learning how to play tennis or improving their game in a friendly, fun-filled atmosphere that celebrates this sport.
    Children 10 and under will play using a youth format that downsizes the court and equipment while using lower-bouncing tennis balls that allow kids to rally from the get-go. Older children will play on regulation-sized courts.

  • Frederick headed to Wyoming for...

    Brooke Frederick is anything but a typical high school student. Competing since the age of six months, Frederick is heading to the National High School Rodeo Finals on July 13-19 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
    Frederick, of Shawhan Road, is 17 years old and is involved in the FFA, 4-H, concert band, cross country and track. She is the student president of the West Virginia High School Rodeo Association, which is the association she chooses even though she lives in Cynthiana.

  • Sports beat

    Golf tryouts will be in July
    Harrison County golf coach Jason Crisp has announced the dates for both the boys’ team tryouts and the girls’ golf team sign ups. In both cases an up-to-date physical has to be with the participant at the tryouts or sign up.  
    The Thorobreds golf team tryouts will be held Thursday, July 17, at 7:45 a.m. at the Cynthiana Country Club. The format will be an 18-hole tryout with no more than a 10-member team selected.