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Today's Sports

  • Who decides where the teams play?

    There is always a lot of talk and questions asked about who makes the field of 68 for the NCAA tournament and what seeds they are, but seldom does anyone address the favoritism shown in where some of the teams play.  
    Fans of No. 1 seeds seem to think that they should have a home court or at least an area court advantage due to the fact that they are, in fact, the No. 1 seed.  
    I can buy that some though I would argue if you are in fact the No. 1 seed the site of the game shouldn’t matter.  

  • HCHS Fillies Softball
  • Fillies track, a mixture of...

    Veteran Fillies Track Coach Danny Simpson is a positive thinker and motivator with the Fillies tracksters as they enter the outdoor portion of the 2012 track season.  
    Simpson simply states, “The potential is there to have our best team in years,” when he discusses the 2012 Fillies.  Simpson’s positive attitude is not one of false promise, however, as the Fillies are loaded in many of the events which make up a track meet.  

  • Breds track squad looks to...

    Harrison County Thorobreds Track Coach Robert Walker is not one to talk a bigger game than he can play.  
    Walker generally understates his team’s abilities until they have proven on the track and in the field that they are able to perform to a high level.  
    So, when Robert Walker says the team’s strengths are “everything” one sits up and takes notice.  

  • Sports beat

    Harrison County bowlers compete
    in region this Saturday
    The Harrison County High School bowling team, headed by Coach Petey Reynolds, will compete Saturday in Lexington in the regional tournament.  
    The girls, after a fast start, have struggled in the latter part of the season and hope to right the ship in the regional tussle.  The Fillies record is 9-4 in matches and 50-41 in games.  

  • Harrison County tennis returns...

    Head tennis coach Kara Mattox welcomes back to the courts on the Hilltop many veteran players including 10 seniors along with some newcomers who she hopes can contribute before the season is too far along.  
    All of these veterans returning and the chance to host the 2012 Regional Tournament have the tennis faithful abuzz about the upcoming season.  

  • 2012 Fillies softball, a mixture...

    Harrison County High School softball coach Christine Garnett enters her fifth year as the leader of the Fillies with an unusual mixture of experience and youth.  
    What is most unusual is that the youth also have some of the experience.  

  • Breds and Fillies excel at Mason...

    The Mason Dixon Games is a long-running prestigious indoor track meet which is considered the state championships of the indoor season.  
    The Harrison County track teams performed at Broadbent Arena Saturday and came away with very impressive showings in this tough competition.
    The Fillies had fewer participants than the Thorobreds but came away with a state champion in shot put, Natasha Ingram. Ingram heaved the round ball 30 feet, 8 inches to place her name in a select group of Harrison County athletes in the sport of track and field.  

  • Mike’s Minute

    Friday morning while taking the Princess to school along with Ian and Riley, I drove past Commissioner Billy Grayson in the city parking lot next to the City Hall Gym.  
    He invited me into the gym to see how the work was coming along and discuss for a few minutes the meeting held on Tuesday.  
    It was my idea to discuss Tuesday as Billy was not pushing this issue, but after reading the Democrat report on the meeting I was curious as to his take on the meeting.  

  • McCarty, Robles and Moore help...

    Harrison County Middle School sixth grader Matthew McCarty set the early pace in the 2012 Region 8 archery tournament with a score of 287, but it was his unflappable performance in a pressure-packed tiebreaker shoot-off that helped propel him to the Region 8 overall male champion.  
    In the process, he also led all male shooters in the elementary division to capture that title as well. Shooting against an Augusta Independent sophomore, McCarty drilled the 5-arrow playoff to outshoot his opponent 45-39.