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Today's Sports

  • Harrison Co. cheerleaders soar...

    It was 2001 that the Harrison County cheerleaders last reached the final round of the UCA National Cheerleading competition in Orlando, Fla.  
    Never had the cheerleaders finished as high as they did last weekend though as they worked their way to fifth in the nation in the small squad division.  
    Coach Jessica Reynolds was ecstatic with the girls’ performance.  

  • Freshman boys finish season as...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds freshman team finished the season with a sparkling 16-5 record as they defeated Bishop Brossart and then lost to Mason County in the regional tournament.   
    Coach Dr. Stephen Moses’ team represented the 38th District in the four-team region as only the district winners advance to the regional tournament.  

  • Shirley wins wrestling region...

    Senior Anthony Shirley led the way as the Harrison County Thorobreds wrestlers finished only 14 points away from third place in the 7th Region wrestling tournament at Western Hills Saturday.  
    Shirley scored a reversal on Dunbar’s Brad Milford with five seconds left in the match to win the 120 lb region title 12-11.  
    Five other wrestlers qualified for the state tournament held this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Alltech Arena.  

  • This is not Thanksgiving but it...

    Before I get into my thought for the week I want to add a Valentine worst gift story that makes some of the others pale.  
    When Ben Hyatt wrote the story last week I’m sure he couldn’t have imagined that someone as smooth and loved by women like me could have a story that would be worthy but here we go.  
    Patti and I lived in Michigan for the longest nine months in history before moving to Cynthiana in April 1976.  

  • Sports beat

    Bowlers roll over Scott Co.
    in Sunday road match
    The Harrison County bowling team continued its magnificent season rolling over the Scott County Cardinals in a Sunday match at Joyland.  
    The Fillies won the girls’ match taking six of seven games to run their record to 9-1 (50-20). Kelsi Caldwell led the Fillies in pins with a two-game total of 307. Mikayla Fryman with 261, Heather Randolph with 239, Rebecca Switzer with 230 and Jessica Wilson with 224 were instrumental in the victory as well for the Fillies.  

  • Thorobred wrestlers undefeated...

    In the always complicated world of high school wrestling, the Harrison County wrestlers defeated five teams, lost to none and finished fourth by the total team points in the Conner Duals Saturday at the northern Kentucky school.  
    The Thorobreds defeated Conner, Newport, Grant County, Scott High and Cooper in their five head-to-head matches.  
    There were three other teams in the multi-team event that were also undefeated so total team score decided the winner.  

  • Breds fall in close one at...

    On Wednesday night, the Harrison County Thorobreds headed north to face one of the region favorites in the Mustangs of Bishop Brossart on their home floor.   
    The Breds, who have never won on this floor, battled hard against a huge height advantage and a cold shooting night to come away on the short end of the 36-34 final score.

  • Harrison County freshmen take...

    In a rare doubleheader on Wednesday, the Harrison County freshmen basketball team won twice to nail down the 38th District Championship.  
    Pendleton County was the host school and used both the regular and auxiliary gyms to play the opening round games and then finished the one-day championship with the final in the high school gym.  
    The freshmen Breds faced Nicholas County in the opening round and ran into a determined group of young Bluejackets early.  

  • Fillies lead entire game, defeat...

    The Harrison County Fillies had more than one opponent Friday night as they battled the Nicholas County Lady Bluejackets in Carlisle.  
    The other opponents were cold shooting from both the field and the three-point line and the ever-present foul trouble, which plagued the Fillies. Despite these issues and a valiant effort by Nicholas County, the Fillies were able to pull out a 51-45 win to improve to 7-18 for the year.
    Harrison County led at all stops in this game as the cold shooting didn’t start in the opening period.  

  • An apology, a congratulations...

    This week I need to start with an apology to Zach Pulliam. In last week’s article about the Harrison County Middle School Colts’ championship I incorrectly referred to Zach as his older brother Dillon.    
    I know myself, as someone who had a younger brother who had to constantly hear about how wonderful I was, the error was made more painful by the frequency of Dillon’s name being in print and Zach as a younger brother having his time in the sun taken away. I am sorry for the error and believe me I would not do this on purpose.