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Today's Sports

  • Youth leagues beginning to wrap...

    As the “old lefthander” Joe Nuxhall would say the youth league season at River Road Park is rounding third and heading for home.  
    According to the season records posted on the web site all of the Little League teams have played at least 10 games of the season as it winds down to its grand finale.  
    The Kiwanis Club leads the Little League with an outstanding 10-1 record with some tough games remaining with the other top contenders, the Lions (11-3) and the Reds (10-3).  

  • Mike’s Minute

    When I started to write for The Cynthiana Democrat the second time I remembered the long Tuesday nights at the newspaper office and the traveling to games and getting info from the coaches when I couldn’t be there.  
    I drove poor Randy Green crazy with my opinions and my way of interjecting them into the stories in some cases.  He was concerned that my tendency to speak my mind or opinion would get everyone into hot water.  

  • Preparations underway for golf...

    The Cynthiana Country Club is a buzz with activity as the preparations are ongoing for two of the big golf tournaments held there each year.
    The annual Joe Mooney Invitational is June 26 and 27 featuring many of the better male golfers from the central Kentucky area. The Burley Belles Tournament is one of the premier golfing events in the state for ladies and will be held on June 30 and July 1 at the country club.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County athletes compete in state Soccer Cup
    Harrison County High School was well represented in the State Soccer Open Cup held in Bowling Green last weekend.   Seven Harrison County soccer players played on three different teams with each team advancing to the final four in Bowling Green.  
    On the weekend of May 27, 28, the preliminary competition was held in Owensboro with the four best teams from each age group moving on to the following week.  

  • The Tri-County Sluggers grab...

    The Tri-County Sluggers baseball team placed second place in the Central Ky Athletics 2011 Blowout Tournament on June 5, in Paris, Ky. The team participated in the 12 and under division. Team members pictured are: (Front) Russ Judy, Lincoln Morris, James Fryman, Noah Gifford, Jeremy Moran. (Back) Drew Davis, Tyler Franklin, Taron Cummins, Spencer Free, Ryan Smiley, Spencer Morris, and Tyler Whetstine. Coaches are Jeremy Whetstine, Kevin Morris and Steve Judy.

  • Breds end season with 11-inning...

    Harrison County Thorobreds’ baseball season came to an end Wednesday night at Campbell County as they dropped an overtime thriller to the Colonels of Bourbon County, 4-3.   
    Bourbon County went on the next evening to be routed by George Rogers Clark, 14-4, in five innings as they used up their pitching to defeat Harrison County.  
    The Cardinals (22-11) will represent the 10th region in the state championship playoffs at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, as they face the Bruins of Central Hardin (32-4) out of the 5th Region.  

  • Kendall resigns as Harrison...

    Thursday, June 2, Lee Kendall resigned as Harrison County athletic director effective July 1, 2011.  
    Kendall said that there was no single reason for his resignation only that he was simply tired. Tired of many things, both mentally and physically, that the job requires.  
    “Many thanks to Rosemary Whitaker and Brad Allison,” Kendall said. “I can’t imagine doing this job without Rosemary; she is the best. It’s my hope that Brad will be given the opportunity to replace me if he wants the job.”  

  • Furnish takes reins of...

    After serving her time as assistant to both Mac Whitaker and Piper Akin at her alma mater and a year in Pendleton County, Kim Furnish is getting her chance to coach the Fillies.  
    The 2002 graduate of Harrison County High School was named head coach last week and has hit the ground running.
    Until the dead period, which is June 25 to July 9, the Fillies are practicing three days a week, playing for full days at Pendleton County and Augusta and attending camp at the University of Louisville June 17, 18, and 19.  

  • What a difference a year makes

    I am writing this on the anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and want to stop for a minute and thank all of the veterans and current military people who are keeping us free from external harm. We do enough harm to ourselves without having outside influences attacking us. Thanks to all of you.
    It is also the 35th anniversary of our oldest daughter’s birth and thus a very special day for Patti and me. There is more to the story, but not for this column.

  • Sports beat

    Connersville Christian Church Upward
    Soccer registration to begin June 20
    Connersville Christian Church Upward Soccer registration for Kindergarten through sixth grade boys and girls will be held Monday, June 20, and Thursday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Connersville Christian Church.
    For more information contact Kurt Thompson at 859-234-8892.

    Water Aerobics to begin June 13