Today's Sports

  • Cross Country teams travel to...

    On Thursday, the Harrison County cross country teams competed in the 12-team Chick-Fil-A Invitational at Asbury College in Wilmore.  
    The results were not as good as hoped. Although the athletes ran hard, they didn’t finish well. Both the varsity girls and boys finished 11th of the 12 teams.  
    Erin Bradford was the leader at the finish for the Fillies as she finished 32nd in 26:06 for the 5000M race. Brooke Frederick, 40th, Bailey Caudill, 54th, Caylin Mattox, 75th, and Tabitha Iles, 84th, were the top five finishers for the Fillies.  

  • Time to predict the Super Bowl...

    I believe that it is fun to predict what might happen given that no one knows who will be injured, fired or such as that.  I am going to do this for the NFL, broken down by division, until I get to the Super Bowl.  
    NFC East: Toughest division from top to bottom in the NFC.  
    I think the Eagles will win this division because they have the best coach and some great athletes.  

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    Volleyball Fillies lose fifth straight
    match 2-0 to Lexington Christian Thursday
    The Harrison County Volleyball Fillies’ ball handling was again a problem as the Lexington Christian Lady Eagles raced past them on the Hilltop Thursday night.  
    The undefeated Lady Eagles won in two straight sets 25-16 and 25-10 to improve their record to 4-0 for the year.  (Since this game the Lady Eagles have improved to 9-0)  

  • Soccer Breds tie Indians at...

    In what Coach Nick Hill referred to as “the entire team firing on all cylinders,” the Harrison County Thorobreds soccer team tied Montgomery County 0-0 last Thursday at the Athletic Complex.  
    A nice crowd from both schools witnessed an intense battle from the opening kick, which saw the Thorobreds take the action to the Indians in an unusually physical game for the Breds.  

  • Thorobreds bowled over in Pike...

    It appeared to be a small college team playing a bowl game Friday night in Belfry in the second game of the Pike County Bowl.  
    After Pike County Central unmercifully ran up the score on helpless Phelps, 62-6, the band struck up the Belfry fight song and out came about 100 red-clad football players to ready themselves for battle.  
    This was a high school football atmosphere that stories are written about in the how to do it books.

  • Fillies shutout Lady Flyers...

    Senior Johnna Marshall and freshman Millie Wiglesworth each scored as the Harrison County Fillies defeated the Franklin County Lady Flyers at the Athletic Complex last Wednesday evening.  
    “I am really proud of how hard the girls work,” said Coach Kim Jenkins. “We defeated a really good team tonight.”  
    The Lady Flyers and the Fillies battled to a 2-2 tie on Aug. 11 in a scrimmage at Frankfort so the improvement was obvious.  

  • Ramblings on Sunday night

    I often wait until later in the week to write my column, but so much has happened I wanted to start on Sunday this week.  
    One of my favorite columns that I used to read is one by Dave Barry.  
    Barry is not in the Herald Leader they instead have champs like Mrs. Davis so I can’t read him anymore or don’t even know if he still writes.  
    One of the ways Barry used to write was to put together short thoughts about many different ideas and call them ramblings.  
    So this is a rambling edition of Mike’s Minute.

  • Harrison County Cross Country...

    Coach Danny Simpson’s Harrison County Cross Country teams have started the season with early success as they work to compensate for the short time for preparation.  
    “We have not had enough practice,” the long-time coach noted. “But at some point and time you have to compete. We obviously need a lot of work, but I like what I see.”
    Simpson’s remarks came after two good performances, especially by the Thorobreds.  The season began on Aug. 21 with a somewhat confusing all comers meet at Woodford County.  

  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds golfers compete
    in three contests
    The busy week for the Thorobreds golfers started last Thursday when one of the better golf teams in the area, Pendleton County, came calling at the Cynthiana Country Club.