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Today's Sports

  • Fillies fall in volleyball semi’...

    The Harrison County volleyball Fillies fell in straight sets Wednesday night to the Ft. Thomas Highlands Bluebirds to end their season. 

    The Fillies complete the year with an outstanding 25-12 record, winning the district and advancing to the semi finals of the 10th Region. 

  • A tale of two halves: Breds fall...

    By Mike Aldridge

    The Harrison County Thorobreds dug themselves a hole Friday night in their battle for a home game in the upcoming playoffs. 

  • Tailgating on the Hilltop, let...

    Some friends of mine go to Commonwealth Stadium at 10 a.m. for a 7:30 p.m. kick off and another friend and his lovely wife have a blue bus that goes up sometimes on Friday night for a Saturday game. 

    What in the world?!! You might say. There must be something going on besides football.

    Absolutely not. It is football college style and they are going so early and buying a bus and painting it blue, redecorating with a sofa and recliners and other home-style objects so they will be ready to tailgate.

  • Playoff time and great memories

    The playoffs are set and the eight teams left will decide this year’s championship. 

    I think that the American League is wide open with Tampa Bay maybe the slight favorite. The National League has the Phillies as a clear cut favorite but the Giants could come in to surprise. 

    It will be really interesting with the World Series favorite being from the American League unless the Phillies do win the National League.  Then the Phillies should be the favorite due to H2O, Halladay, Oswalt and Hammels, the pitching trio who could dominate any team.

  • Cross country runs well at GRC...

    The return of junior Jacob Marsh sparked the fastest overall race for the Harrison County Thorobreds cross country team Saturday at the GRC Coaches Classic meet. 

    Marsh, who had been fighting an illness for nearly a month, was a medal winner finishing 15th in a time of 19:20 over the 5000M course. 

    Freshman Nathan Radford had his best race of the year (25th, 20:19) and Keenan Palmer and David Johnson also had strong races. Seventh grader Travis Fry was a surprise at the meet as he finished 67th in the varsity race in a time of 24:33.

  • Coach Simpson honored at GRC...

    The 2010 GRC Coaches Classic honoree was Harrison County coach Danny Simpson Saturday during the Classic meet. 

    Simpson was honored for his 30 years of devotion to the runners of Harrison County High School in the track and cross country programs. Simpson was and is an innovator within the KHSAA community as he is largely responsible for the current three class system that is used today by the KHSAA. 

  • Sports Beat

    Soccer teams travel to LCA for girl/boy doubleheader

    The 10th rated Lexington Christian girls’ soccer team got past the Harrison County Fillies Tuesday night in the opening game of the girl/boy doubleheader at Lexington Christian. 

    The Lady Eagles (12-3-1) outscored the Fillies 3-0 despite a good defensive effort by the visiting team. The Senior Night festivities had the home girls focused on the task at hand and Harrison County just could not keep them out of the goal. 

  • Fillies finish home schedule...

    The Harrison County Fillies Volleyball team ended the regular season home schedule Tuesday night with a two set romp over neighboring Bourbon County. 

    The Fillies won 25-17 and 25-11 as they passed the ball very well during the contest. 

    “Our passing was better tonight so Allison (Cordray, the setter) could set up our hitters better,” noted Coach Bill Faulkner.  “Deidre and Madeline had some excellent slams tonight due to better sets. Overall, we reacted to the serve better.”

  • Tigers rip Thorobreds Saturday...

    Homecoming 2010 was first made uncomfortable by the rain, though the community needs the rain. The Bardstown Tigers absolutely spoiled the night as they ran rough shod over the Harrison County Thorobreds dominating every facet of the game. 

    The Thorobreds, playing without their three fastest players who were out with injuries, could never catch up to the fleet footed Tigers. 

    “We were not very good,” lamented Breds’ Coach Mark Carroll. “The same issues we had last week came back tonight and hurt us again.”

  • Slucher scores four times in 50-...

    Junior running back Nick Slucher scored the only points in the first half on a one-yard run with two seconds to play.  It was difficult to foresee that the Thorobreds would put 43 points on the board in the second half by the first half play, but that is just what happened. 

    Three of the second half touchdowns were on runs of four, one and 13 yards by Slucher has he was the work horse for the Thorobreds’ offense Friday. 

    He carried the ball for 142 yards on 19 carries and did not see any action in the fourth quarter.