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Today's Sports

  • Allison named HCHS athletic...

    Brad Allison, a 1992 graduate of Harrison County High School,  has been named athletic director to replace the retired Lee Kendall effective July 1, 2011. Allison was assistant athletic director during Kendall’s term.
    “Lee was like a mentor to me,” said Allison. “Many of the plans I have are continuations of what he did.”
    Allison plans to be an accessible figure at the Harrison County sports activities.

  • Fillies soccer anticipating...

    The Harrison County Fillies soccer team graduated seven seniors from last season’s district runner-up and regional semifinalist, yet Coach Kim Jenkins is optimistic. Although the Fillies lost three of five defenders including the keeper to graduation, Jenkins believes she has the players in the wings to step in and compete.

  • Instead of pennies we need...

    I didn’t go to the inaugural Sprint Race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday night though I am a fan of NASCAR.   I wish I could have gone even though I wouldn’t have liked the traffic even if it went smoothly and especially not the way it was on this race day. Traffic around the two NASCAR events that I have personally attended was bad though not impossible or horrendous like it must have been Saturday. I have been to Bristol and Talladega but we went early and stayed late each time so the traffic though heavy was bearable.  

  • Fillies Soccer Camp
  • Yankees Coaches Pitch
  • Sports beat

    Thorobreds football team reports Friday
    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will report for the first day of practice Friday at 5 p.m. at the weight room. Equipment will be given out at this time. Practice is in shorts and helmets for the first 17 days as the players get acclimated to the weather conditions. The heat index is watched and practice is held only during permissible conditions according to KHSAA guidelines.

  • Combs wins 15th Burley Belle...


    The 43rd annual Burley Belles Invitational Tournament was won for the 15th time Friday by Anne Combs of Lexington.
    Combs who plays out of the Spring Valley Golf Club in Lexington led by three strokes over Laurie Goodlett of the Tates Creek Golf Club after Thursday’s opening round and stretched the lead to the final five strokes win Friday.  Goodlett was the second place gross finisher while Donna McNeil of Frankfort was first low net and Kelly Kendall of Cynthiana was second low net.  

  • Youthful exuberance is coach...

    Last week my article was about the spoiled people of professional sports and how a millionaire doesn’t need a union to help them have a fair wage or a good working place.  This week I am writing about the players who really love the game and how they express the true joy of playing it.
    My youngest grandson, Ian, played for the Mets in Coach Pitch this year so I attended at least half of his games. The older two, Hayden and Riley, played for Auto Systems in Little League so I split my time between the two leagues.

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  • Sports beat

    Middle school
    football camp set for late July
    Harrison County Middle School football coach Jim Carr has announced that this year’s mini camp will be held July 26, 27 and 28 at Ingles Stadium. The mini camp is for students entering the sixth, seventh and eighth grades this fall at the middle school.  
    The goal of the camp is to teach basic fundamentals and techniques about the wonderful game of football. There will also be information on practices and the upcoming season available at the mini camp.