Today's Sports

  • When I was 9 years old

    Before the critics who say “We don’t care about life in Tell City” cringe for another life story, this isn’t about when I was actually nine. But I could write about when I was 9 because it was really interesting and exciting with the adventures of a young boy growing up in a river town with his two brothers and a sister in a house on the cliff over looking the Ohio River.
    The NBA finals began on Tuesday night and since I turn this in to the paper before the game is played, I have no clue who won or how the game was played.  

  • Kentucky Rockers
  • Sports beat

    Jacob Markley wins tennis
    tournament in Pikeville
    Harrison County junior-to-be Jacob Markley traveled to Pikeville the first weekend of June and competed in the Pikeville Open Tennis Tournament. Playing on the newly refurbished courts at the University of Pikeville, Markley brought home the championship in the 18 and under division.  
    Markley and the recently graduated Wes Barnett along with others on the Harrison County High School team plan to compete in several tournaments this summer.  

  • Elks Fast Pitch Softball
  • Elks spear Lions, Auto Systems...

    Editor’s note: For the next few weeks The Cynthiana Democrat will be at River Road looking for a “Game of the Week” in either Little League, T-Ball or Coach Pitch.  
    This week, Mike Aldridge was able to attend games on Monday and Tuesday to start off the series.

    On Monday evening, the Elks, led by an eight-hit attack which was boosted by 11 walks issued by Lions pitching, rolled past the Lions 16-4 in a four-inning contest.  

  • Breds end baseball season with...

    “When you come right down to it, you have to get hits,” bemoaned Coach Mac Whitaker. “Brossart’s key guys got hits and ours didn’t.”  
    That about summed up the feelings for the Hall of Fame coach the day after the Breds dropped a controversial loss to the Mustangs of Bishop Brossart in the championship game of the 10th Region.  

  • A perfect season

    The recent events on the baseball field bring to mind one particular saying or remark that my dad said frequently.  I will tell you what it was later on in the article.
    The conclusion of the Harrison County versus Bishop Brossart game was less than desirable for the Harrison County fans who had hopes of returning after a one-year absence to the state finals.  
    I was not in attendance but have had several first-hand accounts of what happened including talking with the main man, Mac Whitaker.  

  • Sports beat

    Ashley Coppage named 10th Region Player of the Year, Garnett co-coach
    The Harrison County Fillies junior third baseman Ashley Coppage has been selected by the coaches of the region as 10th Region Player of the Year for 2012.  
    Coppage was a key ingredient in the just-completed 23-12-1 season for the Fillies.  
    Coppage led the Fillies in home runs with 16, which is just three short of the state record of 19 while batting .549. She had 15 doubles, 62 base hits and 58 runs batted in.  

  • Stallions
  • Local student qualifies to...

    Haley Fauste, a sixth grade student at Harrison County Middle School, has earned a position on the Kentucky National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M. June 24-30 to compete at the eighth annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the barrel racing, goat tying, ribbon roping, breakaway roping and pole bending competitions.