Today's Sports

  • Golfers open season with busy...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County golf team began a most ambitious schedule last week with matches on four different venues.  
    The Pendleton County Tournament, played on the course of the Northern Kentucky Golf Club, was the setting for the first outing for the Fillies and the Thorobreds on Friday.
    The Thorobreds had their most successful tournament in Coach Jason Crisp’s eight-year tenure as they finished second in the 12-team tournament.  

  • Sports this week

    Aug. 5 – Aug. 12

    Friday, Aug. 7, Maroon White Open Practice Ingles Stadium 7:30 p.m.

    HCMS Football
    Thursday, Aug. 6, Scrimmage at Scott County 6 p.m.

    Fillies Soccer
    Saturday, Aug. 8, Soccerama at Sharp Middle School, Falmouth
    JV-3:30 p.m., Varsity 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, Boys at Mason County Tourney Maysville CC
    Thursday, Aug. 6, Girls at Mason County Tourney Maysville CC

  • Volleyball Fillies play top...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Harrison County’s volleyball coach Bill Faulkner likes to use the Bluegrass State Games as a measuring stick to see what his team needs to work on before the regular season gets under way.  
    This year’s games presented a perfect opportunity as the Fillies ran into some stiff competition yet fared well for the most part.  

  • They are traded like cattle and...

    The Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching and already the Reds have sent Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals.  There have been a few other trades but Cueto is the first really big-name player, sorry Aramis Ramirez, to be traded in this “trading period.”  
    Ramirez was traded to the Pirates from Milwaukee last Thursday for a couple of minor league prospects and is probably, next to Cueto, the best player to be moved during the trading deadline time period.

  • Sports beat

    Two annual events this weekend: Maroon/White Madness
    and Hall of Fame banquet
    The Harrison County Thorobreds football team returned Monday afternoon from camp at Eastern Kentucky University with some bumps and bruises.  
    “I have some kids who need to heal for our scrimmage on [Friday] Aug. 14 and the first game on the 21st,” said Coach Neil Furnish. “We have changed the Maroon-White game to an open practice to facilitate the healing.”

  • Cross country returns 11 runners...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Coach Deanna Lunsford, in her second year at the helm of the Harrison County cross country team, welcomed 11 veteran runners to begin the 2015 season.  
    While veteran, the runners are still fairly young with only one senior and two juniors in the lineup.  
    Senior Tamara Lunsford along with juniors Abby Cooper and Sandra Brock are the only older runners. Brock is in her first year.  

  • Mentor-youth dove hunt sign-ups...

    Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will begin Monday, Aug. 10.
    These hunts include specially set-aside fields for adults wishing to take up to two youths (ages 15 and younger) dove hunting. The number of hunters in each field is limited, with spaces reserved by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to register. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • NFHS makes rules clarifications...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has released its Football Rules Book and Case Book for 2015.  
    Page two of the rule book is all the further one has to look to find the changes in rules for this year.  
    The points of emphasis are on page three so it doesn’t take much looking to find what the NFHS deems to be really important this season.
    There aren’t any actual rule changes but only comments and clarifications on current rules.  

  • Football Breds compete in two 7-...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County football Thorobreds are learning their new offense and defenses as they continue to play in seven-on-seven drills and lineman work against different teams.  
    On Wednesday, Fleming County, Bracken County and Paris visited the Hilltop to provide some mid-week competition.  
    The Breds, who have battled the Bracken County squad on two occasions already this summer, faced off with Fleming County and Paris on the practice field.