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Today's Sports

  • Changing quarterbacks is like...

    Any time a team is doing badly in football the answer is change the quarterback or fire the coach or both.  
    Such is the case at the University of Kentucky and also for many other teams.  Let’s run down the list.  
    First, everyone is all too aware of the grand success of Maxwell Smith at UK. The Lexington media beats this to death, but the fact is he did lead the team Saturday to the first SEC win of the year.  
    Granted, it was over a horrible team in Ole Miss, but nevertheless Kentucky won.  

  • Sports beat

    Freshman Brooke Frederick qualifies for state meet
    While running her best race of the year freshman Brooke Frederick led the Harrison County Fillies team to a sixth place finish in the Class 2A Region Four meet Saturday in Grant County. By doing so, Frederick became the first Harrison County runner to qualify for the state meet since Ryan Puckett in 2008.  
    “This will be a great experience for Brooke and for the Fillies’ team,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “She has certainly earned it by working hard and racing well.”

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  • Fillies optimistic despite tough...

    First year Fillies’ Coach Kim Furnish isn’t one to sugar coat any situation.  
    “We have a tough schedule with hard games early in December so we have our work cut out for us,” she commented late last week. “But we are working hard and the girls understand what it takes to be a good team by tournament time.”
    The Fillies welcome back three starters from last year’s district champions as their two starting forwards, Pam Custard and Tiffany Snider, graduated.  

  • Harrison County cross country...

    “This wasn’t a big meet in numbers, said Coach Danny Simpson. “But it was a high quality meet. We didn’t run badly, but we were not as sharp as we should have been.”  
    This comment was in regards to the Woodford County Invitational, which was run last Saturday in Versailles. The weather, which cancelled the Harrison County Invitational earlier in the week, also prevented several practice sessions so the athletes were not at their best.

  • Woodford County defense corrals...

    The Woodford County Yellow Jackets’ defense limited Harrison County to 105 total yards Friday night in Versailles as the Thorobreds lost by a 23-0 score to fall to 2-8 for the season.  
    The win propelled the Yellow Jackets to a 6-4 record to end the season for the victorious home team.
    It was apparent from the start that Woodford County intended to limit Nick Slucher and they were able to accomplish that task.  
    The talented senior was held to 22 yards on five rushes and six yards on two pass receptions.  

  • It’s playoff football time

    The scene is set in most districts for playoff football in Kentucky’s high schools.  Harrison County qualified Friday night by whipping Pendleton County for the fourth and final spot in the District 7 field joining Highlands, Covington Catholic and Holmes.  
    The Thorobreds will travel to play the Ashland Paul Blazer Tomcats who have an 8-2 season mark. The only common opponent during the regular season was Belfry, who defeated both teams.  

  • Sports beat

    Select volleyball sign ups Nov. 7, 14
    The Harrison County Select Club volleyball, which is a USA-sanctioned organization, will have open registration Nov. 7 and 14 at the Harrison County Extension office from 6-8 p.m.
    The program is for girls in sixth through 11th grade.
    Coach Bill Faulkner noted that no previous volleyball experience is needed.
    For more information, contact Faulkner at 859-234-2499.

    Traveling baseball team tryouts

  • Slucher returns to line up,...

    After sitting out two games with an injury suffered in the Highlands game, senior running back Nick Slucher returned to the Harrison County line up in a big way Friday night scoring four times in the Thorobreds’ 44-20 smashing of Pendleton County.  
    Harrison County scored three times in the first half after a sluggish start and then stretched the lead to 37-6 before the reserves came in to finish the game in the latter part of the fourth period.

  • Soccer Thorobreds fall in region...

    “I am very proud of this group of young men,” said Coach Nick Hill after the championship game loss to Montgomery County. “They could have laid down when the record was 3-7-2, but they didn’t. Instead they fought back and made a real run at the region championship.”
    The Harrison County Soccer Thorobreds began the game and played the entire match with an intensity that Coach Hill had not seen all season.