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Today's Sports

  • Happy days are here again for HC

    What a long rewarding week!! The format of 16 teams in the boys’ state tournament made for long nights and little sleep, but in the end is the right format. 

    I’m not saying that because Harrison County won, Harrison County did win, but because it is a fair way to see who has the best team. 

    If the format is unfair at all it would be to a team, like Harrison County, which had a rain out and had to play five consecutive days. But that won’t happen much and if it does, good teams still find a way most of the time. 

  • Sports Beat

    Hatfield helps East seniors win over West seniors 12-3 Sunday

    Harrison County’s Rachel Hatfield had a triple and a RBI to help the East squad defeat the West, 12-3, Sunday at the University of Kentucky Softball Complex. 

    Hatfield played third base for seven innings in the extreme heat Sunday turning in a solid performance in the field to go along with her hitting. The East team was also coached by Harrison County head coach Christine Garnett along with Larry Slone of Rowan County, Geoff Stewart of Boyd County and Shane Weaver of North Laurel. 

  • Joe Mooney Men’s...

    Defending champion Bart Lenox will be on hand Saturday and Sunday during the 46th annual Joe Mooney Men’s Invitational to try to ward off a talented field to successfully defend the title.

    In the championship field with the six-time winner will be 11-time winner Mike Lenox and other former champions such as Kevin Letcher, Joe Henson and Steve Houchen. 

    The six flights will tee off early both Saturday and Sunday with the Championship flight coming in last on Sunday afternoon.  

  • Harrison County qualifies for...

    On an extremely hot afternoon, the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds qualified 10 individuals and three relays for the state track meet, which begins this Thursday June 3, at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park. 

    In the overall team competition, the Fillies finished fourth of nine teams and the Thorobreds finished fifth of 10 teams. 

    Leading the way for the Fillies was sophomore Natasha Ingram, who took second in the shot put with her personal best of 33’1/2” and second in the discus with a throw of 97’4”.

  • Mike’s Minute

    The death of John Wooden at age 99, a few months short of 100, has caused an out pouring of love and affection for him throughout the sports world. 

    Even some politicians commented on his death, but like most things they say it was more for publicity than actual affection. 

    Wooden, who was born in Hall, Ind., in 1910, was more than the coach whose teams won 10 NCAA championships. 

  • Track season wraps up with state...

    The 2010 track and field season ended Thursday evening in Louisville for the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies at the AA State Meet. 

    “We didn’t score a lot of points or place as well as we would have liked, but it was a great experience for our athletes,” Coach Danny Simpson commented. 

    The Thorobreds were not able to score, but performed well.

  • Sports Beat

    2010-11 HCHS cheerleaders selected

    Youth is the focus for the Harrison County High School cheerleading squad for the coming school year. Ten of the 18 members of the squad are freshmen and sophomores for a young yet experienced squad.

  • Chasteen fans 15 Colonels,...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrapped up the 10th Region title Thursday night in Winchester with a 6-2 victory over the Bourbon County Colonels.

    Harrison County takes a 32-4 record into the Sweet Sixteen at Applebee’s when they face Clay County of the 13th Region Tuesday June 15 at 8:30 p.m.

    An allotment of tickets for Harrison County’s first round game in the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Championships went on sale at the front office of the high school on Monday, June 7. The tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru Friday June 11.  

  • Fillies in region final as they...

    The Harrison County Fillies advanced to the 10th Region championship game with a 10-5 victory over Montgomery County Tuesday night. 

    The Fillies had defeated Mason County 22-6 on Monday to move to the semi final match up with Montgomery County.

    The Mason County game was close until the Fillies batted in the bottom of the first.  Mason County had scored an unearned run in the top of the first off starting pitcher Courtney Wiggins when the Fillies jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the opening stanza.

  • Fillies pitching coach Philpott...

    There will be an empty spot in the corner of the Harrison County Fillies dugout next season and a bucket seat missing an occupant. 

    After a total of 15 years of high school softball coaching, most spent as a pitching coach, Gary Philpott has decided that the past year was his last. 

    The 15 years of softball coaching in high school is only the tip of the iceberg as far as Philpott’s coaching career goes.