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Today's Sports

  • Thorobreds win Friday and...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds won at home Friday over Bracken County and on the road Saturday at Paris to take their winning streak to three games and even their season record to 6-6.  
    On Friday, Harrison County avenged an earlier five-point loss in Brooksville by overcoming an early deficit to defeat the Polar Bears, 56-48, on the Hilltop.  
    The Bears ran out to a 14 point lead midway through the second period as they put together runs of eight and nine straight to lead 20-6.

  • Fillies drop road games at Scott...

    The Harrison County Fillies were on the road Saturday and Monday night and came away in both cases on the short end of the score.  
    On Saturday night, the Scott High School Lady Eagles ran out to 44-10 half time lead and never looked back as they bested the Fillies 67-40.  
    The Fillies were undersized in this contest as they faced six-foot-three Lauren Tibbs and the Lady Eagles. Tibbs, who will play at Marquette next year, scored 32 points including three three-point shots in the first half.  

  • Profile of an assistant

    This week’s profile is the No. 1 wrestling assistant Luke Tucker.  
    Luke is a 2001 graduate of Harrison County High School where he ran track, played soccer and wrestled. He was a four-year varsity wrestler for current coach Russ Riegel.  
    While wrestling for Harrison County, Tucker qualified for the Century Club, which is for wrestlers who have 100 varsity wins. He finished his high school career with 143 victories.  

  • Second quarter dooms Fillies at...

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Brooksville and lost their battle with the Polar Bears, 51-37, last Wednesday night.  
    The Fillies were facing one of the better players in the 10th region in Sara Sticklin, the six-foot junior guard, along with a considerable disadvantage in height. Despite this, Harrison County jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and battled even for the most part in the first period trailing by only four at the break.  

  • Sports beat

    Cheerleaders compete in KAPOS Region competition Sunday
    The Harrison County varsity cheerleaders will compete Sunday at Bourbon County High School in the KAPOS Region 10 competition. The Harrison County squad will compete against Bourbon County, Mason County, Montgomery County and Pendleton County in the small squad division.  
    According to head coach DeDe Shirley, the squad has revamped its routine, adding more difficulty.  

  • Thorobreds start fast, hold off...

    The Augusta Panthers may have been a slight favorite heading into Tuesday night’s battle with Harrison County, but the start of the game doomed them to failure.  
    The Thorobreds scored the first eight points of the game and jumped out to a 12-point lead at the end of the first period.
    Harrison County hit on 44 percent of its field goal attempts in the opening stanza to 14 percent for Augusta.  
    The Breds also dominated the boards early as well as the entire first half taking a six-rebound margin into halftime.  

  • Thorobreds win HCIWT

    In the 19th annual HCIWT, the Harrison County Thorobreds did what they have done seven other times and that was win the event.  
    The tradition of placing first or second began in 1996 and has been carried out in 13 of the 19 tournaments.  
    The invitational has been both a dual tournament and an individual event with this year being a dual clash.  
    There were 10 teams scheduled to compete with the competition broken up into two five-team pools.  

  • Profile of an assistant

    This week’s profile is Thorobreds’ assistant Larry Kendall.  
    Larry is the youngest son of Harold and Delores Kendall, born in Carrollton in 1966.  Larry has two brothers, Lee and Louis, both of Cynthiana.  
    He graduated from Harrison County High School in 1985 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 from Eastern Kentucky University.  

  • Fillies win two of three to...

    The Harrison County Fillies completed 2010 by splitting the four games they played in the Paris-Bourbon County Holiday Classic last week.  
    They opened the tournament with the game reported last week, the 60-45 loss to Ohio County. The Fillies battled the Bell County Lady Cats on Thursday morning after the Region 13 power lost a tough game to Lafayette 49-35 in a game where they could not buy a basket early.  

  • We need to go back to...

    There are many reasons that I believe we need to go back to having intramural teams in the seventh and eighth grades.  
    The first reason and probably the most important is to have more of our youth involved in an extra curricular activity.
    Young people change a great deal in the years between sixth grade and the end of high school, and the way it works right now, once the “selection” of the traveling squads is made that’s all there is for the students who are not picked.