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Today's Sports

  • Bad language nothing new, should...

    Poor John Calipari. He is more than likely in the most high pressure job in the country where the fan base is living in the prehistoric basketball ages expecting the world every year and he is being chastised for swearing at a player on national television.   
    Fans are generally in agreement that they like Calipari, some because anyone would have been better the Billy Gillespie, some because they didn’t like the type of offenses that either Gillespie or Tubby Smith used, but almost everyone likes him one way or the other.  

  • Thorobreds defeated by Clark,...

    The Bourbon County gym was the sight of the 500th game of Mike Reitz’s Harrison County coaching career and it could hardly have been a better night.  
    The Thorobreds rallied from two straight defeats to hand the home standing Colonels a decisive 81-64 thumping to improve their season record to 10-8 in the Friday night battle.  

  • Sports beat

    Ducks Unlimited to hold annual
    fund raiser dinner
    The South Licking Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their annual fund raising dinner on Feb. 19 at the Cynthiana National Guard Armory. The doors open at 6 p.m., dinner served at 7 and the auction begins at 8.
    Purchase your early bird ticket by Feb. 5 and receive a discount on the price. Single ticket $35, couples $65, and you will receive a chance on a free prize. The price on the tickets after Feb. 5  or at the door the night of the event will be $45 single and $75 couples.

  • Thorobreds win streak at six as...


    The Harrison County Thorobreds ran over three opponents last week on the way to improving their season record to 9-6 as they have now won six straight games.  Wednesday night the Breds traveled to Maysville to face the Saints of Maysville St. Patrick.  
    St. Patrick entered the game with a 3-7 record as they, like the Thorobreds, had missed several games due to the weather.  
    The Saints jumped out to an early lead outscoring the Breds by five in the first period 20-15.  

  • Fillies rout Black Devils, 70-30...

    “I wasn’t so surprised that we won, but the way we won was numbing,” said the exuberant first-year Fillies’ coach, Piper Akin. “We dominated this game from start to finish.  I am almost speechless.”  
    That was the reaction to the 70-30 win the Fillies had just posted over a veteran Deming team who was one of the early favorites in the district.  
    The Fillies jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead on the strength of two baskets by freshman Jordan Doram.  

  • Harrison finishes 9th in Five...

    Being in the hole by four decisions before the match begins, makes winning very difficult.  
    This is what the Harrison County wrestling team faced Saturday as they battled in the Five Star Classic at Lafayette.   
    Wrestlers with a wrenched neck, skin problems and one who was just released from the hospital were three who would have been in the starting line up for Coach Russ Riegel as they met some of the elite of the state in this 16-team event.  

  • Fillies split 2, end losing...

    The Harrison County Fillies battled Montgomery County hard on the Hilltop on Thursday, but were unable to score with the Lady Indians and fell 67-50.  
    The Indians’ fast-paced offense made it difficult for the Fillies to defend them, which allowed for some easy baskets.
    Point guard Kelsey Cummins was hampered by illness and some early foul trouble which led to some ball handling issues for the Fillies.  

  • Playoffs and poor sportsmanship...

    The NFL playoffs are now down to the last four teams and there are some big surprises.  
    No doubt the biggest surprise is the Jets beating the Patriots, especially since Bill Belichick is a genius according to the east coast sportswriters and major television announcers.  
    The Patriots were really never in this game after the first Jet score as their offense sputtered all over the field much to the dismay of the home crowd.

  • Profile of an assistant

    This week’s profile is of the four cheerleader assistants.  
    Head Coach DeDe Shirley commented that cheerleading, unlike many other sports, requires the ultimate in timing and teamwork, which is also how the assistants’ roles work.  
    While one may be stronger in the gymnastic aspects, another may be stronger in dance, another in routines and yet another in strength and conditioning.  
    So it takes a coordinated effort to work with the number of girls involved and to get the utmost effort and results.  

  • Cheerleaders repeat as region...

    Greg Shirley is probably a little biased when it comes to cheerleading since his wife, DeDe, is the head coach at Harrison County High School.  
    But Greg described the routine that the Harrison County High School cheerleaders did on Saturday as the most exciting two and one half minutes of sports, compared to the first Saturday in May’s most exciting two minutes in sports.  
    That is how well the performance went on Saturday for the Harrison County squad.