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Today's Sports

  • Thorobreds race past Mustangs...

    It was like the Kentucky Derby of baseball as the Harrison County Thorobreds and the Bishop Brossart Mustangs met in Alexandria Monday night. 

    One of the horses is still in the starting gate though as the Thorobreds smashed the Mustangs 19-2 in an abbreviated game. 

    Jared Martin pitched the five innings for Harrison County, allowing the two earned runs in the fourth on Bezold’s two run homer, striking out two, walking none and giving up six hits.

  • Fillies finish second in...

    The Harrison County Fillies saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end Friday night as they fell to the Conner Cougars (15-6) 3-1 in the opening game of the Woodford County Tournament. 

    But the loss may not be the worst thing that happened in this game. Senior shortstop and team leader Rachel Hatfield was carted from the field and taken by ambulance to the hospital with an injured ankle in the third inning with the Fillies trailing 1-0. 

    The complete nature of the injury is not known at this writing, but Hatfield missed the remainder of the tournament.

  • Sports Shorts

    Fillies clinch region berth with win over Nicholas County

    The Harrison County Fillies clinched a berth in the 10th region tournament with a win at Nicholas County Thursday night. 

    The win clinched the first-round bye in the three-team district and means the Fillies will be in the region tournament, which they host at Shirley Field beginning May 31. The Fillies gathered 10 hits, three walks and took advantage of four Lady Bluejacket errors to score the seven runs. Senior Kaitlyn Shepherd had four hits to lead the Fillies.

  • Royalty takes to the track

    Brian Royalty of Cynthiana simply overpowered the field to win the 30-lap feature for the Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series at Corbin Speedway on Saturday evening, May 8.

    Royalty started on the outside of the front row for the main event, beat polesitter Gregg Carby of Lexington into the first turn at the drop of the green flag and was in control for the rest of the way.

    Russell Smith of Williamsburg managed to move past Carby for second place in the third and fourth turns on that first lap, but was unable to closely challenge Royalty.

     

  • Tennis teams dominate Bourbon Co...

    Last week was a busy week for the Harrison County tennis team as they played matches Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

    Bourbon County was the first opponent and both the boys and girls beat the Colonels. 

    The boys won all nine matches: six singles and three doubles contests. 

    The girls had a little more difficulty winning three of the six singles and sweeping the two doubles matches. 

  • Breds capture McDonalds/HMH...

    The general consensus among the people on the Hilltop Thursday, Friday and Saturday was “We didn’t know how good these teams were.” 

    The Harrison County coaching staff knew, but the rest of the onlookers and possibly some of the players were not aware of the skill and talent that was assembled for the McDonalds/Harrison Memorial Hospital Classic.

  • Baseball, Mother’s Day...

    Mother’s Day Weekend was a mixed bag of feelings for me for some reason, especially this year. 

    My mother’s birthday was May 7 so that coupled with Mother’s Day itself made it a little more difficult. Yet, with my wonderful wife and two daughters, who are great mothers in their own right, I was blessed and lucky as I could be. 

    My mother was a great sports fan and was not passive at all about what teams she liked and which ones she didn’t.

  • Track teams find going difficult...

    The Harrison County High School track teams found going difficult as they competed in the Bryan Station Invitational on Saturday. 

    It had been an unusually difficult week of preparation as the Woodford County meet having been called off and school being out two days kept regular practice at a minimum. 

    Add the cold temperatures and high winds of Saturday to the mix and conditions were less than favorable for the Fillies and Thorobreds competitors. But compete they did... a finishing in eighth place in the girls and 10th in the boys of the 17-team field.

  • Las Vegas East? Do we care?

    From the Webster’s Dictionary 2002 Edition an athlete is a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility or stamina. From the same edition, a student is a scholar or learner who attends a school.  So a student athlete is a scholar or learner who attends a school and is skilled or trained in a sport that requires stamina, agility and so on. 

    So what is the big deal with the information about how poorly Cal’s boys did in the classroom.

  • Thorobreds stop Henry Clay win...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds stretched their consecutive win streak to five games while halting Henry Clay’s streak at six with a 7-5 win on the Hilltop Friday.  

    “This was the best pitcher we have faced since we left Las Vegas,” said Thorobreds assistant coach Eddie Feeback after the game. “He had a good fast ball and some good off speed pitches.”