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Today's Sports

  • 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.  

  • Sports beat

    Harrison County Football Alumni meeting
    The Harrison County Football Alumni Association annual Winter meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Harrison County Sheriff’s office at 2 p.m.
    The group will be discussing the 2011 Alumni Banquet. This is also a time to discuss any new business. Come and help the Harrison County Football Alumni continue to grow.

    Whitaker named 2010 National Coach of the Year

  • Grapplers in two three-team...

    Harrison County’s wrestling team competed in a three-team match at home last Wednesday and then in what was supposed to be a dual meet in Mt. Sterling Saturday.  
    The Montgomery County High School and Middle School Duals turned in to a three-team meet for each the high school and the middle school as the weather caused three teams to cancel.  
    Madison Central, Perry County Central and Boyle County could not make the trip to Mt. Sterling, which left Walton Verona, Harrison County and the host Indians.  

  • 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.