Today's Sports

  • Second straight win for Royalty...

    After pulling away from a two-lap side-by-side duel with Jonathan Storms of Woodbine, Brian Royalty of Cynthiana, led the rest of the way to earn his second consecutive main event victory in the 50-lap feature at Corbin Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18. 

    It was his third win of the year in the Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series.

    Heading into the first turn on the third lap, Storms got sideways and his Storms Racing Chevrolet No. 16 was hit by the Leah’s Catering Chevrolet No. 22 driven by Mike Bargo of Corbin, who was trying to get past.

  • Fillies claim Senior Night win...

    The Harrison County Fillies Volleyball team made an outstanding showing in the Ashland Paul Blazer Invitational last weekend. 

    The Fillies won three of five matches losing a heartbreaker in the finals to Franklin County in three sets. 

    The Fillies opened their pool play by losing a three-set match to Coal Grove Ohio 23-25, 25-19, 23-25. 

    They then rebounded with a two set victory over Boyd County 25-8 and 25-6. Boyd County finished the tournament with a 6-14 season record.

  • Mike's Minute

    The Reds deserve better. They have put together a good season, winning the central division of the National League. 

    Some may say the central division is weak and whoever wins it will not have a chance in the playoffs, but that has never proven to be right.  Some say the Reds backed in as they have had less than a stellar couple of weeks at the end and only St. Louis’s collapse allowed them to win, but if that is the case, so what. 

  • HCHS alumni gather for Oct. 2...

    “It should be a special night,” Ben Clifford, Harrison County High School Alumni president said about this year’s alumni banquet.

    Held on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the HCHS cafeteria, the banquet will begin and end before the high school homecoming football game.

    Clifford said several individuals will be honored at the event.

    “We are going to be honoring those seniors that graduated from this year’s high school baseball championship team,” he said.

  • Soccer Breds edge Cardinals,...

    In a couple of big rivalry games, the Harrison County Thorobreds Soccer team faced George Rogers Clark and Montgomery County in their last two matches. 

    On Thursday in Winchester, rough play was the norm as the Breds defeated the Cards for the first time is some time. 

    “We have always played pretty well against them, but never quite good enough to win,” admitted Coach Nick Hill.  “This year we broke that curse.”

  • Fillies offensive struggles...

    The Harrison County Fillies played Campbell County at the new Athletic Complex on Wednesday night and, despite out-shooting the Lady Camels 13 to six, lost the contest 2-1. 

    The Fillies led the 25th rated Lady Camels 1-0 at the half, but lost key fullback Nikki Taylor to an ankle injury and had to play the second half with a different line up. 

    Though Coach Kim Jenkins thought the Fillies adjusted well, they still came away with a disappointing 2-1 loss.

  • Golf teams sweep Nicholas County...

    A best round ever by junior Katelin Martin propelled the Harrison County girls’ varsity golf team to a victory over Nicholas County Tuesday night. 

    Martin, who shot a 50 for the nine holes, led her team to a 111 to 117 win. Kristen Aubrey added a 61 to make up the team total while Katherine Chumley shot 69.

  • Brotherly love and sports, like...

    Sunday night as I watched the Manning brothers, Peyton and Eli, play against one another, it reminded me of many years ago and playing with my brothers.

    I have two brothers, one deceased who was two years older than me and my brother John who is two years younger than I. 

    Yes, the middle child, which explains much I know but never mind that.

    We also have a sister, Sarah Jane, who is the youngest of the four and lives in North Carolina.

  • Thorobreds 3-1 after late...

    In a game where two thirds of Harrison County’s offensive plays were rushes, a big Joe Korona to Shane Fowler touchdown hook up spelled the difference as the Breds edged past Scott High 28-22 Friday night. 

    The game, which was played at Dixie Heights’ beautiful complex, was close throughout.  

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County successful in

    fall tennis league

    A group of Harrison County students began play in the Fall Tennis League last weekend and met with some grand success. Juniors Charlie Smith and Wes Barnett took a pair of matches from Lafayette’s singles players by 8-2 and 8-1.  Fellow junior Ben McDonald and freshman Jacob Markley took the doubles action 8-1.