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Today's Sports

  • No such thing as a “...

    This is not an article about the pay scale of a coach when the sport they coach is considered a “minor sport.” 

    It probably should be and more than likely there will be one sometime, but not today. 

    This is more about the time it takes to play and coach the “minor sports” and the vast number of people who don’t know or care to learn about the sports. Last year, when I went to my first cheerleader competition, I learned then how little I knew about what it took to be a cheerleader or a sponsor.

  • Sports Beat

    Soccer and fall baseball sign up

    begins now

    Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Director Rick Chasteen has announced that sign up for soccer and fall baseball are beginning now through Aug. 28. This Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., sign up will be at Sports Unlimited.  During the week, sign up can be completed at the Recreation Department office at River Road Park. The week day sign up is from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. 

  • Soccer Breds open with big win,...

    In the first-ever soccer game played at the Harrison County Athletic Complex, the Harrison County Thorobreds Soccer team routed Simon Kenton 5-0 Tuesday evening. 

    Playing together as a unit, the Harrison County squad dominated from the start. 

    “We may have been a little tentative at first as we adjusted to the narrower field, but once we got started we took care of business,” said Coach Nick Hill. “Everyone played defense when they needed to and were very productive offensively.” 

  • Sports Beat

    Soccer scrimmage ends in a tie,

    season starts Tuesday at LeBus Field

    Both the varsity and junior varsity scrimmage games ended in a 1-1 tie Tuesday night at LeBus Field. The games were delayed at the start by the heat index and started about an hour late. Kyle Foster scored late in the varsity match on an assist by Josh Young to tie the game. 

    In the junior varsity, Jordan Gasser scored a corner kick but the opposition came back to tie. 

  • Eighth grade Colts to continue...

    Eight grade Colt football coaches Jim Carr and Mark Jenkins are in their second year of coaching together with the soon-to-be Thorobreds. 

    “Our job is to prepare the young men to play high school football with a focus on technique and fundamentals,” said Coach Carr. “We will be doing the same things as the varsity Thorobreds with the offense and defense.” 

    The eighth graders are in their second week of practice with a three-day mini camp under their belt already.

  • Breds defeat alums 5-2 in soccer...

    For the first time since 1999, the varsity Breds defeated the alums in the annual pre-season scrimmage. 

    Kyle Foster and Joe Thomas each scored two goals for the Breds and Taylor Bolin added one as the better conditioned Thorobreds out classed the veterans. 

  • Scrimmage set for Friday with...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds football squad heads northeast to Rowan County Friday night for a 6 p.m. scrimmage. 

    This will be a full-contact scrimmage with three regular 12-minute quarters and one quarter with a continuous clock, so not to be a regulation game. There will be no extra periods. 

    Ticket prices are $4 for adults and $2 for students.  After last Friday’s Maroon/White game, many questions have been answered and some mistakes noted and corrected, but the special teams still have some questions. 

  • Sportsmanship in high school,...

    Before every high school football game, a sportsmanship statement is read to the players and over the public address system in the stadium. 

    Because it is long and there is a lot of noise, it is often not heard in the stadium and many officials choose to paraphrase rather than read the whole statement to the captains. 

    As football season approaches, I thought it would be appropriate to write it in my column so if someone actually reads my column, they will know what is being said on Friday night.

  • Fillies Volleyball opens season...

    The Harrison County Fillies dropped a hard fought match Monday night to the Lady Pirates of Powell County, two games to one. 

    Powell County returned seven seniors and eight juniors from last year’s 17-9 squad and took revenge for the 2-0 loss handed them in the 2009 season by the Fillies. 

    The Lady Pirates won the first game in overtime, 24-26, as the Fillies led early, 5-2, but fell behind and fought to tie at 24 each before falling.

  • Sports Beat

    Maroon and White Scrimmage is Friday at Harrison County Sports Complex

    The regular football season is two weeks away and the Harrison County Thorobreds are preparing by having the annual Maroon and White Scrimmage Friday night at 7 p.m. 

    The night will begin with the freshmen and some of the junior varsity squad dividing into two teams and playing for the first one-half hour. 

    The varsity Breds will then take the field and play a scrimmage using a split squad much as they did during the camp at Campbellsville University last weekend.