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Today's Sports

  • Baseball is wrapping up for the...

    Not counting the high school summer league schedule, baseball is wrapping up in Cynthiana. 

    The Little League, coach pitch and tee ball seasons are in the tournament stage so this week should wrap that up barring rain outs. 

    I want to make a few more observations before going on to other sports. I have paid more attention this year to the three above mentioned leagues than I have in many years.

  • 11-year-old all stars win three...

    The Harrison County 11-year-old all stars have been victorious in the three pool games they have played in the tournament at Anderson County.

    They defeated the host Anderson County squad on Saturday 6-1 as Nathan Fryman pitched a masterful two hitter throwing only 84 pitches. 

    Jacob Honeycutt smashed a third-inning grand slam to provide all of the runs needed for the first-round victory. 

  • Sports Beat

    Powell back Wednesday to defend

    Burley Belle title

    Cynthia Powell of Winchester will be at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning Wednesday to defend her Burley Belle title from last year. 

    Powell who is an 11-time winner will face tough competition as the usual top competitors will also be here to battle for the top spot of the championship flight. 

    Five-time winner Marsha Bordas, who has played in all of the previous Burley Belles, will compete along with three-time winner Laurie Goodlett and 13-time winner Anne Combs. 

  • Middle school girls made tracks...

    The Harrison County Middle School Track girls began the season with an indoor meet in Mason County and finished with several participants in the state meet on May 22 to complete a very productive and exciting year. 

    Twenty-one girls were involved with the team along with head coach Alicia Glenn, assistants Rhonda Miller, Deanna Lunsford, Lori Thomas and athletic director Bob Ruth.

    For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.

  • Fillies set state team and...

    The Harrison County Fillies, while battling their way to a sparkling 31-8 season record, established some state records along the way. 

    There were six areas where the team reached a milestone in the state record books, four areas where single game team records were met and six areas where an individual either tied or set a mark.

  • Burley Belles next week at...

    Many of the best golfers in central Kentucky will be in Cynthiana next week as the 42nd Annual Burley Belles Tournament takes place at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning Wednesday, June 30, and wrapping up on Thursday, July 1. 

  • MIKE’S MINUTE

    I know that I have mentioned in a previous article about the affect that parents and coaches have on youth while playing sports. 

    This affect can be both positive and, unfortunately, negative on the young players.  This came to light for me again this weekend when I traveled out of Cynthiana to umpire some girls’ softball. 

    I will tell you that now, perhaps more than ever, when people find out you are from Cynthiana they act like they think you may know more than you do about baseball and softball. 

  • Combs claims 14th Burley Belles...

    Ann Combs held off a second-day charge by Bourbon County golf coach Sami Montgomery to win her 14th Burley Belle championship by two strokes on Thursday.

    Combs took a two-stroke lead over defending champion Cynthia Powell into the last day, but Montgomery, who trailed by four Wednesday, was the big challenger on Thursday. 

    Combs followed her 70 on Wednesday with a 72 on Thursday and while Montgomery’s 70 on Thursday made it interesting, she couldn’t come back from the four-stroke deficit. 

  • Ross wins Joe Mooney...

    Georgetown College golfer and Harrison County grandson J.T. Ross won his first Joe Mooney Invitational Sunday with a seven-under score of 137.

    Ross took the championship flight by three strokes over Clay Ballard of Winchester and by four over former UK golfer Derrick Oldham. 

    Ross, the grandson of Dr. Roy and Phyllos Ross and James T. and Ann Swinford, shot a six under 66 on Saturday then withstood a charge from Oldham, who had a 68 on Sunday.

  • Happy days are here again for HC

    What a long rewarding week!! The format of 16 teams in the boys’ state tournament made for long nights and little sleep, but in the end is the right format. 

    I’m not saying that because Harrison County won, Harrison County did win, but because it is a fair way to see who has the best team. 

    If the format is unfair at all it would be to a team, like Harrison County, which had a rain out and had to play five consecutive days. But that won’t happen much and if it does, good teams still find a way most of the time.