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Today's Sports

  • Track and field season brings...

    Thanks to the new state of the art track facility there is great anticipation for the approaching track season. 

    Harrison County is hosting three big “all-comers” meets as well as hosting the most talented AA Region in the state for the regional meet. 

    In the second year for the Fillies and Thorobreds runners to be in this powerful region, Harrison County figures to compete for the championships.

  • Appropriate old sayings for...

    I admired my dad for many reasons. Some I inherited and passed along to the daughters and grand kids and some I did not inherit. Some I inherited and didn’t pass along, mainly because they didn’t need or want them. 

    My dad was a very patient person for the most part and one who would never intentionally say or do anything to offend anyone else. I inherited some of that quality, but not all and hope I passed it along. 

    There are some traits such as an old saying that fit every occasion, which I will go into in this column.

  • Softball Fillies rout Lexington...

    In what may be a preview of an outstanding season to come, the Harrison County Fillies beat Lexington Christian 23-0 Saturday afternoon in a pre-season scrimmage. In the game, played on Shirley Field, the Lexington squad managed one walk for their total offensive output. The Fillies used four total pitchers, Tracey Hicks, Ashley Coppage, and sixth graders Jamie Davis and Kecia Stephens to completely shut down the opposition. 

  • State Champ Barnett wins Most...

    Harrison County’s Wrestling Booster Club held the 16th annual Awards Bash at the Extension Office Sunday afternoon. 

    Coach Russ Riegel was the emcee and master of ceremony for the event which featured a lasagna dinner with salads, pizza and desert. 

  • Sports Beat

    Northcutt is state archery champ

    Middle school and high school students competed in the state archery tournament in Louisville Tuesday, coming home with the first ever state champ from Harrison County.

    HCHS sophomore Keith Northcutt won the high school division, with the highest individual overall score of 293 out of 300.

    HCMS eighth grader Brandon White placed seventh in the middle school division.

    “They behaved really well and I was proud of every one of them,” said head coach Rossie Barnes. “They all did good...”

  • Tennis team finds opener...

    Ross Smith won his number one singles match against Scott’s Cory Hudson 8-4, but that was all of the success Harrison County managed Tuesday night on the road at Scott. Charlie Smith fell to Erin Miller 4-8, Wes Barnett dropped his match to Michael Sandoval 2-8, Ben McDonald dropped a hard fought match to Adam Venci 5-8, Cory McCauley lost to Andreo Sebastiani 3-8 and Austin Roberts was white washed 0-8 by Sam Reihmer.

  • More basketball, less talking

    I guess listening to Jim Swinford’s accounts of the Thorobreds and Fillies has spoiled me, but the constant barrage of jabber coming from the television commentators is driving me nuts. Sure, Jim gets excited now and then and is a little hard to understand during these times, but Jim is a legitimate fan of Harrison County so that is okay. 

    The television people are so bad I actually turn the sound off and just watch the game. 

  • Sports Beat

    April Sadness Tourney

    coming

    In response to the March Madness craze the City of Cynthiana is holding a basketball tournament featuring teams from four of the city’s departments. 

    The Food Pantry will be the beneficiary of the event, which has been named April Sadness, as admission for each game will be one non-perishable food item.

  • Local runners participate in...

    The Shamrock Shuffle 3K was held in Lexington last Saturday with Harrison County native and Georgetown College runner Luke Garnett the overall winner. Garnett set a record time for the race, which is run through the streets of Lexington, of 9:10 for the 3K distance. This is the fourth year of the event which benefits the Humane Society.

    There were 16 runners from the county from ages eight to 50.  Debbie Biddle also won her age group as did Garnett since he was the overall winner. Biddle’s time was 13:38. 

  • Harrison County baseball...

    Coach Mac Whitaker and the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball squad are preparing for a season full of games with top-notch competition. 

    The schedule not only has the much-anticipated trip to Las Vegas, but also many of the better teams of Kentucky to play both here and on the road. 

    The Bishop Gorman’s Easter Classic in Las Vegas will be held April 7-10, which will be after the Harrison County squad has already played at least seven games. Of course, all of the games are weather permitting.