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Today's Sports

  • All stars end season in...

    The Harrison County Little League All Stars ended their seasons this past week as both the 9-year-olds’ team and the 11-year-olds’ team, with a few 10 year olds, lost.

    The 9-year-olds’ team played in Winchester facing teams of 10-year-olds and lost three of four games. They started with a 10-6 loss on Monday to Richmond, but followed with a 10-9 win over Mercer County on Wednesday. 

    They lost a heart breaker on Thursday to Lexington Eastern National by a 10-8 count after their defense had an inning-long collapse.

  • Akin promises a hard-working team

    Piper Lindsey Akin was named the new head coach of the Harrison County Fillies basketball program last Tuesday afternoon. 

    Akin, a 2004 graduate of Barren County High School and a 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, was selected over several candidates including former Harrison County basketball players Dennis Custard and Kim Furnish. 

    This will be Akin’s first head coaching job as she served for one year at Apollo in Owensboro in the 2008-09 season as freshman and junior varsity coach as well as varsity assistant. 

  • HCHS boys’ soccer...

    Harrison County boys’ soccer coach Nick Hill wants to be optimistic about the upcoming soccer season for the Thorobreds soccer team. 

    He remembers though the past two years when hope sprang eternal only to be dashed by injuries and discipline problems. 

    Hill knows the discipline issues are behind him and hopes the injuries are too as he looks to this year’s team and sees a core of good players returning.

  • Sports Beat

    Smith brothers score in

    Bluegrass State Games

    Recent Harrison County High School graduate Ross Smith and his brother Charlie won tennis medals at the Bluegrass State Games in Lexington over the weekend. Ross took first place in the 18 and under singles contests maintaining the form he used to be Harrison County’s number one male singles player last year. 

    Brother Charlie, a junior at HCHS, and Ross took third in the doubles competition for the same age group.

    HCHS dance team tryouts

  • 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.