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Today's Sports

  • Baseball trip is fun for all of...

    Last weekend was the annual Aldridge baseball trip made by my daughter, Amanda, sister, Sarah Jane, brother, John, nephew, Jeremy and me.  This was the third annual trip and probably the most uneventful. 

    We left Friday, drove to Pittsburgh, went to Cleveland on Saturday and back home Sunday. It was quite a quick trip but fun and interesting. 

    The first year we traveled to New York City and Philadelphia. Last year we went to Mecca (St. Louis) and this year to the two cities already mentioned.

  • Volleyball hopes to improve on...

    Harrison County’s Volleyball fortunes soared last year as the Fillies were 38th District Champs and made it to the region semi-finals, losing to then-17th-ranked Campbell County. 

    The Lady Camels went on to be upset in the region finals by Newport Central Catholic due in some way to the effort they had to put out to defeat Harrison County. 

  • Soccer girls return strong core...

    When you lose to graduation an all state player and three other major contributors to the team it is hard to think that you will be successful the next year. 

    But optimistic would be a good term for Harrison County Fillies’ Soccer Coach Kim Jenkins. Despite the loss of the four players, Shelby Clifford, Lorraine Dennie, Ashley Lyons and first-team all-state Courtney Grannis, Jenkins has high hopes for 2010.

  • Sports getting back to sanity

    The World Cup is finally over and I don’t know who won. I know who lost or at least some who lost. 

    The guy formally known as the savior of Cleveland finally decided who was going to have the chance to pay him obscene and ridiculous amounts of money to wear short pants, so that charade is over. 

    Now we can get on to what is important, baseball and the upcoming football season.  Before we do though, I want to comment on some of the happenings in the last few weeks in sports.

    First, the World Cup.

  • 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.