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Today's Sports

  • Sports Beat

    Freshmen sweep

    Pendleton County

    The Harrison County Filly and Thorobred freshmen squads posted a doubleheader sweep of Pendleton County Wednesday Dec. 16. The first-year girls’ squad led or was tied at all stops, but was never comfortably ahead. 

  • Thorobreds play three at Bracken...

    Sunday evening play opened the Bracken County Tournament for the Harrison County Thorobreds. 

    The Breds faced the Juggernauts of Erlanger Lloyd High School of the 9th region pulling away to a 60-51 win.

    Lloyd came into the game sporting a 1-3 record while the Breds began at 3-2 for the young season.

  • Basketball: The greatest show on...

    The high school basketball season is into the tournament time, which is one of my favorite times of the year. 

    On a good day and night, a fan can go to one location and watch from four to eight games without leaving the gym. That may sound like a miserable day to some, but that’s what I call hog heaven. 

    High school games still have the biggest percentage of fans that really care about their team winning, I believe.

  • Breds face district foes and an...

    The weekend and Tuesday brought the Harrison County Thorobreds face to face with some of their hottest rivalries. Nicholas County on Friday, Deming on Tuesday and the Paris Greyhounds in the middle made for some intense basketball.

    Friday night the Blue Jackets rolled into Cynthiana with two transfers and some veteran players to see how they matched up with the home standing Breds. They matched up nicely. 

    The game went into triple overtime before the visitors pulled away for an 83-78 win. 

  • Basketball stripped to the...

    There was an article in Sports Illustrated last week about Chuck Hayes of the Houston Rockets, late of the Kentucky Wildcats. It talks about the hard work and dedication to his profession that Hayes puts in day in and day out. 

    Hayes is a rare breed in the NBA, one who does what it takes to win regardless of personal stats. He is a reflection of his coach. While at Kentucky, Tubby Smith, who despite heavy scrutiny, was always a team first, individual second kind of coach.  There needs to be more like Hayes. If there were, the NBA might be watchable.

  • Fillies run record to 4-1 with...

    If you count Monday as part of a long weekend, the Harrison County Fillies put up three victories for the weekend. Beginning with a knock down, drag out in Paris Friday and ending with two home wins, the Fillies brought their season record to 4-1.

    Friday’s game was what has come to be the norm for Harrison County vs. Paris. 

    In an extremely physical game, it was fitting that an intentional foul by Paris played a large role in the Harrison County win.

  • Harrison wrestlers busy with two...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds wrestling squad had a busy week as they faced some tough competition in two locations.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Thorobreds traveled to Mt. Sterling to take on region rival Montgomery County. 

    According to Coach Russ Riegel, this was the single biggest match so far this year.  Montgomery County is one of the 10 regional teams that will compete in the round robin super duals with the winners advancing to the state super duals.

  • Sports Beat

    Freshmen split

    games last week

    The Harrison County freshman boys won at home and lost on the road last week.

    The young Breds defeated Bryan Station 61-51 on Dec. 9 at home. 

  • Harrison County wrestlers open...

    Harrison County High’s grapplers began the 2009-2010 season with an impressive 57-18 beating of the Madison Central Indians in Richmond Wednesday night. HCHS won 11 of the 14 bouts, four by forfeit. Madison Central is in only the second year of wrestling and Coach Russ Riegel feels that they will be a formidable opponent in coming years. 

  • Compliments to Red’s...

    I was surprised to see the number of people at Red’s Fest last Friday night. It was held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, which is a huge facility. There must have been 5,000 people there, most in Red’s garb and probably, all but me, big Red’s fans. 

    I will say that the Reds staff in charge of our interview area were really nice people and very helpful. Interviewing is not what I do best, but they did what they could to make us feel at home.