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Today's Sports

  • 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

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    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. 

  • Sports Beat

    Thorobreds baseball nationally ranked

  • Tennis team returns solid core...

    The Harrison County tennis coaches greeted a solid group of returning veterans as they prepare to begin another season on the Hilltop.

    First-year Coach Kara Mattox and her veteran assistant coaches, Betsy and Dr. Jim Clyde, Phyllos and Dr. Roy Ross, and conditioning coach Ron Markley have 20 girls and 11 boys competing for time in the upcoming matches.

  • Thorobreds’ season...

    The basketball season came to an end for the Harrison County Thorobreds Thursday night as they fell to George Rogers Clark in the opening game of the 10th Region tourney. 

    The game was never close as GRC scored the first eight points of the game, and after a Jared Martin three pointer, the next seven points to lead 15-3 at the end of the first period.

  • Harrison archers repeat as...

    The Harrison County archery program continued its dominance over the region as each team shot its way to the regional crown Saturday at Harrison County Middle School. The Region 8 tournament featured elementary, middle and high school competitors vying for the top five positions in each division. In addition to first place team honors, Harrison County won 26 of 30 individual awards.

  • The sun comes up the next day

    When I was a young boy growing up in the quaint river town of Tell City, Ind., I was involved in sports of all kinds.  Basketball was my favorite back then with baseball a close second. The grade school that I went to didn’t play football so, while I enjoyed watching it on television, I really didn’t have a lot of coaching until high school.

  • Faulkner leads Lady Govs to...

    After being a shooting guard and a pretty good one for her career, Brooke Faulkner accepted a new role at Austin Peay this season. The 2006 Harrison County graduate took the point guard spot, reluctantly at first, but grew into one of the finer point guards in the OVC.

    The proof is in the results as the Lady Govs are on their way to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year after winning the OVC Tournament Saturday night 69-60 over regular season champ Eastern Illinois.