Today's Sports

  • The American Sports fan, give us...

    Hate is a strong word, but intensely dislike doesn’t make a good title so there we go.
    Anyway, LeBron James and the failure of the Miami Heat to win the NBA title brought the extreme dislike of players to the forefront during the past two weeks.
    I thought it would be a good time to list the villains of sports in my lifetime and if you like you can recall some of the people you didn’t particularly care for in your sports life.  

  • East/West softball interrupted...

    Harrison County junior Tracey Hicks’ East All Star adventure was shortened from three games to two last weekend, but was still a productive, learning experience.
    “Tracey had an overall good experience,” said Coach Christine Garnett. “She got to meet and compete with players from around the state in her class and also was able to watch the senior all stars play and learn from them.”

  • Fillies learn hard lessons at...

    There are at least two ways to approach summer camp for basketball teams. One is to go to a camp where the competition is light and the team can experience winning while not learning much and the other is to go to a highly competitive camp where wins and losses mean a lot less than the lessons the team learns.
    The latter was the choice of new Fillies head coach Kim Furnish last week when they attended team camp at the University of Louisville.  

  • Sports beat

    HCMS girls’ track closes dominate
    season with conference championship
    The Harrison County Middle School girls’ track team completed a very successful season on May 14 by finishing seventh of 49 schools in the KTCCCA Middle School State Championship.  
    The highlight of the year for Coach Alicia Glenn’s team was winning the Bluegrass Conference Middle School Championship.  This meet had 14 teams from all over central Kentucky competing for the first place prize.   

  • Bowlers That’s Us hosts golf...

    Bowlers That’s Us, Harrison County Relay for Life team, hosted a four-person team golf scramble at Kincaid Lake State Park golf course.
    Proceeds went to benefit the Harrison County Relay for Life (American Cancer Society).

  • Wrestling Camp
  • Youth leagues beginning to wrap...

    As the “old lefthander” Joe Nuxhall would say the youth league season at River Road Park is rounding third and heading for home.  
    According to the season records posted on the web site all of the Little League teams have played at least 10 games of the season as it winds down to its grand finale.  
    The Kiwanis Club leads the Little League with an outstanding 10-1 record with some tough games remaining with the other top contenders, the Lions (11-3) and the Reds (10-3).  

  • Mike’s Minute

    When I started to write for The Cynthiana Democrat the second time I remembered the long Tuesday nights at the newspaper office and the traveling to games and getting info from the coaches when I couldn’t be there.  
    I drove poor Randy Green crazy with my opinions and my way of interjecting them into the stories in some cases.  He was concerned that my tendency to speak my mind or opinion would get everyone into hot water.  

  • Preparations underway for golf...

    The Cynthiana Country Club is a buzz with activity as the preparations are ongoing for two of the big golf tournaments held there each year.
    The annual Joe Mooney Invitational is June 26 and 27 featuring many of the better male golfers from the central Kentucky area. The Burley Belles Tournament is one of the premier golfing events in the state for ladies and will be held on June 30 and July 1 at the country club.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County athletes compete in state Soccer Cup
    Harrison County High School was well represented in the State Soccer Open Cup held in Bowling Green last weekend.   Seven Harrison County soccer players played on three different teams with each team advancing to the final four in Bowling Green.  
    On the weekend of May 27, 28, the preliminary competition was held in Owensboro with the four best teams from each age group moving on to the following week.