Today's Sports

  • Mike’s Minute

    So far the NCAA tournament has been incident free except for the flair up at the end of the Wisconsin game with Oregon when a guard shoved a little too hard. So, all is well as far as sportsmanship on the floor.  

    There have been some really well-played, close ball games with Iowa State vs. North Carolina, Dayton vs. Stanford and Kentucky vs. Wichita State coming to mind right away.  

  • Harrison hosts tennis hopefuls

    Bryson Clifford returns the ball to her Campbell County opponent Saturday at the Harrison County Tennis team’s home tournament. The team played host to Paris High School, Bourbon County and Campbell County’s tennis teams.

  • Track season starts at Wolverine...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer

    The Western Hills High School Wolverine Open last Saturday was the beginning of the outdoor season for the Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds.  

  • Thorobreds 6-1 after Monday’s 15...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer

    It is hard to believe that a 15-to-5 win is a come-from-behind victory, but two of the six Harrison County wins this season have been exactly that.  

  • Fillies tie Grant County 8 to 8...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer

    The Harrison County Fillies traveled to Grant County Monday night and came home with a tie on their record as the game was called after six due to darkness.  

  • Breds go to 2-0 with victory...

    The friendly confines of the Hilltop saw senior pitcher Jordan Riley pitch perhaps his finest game as a Thorobred Tuesday as he sat down Bishop Brossart on four singles for a 5-2 Harrison County win.  
    Coach Mac Whitaker’s 989 career win came in typical Harrison County style except for a couple of errors that allowed an unearned run in the top of the second inning.  

  • Fillies fall in season opener to...

    “We hit the ball hard, but right at them and didn’t get timely hits. We let too many bloop hits fall for them. It is just the first game and while I am not happy, I know the girls can improve and get a lot better.”  
    These were some of Fillies Coach Christine Garnett’s thoughts after Tuesday night’s 7-5 loss at the hands of Campbell County on the Lady Camels’ field.  
    While there were bright spots, too many routine plays got away from the Fillies that make the difference in winning and losing.  

  • Tennis teams split with...

    The Harrison County tennis teams traveled north to Falmouth Tuesday to do battle with the girls and boys of Pendleton County.  
    The girls lost the match 2-3 with Sara Ledford winning 5-0 over Shoemaker in the number one singles match while Abby Cooper and Reagan Gorman took their doubles match over Rick and Miller 8-4.  
    Morgan Barker and Sabrina Goins dropped their singles matches while Faith Gant and Savannah Hedges lost a doubles match to Hughes and Hutchison of the Lady Cats.

  • HCHS tennis teams hopeful to...

    A mixture of veterans and youth make up both the Thorobreds and Fillies tennis teams this season as Coaches Ron Markley and Austin Dacci start the 2014 season.
    The Fillies have three seniors led by their number one singles player Bryson Clifford. Dacci expects Clifford to contend for the regional title and advance to the state tournament.  
    Clifford has been playing during the off season indoors and has honed her game well past last year.  

  • This is no parking lot story,...

    I wanted to comment on the proposed parking lot, but I couldn’t find a way to make it a sports story so here we go with something else.  
    I sometimes forget how fanatical people get at this time of year when the pairings are announced for the NCAA tournament.
    I realize that I have no dogs in the hunt since there are no Indiana schools in the tournament.  
    It would be hard to count the number of times that the good sports of the BBN have let me know this so it would be hard to not know it even if I was in or from Outer Mongolia.