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Today's Sports

  • Sports Beat

    Breds and Fillies open hardwood

    campaigns next week

    The Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies will both begin their respective basketball seasons next week.

    The Breds will open play on Tuesday night on the road as they go to Dry Ridge to take on Grant County. After traveling to Campbellsville to take on Larue County on Saturday, Harrison County returns to the Hilltop for its home opener on Dec. 9 when they square off against Covington Scott.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp

    to begin Dec. 6

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Early mistakes doom Thorobreds

    Harrison County Coach Aaron Stepp knew that his team would have to play a nearly perfect game in order to beat Lexington Catholic in the second round of the AAAA football playoffs last Friday night.

    He knew that his team would need to control the ball offensively, run time off the clock, score on nearly every possession and keep the potent Knights’ offense off the field.

    His team could not afford to turn the ball over and could not afford to give the Knights any help with penalties.

  • Maroon and White Madness this...

    Harrison County High School’s winter sports teams will be unveiled to the public this coming Tuesday night on the Hilltop as Maroon and White Madness has been revived after a multi-year hiatus.

  • Breds host Knights in possible...

    For only the second time in school history, the Harrison County Thorobreds have won playoff games in back-to-back years.

     

    Last year, the Breds won three straight playoff games before losing in the Class AAAA semi-final round to eventual state champion Lexington Catholic.

     

    Last week, Harrison County upended West Jessamine 42-13 to earn a chance to play LexCath again.

     

  • Breds run past Colts in playoff...

    Two weeks ago, the Harrison County Thorobreds were shocked in their regular season finale by  West Jessamine 26-23, in a game that most had chalked up as a sure win.

    Most people, but not Harrison County coach Aaron Stepp.

    “I knew that West Jessamine was good enough to beat us then, but our players didn’t believe it,” said Stepp this past Monday. “They learned the hard way that the coaches were right and were bound and determined not to let it happen again.”

    ….And how.

  • Youth basketball gets underway...

    Fifteen different youth basketball teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend as the hardwood season gets underway.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana/Harrison County Youth Basketball Association, this weekend’s tournament will feature 15 teams in four different age groups from Harrison County, Paris, Scott County, Bracken County, Mason County and Lexington.

    All three Hilltop gymnasiums will be utilized on Saturday for pool play games, with single elimination tournaments being held on Sunday.

  • Plans underway for Antioch...

    Soon the turkey bones will be discarded and the Christmas decorations will be taken down on at least most homes and the Antioch Upward season for 2009 will be starting.

    The first practices start the week of Monday, Jan. 5 with leagues from kindergarten/first grade through fourth/sixth grade.

  • Sports Beat

    Holiday cheer camp set

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.  Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Playoffs begin tomorrow on...

    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will be seeking a bit of revenge tomorrow night as the KHSAA football playoffs begin statewide.

    The Breds ended the regular season with a so-so 5-5 mark, but did manage to sweep all three of their district contests and won the regular season district championship with wins over Pendleton County, Bourbon County and Franklin County.