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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports Beat

    Pairings announced for

    10th Region boys

    The draw for the 10th Region Tournament was held Sunday and the Harrison County Thorobreds will open the first session Thursday at 6:30 p.m. facing region favorite George Rogers Clark. The two teams met in Clark County on Jan. 12, with the Cardinals handing the Breds an 86-29 defeat. George Rogers Clark’s record is 24-6 while the Breds come into the region with a 16-12 mark.

  • Lots of power returns for HCHS...

    Coach Christine Garnett will field a team of veterans for the 2010 softball season at Harrison County High School. This is a team of veterans that can really hit the ball for power and a high average that also has senior leadership. 

    Sure, gone from last year’s team which finished 29-5 are two talented players, Brittany Murphy and Charley Hatfield, but seven starters return. 

    Murphy and Hatfield were players with experience from their middle school days forward and both good batters and team leaders. 

  • Sportsmanship: When did we lose...

    It may have started disappearing when athletes started doing little dances to draw attention to themselves when they scored a touchdown. It may have started disappearing when soccer players took their shirts off and ran around the field after they scored.

    I don’t know when sportsmanship went away, I just know it’s gone. 

    Sure players line up after basketball games to shake hands, and football coaches walk across the field to shake hands after a game, at least in college and professional games, but it is for show and not sincere in most cases.

  • Thorobreds fall in district...

    The old saying is that “it is hard to beat your sister three straight times.” That is especially true if you shoot 27 percent from the field when you are playing the game. 

    This is not to say that Pendleton County’s 38th District Champion team is anybody’s sister, but so goes the old saying. It is hard to play against an evenly matched team and win three straight times no matter the circumstances, but poor shooting will doom a team every time.

  • Fillies season over as they drop...

    In what could only be called a lackluster performance, the Harrison County Fillies lost the first round of the 38th District to Nicholas County, 42-33.

    The Bluejackets, who lost to the Fillies 63-46 on Dec. 14, dominated this game. Harrison County’s only offensive threat all night was senior Kaitlin Johnson who scored 16 points on four three pointers and four-of-six from the line. 

    Nicholas County jumped out to a 6-0 lead at the start as senior Petria Mitchell beat the defense down the floor for some easy baskets.

  • Fillies run afoul in Powell...

    In a game where the home team shot 54 free throws, the Harrison County Fillies dropped an overtime thriller to Powell County, 82-78, Thursday night. 

    The game featured an outstanding scoring performance by Fillies senior Kaitlin Johnson as she scored 29 points in the losing effort. 

    Harrison County jumped out to an early four-point lead and stretched it to five at one point before Powell County came back to tie the score at the end of the first quarter at 16.

  • Thorobreds close out regular...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds ended the regular season with a 15-11 record as they won their last two games last week. The Breds traveled to Frankfort on Wednesday night and came away a 67-61 winner in a hotly contested game. They followed that game with a win at Montgomery County Friday night 58-32 putting forth an exceptional effort.

    On Wednesday, the Thorobreds trailed only by an early 2-0 deficit before scoring eight straight and taking a lead they would not relinquish for the evening except for a tie at 57 late in the game.