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Today's Sports

  • Ramblings from Ray

    This past Friday’s Harrison/Bourbon clash on the Hilltop was arguably one of the most exciting high school football games I’ve seen. Huge momentum swings, dramatic plays, a last second field goal. You name it, this game had it. It reminds me of why high school sports are so fun. Unlike the sros and sometimes college, high school sports are so unpredictable and for $5, it’s pretty cheap entertainment.

    As mentioned in this week’s story, this was the largest comeback in Harrison County football history for victory as they trailed 21-0.

  • Sports Beat

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  • Fillies take on Lady Colonels in...

    A Kassy Barnett goal barely eight minutes into the game stood up as Harrison County got past St. Patrick, 1-0, in the first round of the four-team Girl’s 12th Regional Soccer Tournament at Stonerside Field in Paris on Tuesday night.

    In the first game on Tuesday night, Bourbon County had an easy time with Grant County, blitzing the 23rd District runner-up, 7-1.

  • Breds trample Wildcats in final...

    It had been two weeks since the Thorobreds had taken to the gridiron due to a flu epidemic that forced Harrison County Schools to close. Eager to shake off two straight home losses, the Breds were chomping at the bit after this unexpected hiatus to get back on track. Add to the mix that the game was moved to Saturday because of alumni activities as well as it being the first district contest and you had to wonder what effect it would have on Coach Mark Carroll’s team.

  • Ramblings from Ray

    The Breds have struggled a bit this season on converting extra points, but not last Friday against Pendleton County where they used three different kickers to combine for a perfect five for five. Daniel Klapheke and Joe Korona were both two for two and Justin Fryman was one for one.

    The 100-yard interception return last week by Malcolm Thomas broke 40-plus year old record of Tom Dixon, who returned one 90 yards back in the mid 60’s.

  • Fillies’ volleyball...

    The Fillies volleyball team will battle Deming for the district title tonight at 7 p.m. at Bracken County.

    Despite a win or lose, Coach Bill Faulkner said the team will head to regionals next week at Campbell County.

    “I think we’re the top three or four in the region if we play like we’ve been playing,” Faulkner said Wednesday morning.

    Faulkner said several teams in the region are suffering from the loss of good players - an injury loss at Highlands and the loss of five Division 1 seniors at Newport Catholic.

  • Fillies continue in district play

    One soccer season has ended, while another forges ahead.

    The Fillies are still alive in 24th District play and the boys ended their season on Monday.

    The Fillies defeated George Rogers Clark 2-1 on Tuesday in the first round of the district, which is being held at Clark County.

    “It was a good win,” said Coach Kim Jenkins. “I knew it was going to be tough to beat them a second time.”

  • Kendall stepping down as writer

    At the end of the 2009 school year, Lee Kendall announced his retirement as a classroom teacher for Harrison County High School. He was, however, continuing his athletic director duties. Now, he is also announcing his retirement as The Cynthiana Democrat sports correspondent. Kendall has agreed to continue until the position is filled.

  • Sanders struggles on back nine

    Junior golfer Eric Sanders was in good shape to make the cut at the Leachman Buick/Pontiac/GMC/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championships on Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    He was seven over par on the day with two holes to play, but finished with a triple bogey and double bogey for an 18-hole score of 84.

    “That probably won’t make the cut, but we’ll stay down here for another day, just to make sure,” said HCHS golf coach Jason Crisp.

  • Post-season tournaments set for...

    Three Harrison County fall sports teams will play their initial post-season tournaments next week, all on the road.

    The Fillies volleyball team will go into the 38th District Volleyball Tournament with the best overall record in the 10th Region, a 20-6 mark at press time. They played at home last night in a Senior Night match against Lexington Christian Academy and will host their week-delayed Fall Fling on Saturday.