Today's Sports

  • Sports Shorts

    With the recent round of pleasant weather, the Hilltop is hopping with sporting activity as several teams are getting ready for their respective spring seasons to commence.

    Yesterday afternoon, both the Filliies softball team and the Thorobreds baseball team played host to their first pre-season scrimmages against outside opponents.

    The Fillies hosted the George Rogers Clark Cardinals at Shirley Field on the Hilltop at 5 p.m. and the Thorobreds hosted Anderson County, also at 5 p.m.

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  • Coppage, Murphy could lead...

    The Fillies softball team lost a few key players off last year’s district championship team, but return a solid core of veterans and have hopes for another successful season.

    Lost to graduation were second-baseman Laura Kendall, center-fielder Kacey Muntz and pitcher Meghan Bullock, a 15-game winner for the Fillies last year.

  • HCHS football coach heading to...

    Just as Harrison County gets set to begin a new season, in a new stadium, it will also be looking at hiring a new coach.

    HCHS head football coach Aaron Stepp will be leaving at the end of his contract year, which is the end of June.

    “I just felt like it was best for my family,” Stepp said in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon.

    The Stepps have been in Harrison County less than a year, but for one complete football season.

    Stepp said he met with his players on Tuesday afternoon to break the news of his move to them.

  • Breds look to reload at the mound

    Bulbs are beginning to bloom, birds are starting to return… Spring is right around the corner, and that means, so is high school baseball.

    The Harrison County baseball Thorobreds will once again be one of a handful of teams that will be called “favorites” to compete for yet another 10th Region baseball crown.

    Harrison County returns all but three players from last year’s squad that advanced to the Elite Eight at Applebee’s Park in Lexington for the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.

  • Sports Beat

    Baseball signups underway

    Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Deparment Director Rick Chasteen has announced that youth baseball sign-ups will continue this Saturday, March 14. The sign-ups will be at Sports Unlimited from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Faulkner leads APSU to conference crown

  • Breds season ends in loss to...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds were unable to hang on to a five-point lead inside the last two minutes, and lost its opening-round game to Montgomery County on Saturday in the 10th Region Tournament at the Bank of Kentucky Center.

    Harrison County survived some early game jitters and managed to work its way to a 51-46 lead with 1:45 left in the game, but saw three straight empty trips seal its doom in a 55-52 loss.

  • HCMS sweeps archery region

    Due to the dramatic increase in popularity of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), Harrison County was realigned into a new 8th region this year. It may have been a different region but the outcome was the same.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS indoor track

    Two weeks ago. several Harrison County track team members participated in an indoor meet at Mason County.

    Three Harrison County athletes placed in their respective events at the big meet that included several teams from Kentucky and Ohio.

    Catherine Darnell was 4th in the high jump, clearing 4-4, Danni Kemplin was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 10.45 seconds and Caleb Reeder was 8th in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.36 seconds.

  • Deming falls to Fillies and Breds

    They took distinctly different routes to get there, but both the Harrison County Fillies and Harrison County Thorobreds enjoyed textbook starts to their respective post-season journeys.

    Both HCHS teams won 38th District championships as the weekend got started, the Fillies 39-26 over Deming on Thursday, and the Breds 62-54 over Deming on Friday.

  • Breds face Montgomery in...

    The first time Harrison County and Montgomery County played this year, both teams were trying to gather some much-needed momentum heading into post-season play.

    In their last regular season game, Harrison County dropped that home-court decision to the Indians, 55-45. In that contest, Harrison County fell behind early, made a run in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t seal the deal.

    As fate would have it, the same two teams play again, this time in a do-or-die situation in the first round of the 10th Region Tournament this Saturday in northern Kentucky.