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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Puckett makes state with 5th...

    Senior cross country runner Ryan Puckett earned his fifth trip to the KHSAA State Cross Country Championship with a fifth place finish in the class AA regional meet held on Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County.

    Puckett and the other 63 men’s runners overcame the elements on a cold and windy day that were less than ideal for cross country running.

  • Breds, Fillies prepping for...

    Mike Reitz and Jason Crisp have a lot in common. Both hail from Floyd County; Reitz from tiny Martin and Crisp from Prestonsburg. Both attended the University of Kentucky. Both are now head coaches at Harrison County High School.

    The similarities between the two don’t end with their backgrounds. Both are facing similar situations as the head coaches of the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies, respectively.

  • Regional cross country meet this...

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds and Fillies will compete in the Class AA, Region 4 cross country meet Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County. The varsity girls race is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., with the varsity boys to follow at 11.

    Harrison County will compete against Bourbon County, Covington Catholic (boys), Franklin County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Lloyd Memorial, Pendleton County and Western Hills.

    This year, Harrison County was moved from AAA, representing the largest schools in the state, to AA, the second largest.

  • Slow start dooms Breds

    Regardless of the sport, it is always difficult to bounce back the week after an emotional, draining victory and play well against a perceived lesser opponent.

    Once again, this exact scenario played out, this time with the Harrison County Thorobreds being victimized.

  • Sports Beat

    Cynthiana Merchants softball team

    participates in softball championship

    The first county-state championships in softball were held on Oct. 18 and 19 in Owensboro, Ky. Forty counties were represented.

    The Cynthiana Merchants, coached by Gary Sipe, represented Harrison County. The team finished second to Bullitt County.

    Team members were: Bruce Nix, Kylie Vaughn, Doug Martin, Greg Martin, Chris Reffett, Daniel White, Scotty Mattox, Shannon Cook, Dallas Martin, Vince Harris, Kyle Hatterick, D. J. Lemons, and Daryl Fryman.

  • Sports Beat

    Elks Soccer Shoot contest winners

    The Cynthiana Elks Lodge recently sponsored the local area Soccer Shoot Contest held at the Lodge Recreation Field. The contest was open for both boy and girls, with age divisions, under 8, 10, 12 and 14. All kickers received a Certificate of Participation and trophies were presented to the first and second place finishers.