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Today's Sports

  • Harrison County archers garner...

    Harrison County archers recently competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament held in Louisville and represented their community well. The middle school squad received their first ever top five finish in the state with a team score of 3,169. The team earned a fifth place finish out of 35 teams. Justin Barnes led the way for the boys with a 277 ranking him 19th in the state. Julia Landsberg led the girls with a 267 ranking her 26th.

  • Breds stay unbeaten in Kentucky

    The weather refused to cooperate and the Frank Shoop Classic this past weekend was aborted, but Harrison County managed to get two games in anyway, winning both and extending its winning streak to five straight games.

    Harrison County got the first night of the tournament in on Thursday night, defeating Conner 11-5 in the first game, with Estill County turning back Beechwood 13-9 in the nightcap.

    All of Friday night’s games were washed out by rain. Saturday’s games, and the tournament, was also canceled as the field was not playable until later in the day.

  • The Masters, ‘a trip...

    Well, did you see my wife and me this past weekend?

    We were right there, along with about 50,000 other people, at the Augusta National Golf Course, site of the annual Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.

    With tickets to the Masters as hard to find as hen’s teeth, Kelly and I stumbled upon two tickets to the Masters as a local friend who has gone for years, was unable to stay for the final two rounds of the four-round event. He asked if we were interested in meeting him in Augusta after the second round and then attending the Saturday and Sunday rounds.

  • Fillies sweep Bracken tourney

    On Saturday, the Harrison County Fillies started a new winning streak and won three straight games to capture the championship trophy of the Webber Farms/Bracken County Invitational Softball Tournament.

    After having their Friday night game rained out in the six-team tournament, the Fillies beat Mason County and Scott High in pool play, before besting Simon Kenton in the title game late on Saturday night.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS to host tennis tournament

    The Harrison County High School tennis teams will host an 11-team tournament on Saturday, April 25 at the HCHS Tennis Complex. There will be both boys and girls tournaments in singles and doubles with Highlands, Clark County, Montgomery County, Scott County and Paris playing in the girls tournament, along with Clark, Montgomery, Scott and Paris playing in the boys tournament.

  • Fillies win Bash on Hilltop

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team swept three games and took the title in their own Edwardo’s Pizza/Harrison County Spring Bash at Shirley Field last weekend.

    The three wins in that tournament stretched Harrison County’s winning streak to five straight games and improved its season record to 6-2.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County Hunter Education Class to be held April 20-22

    If you plan on hunting this year, and haven’t taken a safe hunter education class, you need to sign up for this class.

    A safe hunter education class will be held April 20, 21, and 22 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The classes start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The 10-hour class is free, open to the public, and all materials are provided for each student. You must be nine years or older to take the class.

  • Shoop tourney starts tonight on...

    Another top-notch set of teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend for the annual Frank Shoop Classic Baseball Tournament at Harrison County.

    The two-pool, six-team field features two teams that made it to the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Tournament last year, another team that made it to the semi-state level of play in 2008, and a combined 2008 record of 156-53.

    Five of the six teams in this year’s tournament were ranked in the state-wide Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s pre-season coaches poll heading into this season.

  • Swinford’s Hall of...

    Congratulations to Jim Swinford for his much-deserved induction into the 10th Region Boys Basketball Hall of Fame a couple of weeks ago.  Jim was inducted as a “contributor” for his years of devotion to Harrison County Thorobreds basketball in particular and to high school sports in general.

    There is no question among the Harrison County faithful that Jim is a great ambassador for Harrison County High School athletics in general.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS wrestling banquet scheduled for April 19

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds wrestling team will have its annual post-season awards banquet on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. For more information and to make reservations to attend the banquet, contact Debbie Schmidt at 234-4793 or 235-1552.