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Today's Sports

  • Breds open season with a pair of...

    Questions abound about the 2009 edition of the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team. Will they be able to score runs? Will they be able to find an ace starting pitcher to replace Brandon Martin? Will their defense hold up?

    After the first two games of the regular season on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the answers are yes, yes and yes.

    Harrison County, ranked eighth in the state in the coaches’ pre-season poll, routed host Owen County on Monday, 18-0, then came back on Tuesday with a less-than-inspired 5-1 home opening win over Deming.

  • HCHS Tennis teams split first 2...

    The Harrison County High School boys and girls tennis teams got their respective seasons under way on Monday at Bourbon County and played their home opener on Tuesday against Pendleton County.

    On Monday, the Fillies defeated the Lady Colonels 6-3, while the Breds lost 7-3.

    Miranda Turk, Polly Whalen, Julie Henson, Katie O’Neal and Sara Barnett all won in singles play on Monday. The doubles team of Jacqueline Young and Whalen also won their doubles match.

  • Fillies win home opener, lose to...

    The Harrison County Fillies got their softball season off on a winning note on Monday as they defeated visiting Campbell County in five innings, 10-0.

    It took Harrison County an inning or two to get their bats rolling, but when they did, it didn’t take long for them to make quick work of the Camels.

    Lorraine Dennie keyed a big second inning for Harrison County with a bases-loaded, bases-clearing double to stake Harrison County to an early lead.

  • Cal Ripken tryouts are Saturday

    Little League try outs for first-year players, 9-12; will be this Saturday, March 28, weather permitting at the River Road Ball Park from 10 a.m. until noon. Alternate site will be at City Hall in the event of rain that will not allow outside try-outs.

    This is for Cal Ripken Little League only and does not include T-ball or coach pitch leagues. Players in the T-ball age group need not try out as they will remain on their team from last year.

    Coach pitch and girls softball tryouts will be announced at a later date.

  • Staggs elected into 10th Region...

    Stephen Staggs, minister of the Mt. Olivet  First Christian Church, has been elected into the 2009 Class of the 10th Region Hall Of Fame.

    Staggs was a five year varsity player at Deming graduating in 1995.  He is the Deming Boys Basketball all time leading scorer with 2,058 career points. He averaged 26 points per game, 4.4  assists, 5 rebounds, and hit 90 percent of his free throws and 55 percent of his two point shots.

  • Sports Beat

    Youth softball, baseball sign-ups

    underway

    This in from Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Director Rick Chasteen. Sign-ups for this summer’s girl’s softball and youth league baseball will be this Sunday, March 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at City Hall.

     

    HCHS at Mason Dixon Games

  • 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.