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    The top two seeds in both Little League and Coach-Pitch faced off in the tournament championships last week with one top seed winning and one losing in the finals.
    The Little League Pirates with seven 12-year-olds won the regular season and were favorites to win the tournament.  
    They faced the second seeded Kentucky Fried Chicken team with their lineup loaded with 11-year-olds in the final on Thursday night at River Road Park.

  • Henson claims 2012 Joe Mooney...

    Joe Henson birdied the final hole Sunday afternoon to ice the win in the 2012 Joe Mooney Invitational held last weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club.  
    Henson and defending champion Grant Blevins of Danville were locked in a battle that saw the two players hovering around two to four under for the biggest part of the second day.  
    Blevins finished three under par at 141 to finish two strokes behind Henson’s 139 winning total.  

  • Changes in store for middle...

    The Harrison County Middle School has gone through a restructuring at the top and in the eighth grade football program.  
    Bob Ruth has been replaced by Joshua Valentine as the athletic director for the many programs offered for the sixth through eighth grade students.  
    The eighth grade football program is also changing completely as Jim Carr left to become the head varsity coach and his long-time aide, Mark Jenkins, is unable to continue as assistant.  

  • Can we be too concerned about...

    Last week’s incident in major league baseball where the bat broke when the batter swung and the end hit the umpire brought the concussion issue to mind.  
    The umpire was on the ground for several minutes and speculation about his return ever was discussed around baseball “talk” radio.  
    It is a scary situation though one that does not happen often, thankfully.
    However, I did see an umpire in a Little League game at River Road Park take a pitch in the ear the other night when the ball bounced off the hard ground.

  • Harrison County sends three...

    Trenton Thompson, right, member of the Hoop Dreams 15 and under AAU basketball team, holds State AAU Championship trophy after his team won the boys AAU 15U Basketball Tournament May 20. He is pictured with Coach Paul Price.

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  • Auto Systems steals game from...

    The Rotary Club Little League team appeared to be anything but a team that had not won a game this season when they played Monday night.  
    In fact, the 0-19 Rotary team led by an 8-7 score going into the bottom of the fifth after tying the game at six each in the fourth.  
    After a one-two-three start for Rotary, Auto Systems took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on four straight one-out singles by Ben VanHook, Dalton Switzer, Dillon Gasser and Thomas Thompson.  

  • Summer basketball continues to...

    Basketball play continued last week as the Thorobreds played five games in four days winning all five while also winning a junior varsity match as well.  
    On Tuesday, June 12, the Breds traveled to the north and scrimmaged the Newport Wildcats of Coach Rodney Snapp.  
    The scrimmage consisted of six varsity quarters, all won by Harrison County and four junior varsity quarters. The Harrison County junior varsity won three of four quarters to win their match up.  
    Coach Larry Kendall, even though they won, was not pleased.  

  • Joe Mooney Invitational this...

    The 6th Joe Mooney Invitational and the 49th Men’s Invitational will take place this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.  
    The tournament, which was named the Joe Mooney Invitational in 2007 after the death of the 97-year-old charter member, will feature many of the better golfers from the surrounding counties as well as Harrison County.  
    Joe Mooney had a passion for golf and the Cynthiana Country Club so after his death, Kevin Letcher suggested that the men’s tournament bear his name.

  • Harrison County track holds...

    The Harrison County Extension Office was the site of this year’s Harrison County High School Track Awards Luncheon last Saturday.  
    This was quite a good year for the track team with the boys’ squad capturing the region title and the girls finishing in the top four of the region.  
    Both teams sent a good representation to the state meet in Louisville coming away with several good performances there.  
    The seniors were the first group honored by Fillies coach Danny Simpson and Thorobreds coach Robert Walker.