Today's Sports

  • Fourth quarter fells Fillies in...

    The Harrison County Fillies nearly pulled the upset of the year on Tuesday night in the first round of the 10th Region Tournament, held on the Hilltop.

    For three quarters, Harrison County executed their game-plan to near perfection and had an unlikely 35-31 lead over highly-regarded Clark County.

    The fourth quarter was a different story altogether, however. The Cardinals played flawlessly down the stretch, converted their free throws and outscored the Fillies 32-12 for a deceptive 63-47 win.

  • 10th Region semis tonight on...

    The girls 10th Region Basketball Tournament resumes tonight on the Hilltop with a pair of semi-final games. The winners of tonight’s games will square off for the 10th Region title  Friday night with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green on the line.

    Tonight’s first game features the teams with the best records in the region.

  • HCHS cheerleaders fourth at state

    For the first time since 2002, the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders have earned a trophy at the KAPOS State Championships.

    The squad of 21 girls took fourth place overall last Saturday in Bowling Green in the Super Large Division with a total of 10 teams competing.

    “I knew and the girls knew that this would be a close competition,” said HCHS coach DeDe Shirley on Tuesday afternoon. “It would come down to hitting all parts of our routine and looking clean to the judges.”

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    Harrison County archers to host

    Region 8 tournament

    Harrison County Schools will play host to the recently realigned 8th Region tournament this Saturday, Feb. 28. Due to the popularity of the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), region teams were realigned after the 2007-08 school year. Harrison County Middle School has won the last two years when it was in the former 4th region. Harrison County High School looks to improve on its first year when it narrowly lost the title to Ryle High School. 

  • Breds, Fillies advance to...

    They controlled the tempo, they played solid man-to-man defense throughout, they hit clutch free throws, they did all the little things correctly and, as a result, the Harrison County Fillies now find themselves one win away from another 38th District basketball title.

    On Monday night, Harrison County squandered a 10-point lead late in the third quarter, didn’t score their first points of the fourth quarter until 30 seconds were left in the game, and still held on for a hard-fought and well-earned, 34-30 victory over Pendleton County.

  • Fillies host regional tourney...

    The eight teams are set for next week’s Girls’ 10th Region Basketball Tournament that will be played on the Hilltop. At press time, none of the four districts within the 10th Region had played their championship game, but the eight teams that will vie for the 2009 crown include Campbell County and Scott out of the 37th District, Harrison County and Deming from the 38th, Maysville St. Patrick and Bracken County from the 39th  and Clark County and defending regional champ Montgomery County from the 40th.

  • Breds, Fillies advance to...

    In post-season play, upsets usually occur when the underdog team gets off to a hot start and uses that momentum to sustain them for the rest of the game.

    On Monday night, Pendleton County was that underdog team, but host Harrison County, the decided favorite, was the team that started quickly.

    The Thorobreds, who defeated the Wildcats three weeks ago in Falmouth, 83-65, jumped to an early double digit lead and never trailed, beating Pendleton County, 69-52.

  • Seven Breds advance to state,...

    The 2009 State High School Wrestling Championships open today in Frankfort and seven Harrison County Thorobreds will be competing.

    Sophomore Brandon Barnett leads those grapplers as the only Thorobred to come away from last weekend’s Region 7 Tournament as a weight class champion.

  • Breds romp past Frankfort in...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds played strong defensively and pulled away in the fourth quarter to make for a happy Homecoming night on Tuesday, defeating the visiting Frankfort Panthers, 61-42.

    Harrison County took the lead early and led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but could never quite put the Panthers away. In the second half, Harrison County expanded its lead to 18 points in the third quarter, but allowed the Panthers to pull to within nine.

    Harrison County put the clamps on Frankfort in the fourth quarter, holding them to just eight points.

  • Senior Night for Breds this...

    Several Harrison County High School seniors will be honored tonight prior to tipoff when Harrison County takes on Montgomery County in boys basketball action.

    Basketball players, cheerleaders and dance team members will all be recognized prior to the game tonight.

    The cheerleaders who will be recognized include Johnna Carey, Bonnie Jo Dailey, Brooke Kendall, Jesse Kendall and Jan Taylor Wilson.

    The Thorobred players that will be playing their last regular season game on the Hilltop include Eric Case, Fonze Custard, Ryan Puckett and John Michael Reitz.