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Today's Sports

  • Williams asset to officiating;...

    It seems to me that finding coaches and officials for youth league sports is usually not a very difficult endeavor, although those league directors who are charged with that obligation may disagree.

    Normally, the life-span of those coaches is about the same length of time that their child remains eligible in that particular league. When the child moves onward and, or, upward, so does the parent.

    The life span of umpires and referees is a bit more static some stay longer than others. Meager pay, hostile parents and perhaps thin skin is enough to drive game arbiters away.

  • Sports Beat

    Meet the new football coach

    The Harrison County Football Alumni and football parents will be hosting a reception to introduce the new Harrison County High School football coach Aaron Stepp.

    The reception will be held Monday, June 30, at 7 p.m. at Ingles Stadium. In the event of rain, the reception will be moved to the high school cafeteria.

    All are welcome to attend and meet the new coach and his family.

    2008 HCHS football activities planned

    Sports physicals for Harrison County High School football players will be held July 10 at 4 p.m. in the weight room.

  • Sports Beats

    Upward Soccer evaluations underway

    Connersville Christian Church Upward Soccer evaluations tonight and Saturday.

    Times are 6 to 8 p.m. on tonight and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Evaluations are for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade and attendance at one of the evaluations is mandatory. They will be held at the church, which is located at 2190 Ky. Hwy. 1842 East.

  • Breds drop state opener in...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team saw its state tournament run come to an end in the first round of the eight-team Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Thursday evening when they were defeated by Lexington Catholic, 1-0.

    In a tense pitcher's duel in front of a record crowd, Lexington Catholic pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning when Harrison County shortstop Eric Case misplayed a ground ball with the bases loaded.

  • Strong field to test CCC Men...

    A full field of 96 golfers, or close to it, is expected to participate this weekend in the 45th Cynthiana Country Club's Men's Invitational Golf Tournament. The two-day, 36-hole stroke play event is set to get underway on Saturday morning and will conclude on Sunday.

    "Right now we have 70 paid entrants and expect to get right at 96 golfers for this weekends tournament," said Men's Golf Association president and tournament committee member Ray Sparks on Tuesday night. "The course is in really good shape and we look for a very competitive tournament."

  • Harrison County's grid...

    There's a new sheriff in town.

    After 25 years with Ray Graham directing the fortunes of Harrison County football, a new era was begun earlier this week with Aaron Stepp taking the reins of the Thorobreds.

    Graham announced his retirement from public education, and with it turned in his whistle as Harrison County football coach, about a month ago. He will continue teaching and coaching, now in the private sector at Lexington Christian Academy.

    In his first summer workouts with his new team on Monday, Stepp had 35 or so players show up.

  • Sports Beat

    Mike Reitz Basketball Camp

    Harrison County High School basketball coach Mike Reitz has set the dates for his summer Youth Basketball Camp. The Hot Fun in the Summertime basketball camp will be held July 14 thru July 17 at the Harrison County Middle School. Grades K-6 will be held 8:30-11 a.m. daily with kids in grades 7-11 in the afternoons from 1 til 4.

  • Breds sweep Colts in semi-state...

    Sophomore Jared Martin was named the tournament MVP after Harrison County swept two straight games from West Jessamine last weekend and captured the Semi-State 6 title, earning itself a trip to the Elite Eight baseball finals at Applebee's Park in Lexington.

    Martin drove in all three Harrison County runs in the tournament opening 3-2 win over West Jessamine on Thursday. He followed up with a complete game effort on the mound in the clinching second game 6-2 win on Saturday night.

  • Fillies fall in softball regional

    For the second straight year, the Harrison County Fillies reached the semi-final round of the regional softball tournament, and for the second straight year they saw their season come to an end at that point.

    Harrison County starting pitcher Megan Bullock was the hitting and pitching star for the Fillies. The senior hurler pounded her third home run of the season in the first inning, a two-run shot, and tossed her first career no-hitter on the mound.

  • Tennis players feted

    Last Saturday, members of the 2008 Harrison County High School tennis teams were honored at a banquet at the high school.

    Seth Barnes and Hank Whalen were honored for their achievements this season as a doubles team. The duo were runners-up in regional competition, advancing to the state tournament last week in Lexington.

    Their stay in the state tournament was brief as they were handled easily by a seeded team from Madison Central, 6-0, 6-0.

    However, Harrison County coach Jennifer Hatfield says that loss shouldnt diminish their season.