Today's Sports

  • Good-bye Captain Hook, you did a...

    This past week, one of the all time great managers lost his battle with dementia.  
    I won’t dwell on the horror of this disease, but only say that according to reports hospice had been called in only the day before he died.
    Hopefully he didn’t suffer.  
    I want to go over what I recall of Sparky Anderson’s career as a manager, the first if not the only manager to win a world championship in both leagues.  

  • Lexington Catholic has narrow...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds battled the heavily favored Lexington Catholic Knights tooth and nail Friday night before losing by a 27-19 score.  
    Though both teams entered the game with even 5-5 records, the home-standing Knights were more than a two touchdown favorite based on strength of schedule.  
    It wasn’t until less than two minutes left in the game that the Knights gained the biggest lead of the game in the final 27-19 score.  

  • Bowlers face Scott and Rowan in...

    The Harrison County High School bowling team faced Scott County on Sunday and then came back with a boys’ only match with Rowan County on Monday.  
    Scott County swept the match with Harrison County winning a very close match, 3-4, with the boys’ team and easily defeating the young girls’ team 0-7.  
    The boys’ match was won by Scott County on the basis of total pins as each team won three head-to-head games.  
    Zach Schneider was the leading bowler for Harrison County totaling 415 for his two games.  

  • Sixth grade AAU team runner-up...

    The Harrison County sixth grade AAU team finished as runner-up in the Mason County Fall Classic held last weekend at Maysville Saint Patrick.  
    The team, coached by Louis Kendall and Woody Fryman, won four straight on Saturday to advance to the championship game, but fell to the host Royal team during Sunday evening’s game.  
    The sixth grade team defeated Lewis County twice on Saturday, 31-18 and 28-18, the Mason County blue team, 32-29, and Nicholas County, 34-15, to qualify for the Sunday game.  

  • Cross country season ends at...

    “The season ended a week early this year for the cross country team,” lamented Coach Danny Simpson. “I’m proud of our team and they did a great job, but we just didn’t have it today.”   
    The Fillies and the Thorobreds cross country squads traveled to Covington Saturday and in the bitter cold fell a little short of qualifying anyone for the state meet next week.  

  • Holmes routs Breds 56-8 to win...

    The extra ordinary situations that would have had to take place for the Harrison County Thorobreds to host a first round playoff game all started with “when we beat Holmes.”  
    Strangely enough, the other circumstances happened, but the Breds fell to Holmes so they will be on the road Friday as the playoffs begin.  
    Friday’s game was not in doubt for long. After the Breds took the opening kickoff back to the Holmes’ 48 on a nice 26-yard return by Nick Slucher, they failed to gain a yard and punted.  

  • Cross country finishes regular...

    Harrison County’s Cross Country teams finished the season Saturday in a meet that had a most unusual format.  
    In the KTCCCA Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park, each team member ran in his or her grade level instead of running all in one group.  
    “I was happy with the results,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “There were some big, tough races, but we had some of our best times of the year.”  

  • Football is getting tougher

    Beginning next season, the Harrison County Thorobreds football district will be somewhat more difficult.  
    Next year, Harrison County’s district loses Bourbon County and Franklin County and gains Covington Catholic and Fort Thomas Highlands. To put this into perspective, I’ll give the ratings as they stand this year.  

  • HCHS bowling teams ready for...

    Coach Kurt Burgan and his Harrison County Bowling Team are preparing for another long and tough season of bowling.  
    “Even though the girls are young, we have some real potential, and the boys are almost all back from last year,” said Burgan. “We should be ready to make a run at the conference title by the end of the season.”  

  • Fillies Basketball has Shoot-a-...

    New Fillies’ Head Coach Piper Akin, her staff and the 2010-11 Fillies held a shoot-a-thon Friday to raise money for cancer research.  
    The Fillies raised money from sponsor pledges as they shot 100 shots from different locations on the floor.  The girls raised $225 for their efforts, which will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation.