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Today's Sports

  • Breds host Knights in possible...

    For only the second time in school history, the Harrison County Thorobreds have won playoff games in back-to-back years.

     

    Last year, the Breds won three straight playoff games before losing in the Class AAAA semi-final round to eventual state champion Lexington Catholic.

     

    Last week, Harrison County upended West Jessamine 42-13 to earn a chance to play LexCath again.

     

  • Breds run past Colts in playoff...

    Two weeks ago, the Harrison County Thorobreds were shocked in their regular season finale by  West Jessamine 26-23, in a game that most had chalked up as a sure win.

    Most people, but not Harrison County coach Aaron Stepp.

    “I knew that West Jessamine was good enough to beat us then, but our players didn’t believe it,” said Stepp this past Monday. “They learned the hard way that the coaches were right and were bound and determined not to let it happen again.”

    ….And how.

  • Youth basketball gets underway...

    Fifteen different youth basketball teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend as the hardwood season gets underway.

    Sponsored by the Cynthiana/Harrison County Youth Basketball Association, this weekend’s tournament will feature 15 teams in four different age groups from Harrison County, Paris, Scott County, Bracken County, Mason County and Lexington.

    All three Hilltop gymnasiums will be utilized on Saturday for pool play games, with single elimination tournaments being held on Sunday.

  • Plans underway for Antioch...

    Soon the turkey bones will be discarded and the Christmas decorations will be taken down on at least most homes and the Antioch Upward season for 2009 will be starting.

    The first practices start the week of Monday, Jan. 5 with leagues from kindergarten/first grade through fourth/sixth grade.

  • Sports Beat

    Holiday cheer camp set

    Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to spread some holiday cheer with the Harrison County High School varsity cheerleaders at their HCHS Holiday Cheer Camp on Saturday, Dec. 6. The camp will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m.  Lunch and a tee shirt will be provided with family discounts available.

    Cost of the one-day camp will be $25 if registered in advance and $30 at the door. Campers will also be admitted free of charge, and will perform, during the Harrison County Thorobred varsity game on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

  • Playoffs begin tomorrow on...

    The Harrison County High School football Thorobreds will be seeking a bit of revenge tomorrow night as the KHSAA football playoffs begin statewide.

    The Breds ended the regular season with a so-so 5-5 mark, but did manage to sweep all three of their district contests and won the regular season district championship with wins over Pendleton County, Bourbon County and Franklin County.

  • Puckett makes state with 5th...

    Senior cross country runner Ryan Puckett earned his fifth trip to the KHSAA State Cross Country Championship with a fifth place finish in the class AA regional meet held on Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County.

    Puckett and the other 63 men’s runners overcame the elements on a cold and windy day that were less than ideal for cross country running.

  • Breds, Fillies prepping for...

    Mike Reitz and Jason Crisp have a lot in common. Both hail from Floyd County; Reitz from tiny Martin and Crisp from Prestonsburg. Both attended the University of Kentucky. Both are now head coaches at Harrison County High School.

    The similarities between the two don’t end with their backgrounds. Both are facing similar situations as the head coaches of the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies, respectively.

  • Regional cross country meet this...

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds and Fillies will compete in the Class AA, Region 4 cross country meet Saturday at A.J. Jolly Park in Campbell County. The varsity girls race is slated to begin at 10:30 a.m., with the varsity boys to follow at 11.

    Harrison County will compete against Bourbon County, Covington Catholic (boys), Franklin County, Highlands, Holmes, Lexington Catholic, Lloyd Memorial, Pendleton County and Western Hills.

    This year, Harrison County was moved from AAA, representing the largest schools in the state, to AA, the second largest.

  • Slow start dooms Breds

    Regardless of the sport, it is always difficult to bounce back the week after an emotional, draining victory and play well against a perceived lesser opponent.

    Once again, this exact scenario played out, this time with the Harrison County Thorobreds being victimized.