Today's Sports

  • Injuries doom Fillies, Lady...

    The long bus trip north began without senior guard Emalee Little so the Fillies knew they were going to be shorthanded. Little, who was injured in the Montgomery County game, was in therapy Tuesday as the bus pulled away pointing toward Conner.  But Harrison County was compensating for the absence at guard trailing by only one at 14-13 at the end of the first period facing the powerhouse Lady Cougars (17-4).  

  • Cheerleaders win region in small...

    The first time that Harrison County’s cheer team has been able to have two squads in the Regional KAPOS Competition was this past Sunday at Nicholas County.  
    The team divided into two squads, the small with 12 cheerleaders and the medium with 15. Four of the cheerleaders, two from each squad were named all region as they led their squads to outstanding performances.
    The small squad was named 10th Region Champions in their division.  

  • Eighth grade Colts advance to...

    The Harrison County Colts eighth grade team wrapped up an undefeated regular conference season Thursday night while the seventh grade team came up one game short.
    It took a tie breaker to determine the second place team that advanced to the tournament in the southern seventh grade division and Powell County’s team was the winner due to a victory over Bourbon County who was the division winner.  
    The seventh grade Colts put themselves in position to advance with a win over Bourbon Thursday night by hammering Conkwright on Wednesday 23-7.  

  • Great respect for Joe Paterno

    I saw a note on Facebook today that made me think about the legacy of Joe Paterno. Paterno, for anyone who has maybe been out of the country (world) in the past few months, was the football coach at Penn State since the ball was leather and not a pig’s bladder.  
    Two months ago, Paterno was removed as coach by the State College Pennsylvania institution people in charge because of what was perceived as inaction in light of an ugly sex abuse charge against one of his former assistants.  

  • Sports beat

    Colts advance to semis with
    rout of Royal Springs
    The quarter final round of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament was a game the Titans of Royal Springs will not want to remember.
    The 19-2 Harrison County Colts scored the first eight points en route to a 56-25 win over Royal Springs. Floor leader Brock Jenkins scored the first six points in the quarter, which was all Harrison County. In fact, the visitors scored only one field goal in the first half as Harrison County led 25-6 at the end of the second quarter.  

  • Middle School Regions
  • Fillies battle Lady Indians,...

    The most overused cliché in sports is “the game was closer than the score indicated.”
    The Fillies game at Montgomery County Friday night was actually closer than the score indicated as the regional favorite Lady Indians defeated the Fillies 74-60 in a game that was close until the last few minutes.  
    The Fillies were hampered in the second half by an injury to senior guard Emalee Little late in the second quarter sending the veteran guard to the hospital for X-rays.  

  • Breds take three from Bourbon on...

    After the initial confusion of the triangle-and-three and the box-and-one defense, the Harrison County Thorobreds pulled away from the Bourbon County Colonels in the second half for a 70-60 win Friday night.  
    Bourbon County began the game with the hand-in-the-face defense on senior Caleb Ford and sophomore Dillon Pulliam and it caused the Harrison County offense to sputter at the beginning of the game.  

  • Breds rout Lewis County 67-43

    After only leading the 3-15 Lewis County Lions by eight points at the half the Harrison County Thorobreds outscored the youthful Leos by 30-5 in the third period in route to a 67-43 win at George Rogers Clark Saturday. The game was the third of four played that day as the schools involved participated in the Central Bank MLK Cardinal Classic at the Winchester school.  Highlands defeated South Laurel 59-48 in the opener, powerhouse Madison Central whipped Fleming County 88-70 and the host Cardinals dried up the Green Wave of Meade County 71-46 in the other contests.  

  • Has religion become a crime?

    Let me begin by saying that I am not a fan of the Broncos or a particular fan of Tim Tebow so don’t take this as a fan’s musings. In fact, since the Broncos beat the Steelers I may be the opposite of a Denver fan so these remarks are straight from the head not the heart.