Today's Sports

  • Ripken teams eliminated: All-...

    None of Harrison Countys four Cal Ripken teams won their respective state tournaments last week at different sites, but all four teams will be competing in a season-ending tournament at River Road Park in two weeks.

    The 11-year-old All Stars had the best finish among the local teams, taking runner-up honors over the weekend to South Lexington in the Kentucky East State Tournament at Frankfort.

  • New coaches, changes in ticket...

    With the 2008-09 school year less than a month from beginning, fall sports at Harrison County High School are now under way.

    All of our fall sports teams are busy going through their pre-season paces, trying to prepare for a full slate of contests.

    This fall, we welcome a couple of new coaches into our stable at HCHS.

    Aaron Stepp has replaced Ray Graham as the Breds new football coach and we all are waiting with great anticipation to see how this season, and new era in Thorobred football will unfold.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County cross country

    practices have begun

    The Harrison County cross country teams have begun practice. Their next practices are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the track on July 21, July 22, and July 24. All HCHS and HCMS boys and girls who are interested in running cross country are invited to attend. For more information call Coach Danny Simpson at 234-9218.

    Softball camp will begin July 21

  • Local all stars in full swing

    With less than a month before the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, local youth baseball is heading down the home stretch as All Star play is under way.

    Last week, the Harrison Gold coach-pitch all star team went undefeated and captured top honors in a 19-team tournament at River Road Park.

    Harrison Gold won two games in pool play on Saturday, then won five more on Saturday to take the title.

  • Sparks to coach at Mississippi...

    Mississippi College head football coach Norman Joseph has announced the hiring of Jason Sparks as the Choctaws new defensive line coach.

    Were very happy to add Jason to our coaching staff, said Joseph. He has experience with our defensive scheme and his enthusiasm and coaching style are a great fit for our defense. Im anxious to see him work with our defensive front.

    Sparks, a 1999 graduate of Harrison County High School, will work with a defensive front led by All-ASC senior defensive end Brannon Willisson.

  • Late charge sends Oldham to...

    Lexingtons Derek Oldham played the last four holes in two under par and won the Joe Mooney Invitational Golf Tournament by two strokes over former Cynthiana resident Bart Lenox on Sunday at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    Oldham had a two-stroke lead over Lenox, Scott Bolin and Scott Huff after Saturdays first round, as the University of Kentucky junior-to-be golfer carded a two-under par 69.

  • 40th Burley Belles to tee off...

    Nearly 100 ladies golfers are expected to tee it up next week in the 40th annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    The two-day 36-hole stroke-play tournament will get under way on Wednesday and will conclude on Thursday. The festivities will begin on Tuesday with a practice round for the 2008 participants, followed by a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.

    The Burley Belles is one of the longest running womens tournaments in the state and annually attracts some of the best golfers in the state.

  • 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.