Today's Sports

  • Changes in store for middle...

    The Harrison County Middle School has gone through a restructuring at the top and in the eighth grade football program.  
    Bob Ruth has been replaced by Joshua Valentine as the athletic director for the many programs offered for the sixth through eighth grade students.  
    The eighth grade football program is also changing completely as Jim Carr left to become the head varsity coach and his long-time aide, Mark Jenkins, is unable to continue as assistant.  

  • Can we be too concerned about...

    Last week’s incident in major league baseball where the bat broke when the batter swung and the end hit the umpire brought the concussion issue to mind.  
    The umpire was on the ground for several minutes and speculation about his return ever was discussed around baseball “talk” radio.  
    It is a scary situation though one that does not happen often, thankfully.
    However, I did see an umpire in a Little League game at River Road Park take a pitch in the ear the other night when the ball bounced off the hard ground.

  • Harrison County sends three...

    Trenton Thompson, right, member of the Hoop Dreams 15 and under AAU basketball team, holds State AAU Championship trophy after his team won the boys AAU 15U Basketball Tournament May 20. He is pictured with Coach Paul Price.

  • 2012 T-ball league champions
  • Auto Systems steals game from...

    The Rotary Club Little League team appeared to be anything but a team that had not won a game this season when they played Monday night.  
    In fact, the 0-19 Rotary team led by an 8-7 score going into the bottom of the fifth after tying the game at six each in the fourth.  
    After a one-two-three start for Rotary, Auto Systems took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first on four straight one-out singles by Ben VanHook, Dalton Switzer, Dillon Gasser and Thomas Thompson.  

  • Summer basketball continues to...

    Basketball play continued last week as the Thorobreds played five games in four days winning all five while also winning a junior varsity match as well.  
    On Tuesday, June 12, the Breds traveled to the north and scrimmaged the Newport Wildcats of Coach Rodney Snapp.  
    The scrimmage consisted of six varsity quarters, all won by Harrison County and four junior varsity quarters. The Harrison County junior varsity won three of four quarters to win their match up.  
    Coach Larry Kendall, even though they won, was not pleased.  

  • Joe Mooney Invitational this...

    The 6th Joe Mooney Invitational and the 49th Men’s Invitational will take place this weekend at the Cynthiana Country Club beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.  
    The tournament, which was named the Joe Mooney Invitational in 2007 after the death of the 97-year-old charter member, will feature many of the better golfers from the surrounding counties as well as Harrison County.  
    Joe Mooney had a passion for golf and the Cynthiana Country Club so after his death, Kevin Letcher suggested that the men’s tournament bear his name.

  • Harrison County track holds...

    The Harrison County Extension Office was the site of this year’s Harrison County High School Track Awards Luncheon last Saturday.  
    This was quite a good year for the track team with the boys’ squad capturing the region title and the girls finishing in the top four of the region.  
    Both teams sent a good representation to the state meet in Louisville coming away with several good performances there.  
    The seniors were the first group honored by Fillies coach Danny Simpson and Thorobreds coach Robert Walker.  

  • I really do like most people

    This morning I spent a few minutes on the radio with WCYN’s Coffee Break program sans its star Betty Gayle and had sort of a reality check.  
    Ray Sparks and I were on talking about the upcoming Joe Mooney Invitational at the Cynthiana Country Club when host Doug Miller had to take the show to a commercial break.  
    When he was closing to go to a break he said something to the effect to stay tuned and we would hear “What I didn’t like today.”  

  • Sports beat

    Coppage named first team All State,
    plays in East/West All Star game
    Harrison County’s Ashley Coppage was named to the first team all state team for the just completed 2012 high school softball season.  
    The senior-to-be was selected at third base as part of the team from the mid-sized schools in the state.