Today's Sports

  • Build it and they will come

    I really don’t have an axe to grind. I know money is tight for everyone right now, including our local government entities, but for the life of me, I don’t understand why upgrading our local recreation facilities has taken such a back seat.

    How long has it been since we have had a public swimming pool? I know that the democratic process is deliberate and plodding, but if we go much slower with the promise of a new recreation facility on the Handy Farm, now know at Flat Run Veterans’ Park, we’ll actually go back in time.

  • Sports Beat

    Cross Country practice to begin

    Coach Danny Simpson announces that Cross Country practice will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16 at the old track. All high school and middle school boys and girls interested in running Cross Country are invited to attend. For more information call Simpson at 234-9218 or 235-1453.

    Golf tryouts July 15

  • Baseball Breds reap honors

    The future certainly looks bright for the Harrison County Baseball Thorobreds.

    Coming off a second consecutive trip to the state tournament at Applebee’s Park and a semi-final finish to boot, Harrison County will have its share of quality players returning to make a run at the school’s fourth state title next year.

    Four of those returning players have been named to various post-season all-star teams.

  • Powell takes 11th Burley Belles...

    It took the full 36 holes to decide the champion in last week’s 42nd Annual Burley Belles Invitational Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club, with 10-time champion Cynthia Powell emerging as the winner.

    Powell drained a dramatic 30-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole on Thursday, the second day of the two-day tournament, to claim a one-shot win over rival Anne Combs.

  • Sports Beat

    Golf tryouts July 15

    Harrison County High School Thorobreds golf coach Jason Crisp announces that tryouts for the coming 2009 fall golf season will be held on July 15 at the Cynthiana Country Club. All boys entering middle school through their senior year for the 2009-10 school year are invited to tryout.

    Tryouts will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will include 27 holes of play. Players are reminded that completed physicals, along with parental permission forms, are required in order to tryout.


    Physicals for HCHS

    athletes provided

  • Burley Belles underway at CCC

    Nearly 70 ladies golfers from Kentucky have finished their first round in the 42nd Annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.

    The two-day, 36-hole medal play event got underway yesterday at the CCC and will conclude today.

    The tournament features five flights of golfers, based on established handicaps, with 13 golfers vying for the tournament title in the Championship Flight.

  • Case, Feeback lead Breds to win...

    It may or may not be a cliché, but coaches, seemingly since the beginning of time, are fond of saying that teams are only as strong as their seniors.

    Last Wednesday, the Harrison County Thorobreds got strong play from two of their seniors, defeated Beechwood in the second game of their best-of-three series, 3-0, and advanced to their second straight “Elite Eight,” this week at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

  • Grid Breds progressing nicely

    For the second straight year, spring football practice for the Harrison County Thorobreds proved to something less than spectacular.

    Last year, Ray Graham was on his way to retirement and new coach Aaron Stepp was not yet on board to take the reins. This year, Stepp resigned to accept the head coaching position at Franklin County and the next “new” coach, Mark Carroll was not yet hired.

  • Burley Belles Tournament next...

    The 42nd Annual Burley Belles Golf Tournament, one of the oldest and most respected women’s golf tournaments in the state, will be held at the Cynthiana Country Club next Wednesday and Thursday.

    Cynthia Powell will be seeking to defend her title from 2008, and add to her already impressive resume of 10 Burley Belles championships. Last year, Powell carded a two day total of 138 (68, 70) to finish six under par and easily outdistance second place finisher Anne Combs (146)

  • Lion’s, Kiwanis tie...

    On Tuesday night, everything was, and was not, settled as the Little League regular season came to end at River Road Park.  Lion’s Club and Kiwanis both finished the year with eye-popping 16-2 records.

    Both teams will get byes into the second round in the post-season tournament that got started last night.

    Last night, the four teams that finished seventh thru 10th in the regular season standings, played each other in two “play-in” games. Tonight, the eight remaining teams will play four games to determine the tournament semi-finalists.