Today's Sports

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS to host tennis tournament

    The Harrison County High School tennis teams will host an 11-team tournament on Saturday, April 25 at the HCHS Tennis Complex. There will be both boys and girls tournaments in singles and doubles with Highlands, Clark County, Montgomery County, Scott County and Paris playing in the girls tournament, along with Clark, Montgomery, Scott and Paris playing in the boys tournament.

  • Fillies win Bash on Hilltop

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team swept three games and took the title in their own Edwardo’s Pizza/Harrison County Spring Bash at Shirley Field last weekend.

    The three wins in that tournament stretched Harrison County’s winning streak to five straight games and improved its season record to 6-2.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County Hunter Education Class to be held April 20-22

    If you plan on hunting this year, and haven’t taken a safe hunter education class, you need to sign up for this class.

    A safe hunter education class will be held April 20, 21, and 22 at the Harrison County Extension Office. The classes start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. The 10-hour class is free, open to the public, and all materials are provided for each student. You must be nine years or older to take the class.

  • Shoop tourney starts tonight on...

    Another top-notch set of teams will descend on the Hilltop this weekend for the annual Frank Shoop Classic Baseball Tournament at Harrison County.

    The two-pool, six-team field features two teams that made it to the Forcht Bank/KHSAA State Tournament last year, another team that made it to the semi-state level of play in 2008, and a combined 2008 record of 156-53.

    Five of the six teams in this year’s tournament were ranked in the state-wide Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s pre-season coaches poll heading into this season.

  • Swinford’s Hall of...

    Congratulations to Jim Swinford for his much-deserved induction into the 10th Region Boys Basketball Hall of Fame a couple of weeks ago.  Jim was inducted as a “contributor” for his years of devotion to Harrison County Thorobreds basketball in particular and to high school sports in general.

    There is no question among the Harrison County faithful that Jim is a great ambassador for Harrison County High School athletics in general.

  • Sports Beat

    HCHS wrestling banquet scheduled for April 19

    The Harrison County High School Thorobreds wrestling team will have its annual post-season awards banquet on Sunday, April 19, at 4 p.m. at the Harrison County Extension Office on New Lair Road. For more information and to make reservations to attend the banquet, contact Debbie Schmidt at 234-4793 or 235-1552.

  • Hatfield, Hicks lead Fillies to...

    The Harrison County Fillies earned a pair of come-from-behind victories at Shirley Field on Monday and Tuesday and improved their record to 3-2.

    On Monday, Charley Hatfield ripped a walk-off double off the center field fence to give the Fillies a 3-2 win over visiting Bourbon County.

    The Lady Colonels took an early 2-0 lead over the Fillies with single runs in the second and fourth, before Harrison County mounted its comeback.

  • Breds, Fillies win first home...

    Last Tuesday, the Harrison County Thorobreds and Fillies won their first home track meets of the spring, defeating Nicholas County and Bracken County easily.

    The Breds garnered 13 first place finishes in the 16-event meet and won easily over second-place Nicholas County, 172-86. The Harrison County “B” team finished third with 43 points and Bracken County was a distant third with 19.

  • Breds drop first 2 games in...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds dropped their first two games in Pensacola, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday with two more games to be played, yesterday and today.

    On Monday, Harrison County managed only two scratch singles and were shutout by Navarre High School 5-0. On Tuesday, the Breds fell behind 4-0, tied it at 4-4 in the top of the fourth, but were beaten 6-4 in a rain-shortened five-inning game.

  • Breds open season with a pair of...

    Questions abound about the 2009 edition of the Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team. Will they be able to score runs? Will they be able to find an ace starting pitcher to replace Brandon Martin? Will their defense hold up?

    After the first two games of the regular season on Monday and Tuesday of this week, the answers are yes, yes and yes.

    Harrison County, ranked eighth in the state in the coaches’ pre-season poll, routed host Owen County on Monday, 18-0, then came back on Tuesday with a less-than-inspired 5-1 home opening win over Deming.