Today's Sports

  • Thorobreds end season with 59-6...

    If one of your buses breaks down on the way to the game that is probably not a omen that better things are in store.  
    That was the case Friday night for the Harrison County Thorobreds football team.  One of the three buses broke down around Morehead causing the team to have to pile into the two remaining buses along with all of the equipment and finish the 80 or so miles to Ashland.

  • Veterans return but losses are...

    Interim coach Luke Tucker is quick to tell you that he would like the job as head coach, but that without Russ Riegel, he wouldn’t be much of a coach.  
    “He was my mentor and my coach,” said Tucker Monday evening. Whoever is the new coach has a huge set of shoes to fill.”  
    Riegel’s Hall of Fame knowledge and coaching techniques are only part of the absence that will be felt on the mats this season. Also gone are two seniors who were key to the program’s grand success over the past several years.  

  • Hunters breakfast to be offered...

    St. Edward School, 107 N. Walnut and Kehoe Alley, will host a hunters breakfast on Nov. 12 from 4-9 a.m.
    Drive through pickup is $6. Pre order by noon Friday at 234-6841, Saturday morning call ahead at 588-6100. Sausage, eggs, biscuits and hot coffee (sit downs) available for $8.

  • Changing quarterbacks is like...

    Any time a team is doing badly in football the answer is change the quarterback or fire the coach or both.  
    Such is the case at the University of Kentucky and also for many other teams.  Let’s run down the list.  
    First, everyone is all too aware of the grand success of Maxwell Smith at UK. The Lexington media beats this to death, but the fact is he did lead the team Saturday to the first SEC win of the year.  
    Granted, it was over a horrible team in Ole Miss, but nevertheless Kentucky won.  

  • Sports beat

    Freshman Brooke Frederick qualifies for state meet
    While running her best race of the year freshman Brooke Frederick led the Harrison County Fillies team to a sixth place finish in the Class 2A Region Four meet Saturday in Grant County. By doing so, Frederick became the first Harrison County runner to qualify for the state meet since Ryan Puckett in 2008.  
    “This will be a great experience for Brooke and for the Fillies’ team,” said Coach Danny Simpson. “She has certainly earned it by working hard and racing well.”

  • Fillies optimistic despite tough...

    First year Fillies’ Coach Kim Furnish isn’t one to sugar coat any situation.  
    “We have a tough schedule with hard games early in December so we have our work cut out for us,” she commented late last week. “But we are working hard and the girls understand what it takes to be a good team by tournament time.”
    The Fillies welcome back three starters from last year’s district champions as their two starting forwards, Pam Custard and Tiffany Snider, graduated.  

  • Harrison County cross country...

    “This wasn’t a big meet in numbers, said Coach Danny Simpson. “But it was a high quality meet. We didn’t run badly, but we were not as sharp as we should have been.”  
    This comment was in regards to the Woodford County Invitational, which was run last Saturday in Versailles. The weather, which cancelled the Harrison County Invitational earlier in the week, also prevented several practice sessions so the athletes were not at their best.

  • Woodford County defense corrals...

    The Woodford County Yellow Jackets’ defense limited Harrison County to 105 total yards Friday night in Versailles as the Thorobreds lost by a 23-0 score to fall to 2-8 for the season.  
    The win propelled the Yellow Jackets to a 6-4 record to end the season for the victorious home team.
    It was apparent from the start that Woodford County intended to limit Nick Slucher and they were able to accomplish that task.  
    The talented senior was held to 22 yards on five rushes and six yards on two pass receptions.  

  • It’s playoff football time

    The scene is set in most districts for playoff football in Kentucky’s high schools.  Harrison County qualified Friday night by whipping Pendleton County for the fourth and final spot in the District 7 field joining Highlands, Covington Catholic and Holmes.  
    The Thorobreds will travel to play the Ashland Paul Blazer Tomcats who have an 8-2 season mark. The only common opponent during the regular season was Belfry, who defeated both teams.