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Today's Sports

  • Softball Fillies set to begin...

    The Harrison County Fillies are coming off a very successful 2007 season that saw the girls softball team finish with a 23-11 overall record. They were able to capture a 38th district championship and advance to the second round of the 10th Region tournament before falling to George Rogers Clark. The Fillies were 13-1 in the 10th Region and 8-1 in the 38th district in 2007.

  • Baseball scrimmage rescheduled...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds baseball team will travel to Lawrenceburg to face the Anderson County Bearcats tonight in the first scrimmage of the season. The teams had been scheduled to meet on Tuesday on the Hilltop but inclement weather and field conditions made a change in schedule necessary. The scrimmage will begin at 6 p.m.

    The Breds will open the regular season by hosting the Owen County Rebels on Monday, March 24, and the Grant County Braves on Tuesday, March 25.

  • Harrison Co. tennis teams to...

    The Harrison County High School boys and girls tennis teams will get their season into full swing beginning next week, March 24 through 27. Three straight road trips to open the 2008 schedule will take the team to Bourbon County on Monday, Paris on Tuesday, and Maysville St. Patrick on Wednesday. The first home match will be on Thursday and the teams will host Scott County.

  • Baseball to begin March 24

    During last weekends blizzard-like conditions it might have been easy for the average person to look upon spring as only a fond memory of a bygone time. However, amid the ice and snow, several of Harrison Countys finest have been busy preparing for the ultimate sign of spring time in America: baseball.

  • Fillies season ended by Lady...

    The 2007-2008 basketball season came to an end for the Harrison County Fillies (16-14) on Sunday in the semi-final round of the girls 10th Region tournament at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. The Mason County Lady Royals (24-8) used a 16-4 run over the last five minutes of play to advance over the Fillies, 60-47.

    On Feb. 15, the two teams met on the Hilltop and Mason County claimed a 65-43 win over the home-standing Fillies.

    Mason County led in Sundays contest for much of the first half, with the score being 12-10 in their favor after one quarter.

  • Fillies explode into...

    The Harrison County Fillies (14-13) tore past the Nicholas County Ladyjackets (7-16) on the Hilltop Monday night to earn the right to play in their 14th consecutive district championship contest. The Fillies out scored Nicholas County 74-25 in the first round of the 38th District Girls Basketball Tournament.

    The Fillies picked up their first victory of the season over Nicholas County 58-24 on Dec. 4. On Jan. 25 in Carlisle, however, the Ladyjackets slipped by Harrison County 52-51.

  • Breds shown early exit from...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds (9-15) came into the game a 14-point favorite but squandered an early 16-point lead Monday night on the Hilltop as they fell to the underdog Pendleton County Wildcats (6-20) in the first round of the 38th District Boys Basketball Tournament. The Wildcats came from behind to beat the Breds 70-68.

    On Feb. 2 the Breds hosted Pendleton County and took the win in a lopsided 61-39 contest.

  • Sports Beat

    Indoor track season continues at UK

    On Saturday, Feb. 23, Coach Danny Simpson and a couple of Harrison County hurdlers traveled to the Nutter Center on the Lexington campus for the University of Kentucky High School Invitational Indoor Track Meet. This is an elite meet with only the best athletes accepted.

    We were fortunate to have two athletes accepted, said Simpson.

    Adam Fisher ran his best race of the season placing 20th with a personal record time of :09.50.

  • Royalty takes his race to...

    Brian Royalty, a Cynthiana resident who has seen some success in stock car racing around Kentucky and in West Virginia, decided to branch out a bit last fall.

    He and his father/car owner/crew chief, Keith Royalty, headed for Hickory Speedway in Hickory, N.C., a track which bills itself as The Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars. Thats not an idle boast. A lot of the southern good ol boys have started or nurtured their careers at Hickory.

  • Breds send 10 to state

    The 2008 high school wrestling season came to and end last week with the 2008 KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament being held Feb. 14 16 in the states capital at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Harrison County was represented in the event by 10 wrestlers and ended up placing 15th in the overall team standings for the double-elimination tournament.

    This was a great team effort and it showed how well-balanced we were even without a 119 lbs. or 285 lbs. entry in the championships, said Harrison County coach Russ Riegel. We were a really good team.