Today's Sports

  • Hilltop News - Elevated heat...

    On Tuesday, the Harrison County High School football team got some housekeeping business taken care of, but didnt take the field at all due to the combination of heat and humidity that raised the heat index above an acceptable level.

    With the heat-related deaths of several high school, collegiate and professional football and soccer players in the last few years, it has become a state mandate, and rightfully so, that every high school sports team, regardless of the season, must monitor and record the heat index.

  • Local girls capture Kick It 3v3...

    Kick it 3v3, the worlds largest 3v3 soccer event, held its state qualifier this weekend at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg, Ky.

    The Hot Shots, an Under-8 team from Cynthiana, won their pool and the single elimination tournament to qualify them for the regional tournament held in Clarksville, Tenn. They finished the tournament with a division best 4-0-1 record. The Hot Shots combined for a total of 22 goals scored.

  • Sports Beats

    Football camp slated

    Harrison County High School football coach Aaron Stepp will conduct a three-day youth football camp on July 28-30 at Ingles Stadium. The camp will begin each day at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. and will be for children entering grades 1-6 for the 2008-09 school year. Cost for the camp will be $20 per child. For more information, or to register, contact Stepp at 606-813-7110.

    Cheer camp is Aug. 4-6

    Come Cheer with the Harrison County High School Varsity Cheerleaders

  • Chasteen now permanent head of...

    As of Monday night, Rick Chasteen is no longer the interim recreation director for the Cynthiana/Harrison County Recreation Department. Instead, the 58-year-old local resident is now the full-time recreation director for the CHCRD.

    Chasteen was one of 19 applicants for the position that has been open since former director Kenny Copes resignation became effective on May 12.

  • COMMENTARY: Ticket prices...

    A little clarification is perhaps needed to explain the somewhat new and revamped athletic ticket policies at Harrison County High School.

    First, it is important to understand that our athletic department at HCHS is almost 100 percent self sufficient. Fortunately, we have had in the past, and continue to have now, a central office and board of education that is understanding of the importance of athletics to our community, our school and, most importantly, to our student athletes.

  • Ripken teams eliminated: All-...

    None of Harrison Countys four Cal Ripken teams won their respective state tournaments last week at different sites, but all four teams will be competing in a season-ending tournament at River Road Park in two weeks.

    The 11-year-old All Stars had the best finish among the local teams, taking runner-up honors over the weekend to South Lexington in the Kentucky East State Tournament at Frankfort.

  • New coaches, changes in ticket...

    With the 2008-09 school year less than a month from beginning, fall sports at Harrison County High School are now under way.

    All of our fall sports teams are busy going through their pre-season paces, trying to prepare for a full slate of contests.

    This fall, we welcome a couple of new coaches into our stable at HCHS.

    Aaron Stepp has replaced Ray Graham as the Breds new football coach and we all are waiting with great anticipation to see how this season, and new era in Thorobred football will unfold.

  • Sports Beat

    Harrison County cross country

    practices have begun

    The Harrison County cross country teams have begun practice. Their next practices are from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the track on July 21, July 22, and July 24. All HCHS and HCMS boys and girls who are interested in running cross country are invited to attend. For more information call Coach Danny Simpson at 234-9218.

    Softball camp will begin July 21

  • Local all stars in full swing

    With less than a month before the beginning of the 2008-09 school year, local youth baseball is heading down the home stretch as All Star play is under way.

    Last week, the Harrison Gold coach-pitch all star team went undefeated and captured top honors in a 19-team tournament at River Road Park.

    Harrison Gold won two games in pool play on Saturday, then won five more on Saturday to take the title.

  • Sparks to coach at Mississippi...

    Mississippi College head football coach Norman Joseph has announced the hiring of Jason Sparks as the Choctaws new defensive line coach.

    Were very happy to add Jason to our coaching staff, said Joseph. He has experience with our defensive scheme and his enthusiasm and coaching style are a great fit for our defense. Im anxious to see him work with our defensive front.

    Sparks, a 1999 graduate of Harrison County High School, will work with a defensive front led by All-ASC senior defensive end Brannon Willisson.