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Today's Sports

  • Track team competes at Dunbar,...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    There have been few days that have been conducive for a track meet this spring and this week did not have any.  However, the gritty and tough Harrison County track team took advantage of the opportunity that was presented and competed at Dunbar last Tuesday. They also hosted the 46th annual Harrison County Invitational on Saturday.
    The Fillies finished sixth at Dunbar in a 10-team meet featuring all of the Lexington public schools along with Lexington Catholic and Christian. Scott County and Paris were also in the field.  

  • Breds win two in rain shortened...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The Harrison County Thorobreds improved to 16-3 Thursday and Friday as they won two games in the Harrison Memorial Hospital/McDonald’s Classic on the Hilltop.  
    On Thursday night, Harrison County extracted a measure of revenge on the Fleming County Panthers with a 6-1 win.  
    This win took place after the Panthers bettered the Thorobreds 8-3 less than a week before.  

  • Fillies win two on the road,...

    By Mike Aldridge, Sports writer
    The five days between last Thursday and Monday saw the Harrison County Fillies busy with four games.  
    On Thursday, Harrison County traveled to Flemingsburg and came away with a hard-fought 5-3 win over Fleming County.  

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  • Breds edge Paris, drop games at...

    The Harrison County Thorobreds appear to have hit a mid-season batting slump as they totaled only five hits in each of the last three games winning one and losing two.  
    Last Wednesday, the Breds played host to Paris winning a nip-and-tuck battle 4-3.  
    The Greyhounds led on two separate occasions before Harrison County rallied in the fifth for two runs and the win.  

  • Sports beat

    46th annual Harrison County Invitation Track meet is Saturday
    Harrison County High School will host the 46th annual Harrison County Invitational Track Meet Saturday in the Athletic Complex. The meet begins at 10 a.m. with the field events followed by the running events scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.  
    The 12-team meet will be a good indicator for the participants as to where they stand against the top competition in the region.  

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  • Fillies basketball holds year-...

    The Harrison County Fillies were feted at the year-end banquet held last Wednesday evening.  
    Coach Kim Furnish and her assistant coaches spoke of the good year with the district championship and some of the players’ individual accomplishments.  
    Furnish was quick to praise her three departing seniors.  The seniors are Kelsey Roberts, Whitney Gray and Chelsea Ingram. Gray and Roberts have been in the Fillies program from 2010 through 2015 while Ingram has a year on them beginning in 2009.  

  • Wrestling banquet, awards...

    Coach Luke Tucker and the Harrison County High School wrestling team held their season-ending banquet and awards ceremony Sunday in the Extension Office.  
    The awards for 19 different categories were presented by Tucker, Terry Box and the wrestling assistants.   
    Box was on hand to present the Larkie Box Extra Effort Award to junior Colin Coy. This award is named for Box’s father, Larkie, who was a wrestling fan and a proponent of giving the most each time on the mat.

  • Playing for pay: Why not make...

    Reading the information about the five “power” conferences’ decision to pay their scholarship athletes made me think of how it used to be.  
    This is not to be confused with the current movement to pay players in college, but instead a decision to add to the scholarship benefits.  
    According to the article I read, other scholarship students who are not on athletic scholarships already receive additional money that they can use as they see fit. This is in addition to room and board, books, fees and supplies.