The Harrison County Fillies’ and Thorobreds’ indoor track meets are continuing each Saturday with regular competition and the Indoor State Track & Field Championships.
On Saturday, Feb. 27, the track young ladies and men traveled to Mason County for a tough pre-state track meet.
Coaches Austin Dacci of the Fillies and Ron Markley of the Thorobreds have different challenges facing them for the new tennis season.
Dacci lost three good senior players from last year’s squad in Casey Newcomb, Sarah Ruth Besson and Alycia Schaum.
Yet, Dacci’s 2016 Fillie’s tennis team figures to be in the top three or four teams in the 18-team region.
The basketball tournament is in the third week now and as a close observer I have some good ideas.
Most of the action surrounding a tournament other than the games themselves is orchestrated by the KHSAA with the local schools having some input through their athletic directors. Here are some things that I would like to see regarding the tournaments.
I would like for the district to be held at the school that is the best equipped to run it, not just take turns because that is “fair.”
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Harrison County gave a good effort but in the end, a couple of costly turnovers allowed the game to slip away in Pendleton County’s 52-46 win at Nicholas County.
The championship of the 38th District was not decided until less than 14 seconds remained when Pendleton County rebounded its own missed free throw to seal the win.
Pitching, offense and speed are the strengths of the Harrison County Fillies as they begin the 2016 softball season.
Coach Christine Garnett is entering her ninth year as head coach and feels good about her team’s chances.
“I feel like we have good hitters from top to bottom in our lineup,” she said. “We have three of the best pitchers in the region with a lot of experience.”
The Harrison County archers played host to six high school squads and 10 middle school teams Saturday on the Hilltop.
HCHS finished sixth of the six teams, the middle school team was fourth of 10 and Westside Elementary was unopposed.
In this day and age, being an official or any person of authority is not a popular position.
Even police departments around the country have become targets of second guessing and in some cases, regrettably, violence.
Basketball officials in the highly charged atmospheres where they are forced to do their job are often highly and most of the time unfairly criticized.
This part of my article is about officials doing a good job.
The first group of officials I will mention is the crew that officiated the boys’ district.