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Today's Sports

  • Fillies soccer returns eight...

    As the second-year of Coach Kevin Gaunce’s tenure begins at the helm of the Fillies, he is looking with excitement for the start of the season.  
    “We have a solid group returning and I believe that we can challenge for the region title,” said Gaunce Saturday morning.  
    There are a few issues though, with the first replacing the seniors that were key parts on last year’s team.  
    Goal keeper Chelsea Ingram graduated, leaving open the spot that she had held for several seasons.  

  • Harrison High golf teams face...

    Coach Jason Crisp held tryouts last week for the 2015 Harrison County High School golf team but other than the middle school boys, there were few new faces.  
    The tryouts, held at the Cynthiana Country Club, welcomed six Fillies golfers and 11 Thorobreds on the hot days of Wednesday and Thursday.
    The Fillies will be led by returning number one player, junior Sarah Holland.  Holland was very competitive in most meets last year and worked very hard this off season to improve her game.  

  • Terry Jones, Anthony Hitch win...

    The weather was great for Saturday and Sunday morning, but the rains came and washed out the last nine holes of the 2015 Jungle Golf Tournament at the Cynthiana Country Club.  
    There was a three-way tie at the end of 27 holes and a scorecard playoff gave the win to Terry Jones and Anthony Hitch.   
    The identical score of 92 was also carded by the teams of Mike Wachter/Jon Hatfield and Anthony Shirley/Justin Steele.  

  • Burley Belles Tournament is this...

    The Cynthiana Country Club’s Ladies Golf Association will host the 46th Annual Burley Belles Tournament this Friday and Saturday.  
    Co-chairs Connie Whitaker and Layne McIlvain along with many of the LGA members have been hard at work getting the many details worked out to have a successful tournament.  
    Many of the host LGA members have entered to play in the flighted tournament.  
    Last year, Kay Cox posted the lowest net score in the championship flight and Kathy Grear was third lowest gross score in the second flight.  

  • Local sports and dollars: Should...

    Lately in our fair city and county, there has been much discussion as to the spending of money for recreation. Not only local youth league spending by the Recreation Department, but by the high school has come into question.  
    Most of the high-school spending questions is directed at what the school provides, what do the parents or youth provide and what do the boosters still need to supply.
    The answer to ‘how much does the school supply?’ varies, but for the most part other than facilities the school doesn’t supply all that much.  

  • Sports beat

    Fillies’ youth basketball camp begins Aug. 3
    Coach Kim Furnish and the Harrison County Basketball Fillies will hold their annual camp on Monday, Aug. 3, through Wednesday, Aug. 5.  
    The camp is for kindergarten through eighth grade.  The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each of the three days.  
    The camp will feature instruction from Furnish and her staff along with some of the current high school team. There will also be a tee-shirt for each participant.  

  • Nine-year-old stars win two of...

     The 9-year-old Harrison County All Stars, coached by Brian Williams, had the longest distance of any of the teams to travel.  

    They had three trips back and forth to Lancaster in Garrard County last week and, due to rain outs, will make at least one more this week.

    Harrison County opened up by playing the host Garrard County team spanking them 10-0 on Wednesday, July 8.  

  • 11 and Under all stars win one...

     Saturday started really good for the 11 and under all stars from Harrison County in the Cal Ripken State Tournament held in South Lexington.  

    Behind the pitching of Benton Bramel and Logan Howard, the Harrison County All Stars rolled past Lincoln County, 16-4, in their first tournament game.  

  • Football practice opens with...

     There was a good turnout for the first practice since spring football Monday evening. More than 40 players were on the field.  

    Coach Neil Furnish and most of his assistants were on hand for the first day of light workouts. The players are limited by rule this week as they cannot wear all of the equipment and the coaches must also be aware of the temperature. 

  • 12-year-old stars are runners up...

     The 12 and under Harrison County All Stars won four straight games in the Cal Ripken State Tournament before falling in the final to state champion, South Lexington, Sunday evening.

    The Harrison County team began play on Wednesday, July 8, when they faced Jessamine County, winning 2-1 in a nail biter.  

    The Harrison County boys traveled to Lexington again the next night for another 6 p.m. encounter, this time with Bath County.