Today's Sports

  • We need warm weather, please

    My apologies for the paucity of sports this week. In filling in for the vacationing Mike Aldridge, I failed to realize that all my sports contacts have somehow disappeared.
    I was on the Hilltop on Saturday, and saw the first inning of the Fillies softball game against Menifee County.  Harrison County scored 16 runs in the first inning and wound up winning 20-0.
    I tried to find information on who did what in that game, just because everyone likes to see their name in the paper, especially when it’s good stuff that goes in there.

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  • Baseball Breds split a pair of...

    Lee Kendall,
    News Writer

    The Harrison County High School baseball team split a pair of games in Florida, the first part of Spring Break.
    In the opener, the Thorobreds dropped a 13-9 decision to Crestview (Fla.) High School thanks to poor execution defensively and lack of timely hitting.

  • Sports Beats

    University of Kentucky announces Summer Baseball Camp schedule
    There will be four separate Wildcat Baseball Camps, which are open to all children enrolled in first through eighth grades.
    There will be both full-day and half-day camp options offering the opportunity for each camper to develop his baseball skills in a fun and positive learning experience.
    The UK staff will teach each player baseball fundamentals, drill work specifically designed to improve each camper’s offensive and defensive skills, and also simulated game situations.

  • Tennis team sweeps Bourbon Co.,...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Harrison County tennis team had its last match before the Spring Break recess, Tuesday at Bourbon County. The Fillies remained undefeated as a team for the season and the Thorobreds won their first team match over the Colonels.  Both teams won 3-2.

  • Breds shutout Paris, 13-0 in...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    Max Ferguson, Chris O’Neal and Ryan Smiley combined for five innings of shut out pitching as the Harrison County Thorobreds beat the Paris Greyhounds 13-0, Friday on the Hilltop.  
    Ferguson went the first three innings allowing two base hits, hitting one batter and striking out two.  O’Neal pitched the fourth inning striking out one and Smiley hurled the fifth also striking out one Greyhound.  

  • Fillies fall 9-0 in opener...

    Mike Aldridge,
    Sports Writer

    The Lady Jags of East Jessamine were late getting to the Hilltop Friday evening due to bus issues and Lexington traffic.  That was all that slowed the East Jessamine girls down as they pounded out six extra base hits including five home runs in a 9-0 win over the Harrison County Fillies.

  • Major League baseball is back

    Before I get into my thoughts for the upcoming Major League Baseball season, I have two opening comments. First is congratulations to Gary Philpott for being selected to the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame.  
    Philpott will be inducted in mid-June during the 22nd annual East-West All Star weekend. Philpott is a pitching guru and has helped many players both in Harrison County and in other parts of central Kentucky.  
    He is among six people who will be inducted on this weekend, including Bourbon County’s Tony Sosbe.