Today's Sports

  • Fillies third in indoor state...

    The Harrison County track team had an impressive performance Saturday in the State Indoor Championship held at Mason County with the Fillies and Breds finishing high in the final standings.  
    Rockcastle County won the girls’ division followed by Mason County and Harrison County.  Fort Campbell was fourth with Waggener, Franklin County, Lexington Catholic, Ashland, Casey County, Highlands, and Fleming County finishing in order in the 11-team field.
    Mason County won the boys’ competition with Fort Campbell only two points behind in second.

  • I always want to be different

    This is a most busy time of the year with basketball in tournament time and the spring and summer sports just getting underway and my mind is full of things to write.  However, I always want to be different from the other sports writers and so my topic or topics will not be what almost all of the Kentucky writers are filling their papers with this week.  
    I do not know anything that I could add to the praise and adoring being heaped on the University of Kentucky basketball team so I am going to leave that to the other writers.

  • Sports this week

    Thursday, March 19, Bryan Station (H) JV/Varsity  6 p.m.
    Friday, March 20, South Laurel at Rowan Co. Varsity 8 p.m.
    Saturday, March 21, Boyd Co. at Rowan Co. Varsity 11 a.m.
    Saturday, March 21, Rowan Co. at Rowan Co. Varsity 1 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 25, Bracken Co. (H) JV/Varsity 6 p.m.
    Friday, March 20, Nicholas Co. (H) 5 p.m.
    Saturday, March 21, Bath Co. (A) 12 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 24, GRC (A) 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 25, Paris (A) 5 p.m.

  • Veterans dot Fillies lineup as...

    The Harrison County Fillies softball team takes to the field Tuesday against Campbell County with a core group of veterans.  
    Gone from last year’s starting squad is second baseman Cathy Chasteen so at least seven starters return at various positions.
    Infielders Macy Martin, Bailey Conley, Jami Davis, Haley Powers and Courtney Newsom return to solidify the interior defense. Outfielders Shelby Ishmael and MaKayla Tucker return to left and right fields.  

  • Harrison County finishes first...

    The Harrison County weight lifting contingent, coached by Rob McCann, traveled to North Bullitt High School Saturday and came home with first place in the small school combined category.  
    There were seven teams in this division out of the 13 overall that competed Saturday.  
    In total, there were 87 junior varsity competitors, 88 varsity with a total of 195 overall.  

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  • Free throws haunt the Breds in...

    “The difference was our free throws,” bemoaned Coach Larry Kendall after the Breds 54-53 loss to Scott in the 10th Region semi-final Monday night.  
    The game, played in the Field House at Mason County, saw Harrison County lose in a game that had eight ties and seven lead changes.  
    In the end, nine of 17 from the free throw line, including two misses with less than 30 seconds to play, cost the Thorobreds a chance to face Campbell County in Tuesday night’s championship game.  

  • Fillies tennis has high hopes,...

    The Harrison County High School tennis team has a plethora of upperclassmen with the Fillies and a squad of only four boys to tackle the season.  
    The first match is scheduled for Monday, March 16, on the Hilltop with Bourbon County and the teams are working hard in preparation.
    The Thorobreds return three players as freshman Luke Bradford along with eighth graders Isiah Stiltner and Boston Pergram bring the experience of 2014 to the courts this season.  

  • KHSAA Wrestling State Tournament
  • Who should be in the Field of 68?

    I will have to give Mark Story of the Herald Leader credit for spurring me to write this article.  
    It was after I read his article that I thought, ‘How wrong can one guy be?’ and decided to write this.  
    His article stated that Murray State should not be left out of the NCAA tournament and Indiana and Texas put into the fray.  
    Heck no Murray State should not be in the tournament. But neither should Indiana or Texas. That would be unless they win their conference tournament, which they will not.