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Boys Look To Build On Last Year’s Shooting Success  

Burgin Basketball Preview: Boys Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Basketball season is upon us and the Burgin Bulldogs are training hard for their season opener on Monday, Nov. 29, against Green County. The Bulldogs return most of their offensive production from last season with three key players who shot above 50 percent from behind the…

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Lady Bulldogs Will Lean On Experience In 2021

Burgin Basketball Preview: Girls Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Burgin Lady Bulldogs are days away from officially tipping off the 2021-22 basketball season at home against the Western Hills Lady Wolverines on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The Lady Bulldogs posted a 4-14 record last season as they recorded 783 total points while allowing opponents’ 1,018…

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Former Bulldog Ish Taylor Is A Hall-Of-Famer

David Carpenter Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   The Burgin Bulldogs’ build-up to the 2021-2022 season began on Thursday, Nov. 11, with Bulldog Madness. This annual community event also included the induction of the inaugural class of the Burgin Independent School Hall of Fame. Its members included former and current Bulldog coaches and administrators, but only one…

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Remember The Titans: Tyus Short

Former Mercer Defensive Standout Is Now A Teacher And Washington Football Coach Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com A 2017 Mercer County Senior High School graduate, Tyus Short continued his football career with the Kentucky State Thoroughbreds and started his coaching career with the Washington County Commanders. Short played for the Mercer football team for all…

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Pioneers Basketball Struggle Early

Women Fall To Midway, Toppers Too Much For Pioneers Alston Geers Contributing Writer The Lady Pioneers fell, 92-55, to the Midway Eagles Tuesday, Nov. 9, looking to bounce back after a tough weekend on the road in Illinois where they dropped both games. The first quarter looked good as Oriona Woods and Jaiden Douthit both…

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2021 Titan Football Wrap Up

David Carpenter Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer Titans wrapped up their season last Friday, Nov. 12, the Titans third loss of the year came at the hands of Christian Academy of Louisville. While the Centurions move on to take on Paducah Tilghman, the Titans are left to look to continue to improve, while replacing 18…

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Titans Fall To The Centurions In Second Round Of Playoffs

Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans football team (9-3) lost, 7-43, to the Christian Academy-Louisville (CAL) Centurions in the second round of the 3A playoffs Friday, Nov. 12. CAL received the opening kickoff from Mercer’s Beau Brown and after a touch back they started from their own 20 yard line. Jalen Lukitsch…

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Remember The Titans: Meghan Owens

Former Titans Standout Continues Career At Centre College Wesley Bird Herald Staff wesley@harrodsburgherald.com A 2019 Mercer County Senior High graduate, Meghan Owens continued her track and field career past high school with the Centre College Colonels. Owens comes from a track and field family as both her parents competed in college. Her mother, Lisa Owens,…

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Pioneers Advance To Regional Final But Fall To Boyce

Alston Geers David Carpenter  Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Harrodsburg native Brandon Ballard sent the Pioneers to their first ever regional title game. Ballard had three goals in the Pioneers’ 4-3, win on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the regional semi-final against the Johnson Royals. In the first half, Ballard gave the Pioneers an early lead over the…

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