Area Sports

Titans football looking to take leap in Buchanan’s third year

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Head coach David Buchanan knows all about turning a program around and building a successful one. Everywhere he has went, his team has showed improvement every season. He turned the Paris High School football program around, winning two district championships in ‘93” and ‘94”. Shortly after, he guided Mason County…

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Yeast named coach of the year for second straight season

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Winning back-to-back state championships in boys’ track comes with perks, and head coach Terry Yeast is being recognized for his efforts. Yeast was named boys high school coach of the year for the state of Kentucky for the 2017 track and field season by the U.S. Track & Field and…

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Mercer track star comes in top 10 at AAU Nationals

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com When it comes to Mercer County track, senior Aaron Johnson is a name that comes up quite frequently. Johnson, a state champion in high jump, 200 and 300 meter hurdles,  competed amongst the nation’s best at the AAU Junior Olympic Games from July 29 to August 6. Johnson placed sixth…

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Boys soccer looking for third straight region title

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Replacing seniors is always tough, but replacing an all-state senior an even more daunting task. With All-State performer Garrett Dean graduating, the Mercer County boys soccer team has a lot of big shoes to fill. Losing players like Denson Jenkins and Zack Martin can be devastating to a team, but Stark…

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Mercer girls soccer looking to replace seniors lost

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Soccer season is just about underway as head coach Josh Culver looks to lead the Lady Titans soccer program in his second season at the helm. “We lost a lot with our back line being seniors, so we are going to be in a rebuilding year in that part of…

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Lady Titans swing into action

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Lady Titans golf head coach Jeremy Brummett doesn’t have a lot to work with this season, but don’t tell that to his three golfers who are trying to make it to the state tournament, individually. Having only three members on the team disqualifies you from competing in the overall team…

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Mercer boys golf looks to challenge top teams in 4th region

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Head coach Jay Anderson has high expectations for the 2017 Mercer County Senior High boys’ golf season. “We’re a senior lead team so I’m expecting my seniors to provide good leadership for our young kids,” said Anderson. “We’ve got some experience, but also a lot of youth.” Anderson said for the…

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Lady Bulldog volleyball returns five seniors

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Burgin Lady Bulldogs are primed for a big season with five seniors on the varsity squad and youth up and down the roster. Head coach Doug Rulon is excited to work with this group of girls and expects them to give their best effort night in and night out.…

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Bright Leaf to host scramble to benefit education center

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Conover Education Center Golf Event is back at Bright Leaf Golf Resort hosted by Campbellsville University (CU) on Monday, August 14, with registration starting at 8 a.m. Breakfeast will be provided after registration with the third annual golf scramble to start at 9 a.m., with awards immediately following the…

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Lady Titans volleyball primed for big season

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Getting to the region tournament is always the goal for teams in their respective districts, but to get there and lose is a heartbreaking feeling. That’s exactly what the Mercer County Lady Titans volleyball team endured last season as they lost to 12th region runner-up Pulaski County, who lost to…

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