Area Sports

McClain era begins for Mercer soccer

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com A new era begins for the three-time defending 12th region champions. Doug McClain takes over a successful program previously coached by Garrett Stark. McClain, a former Mercer  County girls soccer assistant and King Middle School girls soccer coach, is the new head man for Mercer boys soccer. Stark recently took a…

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Lay comes out on top in Beef Festival 5K; full results

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The annual Beef Festival/Harrodsburg Lions Club 5K  was held this past Saturday, June 8, starting and ending on Main Street. Trevar Lay of Burgin won the 5K with a time of 17:58. Listed below are the full results. Runners will be separated by place, name and time. 1, Trevar Lay,…

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Kentucky boys/girls all-stars split series with Indiana

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The annual Kentucky vs. Indiana boys and girls all-star games took place this past weekend. The Kentucky game took place Friday, June 8, at Bellarmine University while the Indiana game took place Saturday, June 9, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers. After Kentucky won the first game…

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Buchanan: leader on and off the field

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com In David Buchanan’s fourth year as the Mercer County Titans head football coach, he has proven to be a leader. In the previous two seasons he has led his teams to the regional championship game. Buchanan is changing the culture of Mercer County football and plans to win the second…

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Despite changes, Yeast’s goal is the same: win

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Since taking over the Mercer County track and field program in 2014, Head Coach Terry Yeast has had consistent success. His teams have won two state championships (boys) and earned two runners-up trophies (boys and girls), along with two regional championships (boys). He was also a successful student-athlete in high…

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Johnson calls U of L home

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It’s every student-athletes dream to extend their career and play at the next level. Mercer County track and field senior, Aaron Johnson, has fulfilled his life long dream of running track in college. Johnson committed to the University of Louisville over the weekend and is excited about the opportunity not…

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Hazelwood completes first season as a Wildcat

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com You rarely see freshman get a lot of playing time in college baseball unless they are truly special with a ton of upside. Former Mercer County graduate Mason Hazelwood is one of those freshman. Hazelwood just completed his first season coming out of the bullpen for the Kentucky Wildcats baseball…

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End of an era; Souder resigns to take assistant job at ISU

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It is truly the end of an era for Mercer County Lady Titans basketball. After winning four straight region titles and back-to-back state championships, Lady Titans Head Coach Chris Souder resigned on Monday, May 28, after 19 seasons on the sidelines at Mercer County. Souder accepted a position as an…

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