Area Sports

Thomas era underway at Burgin

Coach Thomas: “I’m trying to create an identity for who we want to be” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Change is tough. It’s tough to adapt to new habits when you’ve been accustomed to the old ones for so long, but new Head Coach Troy Lee Thomas and the 2019-2020 Burgin Bulldogs are ready for…

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Lady Bulldogs win home opener over KSD

Avery Gray: 18 pts, 10 rebs Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The last time the Burgin Lady Bulldogs (1-1) won a game out of their first two games of the season was in December of 2014. Count 2019 as the next year. That’s progress for Burgin, a program that has struggled mightily the last few…

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Titans fall to Holy Cross in McRay Feed Classic

Drakeford’s first two games: 76 pts, 22 rebs Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   After a tough season-opening win over Wellspring Guardians on Thursday, Dec. 5, the Mercer County Titans (1-1) suffered their first defeat of the season against the Holy Cross Indians (2-0) by a final score of 68-64 on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the…

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Bulldogs still in search of first win

Burgin falls to St. Patrick/Frankfort this week Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   It’s been a tough first five games for the Burgin Bulldogs and Head Coach Troy Lee Thomas, but as many coaches will tell you, it’s a marathon and not a sprint. The Bulldogs dropped their first four games to Danville Christian Academy, Thomas…

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Lady Titans defeat Souder’s Cardinals

Mercer County shoots 50-percent in win Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   In a high-profile early season matchup, the student defeats the teacher. Former Mercer County Head Coach Chris Souder now at South Laurel, boasts one of the top teams in the state with two star players, Amerah Steele and Ally Collett. That didn’t phase Head…

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Vaught’s Views: UK commit Beau Allen ‘sneaky fast’ and has toughness, skills to succeed in SEC

UK commit Beau Allen ‘sneaky fast’ and has toughness, skills to succeed in SEC By Larry Vaught Before his team played Lexington Catholic this season Frederick Douglas coach Brian Landis watched eight game videos of Catholic quarterback Beau Allen. He was impressed then, but even more impressed after his team beat Catholic 42-31. “Beau was…

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Lady Titans eager to get season rolling and reclaim 12th Region

Mercer County led by 4 seniors and talented underclassmen Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   After four straight trips to the state tournament that included two state championships, the Mercer County Lady Titans basketball program took a step back last season, falling in the first round of the 12th Region Tournament for the first time since…

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Lady Bulldogs bring back entire team from last season led by two seniors

Monson: “I want to see improvement everyday” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   The Burgin Lady Bulldogs struggled last season, going 3-22, but they hope to get back on the winning track in 2019-2020 with everybody returning, led by three experienced upperclassmen. Head Coach Keith Monson returned to the sidelines last season after a 12-year absence.…

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Titans basketball led by 9 seniors have high expectations

Upperclassmen have hopes of ending careers at Rupp Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com   In his third season on the Mercer County sidelines, Head Coach Josh Hamlin has had the tough task of replacing back-to-back 12th Region Players of the Year and one Mr. Kentucky Basketball winner. Carter Baughman and Trevon Faulkner aren’t walking through the…

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