Area Sports

Yippee Ki Yay: McClain Era Begins At Mercer Soccer

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Titans boys soccer team is coming off another regional championship, their third in a row, and fifth in school history. New Head Coach Doug McClain takes over a program that lost their all-time leading scorer in Brandon Ballard, one of their best defenders in Austin Bartley and…

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Upchurch And Bechtel Have Big Expectations For Mercer Golf

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Having a small team is always tough, but the Mercer County Lady Titans girls golf team is used to that. After graduating one senior from last year, Savannah Prigmore, the Lady Titans return two players: senior Bekah Upchurch and sophomore Emily Bechtel. Head Coach Jeremy Brummett has coached Mercer girls…

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Five Seniors Ready To Lead Lady Titans Soccer

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com After graduating four seniors and a loss in the 12th region championship game last fall, the Mercer County Lady Titans soccer team is back and ready to make noise in 2018. “Losing Savannah (Prigmore) out of goal is big with her experience. She did a great job for us. The…

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Baughman Scores A Big Summer On AAU Circuit

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com       The AAU circuit grows more popular year-by-year. It is a chance for some of the best hoopers in the country to showcase their skills in front of big time college coaches and play with and against the elite. One local Mercer County Titan got a big opportunity to…

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Berger takes over as assistant athletic director

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Changes are happening in the Mercer County Athletic Department. Tim Berger was hired as the new assistant athletic director on Monday, July 30. According to a press release sent out by the athletic department, Berger will begin athletic department duties immediately under the supervision of Athletic Director Donald Wayne Smith.…

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New era for Burgin volleyball

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com 2018 will be a new transition for the Burgin Lady Bulldogs volleyball team, but that is nothing new. Rick Stewart will take over a program that has had three different coaches in as many years. “A few years ago, I was the junior varsity coach, but this is my first…

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Young Lady Titans look to make noise

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Lady Titans volleyball team lost three key members from last year’s team. Janelle Taylor, Mariyah Sallee and Lisa Patel were all vocal leaders and also led by example. Head Coach Lynn Flach says that the biggest challenge at the beginning of the season would be communication. “Replacing…

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Hard work pays off; Houston excels at next level

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Lyric Houston has already etched her name among the greatest in Mercer County Lady Titan softball history during her time there. A profound softball player and a starter on the 2016-17 Lady Titans basketball state championship team, Houston is now competing at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Houston was a…

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Souder resigns at ISU

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Former Mercer County Lady Titans Head Basketball Coach Chris Souder has resigned from his position as assistant coach at Indiana State University. Souder notified The Harrodsburg Herald via text message on Monday, July 23. “It just wasn’t a good fit for me or what I had envisioned when I took…

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Two decades of success; Cheer-Nastics success unparalleled

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Allison  Begley cheered her whole life up until graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1994. Shortly after, she opened Allison’s Cheer-Nastics, located on Morris Drive in Harrodsburg. “I had a lot of girls asking me for advice and private instruction. I started giving a few lessons and the numbers…

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