Area Sports

Former Pioneer to be inducted into EKU Hall of Fame

Bugg: “I feel very blessed to be recognized by my alma mater” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame announced the 2019 inductees on Monday, July 8, and one former Harrodsburg High School Pioneer made the cut. Patrick Bugg, who graduated from Harrodsburg High School (HHS) in 2002,  lettered in…

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Burgin basketball hires new head man

Thomas to succeed Irvine on Bulldog bench Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com It’s a new era for Burgin basketball. After former boy’s basketball coach Don Irvine announced his retirement last spring, the Bulldogs have been in search for a new leader. That search is now over. Troy Lee Thomas has been hired as the new…

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Gammon to compete at Rodeo Nationals

Gammon: “It’s a feeling like no other” Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com       A local high school student has earned an opportunity of a lifetime competing in rodeo. Josh Gammon, a junior at Mercer County Senior High School, has earned the opportunity to travel to Rock Springs, Wyo., July 14-20, to compete at the…

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Mercer County Little League coach pitch earn District runner-up

Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The Mercer County Little League coach pitch all-star opened up their summer schedule with four games over the weekend, going 3-1, and earning district runner-up. They defeated Western all-stars from Lexington  7-1, Winchester Thoroughbreds 21-0 and the Richmond All-Stars 14-12 before falling in the final game against the Eastern all-stars.…

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Gritton competes at state amateur tournament

Titan golf standout ready for big senior year Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com The game of golf can be extremely challenging and frustrating. In order to keep getting better and reach new heights, it’s simple, just keep practicing. Mercer County’s Reed Gritton, who will be a senior this fall, recently competed at the Kentucky State…

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Reed hopes to continue success in high school

Burgin star with stellar middle school varsity career Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Playing at the varsity level in middle school is no easy task, just ask Burgin’s Hunter Reed. Reed, who will be a freshman this coming fall, has excelled on the basketball court and baseball field during his seventh and eighth grade years…

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Former Titans Return To Help A New Generation Stand Tall

Crawley-Goodman And Craig Return To Coach Youth Arpan Dixit Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Two familiar faces will be back on the Mercer County football sidelines in the fall. Chris Crawley-Goodman and Tommy Craig have joined Head Coach David Buchanan’s staff for the 2019 season. Craig, a 2014 graduate of Mercer County High School, played on the…

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Titans Three: Seniors Share A Bond On The Field And Court

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Three Mercer County High School seniors are expecting to do great things on the football field this fall and the basketball court this winter. Kaelin Drakeford, Jamisen Lewis and Bryce Yeast excel at basketball and football and plan to make their final season their best yet. Drakeford has lived in…

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Shartzer Steps Down As Head Coach For Titan Baseball

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com For the past three years, Mercer County Senior High Schools baseball program was coordinated by head coach Adam Shartzer, but no longer. After three successful seasons as the leader of Titan baseball Shartzer plans to step down from his position and hand over the reins of the program to a…

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Mercer Track And Field Stars Shine On National Stage

Sam Warren Herald Staff sports@harrodsburgherald.com Mercer County track and field has proven to be a dominant force in Kentucky due to its recurring success and multiple state championships. Some of the athletes qualified at the state competition this Spring to compete and represent Mercer County on a national level. This past weekend nine Titan athletes…

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