Local Sports Briefs



Harrison stops Flyers 95-52

CYNTHIANA – Harrison County’s boys basketball team jumped out to a 23-10 lead after one quarter on its way to a 95-52 victory over Franklin County Tuesday.

The Thorobreds (5-2) led 46-23 at halftime and 74-36 at the end of the third quarter.

Ryan Schneider led FCHS (1-5) in scoring with 11 points.

Also scoring for the Flyers were Lorenzo McCaskell with nine points, Rylan Rowe with eight, Malik Barnett and Cooper Giles with five points each, Chris Roberts and Matthew Lee with four points each, Quenton Brownlee with three, Conner Meyer with two, and Mitchell with one point.

Landon Palmer had 13 points to lead Harrison County.

Franklin County plays its next game at home Friday against Shelby County.


Capital City Invitational begins Thursday

The 2012 Capital City Invitational boys basketball tournament, hosted by Western Hills, begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.

The tournament kicks off at WHHS at 4 p.m. Thursday with Greenwood (1-2) taking on Campbell County (2-5). Thomas Nelson (1-7) and Henry County (3-4) square off at 5:30, followed by Western Hills (2-7) versus LaRue County (2-4) at 7.

The nightcap features Tates Creek (2-6) and Doss (4-3) at 8:30 p.m.

The tournament continues Friday with losers bracket games at 4 and 5:30 p.m., and winners bracket games at 7 and 8:30.

On Saturday there will be four games starting at 4 p.m., and the championship game is scheduled to begin at 8:30.


Volunteers needed for tournament

Sport Ambassador volunteers are needed for Frankfort Convention Center’s 2013 events.

As an ambassador, volunteers will receive free admission to all sporting events and a shirt to be worn while volunteering. The events include the Kentucky Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic Jan. 23-27 and the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship March 13-19.

If interested, contact Karen at 564-5335 or karen.pearl@ky.gov by Jan. 7.

Elks Hoop Shoot is Jan. 6

Frankfort Elks No. 530 will hold its local Hoop Shoot contest on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Frankfort High’s F.D. Wilkinson gym on Ewing Street.  

The event is open to boys and girls 8-13. The 8-9 year olds will shoot at 1 p.m., 10-11 year olds at 2 p.m., and 12-13 at 3 p.m.

Participants will shoot as of their age on April 1, 2013. Bring a copy of the shooter’s birth certificate; without it they may not be able to advance to the next level. All first place winners will advance to the next level of competition.

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