July 24, 2014

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Harrison High School golf team tryouts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:19 PM

Tryouts will begin for golfers interested in playing for the Harrison High School golf team beginning on Monday, Aug. 4. The sessions will run that entire week, according to coach Trevor Ward.

The tryouts will be held at Circling Hills Golf Course on Carolina Trace Road, which is the home course for the Wildcats in the season. Golfers should meet in the clubhouse at 10:30 a.m.

All student athletes must have a current physical in order to try out.  Students must also pay their own greens fees for their tryout rounds.

If you have any questions, contact Ward via email at trevor.ward@southwestschools.org.

Volleyball coach sets up for a strong season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:19 PM

Although the calendar says we are only one month into the summer of 2014, summer break for Harrison High School volleyball players is about to come to an end.

The Ladycats have kept busy with scrimmages and a tournament since school let out in June, but Harrison coach Amy Berwanger has saved most of the 10 coaching days the Ohio High School Athletic Association allows teams in June and July for the days leading up to tryouts, which are just over a week away.

C of E now funds handicap ramps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:16 PM

When the Harrison Wildcats and the East Central Trojans tee it up on Friday, Aug. 29 for the opening of the high school football season, fans will see several improvements in Wildcats Stadium as the summer months have been a busy time for what is the centerpiece of the school’s Century of Excellence campaign.

Meibers faces 1st year as AD with gusto PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:15 PM

One word that could be used to describe the athletic program at Harrison High School over the last quarter century was stability.

But with the retirement of Mike Schiering as athletic director in June, there is a new man on top of things: Mark Meibers, who left his position as assistant principal and athletic director at Harrison Junior School for similar titles at the high school.

The hours of an athletic director are not the same as school hours and with a wife and three children, Meibers realizes there will be challenges, but he looks at the opportunity before him and brings a new level of energy and excitement to the job.

Harrison boy named USA Disabled Athlete of Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:16 PM

Not many Harrison athletes have been honored by a national athletic organization, but Connor Barge is not your normal Harrison athlete.

Barge was recognized in June by U.S. A. Hockey, the governing body of hockey in the United States, as the organizations Disabled Athlete of the Year.

Barge, who will be a junior at Harrison High School this fall, and one of his parents flew to Colorado Springs, Col., to take part in U.S.A. Hockey’s annual awards program. He won the award for his dedication, both on the ice and in fundraising, for the Cincinnati Icebreakers Sled Hockey team that practices at the Sports Plus ice skating complex in Evendale.


Last Updated on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:13 AM
Junior Baseball looks to end of soggy season PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM

Had the month of June not been so wet, Harrison Junior Baseball, the youth baseball organization that boasts over 450 local players, would have wrapped up its regular season.

Instead, HJB is closing out its regular season this week in anticipation of the season-ending tournament beginning next Monday and a combined Championship Day/All-Star Day on Saturday, July 19, at the Melvin Lake Memorial Park on Campbell Road.

“We decided to combine our championship games with the all-star games this year,” said Terry Jackson, in his second year as HJB president.

Three Wildcats earn First team all-city honors PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:15 PM

Two Harrison High School baseball players and a member of the Harrison softball team earned first-team all-city honors from The Cincinnati Enquirer last weekend for the spring sports season.
Junior pitcher/first baseman Michael Knollman and sophomore infielder Mitchell Hogue are the baseball honorees. Junior third baseman Shelby Scott is the softball player.

Basketball coach off to energetic start PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:03 PM

Andy Marx has been the head boys’ basketball coach at William Henry Harrison High School for just over a month and has been busy with summer camps, filling out his coaching staff, and trying to promote Harrison basketball.

“My goals for this summer were real simple,” said Marx. “I wanted to establish relationships with the players in the program, market the program throughout the community, and evaluate where we are as a basketball program.”

Harrison wrestlers compete in Jazztown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:02 PM

The Harrison Wildcats wrestling team went way down yonder to New Orleans for the Jazztown Duals wrestling tournament last week, wrestling nine matches in two days.

“We were only gone Thursday through Monday, but we did a little sightseeing and got to face some quality competition,” said Harrison wrestling coach Chad Dennis.

World Cup fever heats up Harrison PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:34 PM

World Cub fever has spread throughout the world and even to Harrison, Ohio, according to Chris Johnson, boys’ soccer coach at Harrison High School.

The Harrison team has open fields on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the high school and for the past two weeks the major topic of conversation has been the World Cup, according to Johnson.

Team U.S.A.!