October 21, 2014

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Cats fight hard in loosing game vs. Mt. Healthy
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:40 PM

The Mt. Healthy Owls made a convincing statement last Thursday night that they are the best football team in the Southwest Ohio Conference for the third consecutive season.

The Owls defeated the Harrison Wildcats by a score of 40-26 and are a perfect 4-0 in the SWOC this season. Harrison lost its second consecutive game and fell to 5-2 overall. They are 2-1 in the SWOC with three league games remaining.


Girls take conference soccer championship
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:39 PM

They say the first title is the sweetest and Harrison girls’ soccer coach Troy Kinnett agrees.

After knocking on the door of possible league tiles the last five years, Harrison finally came through with the first league championship in school history for girls’ soccer as the Ladycats pounded Edgewood, 5-0, to finish a perfect 6-0 in the Southwest Ohio Conference.

Boys soccer wins league with perfect record
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:37 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:38 PM )

For the second time in three years, the Harrison boys’ soccer team is champion of the Southwest Ohio Conference. The Cats swept Edgewood and Little Miami last week to finish the league schedule with a perfect record of 6-0. Harrison is 13-3 overall and has won its last 10 games.

Harrison had to withstand a lengthy lightning delay in the Edgewood game and a strong performance by the Cougars, who always manage to keep things close with Harrison, according to Wildcats coach Chris Johnson.
Harrison led by a score of 3-2 at the half, but scored two unanswered goals in the second half to win 5-2.

Ladycat runners settle for second in Southwest
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:36 PM

Harrison cross country coach Jon Mottsinger felt this year was a golden opportunity for his girls’ cross country team to earn an elusive league title. He will have to wait another year for the opportunity as Harrison finished second to Ross at the Southwest Ohio Conference meet in Harrison last Saturday.

The news was even worse for the boys’ team. Harrison senior Joe Ernst had to come off the course at the two mile mark and with just six runners, Harrison struggled to a seventh-place finish.

Cats lose by 1 in 99-point shoot-out
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:02 PM

It was a shoot-out at the highest level last Friday night as Harrison travelled to Western Brown to take on the Broncos in a game that offered great benefits to the winner in terms of Harbin points for the state football playoffs that begin in another four weeks.

The Broncos were the winners on this night, pulling out a 50-49 victory in overtime.


Harrison girls finish 10th in seven-hour golf game
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:01 PM

The Harrison Ladycats golf team closed out its season last week with a 10th place finish out of 14 schools in the sectional tournament held at Walden Ponds Golf Course in Warren County.

Harrison’s two Taylors led the way. Taylor Gwinner and Taylor Keppler each shot rounds of 95 to finish in a tie for 24th place. Gwinner shot a 50 on the front nine and a 45 on the back while Keppler was just the opposite with a 45 on the front nine and a 50 on the back nine.


Berwanger racks up 300 career victories
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 2:00 PM

It came a week later than she would have liked, but the 300th victory in Harrison volleyball coach Amy Berwanger’s career was still pretty sweet.

“It brought back a lot of memories over 20 years,” she said after defeating Mount Healthy by a score of 25-11, 25-13, 25-10.

Berwanger had hoped No. 300 would have been against Talawanda a week earlier. A win there would have guaranteed Harrison no worse than a tie for the league title. Title hopes are still alive, though. Wins this week against Edgewood on Monday and Northwest on Tuesday will mean Harrison ends up in a three-way tie with Northwest and Talawanda for the Southwest Ohio Conference title.

Hannah Williams still dominates tennis courts
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 1:59 PM

Harrison junior tennis player Hannah Williams already had one of the best seasons in school history under her belt, but she managed to top things off with a sterling performance in the sectional tournament last week by winning three singles matches and advancing to the quarter-finals before losing.

“Hannah did what she’s done all year: She was consistent. She got to play on center court at the ATP Center and that was really a special moment that she’ll take with her for a long time, said coach Andy Zureick.

Bischel nearly advanced in golf tourney
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 1:52 PM

Although sophomore golfer Daniel Bischel came close, no Harrison Wildcats golfers were able to advance from last week’s sectional golf tournament at Miami-Whitewater Golf Course.

Soccer Wildcats remain 4 and 0
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 1:51 PM

The Harrison Wildcats soccer team is on the verge of a league championship this week, but to get that title the Wildcats must win on Monday of this week against Edgewood on the road and do no worse than tie Little Miami on Wednesday at home.