September 22, 2014

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Harrison whips Anderson for 3rd straight win
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:11 PM

Harrison Wildcats football coach Kent McCullough has been waiting for his offense to make a statement, particularly in the running game, and last Friday night, in a 45-13 trouncing of Anderson, the Cats did just that.

“Our offensive line has been progressing each week,” said McCullough. “They made some holes for Alex Anderson and he continues to evolve as a running back. When we can run the ball like we did tonight, that allows Jake (Weber) more time to throw the ball.”

Girls soccer winning streak is over
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:10 PM

The line between winning and losing can be a fine one as the Harrison Ladycats soccer team learned last week. Harrison lost to East Central by a score of 1-0. It was the first loss of the season after six straight victories. Harrison did bounce back on Saturday to defeat Franklin County and improve to 7-1.

You win some you lose some
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:09 PM

The Harrison Ladycats split a pair of matches last week, defeating Anderson for the second time this season and losing to Seton at Neumann Golf Course, where they lost to Oak Hills earlier this season.

Harrison’s speed pays off
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:08 PM

Both Harrison cross country teams had respectable performances at the East Central Invitational last Tuesday as both the boys and the girls finished third in the six-team top division.

“We had a really good week,” said Harrison coach Jon Mottsinger. “We also had a great training session on Saturday morning. I like the way things are going.”

The boys “ran as a team at the front of the pack,” added Mottsinger. Harrison’s top four runners all finished within 27 seconds of each other.

Cats take a beating from EC soccer team
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:07 PM

Harrison split a pair of boys’ soccer games with opponents from across the state line last week, but the loss to East Central was a tough one to take because the Trojans handled the Cats so easily, winning 7-1.

The Harrison victory came against Lawrenceburg by a score of 4-3.

“I don’t know if our guys get up for East Central as much as their team gets up for us,” said Harrison coach Chris Johnson. “I hope we learn something from this.”

Keep the wins coming for Harrison Cats
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:46 PM

The Harrison Wildcats football team has opened the season with a pair of victories, but neither of those wins have been anything less than tense.

Last Friday, the Wildcats defense had to shut down Oak Hills in the second half to come away with a 14-7 victory.

“Oak Hills, with their size, is one of the better defenses we’ll see all season,” said Harrison coach Kent McCullough, whose Wildcats are 2-0 for the first time in his three-plus year tenure. “Our offensive coaches came up with a good game plan and we were able to move the ball. I didn’t like not taking advantage of red-zone opportunities.”

Ninth out of 18 but Wildcats XC beat the Braves
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:45 PM

Harrison coach Jon Mottsinger and his runners were elated to beat the Talawanda Braves in the Miamisburg Invitational two weeks ago, especially after watching Talawanda take each of the last two Southwest Ohio Conference girls’ cross country titles.

Ladycats tennis team faces a loss
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:44 PM

The Ladycats tennis team lost a pair of tough matches last week, but the good news is that second singles player Hannah Williams put herself in a position that could earn her the top seed for the Southwest Ohio Conference tournament later this month.

Soccer girls remain undefeated
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:44 PM

The beat goes on for the Harrison Ladycats soccer team, which improved its record to 5-0 last week with shutout wins over Talawanda and South Dearborn.

In the Southwest Ohio Conference win over the Braves, it took Harrison just 39 seconds to get on the board. After a penalty on Talawanda, Maggie Tidwell took a free kick from 30 yards out and scored. Shortly after that, the Braves committed yet another penalty and Tidwell converted the second free kick from 35 yards out.

Boys soccer team defeats Talawanda
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:43 PM

After a heartbreaking loss to Anderson earlier in the week, the Harrison Wildcats soccer team bounced back to open their Southwest Ohio Conference schedule with a 4-2 victory over Talawanda. The win improved Harrison’s overall record to 3-2.