April 20, 2014

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Victory for Wildcats Baseball
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:32 AM

aching polls and eventually a good sectional seed, a baseball team like the Harrison Wildcats has to do more than whip up on their fellow members of the Southwest Ohio Conference.

On Saturday, Harrison knocked off its second top 10 opponent of the season with a 10-4 victory over Hamilton.

Two big wins already
“That was a statement game for us,” said Harrison coach Shawn Sowders. “That’s two big wins for us against top 10 teams.”

Basketball coach resigns
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:31 AM

William Henry Harrison High School is in the market for a new boys’ basketball coach after Eric Ebrens resigned from the position earlier this month.

Ebrens completed his fifth season as coach of the Wildcats in February and ends his Harrison career with a record of 43-66.

Several qualify for finals in boys track
Written by Staff Report   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:30 AM

Competing in the two-day Coaches Classic track meet last week, the Harrison boys managed to get two individuals and two relay teams in the finals.

Team Work
“They competed hard,” said Harrison coach Scott Menze. “Getting four events to the finals was good for us. We’re not a group of stars; we need to work together as a team.”

Ladies track off to good start
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:30 AM

The weather finally cleared for the Harrison girls’ track team and when it did the Ladycats demonstrated at the Coaches Classic meet that they could have a solid team this spring, according to coach Scott Menze.

“We had some fantastic performances, he said, “it was a really promising start.

Harrison Girls softball struggle against Trojans
Written by Staff Report   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:29 AM

The Harrison Ladycats softball team had a perfect week going until last Saturday when they ran into a pair of Trojans.

The Ladycats lost an afternoon game to the Glen Este Trojans and then travelled to East Central and lost a game under the lights to those Trojans as well.

Get ready for the Cornfield 5K run/walk
Written by Submitted   
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:25 AM

The Physical Education Department of the Southwest Local School District, in conjunction with United Healthcare, will again sponsor the“Cornfield 5K” run/walk on Saturday, April 26. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Harrison High School

The 3.1-mile course will take place behind Harrison High School. This is a grass and dirt course ending on the high school track.

Visit www.southwestschools.org to register.

Old plays still winning the game
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:27 PM

Anyone who has played baseball for Harrison High School over the last 30 years or so knows the “first and third play” well.

That’s the play that former coach Dave Bader and current coach Shawn Sowders have used quite successfully to score a run on the basepaths.
Saturday the Cats ran the play to perfection once again and the result was the winning run in a 3-2 victory over Lebanon.

Ladycats learn lesson
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:26 PM

A lesson was learned early by the Harrison Ladycats softball team.

You have to come ready to play each game and you have to play hard all game, according to coach Mike Schiering.

Unfortunately for the Ladycats, after whipping Finneytown 13-3 in last Monday’s opening game, Harrison traveled to St. Ursula Academy on Tuesday and lost by a score of 3-2.

Wildcats track team can’t get on track
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:25 PM

Some teams struggle to “get off to a good start.”  Harrison track coach Scott Menze is just struggling to get his team to start the season. For the second week in a row, what was supposed to be the debut meet for the Cats was scrubbed because of bad weather.

“I’ve never missed two meets in a season before, much less two weeks in a row,” said Menze.

Ladycats hit the mound with pride
Written by Bob Hyle   
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 3:31 PM

Looking good
In preparation for this week’s opening games, the Ladycats swept a pair of scrimmages last week against Highlands and Oak Hills to run their scrimmage record to 3-0.

The 5-0 win over Oak Hills was particularly pleasing to coach Mike Schiering.

“We ran that game as sort of a dress rehearsal for the regular season,” he said. “Both our girls pitched well and we made only one error.”