Sports Briefs

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By Tommie Kendall

HCHS Football

The Henry County football team kicks off a three-week district stretch this Friday night when the Wildcats travel to North Oldham for a 7:30 kickoff game.

District Four is one of the tighter districts in the state this season with the four teams ranked 10-13 in the latest Class 3-A rankings released by the Courier-Journal early Tuesday. Western Hills is No. 10 with a 76.8 ranking, Henry is No. 11 at 73.8, Spencer County is No. 12 at 72.2 and North Oldham is No. 13 at 72.0.

After the Wildcats (4-2 overall record) play North Oldham (4-2) this Friday, they will host Western Hills (4-2) on Oct. 16 and travel to Spencer (3-3) on Oct. 23. Their final game of the regular season is against Gallatin County on Oct. 30 with the state playoffs starting the following weekend. All four District Four teams have already secured a spot in the playoffs with the top two teams hosting at least one home game in postseason.


Henry Baughman of Smithfield, playing in the 128-draw National Clay Court Tennis Championships for 70-and-over men, reached the quarterfinals of both singles and doubles in Pinehurst, NC, over the weekend.

Baughman, seeded No. 5, defeated Lee Hamilton of Texas (6-2, 7-5), Elmer Mangrum of Florida (6-2, 6-1) and Peter Whidden of Florida (6-3, 6-2) before losing to eventual winner and No. 1-ranked player Fred Farzanagan of Florida (2-6, 1-6).

In doubles, Baughman teamed with Lester Sack, who lost to Farzanagan in the finals of singles. The pair received a bye in 32-draw doubles, then defeated Andy Yates and Mark Forester (6-4, 6-2) before losing to Bob Duesler and George Gill (7-5, 0-6, 7-6) in the quarterfinals.

Youth Basketball

Henry County youth basketball signups will be Oct. 17 at Henry County Middle School’s gym from 9 a.m. until noon. Contact Willie Peyton for more information at (502)321-7776.