Sports Briefs

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By Tommie Kendall

Baughman wins in West Virginia

Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the singles title in the Olebay Clay Category 2 National Tennis Championships in Wheeling, West Virginia, last weekend.

In his first match, Baughman defeated Jim Wingate from D.C., 6-1 and 6-1, then teamed with Wingate to defeat Don Mercer from West Virginia and Oz Winters from New York in doubles, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1.

On Friday, Baughman defeated Leon Kennedy from Florida, 6-2 and 6-3, then teamed with Wingate again against top-seeded Kennedy and Ed Hamilton from Florida in doubles and lost 7-6 and 6-1.

On Saturday, Baughman defeated last year’s winner and high national-ranking Neil Forester, 6-2 and 6-4. This was Baughman’s second Category 2 National Championship win in 2009, along with two runners-up finishes.

New Castle Chiefs

The New Castle Chiefs of the Henry County Youth Football League are having signups at the Henry County Board of Education on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (502)706-0600.

Soccer Camp

The Henry County Youth Soccer Association will host a soccer camp July 20-24 at Harry Hill Park for ages four through 16. The cost is $76 for 4-5 and $102 for 6-16. To register, visit www.challengersports.com. Call (502)845-9008 for more information.


Check out the Henry County Local’s sports department Twitter account at www.twitter.com/hcsports. It is updated throughout the week with upcoming sporting events, results and news. The account is mainly used for Henry County-related postings, including the two high schools in the county — Henry County High School and Eminence High School.

Twitter is a service that allows on-line communication through the exchange of short sentences. There are only 140 characters allowed with each posting, which keeps them quick and simple.