Sports Briefs

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By Tommie Kendall

Baughman wins in New Orleans

Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Southern Indoor doubles tennis tournament in New Orleans last weekend.

Playing with Lester Sack (LA), they defeated George Baker and Don Walker (LA), 6-2 and 6-3 in the semifinals, and Lamar Hooker and Tom Casey (MS), 6-2 and 6-0 in the finals. In singles play, Baughman defeated Don Rucker, 6-0 and 6-0, and Lamar Hooker, 6-0 and 6-0, before losing to his doubles partner, Sack, in the finals.

Ed Berry asked to play in All-Star Classic

Eminence High School 2009 graduate Ed Berry was asked to play in the second annual Best of the Bluegrass East-West All-Star Football Classic but turned down the invitation because of a scheduling conflict with the University of Kentucky, Berry wrote on his Twitter account. Berry will play for UK in the fall.

The Football Classic was held at Western Kentucky University last Friday night, and featured some of the top seniors from Kentucky. Players from districts 1-4 made up the West Roster, while players from districts 5-8 made up the East. The West beat the East, 20-3, thanks to two interceptions from Apollo’s Courtland Dillard, who was named the games MVP.

Soccer Camp at Harry Hill

The Henry County Youth Soccer Association will host a soccer camp July 20-24 at Harry Hill Park just south of New Castle for ages 4-16.

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.

Sports Correction

In the Academic All-State selections recently released on the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Web site — which included just juniors and seniors that were selected — all three Henry County seniors were named.

Heidi Smith and Katie Mertz were First Team, while Miranda Hornback was Second Team. First Team is for those varsity players that have a grade-point-average of 3.75-4.0, Second Team is for those with a GPA of 3.5-3.74, and Honorable Mention is for 3.25-3.49. There were also younger players on Henry’s team that played varsity and had their GPA higher than listed above.


The Henry County Youth Baseball League will host its postseason tournaments — both Major League Division for ages 11-12 and Minor League Division for ages 8-10 — this week in New Castle and Eminence. For more information, including team pictures, see page A18. Check next week’s Local for results.