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Sports briefs for the week of Oct. 14, 2009

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By Tommie Kendall

Eminence Community Life Center

The Eminence Community Life Center is trying to attract more participants on Friday, Oct. 16, to help raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and lure more people in the community to use the building.

All proceeds from the one-day event will go to St. Jude, including money made from one-day passes and memberships signed up for on that day. One-day passes are $1 each and monthly membership is $10. The fitness room and gym are open 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the Life Center at (502)845-2135.

Henry County Youth Basketball

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

Henry Baughman wins again

Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Falls City Tennis Classic in Louisville this past weekend.

In the 65-and-over doubles, Baughman and Woody McGraw defeated their only opponent, Russ Cashion and Richard Martin (6-2, 6-3) in the finals.

Also, Baughman played with his brother Jim in the 70-and-over doubles against Ben Moore and Dr. John Baird, who recently represented the U.S. versus Canada in the Gordon Cup competition for men 80-and-over and “played down” in the 70s (due to lack of an opponent) and won 6-1, 6-1.

In the 70-and-over singles, Baughman defeated Elton Wiest (6-1, 6-0) and brother Jim (6-2, 6-2).