http://www.hclocal.com/sports/rss.xml en Sports Brief-Butler named Pre-season All-American http://www.hclocal.com/content/sports-brief-butler-named-pre-season-all-american <p> Former Henry County High School football player Erick Butler has been named to the 26th USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America first team.</p> <p> Butler will be a junior defensive lineman for the Thomas More Saints this fall.</p> <p> Last year Butler was named to the Presidents&rsquo; Athletic Conference All-Conference first team as he led the Saints in sacks and tackles for loss and was third on the team in total tackles.&nbsp;</p> Fall sports practices underway http://www.hclocal.com/content/fall-sports-practices-underway <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ehfb1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Several EHS and HCHS fall sports teams began practices last week. the players got a lucky break with milder than normal temperatures for the first few days. Coaches for most of the teams focused on basic drills and conditioning while some teams went over some of their basic offensive and defensive schemes.</p> Brits lead the way at soccer camp http://www.hclocal.com/content/brits-lead-way-soccer-camp <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer1_0.jpg" alt="Chris Gartside, far left, of Manchester, England and Jamie Walsh, far right, pose with the Henry County Youth Soccer campers." title="Chris Gartside, far left, of Manchester, England and Jamie Walsh, far right, pose with the Henry County Youth Soccer campers." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Jamie Walsh and Chris Gartside traveled a long way to share their passion for soccer with young Henry County soccer players this week.</p> <p> Walsh, from Cardiff, Wales and Gartside, from Manchester, England, are teaching soccer skills across the country this summer as part of the Challenger Sports Program.</p> Inspiration abounds http://www.hclocal.com/content/inspiration-abounds <p> Inspiration abounds for the old guy</p> <p> A few weeks ago I mentioned that a couple of stories I did on local athletes combined with the pain I experienced refereeing some middle school basketball games had motivated me to get back on my bike and start exercising again.</p> <p> Well, almost a month later I have ridden about 10 times with most of the rides being only 10 miles long.</p> <p> At this point I&rsquo;m sure some of you are thinking, &ldquo;Only 10 miles. Are you kidding?&rdquo;</p> Barrows steps down http://www.hclocal.com/content/barrows-steps-down <p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Stephanie Barrows, who took over the EHS volleyball program five years ago and rebuilt it almost from scratch, has resigned.</p> <p> Barrows led the team from a record of 3-20 in her first year in 2009 to a record of 22-3 last year when the Warriors reached the semifinals of the regional tournament.</p> Pfeiffer new Lady Cat soccer coach http://www.hclocal.com/content/pfeiffer-new-lady-cat-soccer-coach <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shelby1.jpg" alt="Shelby Pfeiffer, the new Henry County girls&#039; soccer coach, gets in on the action at practice last week." title="Shelby Pfeiffer, the new Henry County girls&#039; soccer coach, gets in on the action at practice last week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Shelby Pfeiffer will take over the reins of the Henry County High School girls&rsquo; soccer program this year. Pfeiffer replaces Brandie Stivers, who led the team to their first district title last year.</p> <p> Pfeiffer played for the Spencer County High School soccer and basketball teams for four years. She went on to be a four-year starter at Campbellsville University before graduating with a degree in education.</p> Hadden wins tour, Klempner 4th http://www.hclocal.com/content/hadden-wins-tour-klempner-4th <p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner finished the Mussleman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour in the Tour Championship at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville with a first and third place finish respectively, July 14 and 15.</p> <p> Hadden shot a 40 on the first day to trail Daniel Love by two strokes while Klempner shot 41.</p> <p> Hadden came back with a 38 on the second while Davis had a 42. Hadden&rsquo;s two-day total of 78 was good for a two-stroke victory over Love. Klempner shot 43 on the second day to finish tied for third with Hudson Hummel.</p> Lake Jericho: Henry's hidden gem http://www.hclocal.com/content/lake-jericho-henrys-hidden-gem <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lake_jericho1.jpg" alt="Henry Mills shows off the 4.2 pound bass he caught at Lake Jericho two weeks ago." title="Henry Mills shows off the 4.2 pound bass he caught at Lake Jericho two weeks ago." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Many people in Henry County travel around the state and beyond for outdoor recreational opportunities without realizing that those same opportunities are available within 10 to 15 minutes of their home.</p> <p> The Lake Jericho Recreational Camping Area sits just .7 miles southeast of the I-71 exit in Pendleton on KY 153 and offers camping, fishing, hiking and horse trails, picnic areas with grills and two shelters with bathrooms.</p>