http://www.hclocal.com/sports/rss.xml en O'Nan takes world junior horseshoe title http://www.hclocal.com/content/onan-takes-world-junior-horseshoe-title <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/seth4.jpg" alt="Defoe’s Seth O’Nan honed his world champion skills on his grandfather’s, Stanley Kemper, pits at his farm on Cedamore Road. O’Nan’s aunt, Becky Kemper, has also won a world title in the past. O’Nan’s goal is to one day beat the 22-time men’s world champion, Alan Francis." title="Defoe’s Seth O’Nan honed his world champion skills on his grandfather’s, Stanley Kemper, pits at his farm on Cedamore Road. O’Nan’s aunt, Becky Kemper, has also won a world title in the past. O’Nan’s goal is to one day beat the 22-time men’s world champion, Alan Francis." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Seth O&rsquo;Nan had some unfinished business when he and his family traveled to St. George, Utah, for the National Horseshoe Pitching Association world championships last month.</p> <p> O&rsquo;Nan, 14, of Defoe finished tied for first last year but lost in a playoff. This year, O&rsquo;Nan wanted to take the next step and become champion in the junior division. O&rsquo;Nan did just that, going 7-0 in the finals to dominate and bring the world title home to Henry County. O&rsquo;Nan also has three state junior titles to his name.</p> Wildcats finish 8th in Pikeville Tourney http://www.hclocal.com/content/wildcats-finish-8th-pikeville-tourney <p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County boys golf team traveled to Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort Aug. 8 to compete in the Franklin Flyer Classic tournament. In a large field of 23 teams, the Wildcats finished 10<sup>th</sup> with a score of 345.</p> <p> Alex Hadden had a top-ten finish with a 76. Isaac Klempner shot 84, Luke Kent shot 90 and Tyler Massey shot 95. Maddox Klempner played the team&rsquo;s fifth player and shot 102.</p> <p> HCHS Coach Ben Roberts had mixed feelings about the result.</p> Lady Cats rout Walton-Verona http://www.hclocal.com/content/lady-cats-rout-walton-verona <p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Sugar Bay Golf Course in Warsaw Aug. 7 to take on the Walton-Verona Bearcats and came away with a 177 to 261 victory. Maddie Hensley led the way with a 37 in the nine-hole match. Nikki Perkinson shot 41, Hannah Marowelli shot 46 and Carleigh Peyton shot 53.</p> <p> HCHS Coach Barney Sutley liked what he saw in the team&rsquo;s first duel match of the season after opening with three tournaments the previous week.</p> Sports briefs http://www.hclocal.com/content/sports-briefs-69 <p> &nbsp;<strong>Scramblin&rsquo; for Greg Davis</strong></p> <p> The Scramblin&rsquo; for Greg Davis golf scramble will be held Sept. 30 at the Henry County Country Club at 8 a.m.</p> <p> The golf scramble honors the memory of 16-year Greg Davis who died in an ATV accident and benefits Henry County FFA, underprivileged children and the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation.</p> <p> Please preregister by Sept. 25.</p> <p> For more information contact Victoria Davis at vvogt0002@gmail.com.</p> <p> <strong>Friends for Michael Golf Scramble</strong></p> Busy opening week pays of for Lady Cats http://www.hclocal.com/content/busy-opening-week-pays-lady-cats <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/girls_golf_greenwood.jpg" alt="From left, Hannah Marowelli, Carleigh Peyton, Nikki Perkinson and Maddie Hensley were all smiles after improving by 24 strokes at the Greenwood Invitational at Bowling Green Country Club." title="From left, Hannah Marowelli, Carleigh Peyton, Nikki Perkinson and Maddie Hensley were all smiles after improving by 24 strokes at the Greenwood Invitational at Bowling Green Country Club." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County Lady Cats started the season with three tournaments in five days.</p> <p> The Lady Cats followed up their opening tournament in the Lady Rocket Invitational July 28 by returning to Shelbyville July 31 to play in the Lady Titans Invitational at Shelbyville Country Club. On Aug. 1, they traveled to Bowling Green to play in the Greenwood Invitational.</p> Jerry Skeeter to lead EHS girls http://www.hclocal.com/content/jerry-skeeter-lead-ehs-girls <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/amis_and_skeeter.jpg" alt="Robert Amis, left, is the new boys basketball coach at EHS. He led Breathitt County to 38 wins in two seasons. Jerry Skeeter, right, is the new girls basketball coach at EHS. He was an assistant boys coach at Woodford County last season." title="Robert Amis, left, is the new boys basketball coach at EHS. He led Breathitt County to 38 wins in two seasons. Jerry Skeeter, right, is the new girls basketball coach at EHS. He was an assistant boys coach at Woodford County last season." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Jerry Skeeter has been named the new girls basketball coach at Eminence High School. Skeeter replaces Zach Adair who has taken an assistant coaching position with the Warriors&rsquo; boys basketball program. Skeeter will teach physical education and health as well as coaching basketball.</p> Sports Briefs http://www.hclocal.com/content/sports-briefs-68 <p> <strong>Hadden wins Charger Open</strong></p> <p> HCHS sophomore Alex Hadden won the Charger Open at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Shepherdsville Friday after shooting an even par 72. Hadden played as an individual in the event.</p> <p> Hadden was two over par after eight holes but played the last 10 holes in two under par.</p> <p> Hadden also played in the Cooper Classic in Fort Mitchell Aug. 1 and finished in a three-way tie for third after shooting a 75.&nbsp;</p> HC boys golf opens with Shelby tourney http://www.hclocal.com/content/hc-boys-golf-opens-shelby-tourney <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hcboysgolfshelby1.jpg" alt="Tyler Massey chips onto the 18th green in the Rocket Invitational Monday." title="Tyler Massey chips onto the 18th green in the Rocket Invitational Monday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County Wildcat golf team made their 2017 debut in the Rocket Invitational held at Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville Monday.</p> <p> The Wildcats played against a field of high caliber golf teams and made a respectable showing with sophomore Alex Hadden shooting 74 to earn second place. A bogey on his final hole left Hadden one stroke short of forcing a playoff for first place.</p>