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Today's Sports

  • 1986 EHS Baseball: Forgotten...

    In May of 1986 the unthinkable happened. Little old Eminence High School’s baseball team took on all comers in the Eighth Region tournament and won.
    The Warriors beat Carroll County by a deceptive score of 18-8 in the first round. The Warriors trailed 8-7 going into the sixth inning before their prodigious offensive abilities kicked in and they scored 11 unanswered runs in the last two innings.
    Tim “Gabby” Lafollette singled, doubled and hit a grand slam home run in the game. Sam “Sambo” Jennings picked up the win in relief.

  • Trey Wills signs with Union...

    Henry County High School baseball player Trey Wills signed to play at Union College next year in a ceremony held at Henry County High School Thursday. Wills played centerfield for the Wildcats the last two years. He joins several other HCHS seniors in committing to play sports at the school in Barbourville.
    Wills batted .294 with a 371 on-base percentage for the Wildcats last season. He had 18 steals in 19 attempts and contributed 17 RBIs and 27 runs scored batting mostly as the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter.

  • Good year for next-level...

    It’s been a good year for Henry County High School athletes who want to play at the next level. Eight senior athletes have signed with colleges this year. I can’t think of a year since I started writing for the Henry County Local four years ago when the Wildcats’ athletic department has had so much success helping kids reach their dream of playing college sports.

  • Summer sports camps

    The Henry County High School girls soccer team participated in a camp conducted by Thom Jones, head soccer coach at Campbellsville University, and HCHS coach Shelby Mings last week. Also, the Henry County High School softball team hosted the Lady Cats’ Young Guns softball camp last week.

  • College update: MacKenzie Peyton

    sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School golf standout MacKenzie Peyton had a rough start to her college career at South Alabama, but after some reflection and hard work, she turned the campaign around to become one of the better golfers for the Jaguars.

    Peyton’s first tournament in September saw her shoot 80, 85 and 82 in her three rounds for a total of 247. In her second tournament in October she shot a three-round total of 249. Her final fall tournament saw a bit of improvement when she totaled 236.

  • Lawson new EHS A.D., football...

    sports@hclocal.com

    Tye Lawson has been named the new football coach and athletic director at Eminence High School.

    Lawson joins the EHS staff after serving as head football coach at Bullitt Central last year. Before that, Lawson was associate head coach for the Cougars for one year.

  • Hard work pays off

    I have taken some mostly good natured ribbing from some Henry County sports fans for the amount of coverage I have given to a couple of local golfers over the past few years.

    MacKenzie Peyton and Alex Hadden are names that are familiar to the readers of these pages because of one reason – they succeed at a high level in their sport.

  • Hadden finishes second on...

    sports@hclocal.com

    Alex Hadden, a rising freshman at Henry County High School, has been busy working on his golf game since last fall.

    Hadden has played in ten events on the Golfweek Junior Tour since November and after placing fourth in the tour championship at the University Club of Kentucky on May 26, finished the season ranked second in his age division.

    The Golfweek Junior Tour includes players from Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.

  • Sharpshooters' season off...

    Submitted

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters have had a busy spring and have returned with many trophies for their efforts. Practices started early and the team has already traveled to several competitions, with great success.

  • Wildcats bow out in 8th region...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced the Simon Kenton Pioneers in the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament May 31 and lost 7-3.

    Simon Kenton defeated the Shelby County Rockets 5-1 in the first round while the Wildcats knocked off South Oldham, one of the regional favorites, 6-1.