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Today's Sports

  • Henry County summer baseball camp
  • Dewitt cycles 100 miles to fight...

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    Bobby Dewitt, a Henry County native who lives in St. Louis, took on a challenge that many would have deemed impossible when he agreed to do a 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe in early June.

    Dewitt had a good reason to take on the challenge. The ride was organized to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a group that raises money to find a cure for blood cancers.

    Dewitt’s father, Roy, died of lung cancer so he thought the opportunity to do something to help others fighting cancer was worth the ordeal.

  • Kodiak moment: Local man bags...

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    In last week’s edition Steve Chappell watched in horror from a distant vantage point as a large Kodiak bear charged toward his unknowing son and friend. In this week’s second part Chappell has another close encounter that ends in success.

  • Sparky's Boys need help

    Fantasy sports have taken the country by storm since the advent of the internet.

    I have been involved in fantasy baseball since well before all the leagues were put on the web.

    In fact, there was some resistance amongst the old codgers in the Bluegrass Baseball League when it was suggested that we bring our game into the modern era. Some didn’t want to stop meeting every year for the draft. They liked that we got together and actually sized up the competition face-to-face.

  • Storm romp past Trybe

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    The Kentucky Storm football team suffered a tough 40-6 loss just one week ago in their home opener against the Knoxville Knights. It was not how the team wanted to show off their game to the fans of Henry County.

    This week the Storm came out and played with a vengeance from the opening kickoff to defeat the Indy Trybe 38-0 and show the home fans that they are better than the display from a week ago.

  • Stanley, Rabourn make all-star...

    Henry County High School softball players, Aly Stanley and Madison Rabourn were named to the Kentucky Softball Coaches’ Associations senior and junior all-star teams, respectively.

    Rabourn played this weekend for the West team consisting of players from the First through Eighth Regions. Stanley played for the Senior West team.

  • Lady Cats basketball camp
  • Turnovers hurt Storm in loss to...

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    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team opened their home campaign in the Kentucky football League with a 40-6 loss to the Knoxville Knights Saturday at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    The Storm was coming off a road game against the Indy Trybe in Indianapolis that was suspended due to a rainstorm in which they led 16-6. The game will be finished at a later date.

  • Attempting to get in shape......

    I began my yearly ritual of resolving to get in shape and stay in shape in the usual way – I procrastinated and made excuses until I looked up one day and realized that it was April and shrinkage of my blue jeans was not causing the problem.

    I began to work out on the used elliptical machine that we took off the hands of a couple who had decided they were tired of it collecting dust in their basement.

  • Kodiak moment: Local man bags...

    This is the first of a two-part series on Steve Chappell’s Kodiak bear hunt in Alaska.

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    Despite being charged by a Kodiak bear weighing about 1,500 pounds, Steve Chappell kept his cool while hunting in Alaska.

    Chappell, who lives in Pendleton, grew up in Washington state, and lived in Alaska for 25 years. He moved to Henry County in 2008.