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Today's Sports

  • Kids these days

    We old fogeys always like to talk about how soft kids are these days and how much tougher it was in the good old days. We worked on farms in the heat all day and then went to summer practice or to our Babe Ruth games.

    We walked miles in the snow to get to school. We played football with our leg practically hanging by a thread.

    Yeah right.

  • Local golfers compete in tourneys

    Three area golfers play in the Kentucky Women’s State Am

    Melanie Simpson, Tammy Pryor and MacKenzie Peyton all took part in the Kentucky Women’s State Amateur golf tournament at the Danville Country Club last week.

    Simpson played in the second flight, Pryor in the first flight and Peyton in the championship flight.

    In the qualifying round Peyton shot 81, Pryor 90 and Simpson 89.

  • Henry County Rod and Gun Club...

    And the winners are!

    Everybody! All the kids who participated in the fishing tournament had a great time so everyone wins.

    But a few of the contestants did a little better than others.

    Results are as follows:

    Largest Fish (boy)-Calvin Brown

    Largest fish (girl)-Erica Howard

    Most Fish (boy)-Cameron Ellis

    Most Fish (girls)-Jenna Rabourn

    Most Weight (boy)- Logan Graves

    Most Weight (girl)-Jaelynn Graves

  • Wildcats, Warriors deal with...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has finished the thankless task of realigning football districts again.

    The main factor for this realignment is that schools change classification as their enrollments shrink or grow. With six classes, there are always going to be teams moving from one class to another.

    To keep the classes as numerically even as possible, the KHSAA has to go through a regular recycling of the classes and districts every four years.

  • Dorshefski begins new era for...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors will have a new football coach this season. Brian Dorshefski will be the third head coach in three years for the Warriors.

    Dorshefski has been an assistant coach at Carroll County for the past five years. In his time with the Panthers he served as running backs coach, head JV coach and last year was the defensive coordinator.

    Dorshefski, 35, is from Mountaintop, Pa., where he attended Crestwood High School. He played football through middle and high school.

  • The old coach couldn't keep...

    Coaches can be an obsessive lot. I know, because I was.

    When I finally moved from an assistant basketball coach to a head coach, in the late ‘90s my outlook changed completely. As an assistant I think I was intense, competitive and responsible for the most part.

    I had no idea, even after years as an assistant, that putting the word head in front of coach would make so much difference in how I approached coaching.

    That first year as a head coach I did everything obsessively – scouting, practice plans, game plans.

  • Sports Briefs

    Henry County Youth Football signups

    The Henry County Youth Football League will hold sign ups at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Children in Henry County, including Eminence, in grades K-6 are eligible to play in the league.

    Wills plays in East-West all star game

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

    sports@hclocal.com

    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.