Today's Sports

  • Help!

    The beginning of a new school year always brings back a recurring theme as I try to cover sports in the county.

    Unless a) my cloning project is finally successful, b) I figure out how to be in two places at once, or c) I completely abandon my family and live in my car, I cannot possibly cover every level of participation in local sports.

    I would try to cover everything myself but I do enjoy seeing my family a little during fall sports season.

  • Wildcat golfers win two matches


    The Henry County boys golf team got their season under way last week with three matches against local rivals.

    The Wildcats took on South Oldham Aug. 10 and came up on the short end of a 176-188 score.

    Isaac Klempner led the way for the Wildcats with a 42. Alex Hadden and Dillon Allen both shot 45 and Luke Kent rounded out the team scoring with a 56. Jakob Beckley was the team’s fifth golfer and shot 58.

  • Knust takes over Wildcat soccer


    Adam Knust is replacing Bobby Jameson as the Henry County Wildcats’ soccer coach this season. Knust is a geometry and algebra II teacher at the high school and was an assistant coach for the girls soccer team last season. He also has four years of coaching experience at the middle school level.

    “I am very excited about my first high school head coaching position,” Knust said. “It has always been a goal of mine to coach on this level and share my love of soccer.”

  • Shooters bring home more awards

    The Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to Adair County Aug. 1 and came home with several trophies. The Sharpshooters took first place in five different categories and had three individual winners; Holly Hosey in bowhunter, 9-11 age group; Austin Harrod, in air pistol 15-18 age group and Jared Yount in black powder percussion.

    Bowhunter Archery

    9-11: Holly Hosey 1st, Kelli Booth 2nd. 1st Place team – Grace Adams, Kelli Booth, Holly Hosey, Jenah Peyton

  • Lady Cats golfers down Trimble


    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled the short distance to Cardinal Hills Golf Course near Bedford to play the Trimble County Lady Raiders Aug. 12 and came away with a 190-221 win against their North Central Kentucky Conference rivals.

    Maddie Hensley, fresh off her win in the Henry County Invitational, led the way with a 39 for the nine-hole match. Bayleigh Boyer shot 46, Nikki Perkinson shot 47 and Carleigh Peyton scored a 53.

    Coach April Berry was excited to get a victory in the team’s first dual match of the year.

  • Sports Briefs

    Cornerstone basketball camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a fall basketball camp beginning on Saturday Sept. 5 and running each Saturday through Sept. 26.

    The camp will be led by former Cornerstone Christian Academy basketball coach Chris Armstrong and other current high school and college coaches. Each week there will be a special guest speaker. The camp is for both boys and girls.

  • College Update: Shooters make...


    Four local marksmen are continuing to shine at the collegiate level.

    Henry County High School graduates Jacob Yount and Jordan Campbell are about to enter their senior year at the University of Kentucky and they continue to be an integral part of the UK shotgun club team. Connor Toole, an Eminence High School graduate, also is on the team.

    Todd Adams, another EHS graduate, competed on the EKU shotgun team for the first time this year after transferring from Pikeville College.

  • Berry carries on Peyton's...


    April Berry, who takes over the Henry County girls’ golf program this season, has a deep connection with the program. Berry grew up in Port Royal and attended Henry County schools where she participated in high school golf for five years, cheerleading for four years and softball for two years.

    Berry, whose parents are Sandy and Darrell Hayden, played for long-time girls’ golf coaches Willie and Kathy Peyton.

  • Here we go again

    The Henry County boys and girls golf teams have already opened their seasons and next week the Eminence and Henry County volleyball, soccer and football teams open their seasons.

    Cross country will start the week after that.

    As I look at my master calendar of all 10 fall sports team schedules, I get a little overwhelmed at first but I also am excited to see what these teams have in store for us.

  • Patriots down Storm, 7-6, in...


    The Kentucky Storm has had its share of tough losses this year. Earlier in the season they lost to the Kentucky Patriots by two points after leading most of the game. They lost two other games in overtime on either side of that loss to the Patriots.

    Going into their season finale against the Patriots in Somerset, the Storm needed a victory to have a chance to move up in the standings to a more favorable playoff position.

    They gave a valiant effort as they played shorthanded but eventually fell to the Patriots 7-6.