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Today's Sports

  • HC boys golf opens with Shelby...

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    The Henry County Wildcat golf team made their 2017 debut in the Rocket Invitational held at Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville Monday.

    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.

  • Lady Cats tee of at Shelby

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    The Henry County Lady Cat golf team opened the 2017 season at the Lady Rocket Invitational Friday at Weissinger Hills Golf Course in Shelbyville.

    The Lady Cats finished 14th out of 20 teams that featured many of the top teams in the state.

    Sacred Heart won the competition with a team score of 320. Madison Central and Ryle High School tied for second at 332.

  • EHS football not in playoffs

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    Eminence High School has decided not to participate in district play during the upcoming football season but will still play a complete 10-game schedule.

  • Amis named EHS boys coach

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    Former Breathitt County coach Robert Amis has been hired to lead the Eminence Warriors boys basketball program.

    Amis replaces Jason Mays who was hired in early June to be the new head coach, but later accepted the position of associate head coach at Kentucky Wesleyan University in early July. Zach Adair, who has been the EHS girls head coach for the last three seasons, will be Amis’ assistant coach.

  • Sports Briefs

     Fishing tournament

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club will host a fishing tournament Saturday Aug. 12. The Kids tournament will be from 8 a.m. to noon and there is no entry fee.

    The adult tournament will start at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Aug 13. The entry fee for adults is $20. All people on the premises during the adult tournament must be registered to fish.

    Contact Tom Eldridge at (502) 257-4188 for more information.

  • Preseason practices in full swing

    Boys and girls across the county braved the hot tempatures over the last two weeks to begin preparing for the upcoming fall sports season. Volleyball, football, cross country, golf, and soccer players are all nearing the start date for the 2017 season.

  • Sharpshooters are YHEC champs

     Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County Sharpshooters Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) team traveled to Bardstown on June 24 to compete for the state championship and returned the senior division trophy to Henry County for the fifth straight year.  The junior team also repeated as state runner-ups for the second year in a row.

  • Hinkel signs with Midway...

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    2017 Henry County High School graduate Zach Hinkel has signed a letter of intent with Midway University to play basketball for the Eagles next season.

    Midway, formerly an all female college, will be in its second season of men’s athletics.

    “It’s great,” Hinkel said. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play at the college level.

    “There were other schools I looked at but Midway offered a partial scholarship first so I took that opportunity.”

  • Surprise! It's fall sports...

     It never ceases to amaze me how surprised I am when I look at the calendar in the middle of July and realize that the fall sports season is nearly upon us. This year it is equally jarring to me because of the timing of my vacation, which was sort of out of my hands this summer.

    Anyway, golf season kicks off in two days with the Henry County Lady Cats traveling to Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville for the Shelby County Invitational. On Monday the boys travel to the same location for the male version of the tournament.

  • Country Club celebrates 50th...

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    The Henry County country Club held a 50-year anniversary celebration Sunday to commemorate the formation of the Henry County Recreational Corporation that oversaw the building of the club from 1967 to 1969.

    Club members participated in a golf scramble and cookout and other members took advantage of the swimming pool that played a large role in the delay of the opening of the club 50 years ago. The celebration day was a time for some of the older members to reminisce about the early days of the club.