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Today's Sports

  • Butler's career ends with...

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    Henry County High School graduate Erick Butler’s football career came to an end last week when his Thomas More Saints football team was defeated by Wabash College in overtime on a 75-yard fumble return. It was a nightmare end to a dream season for Butler and his teammates.

  • Sports Brief-EHS, HCHS football...

    Several local high school football players were honored for their accomplishments on the field this season.

    Marcos Garduno, Luke Satterly and Kemryn Jenkins made the all-district team for EHS. Warriors AJ Shaw, Eli Montero and Mitchell Metten made second team all-district.

    Bodie Clark, Mason Heightchew, Ethan Tuggle, Tim Haag, Noah Webster and Tyler Raisor were named first team all-district for HCHS.

    Trevyn Spencer, Jacob Watson, Mario Gamboa, Patrick Cravens, Coby Stanley, Ryan Abney, Andrew Mahoney and Andrew Nix made the second for the Wildcats.

  • Paynter tackles injuries in...

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    Victoria Paynter’s soccer career at the University of the Cumberlands came to an end two weeks ago, and the former Henry County Lady Cat is glad that she went out on a high note after three years of hardship, injury and coaching changes.

    In Paynter’s first three years, the Patriots won eight games and lost 43 overall and were 3-23 in the Mid-South Conference. This year the team won 10 games, lost five and drew three to make it by far the most successful season in Paynter’s four years at the school.

  • Staying on board Stoops'...

    The only thing that kept Big Blue Nation from turning the wrong kind of blue during November was the flying start that the University of Kentucky’s basketball team got off to.

    The Cats have already made quick work of that team from Durham whose name we don’t speak.

  • HCMS building relationships...

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    Henry County Middle School Rrincipal Lucia Hughes with the help of Assistant Principal Phillip Guthrie started an intramural program at her school this year with the express purpose of getting more kids involved in school activities.

    The school has offered intramural volleyball on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. during the fall and the turnout has been good.

    “On our best nights we’ve had up to 65 kids,” Hughes said. “We want this to be fun – not about competition.”

  • Butler's career comes to an...

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    The Thomas More Saints and Erick Butler have been riding high all season but Saturday they came crashing to the ground in stunning fashion when they were defeated in sudden death overtime by the Wabash College Little Giants 33-27.

    Butler, a Henry County High School graduate, was recently named the President’s Athletic conference defensive player of the year.

    The Saints were 11-0 going into Saturday’s game with Wabash and had seriously challenged by an opponent in only a couple of games all season.

  • Meet the Wildcats draws large...

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    The Henry County High School basketball teams introduced themselves Nov. 18 with the second annual Meet the Wildcats night at the Henry County High School gymnasium.

    The event featured music from the Henry County High School pep band, the Henry County High School cheerleaders performing their award-winning routine, JROTC presenting the colors and Brianna Heightchew singing the national anthem.

    Before the high school teams were introduced, the Henry County Middle School girls and boys teams were introduced to the large crowd on hand.

  • 2015 high school fall sports...

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    It’s time to look back on the 2015 fall sports season and review the highlights from this year’s action.

    Hensley qualifies for state golf tournament

    Freshman Maddie Hensley qualified for her fourth consecutive state tournament by shooting a 79 and finishing third in the regional tournament at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville despite playing in torrential rain.

    She made a good showing in Bowling Green by tying for 31st place. It was the first time she made the cut to play on the second day.

  • Wisdom takes her game to the Big...

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    Former Henry County High School multi-sport athlete Heather Wisdom has taken a winding path since her playing days at Henry County High School. That path has taken her to New York City where she still competes on the basketball floor in recreational leagues and runs the occasional 5k.

    Wisdom played basketball and ran track and cross country at Henry County High School in the late 1990s.

  • Large or small: the rich get...

    Over the last four years I have witnessed hundreds of high school sporting events and the one impression that always sticks in my mind is the vast amount of difference in talent levels and performance among high school teams – even among schools placed in size classifications such as football and track.

    I have witnessed teams that performed so poorly that the sport they were playing was almost unrecognizable.

    I would walk away and say to myself, “That has to be the worst team in the state.”