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Today's Sports

  • Blade found success through hoops

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    Vance Blade returned to his hometown a few weeks ago to deliver the commencement address to the Eminence High School class of 2014. For Blade it was a full circle moment.

    Blade grew up in Eminence in the 1970’s and was a key figure in arguably the best run of basketball teams in school history.

  • Sharpshooters use girl power

    Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    Shooting is typically considered a ‘male’ sport, but several young ladies from Henry County are proving that false. On June 7, the Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to the Washington County Invitational, where the girls won a large number of awards.

  • Stanley injured in East-West All...

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    Aly Stanley was named to the Kentucky West Junior All-star team that participated in the 2014 East/West All-Star Series played the weekend of June 13-15.

    Stanley’s team went undefeated in the series that pitted East Senior All-Stars, West Senior All-Stars, East Junior All-Stars and West Juniors All-stars against each other in a round robin format.

  • Suarez biting incident taints...

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    Ardent American soccer fans want so badly for their fellow Americans to catch the fever that they are sometimes obnoxious about it.

    I try not to go there but when I’m in a casual conversation with another sports fan and they start the usual condescending spiel about not ‘getting’ soccer or how can a goalless game be entertaining or, the worst of all, it’s a sissy sport, well it’s hard to hold back.

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  • Sports Briefs

    Peyton competing in summer tournaments

    MacKenzie Peyton, the 2013 state high school golf championship runner-up has been busy this summer playing in tournaments.

    Peyton traveled to Bardstown’s Maywood Golf Course on June 17 and 18 to play in a Junior PGA Qualifier where she shot 78-74 for a 152 total that was good for fifth place.

    On June 25 Peyton played in a USGA junior qualifier at Champion Trace Golf Course in Nicholasville where she shot 77 to finish fifth again.

  • Clifford finds athletic niche

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    McKenzie Clifford knew nothing about the sport of rowing when she enrolled at the University of Louisville in the fall of 2012. Now she is a member of the Cardinals 18th-ranked varsity team that won the American Athletic Conference title in May.

    Clifford decided on a whim to join the team her freshman year. She started on the novice team in the fall and worked her way to a varsity position on one of the eight-person crews by the spring.

  • Former athletes test the waters

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    Many adults find it hard to stay active and competitive as they move into the work world and begin to raise families. Sophia and Macy Foree are no different.

    Sophia was a basketball and tennis player at Pulaski County High School. After graduating in 1986, she continued her athletic career at Kentucky Wesleyan University where she played basketball for two years and tennis for four years.

  • Aneszko, Jeffries on East All-...

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    Henry County Wildcat basketball players Jackson Jeffries and Coleton Aneszko participated in the East-West All Star game at Bellarmine University on Saturday night. Their coach, Enoch Welch, was a co-coach for the East team.

    The Kentucky High School Coaches Association event pits rising seniors from the Fifth and Sixth Regions against rising seniors from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    The West won the game 100-93 in a racehorse affair that saw a lot of end-to-end action.

  • Sports Brief-Youth softball sign...

    Submitted

    The Henry County Girls Youth Softball fall sign-ups will be held June 25 to July 21.

    You can sign up Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Affordable Signs and Apparel in Eminence in the old Dollar Store building.

    There is a $20 fee for each player.

    For more information contact Joey Shoenbachler at 220-8803.