Today's Sports

  • Sports Brief- HCHS athletic...

    HC athletic physicals

    Athletic physicals will be given at HCHS on July 13 at 5 p.m. in the small gym for all high school and middle school student-athletes.

    The cost is $10. Parents need to accompany anyone under 18 years of age.

  • Tigers are champions


    The Henry County Little League Tigers won the Tri County Little League Tournament on Saturday, June 18. The Tigers were league and tournament champions in the Tri County Little League AA Machine Pitch Baseball Age Division 7-8. The Tigers were undefeated, 17-0, this season.

    Front row: Wyatt Ward, Camden Clubb, Mason Straughn, Colton Rabourn, Hayden Mattingly and Ayden Newman.

    Second row: Nicholas Bryan, Logan Charles, Jager Mattingly, Braden Payton, Jason Ray and Landon Bettis.

  • 10th annual New Castle Lions...
  • Summer sports camps

    The Henry County High School girls soccer team participated in a camp conducted by Thom Jones, head soccer coach at Campbellsville University, and HCHS coach Shelby Mings last week. Also, the Henry County High School softball team hosted the Lady Cats’ Young Guns softball camp last week.

  • Good year for next-level...

    It’s been a good year for Henry County High School athletes who want to play at the next level. Eight senior athletes have signed with colleges this year. I can’t think of a year since I started writing for the Henry County Local four years ago when the Wildcats’ athletic department has had so much success helping kids reach their dream of playing college sports.

  • Trey Wills signs with Union...

    Henry County High School baseball player Trey Wills signed to play at Union College next year in a ceremony held at Henry County High School Thursday. Wills played centerfield for the Wildcats the last two years. He joins several other HCHS seniors in committing to play sports at the school in Barbourville.
    Wills batted .294 with a 371 on-base percentage for the Wildcats last season. He had 18 steals in 19 attempts and contributed 17 RBIs and 27 runs scored batting mostly as the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter.

  • 1986 EHS Baseball: Forgotten...

    In May of 1986 the unthinkable happened. Little old Eminence High School’s baseball team took on all comers in the Eighth Region tournament and won.
    The Warriors beat Carroll County by a deceptive score of 18-8 in the first round. The Warriors trailed 8-7 going into the sixth inning before their prodigious offensive abilities kicked in and they scored 11 unanswered runs in the last two innings.
    Tim “Gabby” Lafollette singled, doubled and hit a grand slam home run in the game. Sam “Sambo” Jennings picked up the win in relief.

  • College update: MacKenzie Peyton


    Former Henry County High School golf standout MacKenzie Peyton had a rough start to her college career at South Alabama, but after some reflection and hard work, she turned the campaign around to become one of the better golfers for the Jaguars.

    Peyton’s first tournament in September saw her shoot 80, 85 and 82 in her three rounds for a total of 247. In her second tournament in October she shot a three-round total of 249. Her final fall tournament saw a bit of improvement when she totaled 236.

  • Lawson new EHS A.D., football...


    Tye Lawson has been named the new football coach and athletic director at Eminence High School.

    Lawson joins the EHS staff after serving as head football coach at Bullitt Central last year. Before that, Lawson was associate head coach for the Cougars for one year.

  • Sharpshooters' season off...


    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters have had a busy spring and have returned with many trophies for their efforts. Practices started early and the team has already traveled to several competitions, with great success.