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Today's Sports

  • For the Love of the Game

    This spring I was covering a Henry County Lady Cat softball game as well as a baseball game and track meet. I came to the softball game after it had already started and I was scrambling to get in position and get the camera settings right.

    The Lady Cats’ opponents had a runner on first and I was anticipating a stolen base attempt so I focused on the base runner as the pitch was delivered to the plate. I had guessed right. The runner did indeed attempt to steal second base.

  • Storm stop the Tennessee Rampage...

    The Kentucky Storm got back on the winning track on July 13 with a resounding victory at home over the Tennessee Rampage at their home field in Shelbyville..

    The Storm got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 16-0 lead in the opening quarter. The Rampage scored their only touchdown of the game on an interception return to make 16-6. The Storm came back with another touchdown in the closing minutes of the second quarter to go into halftime with a 22-6 lead.

    The Storm scored 14 more points in the second half and shut out the Rampage to win by 30.

  • Sports Brief-Hadden finishes...

    Alex Hadden battled a stomach illness on the second day of the Mussleman-Dunne Tour Championship tournament at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville July 15-16. He finished in fifth place with an 18-hole total of 85.

    His final score was 10 strokes higher than any other 18-hole tournament he played in this summer. Hadden shot 41 on the first day of the tournament but when he showed up for the second round, Hadden was suffering from a stomach illness. Combined with the oppressive heat of the day, it made for a rough round as he shot 44.

  • Drills baby, Drills

     

     

    Monday I watched parts of nine different high school opening-day practices for the fall sports season. While each coaching staff had their own style or philosophy, most had two things they emphasized – conditioning and fundamentals.

    At 8 a.m. the Henry County cross country and volleyball teams kicked off the fall season.

  • Peyton competes in Ky. Women...

    MacKenzie Peyton competed at the Oxmoor Country Club in the Kentucky Women’s Open on July 9 and 10 and finished tied for 17th place. Peyton shot a 79 on the first day after hitting into water on one hole and three-putting several holes. She came back on Wednesday with an excellent score of 73 for a two-day total of 152.

    On July 9 Peyton started her round with three bogeys on the first six holes. She then sandwiched a bogey on 8 between two birdies on 7 and 9 for a 38 after nine holes.

  • Sports Brief-Lady Cats Host Camp
  • King vaults to new heights at...

    Alexa King, a 2010 graduate of Henry County High School, will be a senior at Berea College this fall. King is a pole vaulter for the Berea track team and intends to run cross country for the Lady Mountaineers this fall for the first time since her freshman year.

    King, who ran track and cross country at Henry County, has a personal best of 9’3” in the pole vault and was the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion this year. King has vaulted as high as 9’6” in practice.

  • Random thoughts from a random...

    Why is it that all the big quadrennial or biennial world sporting events occur in even numbered years? For example the Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and World Cup soccer all happen in even numbered years leaving us pitifully deprived in odd numbered years.

    Luckily, the Tour De France is an annual event that gives me something to look forward to in the dog days of summer when baseball is marching toward the All-Star break and my fantasy baseball teams are already out of contention.

  • Sports Briefs

    Hadden wins at Rosewood

    Alex Hadden won the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour tournament July 3 at Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon. Hadden shot an even par 36 to get the win. It was Hadden’s last tournament on the tour before the tour championship, which is being held today at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville.

    Hadden’s win gave him enough points to win the player of the year competition with the final tournament yet to be played. Hadden accumulated 2,050 points while runner-up miles Parroco had 1,357.

  • Sports Briefs

    Hadden wins at Rosewood

    Alex Hadden won the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour tournament July 3 at Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon. Hadden shot an even par 36 to get the win. It was Hadden’s last tournament on the tour before the tour championship, which is being held today at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville.

    Hadden’s win gave him enough points to win the player of the year competition with the final tournament yet to be played. Hadden accumulated 2,050 points while runner-up miles Parroco had 1,357.