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Today's Sports

  • Training continues past Tour

    Note: This is the third column in a series leading up to the Louisville Ford Ironman. The 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run is Aug. 29.

    Now that the Tour de France is over, I find myself searching for motivation. With the Ironman less than six weeks away, it’s a crucial stretch and the Tour was providing me with all the inspiration I needed to pedal away.

  • Challenger Sports back in Henry...

    Making a return trip to the county, the Challenger Sports program was back in New Castle to host a week-long soccer camp for the youth in the area.

    Challenger Sports first came to Henry County eight years ago and contacted the Henry County Youth Soccer Association last year about the possibility of a return. The two organizations signed a three-year contract that started last summer and runs through 2011. After next summer’s camp, the two might extend that contract.

  • Paynter advances to Illinois...

    Calling it a great experience and an opportunity she hopes to have again, Victoria Paynter’s run in the Olympic Development Program came to an end on July 11 at the Region 2 Camp on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

    It started in November and included four intense rounds of cuts and a trip to Northern Illinois from July 8-11. Paynter, an upcoming junior at Henry County High School, survived the first cut in December when the players were sliced down to 30, then made it past the next cut in March when they were narrowed to 22. 

     

  • Training not top priority

    In a hectic week that got even more hectic over the weekend, I’m coming off my worst seven-day stretch of training since I first started preparing for the Louisville Ford Ironman. Some things are just more important, and I quickly figured that out last week.

    In my second column pertaining to my preparation for the Louisville Ironman — a short series I started last week and will conclude following the Aug. 29 event — I have little to write about regarding my actual time spent swimming, biking or running.

  • Tourney has record-breaking...

    History was made over the weekend at the Henry County Country Club Championship as MacKenzie Peyton became the youngest-ever golf champion at just 13 years old and Brad Gross won his record-stretching 14th title.

    Peyton, who will be an eighth grader at Henry County Middle School this year and one of the top high school golfers, shot an 82 on Saturday and came back with a 74 on Sunday for a 156, five strokes ahead of runner-up Carolyn Paul. 

  • Booher plays in Class 2011 All-...

    There have been plenty of years that Henry County was represented in the girls’ Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Game, but Saturday night marked the first time in a while.

  • Stillwater Lake Club at the top...

    With impressive results at the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships on July 10-11 in Walton, Eminence’s Stillwater Lake Water Ski Club has moved to the front of membership and tournament placements within the state, Stillwater Lake owner and skier Leon Leonard said.

    Competing against the best water skiers in Kentucky 10 days ago, the nine athletes from the Stillwater Lake Club came back with nine state titles and two state records during the two-day event.

  • Owners say All American Sports...

    Next to the New Castle Cafe on Highway 146 sits the only store in Henry County that specializes in providing needed equipment for most sports.

    Shirts are displayed in the windows and a sneak peek inside reveals what the store has to offer. All American Sports officially opened last February and is ready for business with the inside stocked with equipment and printed shirts. 

  • Ironman is finally a go

    Ever since I watched an Ironaman race on TV as a wide-eyed youngster searching for my next big adventure, I have been waiting for the day to attempt the grueling event that combines a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Now that I’m officially training for the Aug. 29 Ford Ironman Louisville, that day is inching closer.

  • Opening day this Thursday

    Just as a heat wave sweeps across the area, the highly-awaited July 15 date is arriving.

    Teams across Kentucky will be eligible to start practices for fall varsity sports starting this Thursday, including the two high schools in the county. Between Henry County and Eminence, there are 10 separate varsity sports in the fall. Eminence starts school on Aug. 2 and Henry starts on Aug. 11. Uncertain futures loom ahead.