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Today's Sports

  • Playing with pros

     

     

    Few athletes in Henry County have made it as far in the professional sports world as Steve Olsen who played football and baseball at Henry County from 1984 to 1988.

    Olsen  — a high school pitcher and quarterback — played baseball for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels from 1988 to 1991 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1991.

  • Gross, Paul are HCCC Club...

    The Henry County Country Club hosted its club championship Saturday and Sunday. Buddy Gross won the men’s championship flight with a 36-hole total of 143. Carolyn Paul won the women’s championship flight with a score of 170.

    Sixty men competed in four flights during the two-day event. Gross shot 69 on the opening day to trail Vincent Vaughn by one stroke going into the second day. Gross came back on Sunday to shoot 74 while Vaughn shot 77 to get the comeback victory by two strokes. Jimmie Simpson was third after shooting 73-78-151.

  • Lady Cats charge through thre...

    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team has hit the ground running with five golf tournaments in the first week of the season.

    After competing in the Shelby County Invitational and Henry County Invitational Aug. 3 and 5, the Lady Cats played in the Grant County Invitational on Aug. 6.

    MacKenzie Peyton followed up her runner-up finish in the Henry County tournament with another second place finish at Grant County. Peyton shot 77 and was beaten for the top spot by Nadine Innes of Ryle by one stroke.

  • Sports Brief-Cornerstone...

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a fall basketball camp from Sept. 7 to 28, a total of four Saturdays.

    Chris Armstrong and current college coaches will lead the camp.

    The camp will focus on individual instruction, offensive moves, ball handling, shooting, passing, defensive techniques and agility.

    The ages are kindergarten through 5th grade, and will meet 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sixth through 12th grade both boys and girls will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Another Doping Scandal?

     

     

    It seems that Major League Baseball is taking another image hit this summer. Alex Rodridguez and several high-profile players have received lengthy suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs; and in Rodriguez’s case trying to cover it up. But maybe it is not MLB that is taking the hit to their image this time. Maybe the individual players will take the hit.

  • HCCC hosts Champions tourney

    Henry County Country Club hosted the KPGA Junior Tournament of Champions on July 31 and Aug. 1. The tournament consisted of several age divisions for boys and girls.

    Two local players, Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner, competed in the 11-12 age division and acquitted themselves well.

    Klempner shot 43 on the first day and 40 on the second to finish the 18-hole tournament with an 83, good for sixth place.

  • Lady Cats host invitational

    The Henry County girls’ golf team got their season under way with two tournaments this week.

    Saturday, the Lady Cats played in the Shelby County Invitational and on Monday they hosted their own tournament.

    The young team shot 398 Monday with MacKenzie Peyton leading the way shooting a 2-under-par 69, which was good for second place.

    Only Maddie Hamilton, one of the top-ranked players in the state from last year’s state champion team Sacred Heart could better Peyton, and shot a 68.

  • Galyon announced as boys'...

    Steve Galyon, media teacher at Henry County High School, has been named the boys golf coach for the 2013 season.

    Now in his 23rd year with HCHS, Galyon graduated from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee and did his graduate work at the University of Louisville.

    Galyon, who lives in Shelbyville with his wife Charlene, has previous experience in athletics at the school — he coached baseball and cross country in the early 1990s and was athletic director for six years starting in the late 90s.

  • Ky Storm drop two in a row

    The Kentucky Storm football team has struggled the last two weeks as work schedules and other commitments have kept the team at less than full strength.

    On July 27 the Storm traveled to Radcliffe to take on the Kentucky Wolverines and fell 34-12.

    “We had no depth. We had several players missing and a lot of smaller players had to fill in on the line,” coach Richard Smith said.

  • Sharpshooters travel to Adair...

    Submitted by Jeannie Campbell

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 15 team members to Columbia, KY on August 2 to compete in shotgun, archery, muzzleloader, 22 rifle, air pistol, and 22 pistol at the Adair County Invitational.  The competition drew 150 participants from surrounding counties and will be the last competition before the State Competition on September 14 and 15.