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Today's Sports

  • NCKC Champs played Tuesday at...

    Preparing for the North Central Kentucky Conference championship, which was played all day Tuesday at the Henry County Country Club, the Henry County boys’ golf team played in two matches last week.

    The Wildcats hosted Owen County last Monday and traveled to Whitefield Academy on Thursday in the final two outings before the all-important conference tournament arrived. Afterwards, coach Willie Peyton said his team played well against Owen and struggled against Whitefield, but it was the NCKC that was his team’s first real focus of the season.

  • Karie Powell heads to Midway...

    When Karie Powell took a visit to Midway College last February, the Henry County High School senior had the intention of playing volleyball for the Eagles and, possibly, softball. But when she left for Midway on Saturday morning, softball was her focus.

  • Henry girls 4th at Nelson Invite...

    The Henry County girls’ golf team continued its early-season outings with the Nelson County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 14, and a home match against Whitefield Academy last Tuesday.

    Henry was fourth overall out of 11 teams at Nelson with a four-person combined score of 394, and three days later beat Whitefield 188-217. Entering this week, coach Kathy Peyton said her squad is improving.

  • Peyton, 13, Pepsi Player of the...

    Three area golfers competed in Kentucky’s Pepsi Junior Golf Tour this summer, and came back with impressive results against their age groups.

    MacKenzie Peyton, 13, finished first overall in the 13-15 division, Isaac Klempner, 9, was second in the 10-and-under division, and William Peyton, 6, was fifth in the 10-and-under division. MacKenzie Peyton played in 10 tournaments that counted toward scoring plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; Klempner played in five tournaments plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; and William Payton played in five tournaments.

  • It’s a ‘...

    On the volleyball court, the Eminence Lady Warriors are headed in the right direction compared to where they were last year — the fundamentals have drastically improved, and they have the players to get the job done. But the one area coach Stephanie Meadows is concerned with, she cannot see on the court.

    Through the first two weeks of the season, the Lady Warriors are 1-4 with a win over Evangel Christian and losses to Brown, Gallatin County, Shelby County and Anderson County. The big concern Meadows has is her team’s mentality. 

  • Not the start the Cats wanted

    Friday night’s disappointing 54-24 loss was not the start the Henry County football team was looking for as the Wildcats watched an early lead vanish, gave up 27 points in the second quarter alone and lost all the major statistical categories.

    Holy Cross, a 1A football program that returned most of its key players from last year’s 6-6 squad, spoiled Henry’s opening-game hopes in the Dairy Queen Bowl. It was the first time Henry had lost its opener since 2006 when this year’s seniors were eighth graders.

  • It’s the second...

    The 1-0 win over Owen County last Thursday night marked just the second time that the Henry County boys’ soccer team has celebrated a win, and gives the Wildcats a 1-1 start to their third season.

    The Wildcats opened 2010 with a 7-0 loss to Fairdale last Tuesday before beating Owen two days later in two road games. Henry was 1-8-1 in the inaugural 2008 season, beating Carroll County, and 0-8 last fall. Owen joins Carroll as the only two teams Henry has beaten through 20 games.

  • Ironman this Sunday!!!

    The Louisville Ford Ironman has finally arrived, and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. Part of me wants to smile at the world, and part of me wants to go hide in a lonely ditch.

  • Henry girls beat first-year team...

    Opening its third season with a 2-1 win over Carroll County last Wednesday night, the Henry County girls’ soccer team earned its fourth win since the team transitioned from junior varsity to varsity in 2008 and its first victory in almost two years.

    Victoria Paynter scored the first goal in the first half, Katie Setters added the go-ahead goal in the second half, and Henry held off Carroll for the slim win. This marked Henry’s third season opener, while it was the first for Carroll, who decided to start the soccer program this fall.

  • Matt Ricketts leads Henry County...

    Matt Ricketts led Henry County at both golf matches last week, finishing with a 42 for nine holes against Whitefield Academy on Tuesday and an impressive 37 against Carroll County on Thursday. Both matches were at the Henry County Country Club.

    The Wildcats finished with a four-person combined team score of 185 against Whitefield, losing by 15 strokes, and came back two days later to beat Carroll 176-191. The nine-stroke improvement shows that Henry is right where it needs to be in these early-season matches.