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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Pink Panthers compete

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    The Henry County Pink Panthers under-10 girls’ fast-pitch team were runners-up in the Shelby County double elimination tournament on June 25.

    Pictured are, front row, from left to right: Kaylee Foree, Grace Adams, Madison Sampson, Ella Ricketts and Alyson Richard. Back row: Coach Kristy Tingle, Gracie Brent, Morgan Brent, Ashlyn Tingle, MaKenzie Rosario, Rylee Mitchell and Coach Sarah Adams.

  • Tingle competes in horse show

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    Kaylee Tingle, age 12, of New Castle competed in the District 3 4H Horse Show in Frankfort. She and her quarter horse, Indecent Propozal, won several awards including Overall Reserve Grand Champion. They qualified to compete in the state show this month in Louisville.