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Today's Sports

  • Willie Peyton back in charge of...

    Replacing Steve Dent as the Henry County boys’ golf coach, Willie Peyton is back in charge of the same program he coached for four years in the 1990s.

    After a decade-long layoff, Peyton takes over the program from Dent, who retired from teaching in July and is ineligible to coach until mid-October. Peyton coached the squad to a North Central Kentucky Conference Championship in the late-1990s and is hoping to progress with the pieces Dent has left behind.

  • MWA makes a return to the county

    The Mountain Wrestling Association is making a return trip to Henry County, but this time it will be at an outside venue in Pleasureville.

    To raise money for a Henry County 14-under girls’ softball team, the organization will host a wrestling show this Sunday starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Pleasureville Firehouse. Gates open at 6:30 and the show is expected to last around two hours. Tickets bought in advance are $7 each, while tickets bought at the gate are $8.

  • Training tiresome

    And the training continues.

    Last week was the most amount of time I’ve spent training with 15 total hours of either swimming, biking, running or strength workouts, and I’m starting to really notice it. Ouch!

  • Berea College becomes reality...

    Finalizing what has been in the works for four years, Alexa King leaves for Berea College on Aug. 21.

    The 2010 Henry County High School graduate has wanted to attend Berea since her freshman year of high school, and starting this fall will run cross-country and track for the Mountaineers. Brescia University, Lindsey Wilson and Spalding University all showed interest in the pole vaulting specialist, but in the end she went with the school that first drew her attention in 2006.

  • 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.