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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Coach Kasten says team not where...

    It has been an up-and-down start for the Henry County volleyball team through the first two weeks of the season, but coach Jon Kasten said his Ladycats are improving and have plenty of time to get better before the 28th District tournament — the focal point to a questionable season.

    The Ladycats opened 2010 with a 2-0 loss to newly-formed Martha Layne Collins High School on Aug. 10, then beat Western Hills (2-0) last Monday and Anderson County (2-0) on Tuesday, and lost to Trimble County (2-0) on Thursday for a 2-2 start after week two. 

  • Redskins going school-based

    In a move that has shrunk the Henry County Youth Football League to just four varsity teams and given Eminence Independent School a new program, the Eminence Redskins have decided to go strictly school-based.

    Starting this school year, the Redskins will forgo their partnership with the HCYFL in order to become school affiliated. 

  • Baughman wins No. 17

    In what 73-year-old Henry Baughmam of Smithfield calls one of the biggest wins of his life, he upset top-seeded Bob Quall of California in a grueling four-hour match to advance to the finals of the National Public Parks Tennis Championship.

    Baughman then teamed with J.B. Hayes of Indiana to win the doubles championship a few hours later, and the following day beat Gene Waters of Texas in the singles’ finals to give him two national titles. The four-day tournament was held at Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center in St. Louis on Aug. 4-7.

  • Busy summer for Ally Vaughn

    Between the final day of high school classes on June 2 and the opening day this Wednesday, Ally Vaughn has had one busy summer.

    During the 10-week span, the Henry County High School junior spent time in Indianapolis, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio and North Carolina, playing for the Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Softball Team.

  • FFM golf scramble, 5K next month

    The annual Friends For Michael golf scramble and 5K run are set for next month with the scramble on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and the run on Saturday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the 10th consecutive year of the golf outing and the 14th year of the 5K run, two of the bigger events the local organization hosts each year to raise money for spinal-cord injury victims and research. FFM president Matthew Brent said those two, along with the dinner in June, are the three events that are the focal point and generate the most money.

  • TD Club to host concert for...

    After a wild offseason, Henry County’s football program is putting together the pieces with Lyndon Johnson in charge.

    In an attempt to provide for a team that has gone through three head coaches between the final game in 2009 and the opener in 2010, the Touchdown Club has announced it will host a concert on Aug. 28 at the Steel Technologies Shooting Range. The fundraiser, which includes three bands, will start at 7 p.m. and last until midnight. Ticket prices are $5 each bought in advance or $7 on the day of the concert. All proceeds will go toward the football program.

  • Meet Henry County’s...

    In Henry County’s second year with a Baptist Hospital Northeast partnership that allows the school a full-time athletic trainer, Andrew Stephen takes over the role previously held by Amanda Crawford.

    Crawford, who started working with the athletes in the spring of 2009, has decided to take a position working at Baptist Northeast. Stephen will fill the void left behind during the 2010-2011 school year. He will work with the Henry athletes four days per week, and with the Trimble County High School athletes one day.

  • Bike course complete... e^s

    Eighteen days and counting.

    Really? Is that all that really remains? When this week’s paper hits the newsstands, there will be just 18 days left until the Louisville Ford Ironman. I’m still shaking my head in astonishment.

  • 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.