Today's Sports

  • Sports Brief-HCHS to get new...

    The HCHS football field and track will have a new look this season. The football field is getting a turf makeover this week and as soon as the manufacturers have completed it, a new press box will replace the original press box that has begun to show its age.

    “The new press box is being manufactured as we speak,” football coach Jason Spencer said. “Hopefully it will be up before the first home game. It cost $30,000 and all of the money was raised through donations and fundraising by and through the Henry county touchdown Club.”

  • Geisler attends UK basketball...


    Christian Geisler, son of Debi and John Geisler of Port Royal, attended the University of Kentucky’s Coach Calipari’s Pro Basketball two-day camp in Lexington July 31 and Aug. 1.

    Seven former UK basketball players — Nerlens Noel, Devin Johnston, Tawny Beckham, Julius Mays, Devon Rider, Archie Goodwin and Anthony Davis — returned to their alma mater and worked with the kids both days.

  • Hadden is Jr. Fall Cities Champ

    Alex Hadden won the championship flight of the Junior Fall Cities Golf Championship’s 11-under division last week by defeating Jared Davis 3 and 2.

    Hadden was 3-up with four holes to play when Davis sank a forty-foot birdie putt to keep the match alive. Hadden came back to win the seventh hole to finish the match.

  • 'Nothing is Impossible'



    The Henry County Youth Soccer Association in conjunction with Challenger Sports hosted a soccer camp for local youth last week at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    For the fifth year camp organizers brought in a player from the United Kingdom to teach participants soccer fundamentals.

  • Buchanan, park are gems



    This week while covering the story on the Challenger Sports Soccer Camp, I had the opportunity to get a good look at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park, or as it’s called by most locals, the ‘new’ park.

  • Former players reliving their...

    Several local men have received a second chance at playing football they never expected to get until the Kentucky Storm semipro team was created by Richard Smith.

  • Peyton, Riley win Team Challenge

    MacKenzie Peyton teamed with Anderson County’s Caitlin Riley to win the Team Challenge at Old Bridge Golf Club in Danville this weekend. Eleven two-person teams competed in the event.

    Peyton and Riley shot 64 Saturday when the teams took their best score on each hole and 69 Sunday in an alternating shot format to secure the win.

  • Drawbaugh picked as head coach

    A familiar face will take the reigns of the Henry County Cross Country program this season.

    Ricky Drawbaugh who was the head coach from 2006 to 2008 will be the new head coach this fall.

    Drawbaugh, ran cross country and track for the Shelby County Rockets, is a University of Louisville graduate, and has taught in Henry County Public Schools nine of the past 10 years.

  • The Golden Years



    From 1973 to 1983, Jim Willhite led the Eminence basketball program through one the best runs in school history.

     Willhite’s teams reached the regional tournament seven times. “We went to the regional tournament in my first year, missed out in my second year and then went six years in a row,” he said.

  • For the Love of the Game

    This spring I was covering a Henry County Lady Cat softball game as well as a baseball game and track meet. I came to the softball game after it had already started and I was scrambling to get in position and get the camera settings right.

    The Lady Cats’ opponents had a runner on first and I was anticipating a stolen base attempt so I focused on the base runner as the pitch was delivered to the plate. I had guessed right. The runner did indeed attempt to steal second base.