Today's Sports

  • Sparky's Boys need help

    Fantasy sports have taken the country by storm since the advent of the internet.

    I have been involved in fantasy baseball since well before all the leagues were put on the web.

    In fact, there was some resistance amongst the old codgers in the Bluegrass Baseball League when it was suggested that we bring our game into the modern era. Some didn’t want to stop meeting every year for the draft. They liked that we got together and actually sized up the competition face-to-face.

  • Storm romp past Trybe


    The Kentucky Storm football team suffered a tough 40-6 loss just one week ago in their home opener against the Knoxville Knights. It was not how the team wanted to show off their game to the fans of Henry County.

    This week the Storm came out and played with a vengeance from the opening kickoff to defeat the Indy Trybe 38-0 and show the home fans that they are better than the display from a week ago.

  • Stanley, Rabourn make all-star...

    Henry County High School softball players, Aly Stanley and Madison Rabourn were named to the Kentucky Softball Coaches’ Associations senior and junior all-star teams, respectively.

    Rabourn played this weekend for the West team consisting of players from the First through Eighth Regions. Stanley played for the Senior West team.

  • Lady Cats basketball camp
  • Turnovers hurt Storm in loss to...


    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team opened their home campaign in the Kentucky football League with a 40-6 loss to the Knoxville Knights Saturday at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    The Storm was coming off a road game against the Indy Trybe in Indianapolis that was suspended due to a rainstorm in which they led 16-6. The game will be finished at a later date.

  • Attempting to get in shape......

    I began my yearly ritual of resolving to get in shape and stay in shape in the usual way – I procrastinated and made excuses until I looked up one day and realized that it was April and shrinkage of my blue jeans was not causing the problem.

    I began to work out on the used elliptical machine that we took off the hands of a couple who had decided they were tired of it collecting dust in their basement.

  • Kodiak moment: Local man bags...

    This is the first of a two-part series on Steve Chappell’s Kodiak bear hunt in Alaska.


    Despite being charged by a Kodiak bear weighing about 1,500 pounds, Steve Chappell kept his cool while hunting in Alaska.

    Chappell, who lives in Pendleton, grew up in Washington state, and lived in Alaska for 25 years. He moved to Henry County in 2008.

  • Sports Briefs

    HC basketball skills camp

    The Henry County Wildcats’ boys’ basketball team will host its annual Henry County Skills Camp June 15-17 from nine a.m. to noon each day in the Henry County High School gym.

    The cost is $40 per child and is open to boys in grades K-8 for the upcoming school year.

    Those interested can register at the door on the first day of camp.

    Klempner gets top 10 finish

  • Wildcats fall to Dragons in...


    After scoring six runs in the second inning, the Henry County Wildcats’ baseball team looked like they might be moving on to the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament but South Oldham slowly fought their way back into the game and eventually won 8-7.

  • Lasting Memories from spring...

    Some outstanding individual performances highlighted the spring sports season for me this year.

    At the top of my list is the courage and pain threshold shown by Aly Stanley. Stanley injured the posterior cruciate ligament in her knee while the Lady Cats’ softball team was on their spring break trip to Florida. She sat out a couple of games because of the injury and then resumed playing, although for a time she only pitched.

    Eventually, she went back into the batter’s box, too, but was replaced by a courtesy runner when she reached base.