Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Baughman Wins Three Divisions

    Playing in the Kentucky Closed Tennis Championships, Henry Baughman won the 75 and over singles title by defeating Elton Weist 6-1, 6-0 in the finals. Later he teamed with his brother Jim to win the 70 and over doubles by defeating Lonnie Mudd and Don Nuerge 6-1, 6-1. In the 65 and over doubles division Baughman teamed with Woody McGraw to defeat Russ Cashion and Joe Wurth 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals and defeated Robert Bozarth and Lloyd Harr in the finals, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

    Street Ball Showdown in Carrollton

  • Fall sports teams suiting up



    Despite what the thermometer tells us, it is high school sports time again.

    The Henry County Lady Cats’ golf team has already played in several events. The Eminence and Henry County volleyball teams played their first regular season games last night, and my calendar is so full of games for the upcoming months that I have no place to put anything else.

  • Yates to lead off for Bat Cats

    Long-time Henry County High School assistant baseball coach Zak Yates has been named the head baseball coach for the Spring 2013 season.

    Yates takes over for Austin Hunsaker who will be the school’s interim assistant principal.

    “In my opinion, when I found out I couldn’t continue as coach he was the one and only option,” Hunsaker said. “ I put a lot of hard work into this over the past five years to make this program consistently competitive and Zak is the best choice to push them even farther.

  • Peyton starts off week with a...


    Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 1–under par 71 at Perry Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to win the Owen County Invitational. Peyton went up against a tough field of 85 golfers that included the Sacred Heart and Shelby County teams that had finished first and second in the Henry County Invitational.

  • Hadden 5th, Klempner 6th in the...

    After a rough first day at Oxmoor Country Club, Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner settled down and finished strong to take 5th and 6th place respectively in the Pepsi Tour Tournament of Champions.

  • Mustangs run wild
  • Warriors ready for action
  • Heat is fall sports biggest foe

    Summer is always a trying time for coaches. In addition to getting their teams ready for competition, coaches must get equipment ready and handed out, deal with last minute schedule adjustments, and get rosters ready for the media.

    Fall sports coaches have the additional burden of dealing with the heat; and this year has been one of the toughest in memory.

    Several coaches already have lost practice time because of high heat index readings and pop-up thunderstorms caused by the heat and humidity clashing with slightly unstable air masses.

  • It's all about attitude

    Talking to Tyus Ford and Ben Ingabrand for this week’s issue inspired me to get on my soapbox and preach a little bit in my column. I can see the eyes of many of my former athletes and students rolling into the back of their heads now.
    Coaches love to use the cliché, “It’s 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical.”
    There’s a reason that certain phrases become clichés — they’re usually true.

  • Peyton takes 3rd place at HCIT

    Playing against some of the top players and teams in the state motivated MacKenzie Peyton to bring her “A” game to the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “It makes me play better knowing that there are going to be better scorers in the tournament,” she said of the tournament, held at the Henry County Country Club. “A lot of these girls are my friends. It makes me feel good to know that I’m up there with them finally.”