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Today's Sports

  • Looking forward to future...

    Surprisingly, students in the county are already roaming the hallways from class to class. Even more surprisingly, though, is the fact that fall sports have already kicked off and are about to get in full swing.

    I know I say this every year, but I can’t believe it’s that time of the season once again. And this year I mean it more than ever. When I was in school, Aug. 26 always fell on the first week of school — I know that because that’s my birthday. Now, the opening day comes sooner and sooner each August, and before long I think it could reach July.

  • Can tougher schedule equate to...

    Entering his fourth season as the head coach at Henry County High School, Chris Engstrand has his Wildcats primed for another run in Class 3-A, District Four and hopefully a long stay in the state playoffs. But this year he’s taking a different path to the finish line.

  • Boys want to repeat a winning...

    For the first time since the 1990s, the Henry County Wildcats won more golf matches than they lost last fall when they went 8-3-1 and met or exceeded all of their preseason goals. Now, as the boys enter their second week of matches for the 2009 campaign, their sights are set on another winning season.

  • Sports Briefs

    Henry Baughman

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Category 2 National Public Parks Tennis 70s Doubles Championship in Columbia, SC, on Aug. 2. Baughman partnered with Lester Sack (LA) to defeated Jim Fernstrom and Neil Vogot (SC) 6-1, 6-1 and in the finals defeated Ron Kieger and Dave Sloan (SC) 6-3, 6-1.

    In singles play, Baughman defeated Joe Pundt (Germany) 6-1, 6-1 and No. 1 seeded Bob Mathis (FL) 6-3, 6-0, before losing to Lester Sack 4-6, 2-6.

  • HCMS student 65th at World Champs

    Playing against the best young golfers from around the world, Henry County Middle School seventh-grader MacKenzie Peyton finished 65th at the US Kids Golf World Championship, improving from her 85th-place outing in the same event last August.

  • Heat-related injuries have been...

    After all the talk from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association about heat-related injuries and prevention, I will say that it’s been a bit of an ironic summer.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters 11th...

    The Henry County Sharp Shooters improved this year at the National Rifle Association’s International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, but the problem was every other team improved, too, in a competition between the best squads in the country.

  • Country Club hosts US Kids World...

    The rain tried to put a damper on the US Kids World Championships Qualifier held at the Henry County Country Club last Wednesday, but after a three-hour rain delay the 32-person field finally teed off.

    It was the first time the golf course located just north of New Castle landed a Worlds Qualifier event, which attracted golfers aged 5-14 from all across the country. Among the mix were three from Henry County: MacKenzie Peyton, age 12, Isaac Klempner, 7, and Will Peyton, 6.

  • Henry tees off golf season at...

    It wasn’t the long ball they were looking for, but the Henry County Ladycats teed off their golf season last Monday night with a so-so performance at Long Run Park.

  • Frazier’s Ballpark

    Jadie Frazier was one of the best athletes to ever come through Henry County. He averaged 32 points per game as a senior at Henry Central High School in 1959; he was a starter and double-digit scorer for the University of Louisville; he competed for the U of L track team; he was a star pitcher in fastpitch softball up until the age of 50; and he was inducted into the Louisville ASA Hall of Fame.