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Today's Sports

  • Warriors ready to make history...

    Two seasons after making the switch from a strictly eight-man postseason to the 11-man district-playoffs format played by most Kentucky High School Athletic Association football programs, the Eminence Warriors are ready to make school history by becoming the first team at Eminence to win an actual 11-man playoff game. On paper, it looks doable.

  • Henry cross aiming towards state...

    Minus the few years when he was the Henry County girls’ basketball coach in the early 2000s, Greg Woods has been the head or assistant coach for Henry’s cross-country team each year since 1989. This fall, after taking the program over from Ricky Drawbaugh, Woods is back in the head position for the first time since 2006.

  • Warriors have the right attitude...

    The Eminence cross-country team has the talent, the numbers and the right attitude this fall.

    Head coach Scott McClamroch hopes that translates to the best season since he came on board as the head coach in 2000.

    The Warriors have nine high schoolers listed on their roster, five middle schoolers and three fifth graders. Add into the mix the attitude and a hard-working group of runners, and the ingredients are ripe for a successful year.

  • Golfers aim for a season that...

    The Henry County girls’ golf team has accomplished more than any team at HCHS the last few years — winning conference titles, breaking school records and being unbeaten against schools of similar size. But the one objective that eludes the Ladycats is a top-two finish at the regional tournament to advance to state. They hope to change that this season.

  • New coach and new goals for EHS...

    The Eminence girls’ volleyball team has a majority of the same players from last year — the squad that won just one game and was eliminated in the opening round of the 28th District tournament — but they now have a new coach and new goals, which they hope will lead to a complete turnaround.

  • 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.