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Today's Sports

  • Martin wins Ladies Invitational...

    Louisville’s Krissy Martin has won the Henry County Country Club Ladies Invitational for the second time in three years, finishing three strokes ahead of Eminence’s Carolyn Adcock in a 36-person field last Wednesday afternoon.

    Martin finished with a 70 for 18 holes to win the championship flight, while Adcock finished at 73 for second and Joan Waldrup finished at 81 for third. Martin won the Ladies Invitational in 2007, Adcock won it in 2008 and Martin has now won it again in 2009 in the see-saw results. Martin plays at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.

  • Finally, I have an answer

    Every year after the Bev Parrish Outstanding Female Athlete and the Ross Wallace Outstanding Male Athlete winners are named, I hear the same question: who’s Ross Wallace? And every year I have the same response: not sure. Now, after some long-overdue research, I have the answer.

  • Yankees champs, again

    The Henry County Yankees came through in the clutch against the Eminence Rockies in the championship game of the Henry County Youth Baseball League Major League Division, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a tie and holding on for a slim 8-7 win.

  • Best kept secret in Henry Co.

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club has been the best kept secret in Henry County for years, club president Ken Case said, but now he wants to get the secret out.

    For just $50 annually, a family can enjoy the luxury of a fish-stocked lake, hunting and camping seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Since Case became president in 2007, the membership has soared to its current 160 members. The club is looking to increase that number by 2010.

  • Springate named new coach

    Inside the high school’s cafeteria Monday night, Athletics Director Todd Gilley announced Derek Springate as the new boys’ basketball coach at Henry County High School.

    Springate, who was an assistant coach at West Jessamine last season, replaces Jason Holland, who left for Oldham County last month following five seasons at HCHS. After combing through all the applicants — including some impressive resumes — Gilley said Springate stood out the most.

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in West Virginia

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the singles title in the Olebay Clay Category 2 National Tennis Championships in Wheeling, West Virginia, last weekend.

    In his first match, Baughman defeated Jim Wingate from D.C., 6-1 and 6-1, then teamed with Wingate to defeat Don Mercer from West Virginia and Oz Winters from New York in doubles, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1.

  • Time for the Henry County Sports...

    Dim the lights. Shut the doors. Silence. 3-2-1. Welcome to the Henry County Sports Awards. I’m your host, Tommie Kendall.

  • West Juniors 1-2 in All-Star...

    Representing Henry County High School in the annual East-West All-Star Series over the weekend at the University of Kentucky, senior-to-be Karie Powell and coach Suzanne Cates helped lead the West Juniors to a 1-2 record. They opened with a 2-0 win over the West Seniors on Saturday — the first time the West Juniors had beaten the West Seniors — then took a 5-0 loss to the East Seniors later on Saturday and a 3-2 loss to the East Juniors on Sunday.

  • Basketball coach not named yet...

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team is continuing its off-season work without Jason Holland, who coached the squad the last five seasons but resigned his position for Oldham County on May 22.

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in New Orleans

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Southern Indoor doubles tennis tournament in New Orleans last weekend.

    Playing with Lester Sack (LA), they defeated George Baker and Don Walker (LA), 6-2 and 6-3 in the semifinals, and Lamar Hooker and Tom Casey (MS), 6-2 and 6-0 in the finals. In singles play, Baughman defeated Don Rucker, 6-0 and 6-0, and Lamar Hooker, 6-0 and 6-0, before losing to his doubles partner, Sack, in the finals.

    Ed Berry asked to play in All-Star Classic