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Today's Sports

  • Tour de Henry Co.

    There’s nothing like getting outside on your bike (the kind you pedal), feeling the wind blow against your face, and huffing and puffing away for hours while going up and down hills. Last Thursday was no exception at the second annual Tour de Henry County.

    If I could have it my way the Tour de Henry would be every week — probably each Thursday since that worked out so nicely with my schedule — but of course this is not feasible with a heavy workload and a family waiting for me back home. I guess I can settle for once a year.

  • Learning from the ‘...

    Henry County got a taste of foreign soccer last week when the Challenger Sports program sent Nicky Askew and Kyle Corfield to Harry Hall Park for a week-long camp last Monday through Friday.

  • Get a jump start on FFM race

    I hear the same question every September. It never fails.

    “The Friends For Michael 5K is this Saturday, what should I do for training?” I politely reply with a “run a few miles a couple of times this week and don’t go out too hard in the race.” But, deep down, what I want to say is “build a time machine and go back to 10 weeks ago to start training you dummy.”

    So my advice to all those wanting to race the FFM on Sept. 26 is to start running now. Don’t put it off. You will thank me when race day finally arrives.

  • Stillwater skiers do well at...

    Seven water skiers that regularly train at Stillwater Lake, located between Eminence and New Castle on Hwy. 55, made the drive to Paducah on July 11-12 for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships, and came back with impressive results.

  • Sharp Shooters headed back to...

    After finishing ninth place at the National Rifle Association’s International Youth Hunter Education Challenge last August in Pennsylvania, the Henry County Sharp Shooters are headed back to nationals in less than two weeks.

  • Lindsey Bevill and Vincent...

    Lindsey Bevill dominated the field and Vincent Vaughn squeezed past it over the weekend at the Henry County Country Club Championships.

    Bevill, a high school regional champion for Carroll County a few years back, held a six-stroke lead after the first day on Saturday, then stretched it to nine on Sunday for a 10-over-par 154. Paula McGlothin finished second at 163 and Samantha Woods — an upcoming senior at Henry County High School — was third at 166. Carolyn Adcock, who has won the club championship eight times dating back to 1999, finished tied for fifth at 170.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS XC

    The Henry County High School cross country team will start practice on Monday, July 20, at Harry Hill Park. Practices start at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday with each runner having the option of which practice to attend. Elementary runners will not start practice until the first week of school, while it is optional for middle school runners.

    EHS XC

  • Top players back for this...

    With the top contenders back and two titles on the line, the Henry County Country Club will host its annual club championship this weekend on it’s 18-hole, par-72 golf course just north of New Castle.

    Last year’s winners — Brad Gross and Lindsey Bevill — will try to defend their titles. The 36-hole tournament, which is open to all club members, starts at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with 18 holes each day.

  • HC All-Star teams are eliminated...

    Playing with limited practice time and against tough competition, all four All-Star teams from the Henry County Youth Baseball League were eliminated after two rounds in their district tournaments.

  • A change in pace

    As a junior at Henry County with no school-affiliated soccer team to play for and no desire to attend a college, John Harp did not even contemplate the idea of enrolling in school after graduation. He never gave it much thought.