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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Hinkel, Mings named HCHS top...

    Cody Hinkel and Kelsey Mings were given the trophies for the top athletes at Henry County High School during Honors Night last month, officially joining a long list that includes some of the best athletes that have walked the halls at HCHS.

  • Jason Holland resigns, heading...

    After turning the Henry County boys’ basketball program from a 3-23 team in 2005 to 22-9 in 2009, Jason Holland has decided to back away from the position and accept the coaching job at nearby Oldham County.

  • Sports Briefs

    Henry Baughman

  • Webb to play in USA Junior...

    After an outstanding performance in the USA Junior Nationals all-state high school basketball competition in Bowling Green, Justin Webb has been invited to participate in the prestigious USA Junior National International Sports Festival at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, from July 27-August 2. Webb, the son of Diann Harlow and Tommy Webb, is currently a sophomore at Trimble County High School.