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Today's Sports

  • Chris Nethery back at Eminence

    Sports editor

    After playing basketball at Eminence High School for four years in the 1990s, and spending a six-year coaching span between Berea and Gallatin County, Chris Nethery will return to his roots in Eminence to start his first head coaching position at the varsity level.

  • Varsity soccer team finally...

    Sports editor

    When the Henry County High School junior varsity soccer team took to the field last fall, it marked the first time a soccer team was represented at HCHS. Now, with a varsity team already practicing and games right around the corner, Henry has taken a monumental step and is leaving behind a trail of history along the way.

  • Barmore takes her game overseas

    Sports editor

    Thanks to a speedy and accurate right arm, Samantha Barmore got the opportunity to showcase her pitching skills in Australia this month — playing for Team USA in a 23-and-under tournament that included more than a dozen teams from Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

  • Great stories produced from...

    Henry County athletics — on the high school, college and coaching levels — are on an upswing. Just look at the stories I had the pleasure of writing in this week’s paper alone.

  • Chrissy Roberts name EKU coach

    Sports editor

    Perhaps the best female athlete to ever come through Henry County, Chrissy Roberts has left a trail of success wherever she’s been.

  • Blackburn leaving Eminence

    After seven seasons as the head man for the Eminence High School boys’ basketball team, filled with some of the best basketball squads the school has produced in recent memory, Keith Blackburn has decided to step down as Eminence’s coach. His decision to back away from the program stemmed from off-court issues that date back the previous three seasons, he said.

  • Zak Yates named 8th Region...

    Through nine seasons, five head coaches and numerous wins and losses, Zak Yates has been the one common denominator on the Henry County High School baseball team for almost a decade. Now, after the best season Henry County has produced during Yates’ tenure, his tireless work is not going unnoticed. Following Henry’s remarkable baseball season, which ended in the championship game of the 8th Region tournament two months ago, Yates was named the 8th Region Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year.

  • Peyton will play in U.S. Kids...

    Beginning with her first putter at the age of one, Mackenzie Peyton has always been around the game of golf. She received the putter from her grandfather, Willie Peyton, on her first birthday, was a regular on the greens by the age of two, and was playing a full nine holes by the age of five. Now, at the ripe old age of 11, Peyton already has played three years on Henry County High School girls’ golf team and, as an upcoming sixth grader, she’s making a name for herself against others her age from around the country.

  • Warriors say bye to coach

    When the Eminence Warriors lost to Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District boys' basketball tournament Feb. 26, it was much more than what it seemed at the time. The horn sounded, the players shook hands and the two teams headed toward different locker rooms - one team ready to roll on to the next round in post-season action and the other ready to start thinking about the next season.

  • Eminence hosts State water Ski...

    Rain and lightning might have dampened and delayed the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships over the weekend, but the unstable weather conditions could not stop the best statewide skiers from topping the all-time Kentucky list. After the two-day event, held at Stillwater Lake in Eminence, 33 different skiers were crowned state champions, and seven different state records were set. The competition, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, was delayed twice on Saturday — once due to heavy rain and once for a bolt of lightning spotted in the area.