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Today's Sports

  • Nationals come from bottom...

    The Nationals erased four earlier losses to the Renegades with two surprising wins at New Castles field Monday night to claim the championship in the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 11- and 12-year-old division.

    The Renegades beat the Nationals to win the title last summer, then followed with a perfect season that included four more wins over the Nationals two in the regular season, one in the annual Spring Fling Tournament and one in post-season action that dropped the Nationals to the losers bracket.

  • Idea for stories, anyone?

    Im at a crossroad. I can either write about past athletes, teams or coaches like Ive done the past three summers or choose another un-thought-of topic that I just cant grasp yet. Im hoping you can help me out a bit.

  • Henry County makes its return to...

    For the first time since the turn of the century, Henry County High School will get its chance to shine against some of the smaller schools across the state in the All “A” Classic, which includes tournaments held annually in most of Kentucky’s high school sports.

  • Kasten resigns as HC softball...

    Shortly after winning his 100th game on the diamond, Jon Kasten decided to step down from his coaching position for Henry County’s softball team.

    Kasten will back away from the program after leading the Ladycats to a 17-14 season, the 31st District title and a third straight appearance in the 8th Region tournament, where the squad lost to Shelby County (8-5) in opening-round action.

  • Eminence opens state-wide water...

    Sports editor

    Under near-perfect weather, Eminence’s Stillwater Lake hosted Kentucky’s first water ski competition of the season Saturday with a smaller turnout than normal.

    Just 18 skiers competed in the slalom-only event, which was down more than 20 percent from previous years. But there were still plenty of solid performances for the first competition of the season.

  • Former Wildcat coach leads...

    Sports editor

    While Henry County’s baseball team was close to becoming the first in school history to make the KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, former coach Mike Thibodeaux was enjoying his own success more than 800 miles away.

  • Sometimes, the Internet isn...

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the Internet... usually. There’s nothing like a quick find on Google, a funny video on YouTube or a glance from last night’s scores on ESPN.

    Between writing stories Monday afternoon, I spent my time on the Internet keeping up with the Tiger Woods-Rocco Mediate showdown on the golf course, which started out in a playoff and, as I’m writing these words, is finishing up in a thrilling, sudden death. The Internet is a very convenient tool that makes most of our lives very, very easy, and enjoyable at times.

  • Dewayne Douglas resigns as...

    Sports editor

    After two seasons on the sideline for the young and inexperienced Eminence softball team, Dewayne Douglas has decided to step down from his position as the head coach. Douglas, who coached the team for six years during the 1990s before making his return in 2007, officially resigned shortly after the final game in mid-May.

    During his two seasons, Eminence had 2-14 and 1-14 records, and lost in the opening round of the 30th District tournament both years. Douglas had just too much on his plate, he said of his decision to back away.

  • Eminence hosts annual Spring...

    Sports editor

    After a season full of ups and downs, Eminence High School hosted its annual Spring Sports Banquet at the Eminence Community Life Center last Monday night. Among those honored were the baseball, softball and track teams.

    The head coaches gave out seven awards each — academic, leadership and community, along with four coach-chosen awards — and also announced lettermen winners, recognized each player and gave their appreciation to the seniors who recently ended their high school athletic careers.

  • Roberts, Wilson named All-8th...

    Sports editor

    When Kentucky’s all-region baseball teams were announced last Wednesday morning in the Courier-Journal, two Henry County High School players were named among those in the 8th Region. Ben Roberts, a senior, and Tommy Wilson, a junior, were both named to the squad, which included the top 22 players in the 16-team region.