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Today's Sports

  • Former EHS player named coach at...

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    After five seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Jacksonville State University, Joel VanMeter has recently accepted the position as an assistant at Morehead State University for the upcoming season.

    VanMeter graduated from Eminence High School in 1993 and Morehead State in 2000. He also coached at Chipola Junior College in Florida, Iowa Central Community College in Iowa and St. Catherine College in Kentucky.

  • Wrestling provides exciting...

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    For those inside the Eminence Community Life Center Friday night, they were treated to some old-fashioned wrestling that provided plenty of entertainment, and along the way raised $700 for the Eastern Colts of the Henry County Youth Football League.

  • HCHS boys' soccer set to...

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    Following in the footsteps of the girls’ soccer team, the boys will field a varsity team this fall as well. The girls started a junior varsity squad last fall and will follow with varsity this upcoming school year, while the boys will forgo a JV season and dive headfirst into varsity action Aug. 21 with their first scheduled game at Waggener High School.

  • Roller Derby

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    Mix hockey, old-school rollerskates, speed skating, grappling, acrobatics and football — throw in a little wrestling, too — and you have one of the fastest growing sports for women in the country known as Roller Derby.

    The hits are big and the crashes are jaw dropping, and in between there is some athletic skating as players navigate through all the chaos while bodies continue to hit the deck to the cheers of the crowd.

  • Brad Gross, Lindsey Bevill win H...

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    Following in the footsteps of the girls’ soccer team, the boys will field a varsity team this fall as well. The girls started a junior varsity squad last fall and will follow with varsity this upcoming school year, while the boys will forgo a JV season and dive headfirst into varsity action Aug. 21 with their first scheduled game at Waggener High School.

  • EHS will award varsity letters...

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    During the upcoming school year, Eminence High School will hand out the varsity letter E to more than its athletes, EHS Principal Steve Frommeyer said. Now, students who participate in academic competitions will receive the varsity letter as well.

  • Biking Henry

    When Greg Woods asked me to go on a 50- to 60-mile bike ride with him and Ricky Drawbaugh last week, I paused and thought about it for a few seconds. I really liked biking, I thought, but I hadn’t been on a ride since April. After taking some time away from biking, I was getting used to not having such a sore butt. Plus, I had to work Friday — the day they decided to go touring the county and for some reason wanted my company.

  • Chris Nethery back at Eminence

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    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...

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    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

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    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.