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Today's Sports

  • Trackless track team back for...

    Eminence's track team might be short on numbers and without a track to train on, but that doesn't stop the Warriors from tearing down the runway in lightning fast times and competing against some of the larger schools from across the state.

    With just seven athletes on the roster, the tracksters will start their fourth consecutive season after a 30-year layoff dating back to the mid-1970s.

  • HC Ladycats prepare for softball...

    There will be more than softballs flying through the air when the Henry County Ladycats take to the field this season - it will also be filled with question marks.

    Returning just three starters from last year's team and losing six key seniors, the Ladycats are young and needing experience. But it doesn't mean they won't have another successful campaign under the guidance of Jon Kasten, rather they will start the season as the team of the unknowns.

  • Henry Hoopla

    After the first two rounds of this year's Henry Hoopla contest, five contestants are tied for first place with 48 points each — Roy Coy, Sami Jo Jennings, Sara Justice, Darrell Hayden and Kenny Baker. After the front runners, there are 11 contestants tied with 47 points each, including last year's champion Harold Frazier. Frazier is sitting in a good spot with all four of his Final Four teams remaining in the hunt: North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Texas.

  • Madness in March back once more

    It's that time of the year once more - time to put on your dancing shoes for the Big Dance, ready yourself for some March Madness, and sharpen your pencils for the Henry Hoopla contest.

    March is here, and the madness in the air feels so good. It's time to brace yourself for the unexpected over the next few weeks, which will provide enough entertainment to keep us smiling for the next 11 months.

    As for me - now that Selection Sunday has passed - the excitement will keep me drooling for a while. Can someone get me a napkin, please?

  • Local teen lands job with...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When Brandon Goodwin clicked the send button to submit his application to WLKY-32 on Oct. 27, he never thought his on-line resume would be chosen among hundreds of Kentucky and Indiana students for the newly established highschoolplaybook.com - a website run by Channel 32 that features high school sports.

    He sure was wrong.

  • FFM added to Kentucky Running 5K...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When the runners participating in this year's edition of the Friends for Michael 5K Race toe the starting line Sept. 27, there should be lots of new faces taking their marks and much faster runners up front.

  • Rockets escape with another 8th...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    In dramatic fashion, the Shelby County Rockets stormed a comeback against Gallatin County last Wednesday night in the 8th Region tournament finals - erasing a five-point deficit in the closing 30 seconds to come away with a slim 49-48 victory at Henry County High School.

    The Gallatin Wildcats looked destined to earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1959, but instead allowed the Rockets their 16th trip to the Big Dance and second in the previous three seasons.

  • Caught in the eye of a Big Blue...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While the University of Kentucky men's basketball team was opening its SEC tournament against the Georgia Bulldogs, Mike and Sandy Appleman were trying to get reception on an old radio sitting beside them in their hotel room. For the Henry County couple, along with family members Jim and Jeanie Appleman of Ohio, it wasn't what they had envisioned just a few days earlier.

  • Footballers follow in coach...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After leading the Henry County Wildcats to one of their best football seasons in recent memory, seniors Cari Dunaway and Travis McClanahan will take their game to the next level. The duo, which played both ways for the Cats, signed to play for Campbellsville University next fall, following in head coach Chris Engstrand's footsteps.

  • Mini football camp back in...

    For the second year in a row, the Pleasureville Colts' football team - part of the Henry County Youth Football League - will hold a mini camp each Saturday in April.

    The camp, which is free to the public and open to first through sixth graders that plan on playing for the Colts this upcoming HCYFL season, will be held every Saturday at the Pleasureville Firehouse from 9 to 11 a.m.

    "It's a way to get kids out and interested in football," Eastern coach Jason Warner said. "I picked up seven kids from doing it last year so I turned it into an annual thing."