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Today's Sports

  • Athletes enjoying the luxury of...

    Sports Editor 

    With the first full school year starting since the construction of the Henry County Fieldhouse, the new building located behind the middle school is definitely getting used by the high school’s programs, HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley said in a recent phone interview.

  • Jim Green: Once Eminence's...

    While thousands of athletes from around the world are converging on China for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which started Aug. 8 and last until Aug. 24, I am reminded of a time when Eminence almost left its own mark at the Olympic games. Only bad luck and ill-timed injuries could stop the small Henry County town from showcasing to the entire world what it had proudly produced — the lightning fast Jim Green who once ran the streets of Eminence and was close to leaving his mark among the greatest athletes in the world on the biggest stage.

  • Questions and Answers with...

    Shannon Snider, the Henry County High School girls’ soccer coach, will attempt his first Ironman Aug. 31 when he swims 2.5 miles, bikes 112 miles and runs 26.2 miles with hundreds of other long-distance triathletes at the Ford Louisville Ironman. Ford Ironman made its debut last August with 1,564 finishers, and has quickly become one of the United States most popular Ironman races. The swim takes place in the Ohio River, while the bike and run courses go through various areas which include downtown Louisville, Prospect, Clifton, LaGrange, Clarksville and Butchertown.

  • Cross country and track are...

    In an attempt to insure the best athletes and teams from around the state qualify for the state championships, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association recently realigned the cross country and track regions, changed the state qualifying process for cross country and might do the same for track. The juggled alignment, which will start during the 2008-09 school year, left teams switching regions all across Kentucky.

  • I'm all smiles

    Man, it sure is hard to stop smiling. It’s something that happens to me this same time every four years. I’m not sure what to call it. Maybe Olympicitis, acute sportsmania, or Olympic fever. The symptoms are simple: uncontrollable shaking, constant cold chills, sore cheek bones, nervousness and an intense desire to play every sport imaginable.

  • Sharp Shooters reach goal of top...

    Sports editor

    During the program’s first out-of-state competition, the Henry County Sharp Shooters finished ninth at the National Rifle Association’s annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge last week in Mansfield, Pa. It was an impressive finish for a young team without much experience going up against the best squads from around the country.

  • Former EHS player named coach at...

    Sports editor

    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...

    Sports editor

    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...

    Sports editor

    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

    Sports editor

    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.