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Today's Sports

  • 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."

  • Youngsters showing signs of...

    By looking at the success this year's Henry County sixth-grade traveling basketball team produced, you can't help but get excited if you're a Henry County High School fan.

  • Semifinals and finals pushed...

    Because of delays in the girls' 8th Region tournament, which pushed its championship game to this past Monday at Shelby County High School, the boys' 8th Region tournament semifinals and finals have been moved back a day at Henry County High School as well.

    Shelby played South Oldham Tuesday in the first semifinal while Gallatin County played North Oldham in the second. The winners of those two games will meet for the regional title, and a chance to move on to the Boys' Sweet 16 state tournament, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

  • Anderson 'has its way...

    The Eminence Warriors basketball season came to a screeching halt last Tuesday night in the 30th District tournament, losing to powerhouse Anderson County in opening-round action inside Spencer County High School's gym, 77-28.

    For the Warriors, who won just two games during the regular season, it wasnt much of a contest as they struggled against the Bearcats from the get go and lost by 49 points.

  • Owen County proves too much for...

    The Henry County Ladycats bowed out of the 31st District tournament in the opening round last Tuesday night, but they got crucial experience with all of their players coming back minus senior Jean-Anne Moore. Owen County, who hosted the tournament, jumped out to an 11-3 lead after the first quarter and pulled away to a convincing 56-36 win.