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Today's Sports

  • Peyton will play in U.S. Kids...

    Beginning with her first putter at the age of one, Mackenzie Peyton has always been around the game of golf. She received the putter from her grandfather, Willie Peyton, on her first birthday, was a regular on the greens by the age of two, and was playing a full nine holes by the age of five. Now, at the ripe old age of 11, Peyton already has played three years on Henry County High School girls’ golf team and, as an upcoming sixth grader, she’s making a name for herself against others her age from around the country.

  • Warriors say bye to coach

    When the Eminence Warriors lost to Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District boys' basketball tournament Feb. 26, it was much more than what it seemed at the time. The horn sounded, the players shook hands and the two teams headed toward different locker rooms - one team ready to roll on to the next round in post-season action and the other ready to start thinking about the next season.

  • Eminence hosts State water Ski...

    Rain and lightning might have dampened and delayed the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships over the weekend, but the unstable weather conditions could not stop the best statewide skiers from topping the all-time Kentucky list. After the two-day event, held at Stillwater Lake in Eminence, 33 different skiers were crowned state champions, and seven different state records were set. The competition, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, was delayed twice on Saturday — once due to heavy rain and once for a bolt of lightning spotted in the area.

  • Eminence names new volleyball...

    When the Eminence volleyball team takes to the court again, the Lady Warriors will have a new face along the sideline in Kristen Lively. She will take over the program left behind by Cindy Bohannon, who went 2-38 during her two-year stint. For Lively, who is also the high school’s math teacher, it will be a new experience as she has no volleyball background but is very enthusiastic to get started. The team will officially begin practice the week of July 21.

  • Cyclists pass through Henry...

    At the end of another long day of cycling last Monday night, with hundreds of miles behind them and hundreds more still ahead, Matthew Case and Eric Brewer decided to call it a night. The duo, in a far place away from home as college students from Utah, were in New Castle and needed a place to stay when they spotted the Henry County Local. Bingo. There — hidden behind a building that used to be a restaurant before the Local relocated there in the mid-1970s — they gave their tired legs a needed break, unloaded their bikes, put up a tent and rested for the night.

  • Linda Sarrett coaches USA team...

    When Linda Sarrett boarded a plane last Saturday to head to Scotland, she thought she would be coaching a USA Junior Team against other junior teams from around the world in the Bank of Scotland Cup track and field meet. But when she arrived, she shortly found out otherwise. “When we got there, Scotland had its national team with national champions, and so did the other teams competing,” Sarrett said. “They were actually surprised that we didn’t know it was for senior competition.

  • Eminence to host Kentucky State...

    The best water skiers in the state will converge on Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend to vie for top spots in the annual Kentucky State Water Ski Championships. The last two times Stillwater played host to the state championships, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2005 and 2002. Stillwater opened the statewide competitions June 14 with a slalom-only event that attracted 18 skiers, which was down more than 20 percent from previous years.

  • Henry Countians get a jump start...

    The Henry County Purple Thunder, playing in the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Girls 6-8 Fastpitch League, celebrated enough feel-good moments this past season to keep them smiling for days. They were a perfect 13-0, won the regular-season championship, claimed the tournament title, crossed home plate 239 times, held opponents to just 37 runs and, hopefully, jump started a softball career that might one day land them a spot on the high schools roster.

  • For the first pick, the Bulls...

    After I drafted high school football players in Henry County for the 2008 NFL draft and wrote about it, I received lots of comments all positive about the column. Of course, it was just for fun, and Im sure not everyone agreed with my picks.

    Now, thanks to some people in the community that liked the idea and thought I should do it for basketball as well, Im at it again.

  • Jim McKee umpiring Olympic trials

    While the top athletes in the country are vying for elusive spots on the USA team this week in Eugene, Ore., Jim McKee of Henry County will be alongside the top tier athletes as an umpire. This makes McKees second umpiring stint at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials he also worked at the 2004 trials in Sacramento, Calif.