Today's Sports

  • Not the start the Cats wanted

    Friday night’s disappointing 54-24 loss was not the start the Henry County football team was looking for as the Wildcats watched an early lead vanish, gave up 27 points in the second quarter alone and lost all the major statistical categories.

    Holy Cross, a 1A football program that returned most of its key players from last year’s 6-6 squad, spoiled Henry’s opening-game hopes in the Dairy Queen Bowl. It was the first time Henry had lost its opener since 2006 when this year’s seniors were eighth graders.

  • It’s the second...

    The 1-0 win over Owen County last Thursday night marked just the second time that the Henry County boys’ soccer team has celebrated a win, and gives the Wildcats a 1-1 start to their third season.

    The Wildcats opened 2010 with a 7-0 loss to Fairdale last Tuesday before beating Owen two days later in two road games. Henry was 1-8-1 in the inaugural 2008 season, beating Carroll County, and 0-8 last fall. Owen joins Carroll as the only two teams Henry has beaten through 20 games.

  • Ironman this Sunday!!!

    The Louisville Ford Ironman has finally arrived, and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. Part of me wants to smile at the world, and part of me wants to go hide in a lonely ditch.

  • Henry girls beat first-year team...

    Opening its third season with a 2-1 win over Carroll County last Wednesday night, the Henry County girls’ soccer team earned its fourth win since the team transitioned from junior varsity to varsity in 2008 and its first victory in almost two years.

    Victoria Paynter scored the first goal in the first half, Katie Setters added the go-ahead goal in the second half, and Henry held off Carroll for the slim win. This marked Henry’s third season opener, while it was the first for Carroll, who decided to start the soccer program this fall.

  • Matt Ricketts leads Henry County...

    Matt Ricketts led Henry County at both golf matches last week, finishing with a 42 for nine holes against Whitefield Academy on Tuesday and an impressive 37 against Carroll County on Thursday. Both matches were at the Henry County Country Club.

    The Wildcats finished with a four-person combined team score of 185 against Whitefield, losing by 15 strokes, and came back two days later to beat Carroll 176-191. The nine-stroke improvement shows that Henry is right where it needs to be in these early-season matches.

  • Coach Kasten says team not where...

    It has been an up-and-down start for the Henry County volleyball team through the first two weeks of the season, but coach Jon Kasten said his Ladycats are improving and have plenty of time to get better before the 28th District tournament — the focal point to a questionable season.

    The Ladycats opened 2010 with a 2-0 loss to newly-formed Martha Layne Collins High School on Aug. 10, then beat Western Hills (2-0) last Monday and Anderson County (2-0) on Tuesday, and lost to Trimble County (2-0) on Thursday for a 2-2 start after week two. 

  • Redskins going school-based

    In a move that has shrunk the Henry County Youth Football League to just four varsity teams and given Eminence Independent School a new program, the Eminence Redskins have decided to go strictly school-based.

    Starting this school year, the Redskins will forgo their partnership with the HCYFL in order to become school affiliated. 

  • Baughman wins No. 17

    In what 73-year-old Henry Baughmam of Smithfield calls one of the biggest wins of his life, he upset top-seeded Bob Quall of California in a grueling four-hour match to advance to the finals of the National Public Parks Tennis Championship.

    Baughman then teamed with J.B. Hayes of Indiana to win the doubles championship a few hours later, and the following day beat Gene Waters of Texas in the singles’ finals to give him two national titles. The four-day tournament was held at Dwight Davis Memorial Tennis Center in St. Louis on Aug. 4-7.

  • Busy summer for Ally Vaughn

    Between the final day of high school classes on June 2 and the opening day this Wednesday, Ally Vaughn has had one busy summer.

    During the 10-week span, the Henry County High School junior spent time in Indianapolis, New Jersey, New York, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio and North Carolina, playing for the Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Softball Team.

  • FFM golf scramble, 5K next month

    The annual Friends For Michael golf scramble and 5K run are set for next month with the scramble on Wednesday, Sept. 15, and the run on Saturday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the 10th consecutive year of the golf outing and the 14th year of the 5K run, two of the bigger events the local organization hosts each year to raise money for spinal-cord injury victims and research. FFM president Matthew Brent said those two, along with the dinner in June, are the three events that are the focal point and generate the most money.