Today's Sports

  • Looking for more players

    In an effort to attract more football players to a struggling Henry County Youth Football League, most notably the Eastern Colts, the deadline for signups has been extended to Aug. 19.

    Players report to JAM Day this Saturday for weigh ins and to submit a completed roster — which in the past served as the cutoff point for players to join one of the five teams in the league — but they can continue to signup during the next two weeks.

    Overall, the numbers are alarmingly down from past seasons in the HCYFL, lower than they’ve been in years.

  • Enoch Welch to coach Wildcats

    Henry County High School athletic director Todd Gilley announced that Enoch Welch will take over the boys’ basketball program from Derek Springate, meeting with the players last Monday to be formally introduced to his new squad.

  • April 19, 1989: Wildcats walk...

    Usually when the Eminence Warriors and the Henry County Wildcats meet on the diamond, the game features plenty of hitting and action. The first contest between the two rivals had plenty of action but the Wildcats took advantage of eight walks given up by the Warriors to take a narrow 8-7 victory.

  • LHC group is bringing disc golf...

    In just a few months, a new sport will begin at Harry Hill Park.

    The 2011 Leadership Henry County class revealed its unique project at the June 28 Henry County Chamber of Commerce meeting — they want to bring disc golf to Henry County.

    Two members of the class, including New Castle Christian Church Pastor Tommy Lanham, are disc golf enthusiasts, and introduced their classmates to the idea. When it came time for the group to decide on a project, someone suggested the group look at creating a disc golf course in Henry County.

  • Peyton repeats as HCCC women’s...

    In a near repeat from 2010, MacKenzie Peyton won the Henry County Country Club’s Women’s Championship for the second straight year.

    Peyton, who will be a freshman at Henry County High School this year, shot a two-day total of 155, improving on her score from 2010 by one stroke.

    And Brad Goss extended his championship record with his 15th straight title. Goss shot a two-day total of 141, also one stroke better than 2010.

  • MARCH 10, 1993: Lady Warriors...

    By Tom W. Smith

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky — The bigger they are the harder they fall. That old phrase was given some meaning Friday evening when the “nobody” Eminence Lady Warriors beat the “somebody” Shelby County Lady Rockets 57-46 to earn their first ever District Championship.

    Going into the contest against the Litrating’s number 11 team, the Lady Warriors were 15 point underdogs to the Lady Rockets. But a tough defense became too much for the hosting Shelby County girls to handle.

  • Fall sports start Friday

    The 2011-2012 school year is a month from starting, but the first round of high school sports are set to begin within days.

    Kentucky’s dead period ran from the last week of June through the first week of July, and starting this Friday the fall teams are eligible to have official practices. Footballs, volleyballs, golf balls and soccer balls are about to fill the air once again with unpredictable seasons looming ahead. Friday marks those starting points.

  • Stillwater to host state contest...

    Coming from all across Kentucky, the best water skiers in the state will converge at Stillwater Lake in Eminence this weekend for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championship.

    Stillwater is a privately-owned lake located between Eminence and New Castle on Highway 55. The last three times the lake played host to the state championship, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, were in 2008, 2005 and 2002. It is on a three-year rotation with lakes in Walton and Paducah.

  • Ben Schroeder decides late with...

    In what turned into a fast-paced choice of picking a college within the last three weeks, Ben Schroeder has decided to play baseball for Kentucky State University.

    All the pieces just fell into place for Schroeder, the two-sport athlete for the Wildcats who ended up picking baseball over basketball and Kentucky State over all other schools.

  • MARCH 18, 1949: Regional Tourney...

    FERN CREEK, KY — The Eminence High School basketball team won the Eighth Regional Tournament at Fern Creek Saturday night, defeating Fairdale 35 to 33, after trailing the entire game. With about a minute to go Wallace Lowry pitched in a field goal to go ahead.

    They entered the Kentucky State Tournament on Thursday.