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Today's Sports

  • Questions abound as World Cup...

     

    It’s time for the most popular sporting spectacle in the world. I am looking forward to this year’s World Cup as I always do. But this year there are several intriguing story lines that make World Cup 2014 especially interesting.

    • The World Cup starts tomorrow with the host Brazilian national team taking on Croatia in the only game scheduled for that day, as is the tradition in the World Cup.

  • Local athletes can master their...

    Master Swing Practice Facility in Jericho helping local golfers, ballplayers

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    For those looking to improve their golf swing or better their batting average a new facility located in Jericho affords them that opportunity.

    Master Swing Practice Facility located at 166 Old Jericho Road is a driving and batting cage that is open year-round. Jon Smith, a PGA teaching pro opened the batting cage facility last April and the driving range last August.

  • Lady Cats fall to Bearcats in...

    The Henry County Lady Cats faced the Walton-Verona Bearcats in the first round of the 8th Region tournament on May 26 with a good shot at advancing to the semifinals. The Lady Cats defeated the Bearcats 2-1 in the second game of the regular season.

    But Walton turned the tables on the Lady Cats with a 6-3 victory that saw the Bearcats score in five of six innings, with the killer blow coming in the sixth when they scored two runs after the Lady Cats had pulled to within one run in the top half of the inning.

  • Look back bodes well for the...

    The 2014 spring sports season was as much about the future as it was about the present.

    So as we look back at the season, we will analyze the prospects for the future.

    •Two HCHS track athletes won regional titles this year. Patrick Cravens set a personal record in the most important meet of the season to take the discus title at the Region 3 Class AA meet held at Christian Academy.

  • Local trio key to UK's...

    Three Henry County men, Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell and Connor Toole, helped the UK shotgun team to a fifth place finish at the Association of College Unions International National Shotgun Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The team shoots in the Division II level of competition, which consists mainly of club teams that are not supported by school or NCAA funding.

  • Sports Briefs

    Catfish Tournament Results

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club held their first catfish tournament of the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24.

    The Big Fish winner was Matthew Booth.

    Winners for total pounds caught were: 1st place-Troy White, 2nd place-Amanda Rayburn, 3rd place-Danny Adams.

    The next tournament will be held June 21st starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m. June 22.

    Registration begins at 6 p.m. on June 21.

  • Local athletes receive...
  • Johnson leads five Cats at state...

    The Henry County track team sent five runners to the state meet on Friday with Cameron Johnson leading the way in the triple jump.

    Johnson, a sophomore, finished seventh with a jump of 41-04. Five of the six competitors who finished ahead of Johnson were seniors, making him a contender in the triple jump next year.

  • Cats Advance to region

    The Henry County Lady Cats took advantage of playing on their home field during the 31st district tournament last week by beating Eminence and Carroll County to advance to the 8th Region tournament.

    The Lady Cats were the fourth seed in the tournament and had to play three games to win the district title. They came up short in the championship game against Gallatin County, falling to the Lady Wildcats 6-1.

    HCHS 15 EHS 0

  • Warriors bow out in tourney

    The Eminence Warriors’ baseball season ended on May 19 in the first round of the 31st district baseball tournament when they fell to the
    Owen County Rebels 10-0.

    After Austin Jones doubled to start the game for the Warriors, they struggled to string together hits and failed to score.

    Owen County got a run in the bottom of the inning. Cole Lawson got the first batter out in the inning before a walk, a stolen base and an error moved the runner to third. A sacrifice fly brought the runner home to make the score 1-0.