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Today's Sports

  • College Update: Shooters make...

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    Four local marksmen are continuing to shine at the collegiate level.

    Henry County High School graduates Jacob Yount and Jordan Campbell are about to enter their senior year at the University of Kentucky and they continue to be an integral part of the UK shotgun club team. Connor Toole, an Eminence High School graduate, also is on the team.

    Todd Adams, another EHS graduate, competed on the EKU shotgun team for the first time this year after transferring from Pikeville College.

  • Berry carries on Peyton's...

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    April Berry, who takes over the Henry County girls’ golf program this season, has a deep connection with the program. Berry grew up in Port Royal and attended Henry County schools where she participated in high school golf for five years, cheerleading for four years and softball for two years.

    Berry, whose parents are Sandy and Darrell Hayden, played for long-time girls’ golf coaches Willie and Kathy Peyton.

  • Here we go again

    The Henry County boys and girls golf teams have already opened their seasons and next week the Eminence and Henry County volleyball, soccer and football teams open their seasons.

    Cross country will start the week after that.

    As I look at my master calendar of all 10 fall sports team schedules, I get a little overwhelmed at first but I also am excited to see what these teams have in store for us.

  • Patriots down Storm, 7-6, in...

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    The Kentucky Storm has had its share of tough losses this year. Earlier in the season they lost to the Kentucky Patriots by two points after leading most of the game. They lost two other games in overtime on either side of that loss to the Patriots.

    Going into their season finale against the Patriots in Somerset, the Storm needed a victory to have a chance to move up in the standings to a more favorable playoff position.

    They gave a valiant effort as they played shorthanded but eventually fell to the Patriots 7-6.

  • Warriors run away from Berea, 60...

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    The Eminence Warriors lit up the scoreboard again this week after hanging 52 points on Trimble County last week.

    Friday night the Berea Pirates were the victim in a 60-33 game that was closer than the score indicated.

    Berea led in the early going by a score of 20-6.

    “We came out flat,” Coach Brian Dorshefski said. “We dug ourselves a hole.”

  • HCHS volleyball improving

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    The Henry County Lady Cats dropped three matches last week. They traveled to Walton Aug. 24 where they fell in two games, 12-25, 7-25. The next night they hosted Shelby County and again fell in two games, 17-25, 21-25.

    However, Coach Kara Capps saw a huge difference from one night to the next.

    “I feel like the Walton game should have been totally different,” Capps said. “Actually, I know that the girls could have competed and made it an exciting game. I guess we didn’t come ready to play as a team that night.

  • Wildcats golf host HCIT

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    The Henry County Wildcat golf team had a busy week last week with two dual matches and their own tournament.

    The Wildcats started off the week on Aug. 24 with a win on the road against Walton-Verona by a score of 174 to 203.

    The Wildcats dominated at every position with Alex Hadden shooting 38, Isaac Klempner 41, Dillon Allen 43 and Jakob Beckley 52. Luke Kent played as the team’s fifth golfer and shot 55.

  • Benjy Kinman boat ramp closed

    The boat ramp at Benjy Kinman Lake near Drennon will close Sept. 14 while repairs are being made to the lake’s dam. The project is expected to be completed in time for the spring fishing season.

    Anglers may still fish from the bank or launch canoes or kayaks while the project is underway. To aid with repairs, the 88-acre lake will be drawn down three to four feet.

    The lake is located in the Boone Tract of the Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area. Anglers must release all largemouth bass caught in Benjy Kinman Lake.

  • Maddie Hensley wins HCIT golf...

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    The Lady Cats’ golf team hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament Monday at the Henry County Country Club after opening the season Saturday in the Lady Rocket Invitational. The team showed dramatic improvement on their home course just two days after teh first tournament.

    Maddie Hensley improved by 15 strokes to win the tournament with a 71.

  • College Update: Fischer thrives...

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    Former Henry County High School track athlete Cathryn Fischer continued her career this year at Campbellsville University where she ran the 400-meter hurdles for the Tigers.

    Fischer, who ran the 300-meter hurdles in high school as well as competing in the long jump and the 4x400-meter relay, finished second in the Mid-South Conference Championships in her inaugural season of running the longer distance.