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Today's Sports

  • Howard great; USA, not so much

    sports@hclocal.com

    Tim Howard, the United States National Team goalkeeper, gave one of the great performances in the history of the World Cup in the team’s 2-1 loss against Belgium on July 1.

    It doesn’t say a lot for the rest of the team that the goalkeeper had to make a mind-boggling 16 saves and we still lost 2-1.

  • Henry County Fair Motor Sports

    People came out in droves for a variety of tractor pulls, horse pulls and mud sports last week.

    A large crowd turned out for the Mud Run and Mud Bog races on Thursday night to watch the mud fly and to see if the trucks could stay on the right track. The Mud Bog went on into the wee hours of Friday morning.

    The tractor and truck pulls featured some old fashioned deadweight pulls and antique tractors as well as modern tractors and trucks.

  • Sports Briefs

    Ray, Mertz in softball tourney

    Shelby Ray, daughter of Robbie and Denise Miskell of Port Royal and Savannah Mertz, daughter of Steve and Peggy Mertz of Eminence competed in the “Kings Island College Showcase” in Milford, Ohio the weekend of June 28-29.

    They competed in the 16U division, which had 24 teams from across the United States. Shelby’s team, Louisville Select, represented girls from five different school districts and placed eighth in the tournament. Shelby has racked up 19 RBIs so far this season for the Select.

  • Henry County Hustlers
  • Kurtz runs in Great Buffalo Chase
  • Youth Catfish tournament

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club held their annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 21. More than 50 children of all ages were on hand to “catch the big ones.” Skill levels ranged from “never having fished before” to “just about ready to turn pro and hit the circuit”.

    Results:

    Boy’s Winners:

    Biggest Fish: Michael Brown

    Most Fish Caught: Jaxon Scriber

    Most Total Pounds Caught: Hunter Chipman

    Girl’s Winners:

    Biggest Fish: Carrie Booth

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  • Blade found success through hoops

    sports@hclocal.com

    Vance Blade returned to his hometown a few weeks ago to deliver the commencement address to the Eminence High School class of 2014. For Blade it was a full circle moment.

    Blade grew up in Eminence in the 1970’s and was a key figure in arguably the best run of basketball teams in school history.

  • Sharpshooters use girl power

    Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    Shooting is typically considered a ‘male’ sport, but several young ladies from Henry County are proving that false. On June 7, the Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to the Washington County Invitational, where the girls won a large number of awards.

  • Stanley injured in East-West All...

    sports@hclocal.com

    Aly Stanley was named to the Kentucky West Junior All-star team that participated in the 2014 East/West All-Star Series played the weekend of June 13-15.

    Stanley’s team went undefeated in the series that pitted East Senior All-Stars, West Senior All-Stars, East Junior All-Stars and West Juniors All-stars against each other in a round robin format.