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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Storm Down Spartans

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    After three consecutive close losses, the Kentucky Storm got back to winning ways Saturday as they defeated the visiting Kentucky Spartans at Bicknell Park in New Albany in a game that was closer than the final score indicated.

    The Storm got a huge break to open the game when the Spartans fumbled on their first play from scrimmage. But they couldn’t take advantage and the Spartans made them pay on their second possession.

    The Spartans drove down field and scored on a five-yard pass play to make it 6-0.

  • Camp brings different cultures...

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    For many years now the organizers of the Henry County youth Soccer League have brought the Challenger Sports soccer camp to kids in the community.

    Challenger Sports uses instructors from around the world to teach soccer skills to American kids.

    This year Michael Hickman of England and Alves Oliveira of Brazil were the instructors.

  • Shooters compete in Bullitt...

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    The 4-H Sharpshooters spent a warm Saturday morning at Jefferson Gun Club competing in the Bullitt County Invitational and brought home several trophies. The team members were able to compete in archery and shotgun.

    There was also a shotgun competition that included the parents, combining their score with the first 25 targets of their child. David and Jacob Wilson won the second place trophy in that event.Archery Results

    9-11 Age Group: Kelli Booth - 2nd Target Archery, 3rd Bowhunter Archery

  • Roberts new HCHS boys golf coach

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    Ben Roberts, a 2009 graduate of Henry County High School, is replacing Steve Galyon as the Henry County High School boys’ golf coach.

    His parents, John and Mary Roberts, are both retired teachers who spent their entire careers in the Henry County school system.

    Roberts lives in New Castle and has been an assistant coach for the boys’ basketball team for the last two years. Roberts played four years of basketball and baseball in high school.

  • Storm lose wild one in overtime...

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    The Kentucky Storm went into their game with the Derby City Thunder Saturday coming off two tough losses, but by the end of the day, they may have suffered their toughest loss yet.

    The Thunder, ranked 14th nationally, got a 75-yard punt return in overtime to win 32-26 to spoil a great comeback for the Storm.

    The game started as a defensive battle with neither team scoring in the first quarter.

  • Wildcats host, win tournament

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    The Henry County High School baseball team has been trying to host a tournament ever since spring break back in April. Unfortunately, all but one day of that tournament was washed out.

    Earlier this summer, Coach Stuart Dill planned a weekend tournament that was rained out twice.

  • College Update: 'Coach...

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    Karie Powell finished her softball career at Midway College this spring as a student assistant coach for the Eagles. Powell, who played for the Eagles for four years, enjoyed her stint as a coach but would have rather been on the field. “I was first base coach for every game,” Powell said. “Some of them were players I had played with before and some were new players but everyone got along and it was a good experience.

  • Busch wins at Sparta

    By Elliott Pratt

    Landmark News Service

    In the weeks leading up to NASCAR’s triple-header race weekend at Kentucky Speedway, all the talk was about the new package deal that would increase the competitiveness for position that has been lacking at the one-and-a-half mile oval.

    NASCAR got its wish with that change, but there’s no change in who dominates the track.

    Kyle Busch led a race-high 163 laps and took the lead from Joey Logano for good with 18 laps to go to win the Quaker State 400 Saturday night.

  • Strom fall to Bucks, 14-6

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    The Kentucky Storm took to their new home field at Bicknell Park in New Albany Saturday in a game with important implications for the postseason. The Storm, 3-2, took on the Indiana Bucks, 3-2, for a chance to grab third place in the Kentucky Football League.

    The Storm dominated offensively and defensively, according to coach Richard Smith, but two big plays by the Bucks and red zone futility for the Storm saw the Bucks pull out a 14-6 win.