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Today's Sports

  • Brown's goal is to make EHS...

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    New Eminence Warriors boys’ basketball Coach Dale Brown has lofty ambitions for his basketball team this year. He plans to implement the style of basketball he learned in college from Rick Pitino to turn Eminence into a pressing, running, 3-point shooting threat in the Eighth Region.

  • Jim McKee retiring as USATF...

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    Twenty years ago Jim McKee began officiating track meets to help Henry County track Coach Linda Sarrett. His children, James and Kelly, were on the team in the throwing events and Jim was always around. Sarrett asked if he would officiate the throwing events at some home meets and the rest is history.

    McKee went on to become a prominent official with USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of track and field in the United States.

  • Rio not stirring excitement in...

    The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just eight days away. In fact, some of the sports will begin Aug. 3 with preliminary competition or, in the case of soccer, group round games.

    Four years ago I wrote a long column on my obsession with the Olympics from the time I was a small child. It was just before the start of the London Games and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in them.

    For some reason, I haven’t gotten that feeling this time around and I’m not completely sure why. It could be several things.

  • Warriors win scrimmage

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted Pendleton County Friday night in a preseason scrimmage and came away with a 22-7 win.

    Pendleton County, a Class 3A school, had 179 yard rushing and 32 yards passing. The Warriors had five sacks two fumble recoveries and an interception.

    Offensively the Warriors ran for 316 yards and threw for 18 yards.

    Cameron Mathis had two touchdown runs of 27 and 63 yards respectively and Cameron Capps had a touchdown run of three yards. Elijah Armstrong ran in two 2-point conversions.

  • Sports Briefs

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from 12 to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

    For more information go to the Team Jeanie softball tourney and benefit day Facebook page.

    Hadden wins KPGA Junior Tour Championship

  • The heart of Eighth Region...

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    The Roy L. Winchester gymnasium on the campus of Henry County High School sits obscured from view by recent additions but is still the epicenter of the Eighth Region basketball tournament every March.

    Formerly known simply as the Henry County High School gym, it was the largest basketball arena in the region and one of the largest built purely for high school sports in the state. It has hosted 53 consecutive Eighth Region basketball tournaments.

  • Madison Rabourn signs with Union...

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    Former Henry County High School softball player Madison Rabourn signed a letter of intent to play for Union College next year in a ceremony held in the Henry County High School Library Thursday.

    Rabourn batted .395 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 27 RBIs this season for the Lady Cats. Rabourn anchored the defense at shortstop this season after playing mostly first base and outfield in previous years. She has overcome serious ligament injuries in both knees to continue to play softball at a high level.

  • Sports Brief

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from noon to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

  • Baird relives Olympic torch...

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    Growing up in Eminence, Jason Baird played sports from the time he was a small child, but he probably never expected to play even a small role in the Olympics. That all changed when he was selected to be an escort for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay as it wound its way through Kentucky on route to Atlanta.

  • Another season just around the...

    It seems almost impossible that the high school fall sports season is almost underway, but high school teams across the county started practices this week in preparation for the 2016 season.

    For many of the coaches of the local football, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams, it is a time of optimism, anticipation, preparation, anxiety and questions.

    Questions range from personnel decisions to formations to what new faces will show up to when are the new uniforms coming?