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Today's Sports

  • The old coach couldn't keep...

    Coaches can be an obsessive lot. I know, because I was.

    When I finally moved from an assistant basketball coach to a head coach, in the late ‘90s my outlook changed completely. As an assistant I think I was intense, competitive and responsible for the most part.

    I had no idea, even after years as an assistant, that putting the word head in front of coach would make so much difference in how I approached coaching.

    That first year as a head coach I did everything obsessively – scouting, practice plans, game plans.

  • Sports Briefs

    Henry County Youth Football signups

    The Henry County Youth Football League will hold sign ups at the Henry County Recreational and Services Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

    Children in Henry County, including Eminence, in grades K-6 are eligible to play in the league.

    Wills plays in East-West all star game

  • Henry County summer baseball camp
  • Henry County Wildcat basketball...
  • Dewitt cycles 100 miles to fight...

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    Bobby Dewitt, a Henry County native who lives in St. Louis, took on a challenge that many would have deemed impossible when he agreed to do a 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe in early June.

    Dewitt had a good reason to take on the challenge. The ride was organized to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a group that raises money to find a cure for blood cancers.

    Dewitt’s father, Roy, died of lung cancer so he thought the opportunity to do something to help others fighting cancer was worth the ordeal.

  • Kodiak moment: Local man bags...

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    In last week’s edition Steve Chappell watched in horror from a distant vantage point as a large Kodiak bear charged toward his unknowing son and friend. In this week’s second part Chappell has another close encounter that ends in success.

  • Sparky's Boys need help

    Fantasy sports have taken the country by storm since the advent of the internet.

    I have been involved in fantasy baseball since well before all the leagues were put on the web.

    In fact, there was some resistance amongst the old codgers in the Bluegrass Baseball League when it was suggested that we bring our game into the modern era. Some didn’t want to stop meeting every year for the draft. They liked that we got together and actually sized up the competition face-to-face.

  • Storm romp past Trybe

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Kentucky Storm football team suffered a tough 40-6 loss just one week ago in their home opener against the Knoxville Knights. It was not how the team wanted to show off their game to the fans of Henry County.

    This week the Storm came out and played with a vengeance from the opening kickoff to defeat the Indy Trybe 38-0 and show the home fans that they are better than the display from a week ago.

  • Stanley, Rabourn make all-star...

    Henry County High School softball players, Aly Stanley and Madison Rabourn were named to the Kentucky Softball Coaches’ Associations senior and junior all-star teams, respectively.

    Rabourn played this weekend for the West team consisting of players from the First through Eighth Regions. Stanley played for the Senior West team.

  • Lady Cats basketball camp