Today's Sports

  • Derek Springate resigns as coach

    Todd Gilley was surprised on Monday morning when he opened an e-mail sent from Derek Springate, which the athletic director said was a letter of resignation from Henry County’s two-year head basketball coach.

    Springate has decided to back away from the program, effective Monday morning. Assistant coach Rick Schepman hosted practice on Monday, and the Wildcats are in need of a new head coach for this coming school year.

  • Record holder headed to...

    After leaving his mark behind at Henry County High School, Eric Phillips has decided to run cross-country and track at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Phillips, who graduated from HCHS earlier this month, picked the Patriots over Brescia University and Lindsey Wilson. The runner lowered two school records at Henry — 5,000 meters in cross-country, and 1,600 meters in track — during an impressive senior campaign that capped off one of the best-ever high school running careers in the county.

  • Scottsville, Central Hardin are...

    High school sports for the 2010-2011 season were officially finished on Saturday with the finals of the state baseball tournament as Central Hardin showed no mercy to Mercer County, easily winning 21-2 in a dominating performance.

    Allen County-Scottsville won the state softball tournament on June 11 in Owensboro, and one week later Central Hardin won the baseball title in Lexington.

  • Johnson: ‘I plan on winning’

    Playing under the lights and living what he considered a dream season, Lyndon Johnson spent his Friday nights last fall trying to win high school football games.

    While Jason Spencer will be in charge of the Henry County football program for this upcoming season, Johnson is keeping up his win-at-all-cost mentality. Now it’s something else he’s trying to beat — cancer.

  • Ouellette to play baseball for...

    Rewind to when he was just five years old — at the age when most boys were still hitting from a tee — Dylan Ouellette was moved up to play “real” baseball because his dad Rick was the little league’s commissioner.

    Now, 13 years later, the recent Henry County High School graduate is taking his game up another notch with his decision to play baseball for St. Catharine College next school year. Rick, who Dylan credits for the reason why he got his start in baseball and played the sport so much, passed away during Dylan’s senior year.

  • Ally Vaughn named all-region...

    Henry County junior Ally Vaughn was recently selected to the All-8th Region Team — the only player from the county to be selected as one of the region’s best baseball or softball players for the 2011 season.

  • Williams pleased in track series

    In an attempt to get kids more involved in track and field at a younger age, Henry County’s head track coach Sedrick Williams launched a series of elementary-aged meets this past school year.

    The meets — for Henry students at Campbellsburg, Eastern, New Castle and Eminence, and surrounding counties — were hosted on Henry’s track with one each in March, April and May. Williams said it was a success, and he plans to expand on the series next spring with an additional three or four meets.

  • Seasons finished

    Oldham County’s over-the-fence home run last Tuesday night not only ended Henry County’s baseball season, it was also the final play for Henry County High School or Eminence High School in all sports during the 2010-2011 school year.

  • Henry wins All-Sports NCKC...

    Henry County had enough points to wrap up the award for the best athletic school in the North Central Kentucky Conference in February, but was not officially announced as the NCKC All-Sports winner until recently, after the 2010-11 school year.

    Each sport, besides football, has a conference championship either through the regular season or in tournament format, and points are rewarded to schools based on those results. The points are totaled at the end of the school year to determine the overall champion. There are seven schools in the conference.

  • Austin Hunsaker named 8th Region...

    The baseball coaches in the 8th Region recently selected Henry County’s Austin Hunsaker as the regional Coach of the Year.

    Hunsaker, in his fourth season as the head coach, helped lead the Wildcats to a 20-9 season, including the North Central Kentucky Conference title, the 31st District title and reached the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament. Henry had the second best record in the region — behind Oldham at 21-11 — and was 5-1 against district teams and 13-3 in the region.