Today's Sports

  • 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.


    Starting and ending against the same baseball team, the Henry County Wildcats snapped their 14-game winning streak against Oldham County last Tuesday night in the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats beat Oldham on April 29, then followed with 14 straight wins during a month-long stretch before losing to Oldham last week, 13-3 in five innings at Simon Kenton. The Cats won the North Central Kentucky Conference, the 31st District title and ended with a 20-win season.

  • Shelby County ends Eminence’s...

    After a storm pushed the end of the season back one more night for both the Eminence baseball and softball teams, the Warriors were knocked out of the 30th District tournaments by Shelby County last Tuesday night.

    The baseball squad lost 16-0 and at the same Shelby complex the softball team lost 10-0. Both games lasted five innings, ended by the mercy-run rule.

  • Season over for Ladycats in...

    The season came to an end for the Henry County softball team on Monday with a 5-4 loss to Walton-Verona in the opening round of the 8th Region tournament.

    Trailing 4-0 heading into the sixth inning, the Ladycats rallied to even up the scoreboard but eventually lost by one run. The Cats ended the season as the runners-up in the 31st District tournament and with a 21-12 overall record.

    “I was proud of our girls today because they got down early and were able to fight back to make it a game,” Henry coach Matt Wright said afterward.

  • HCHS Track: Phillips finishes...

    Eric Phillips finished what was one of the best high school careers ever for a distance runner at Henry County and junior Cassey Fischer did what no Henry runner as ever done at the Class 2A State Meet on Thursday at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park.

    Phillips, who has written his name in the history books as the school-record holder at 1,600 meters earlier this season, capped off his high school running days with an 18th-place finish in the 1,600 and 16th in the 3,200 against the best in the state.