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Today's Sports

  • Preseason practices in full swing

    Boys and girls across the county braved the hot tempatures over the last two weeks to begin preparing for the upcoming fall sports season. Volleyball, football, cross country, golf, and soccer players are all nearing the start date for the 2017 season.

  • Sharpshooters are YHEC champs

     Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County Sharpshooters Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) team traveled to Bardstown on June 24 to compete for the state championship and returned the senior division trophy to Henry County for the fifth straight year.  The junior team also repeated as state runner-ups for the second year in a row.

  • Hinkel signs with Midway...

     sports@hclocal.com

    2017 Henry County High School graduate Zach Hinkel has signed a letter of intent with Midway University to play basketball for the Eagles next season.

    Midway, formerly an all female college, will be in its second season of men’s athletics.

    “It’s great,” Hinkel said. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play at the college level.

    “There were other schools I looked at but Midway offered a partial scholarship first so I took that opportunity.”

  • Surprise! It's fall sports...

     It never ceases to amaze me how surprised I am when I look at the calendar in the middle of July and realize that the fall sports season is nearly upon us. This year it is equally jarring to me because of the timing of my vacation, which was sort of out of my hands this summer.

    Anyway, golf season kicks off in two days with the Henry County Lady Cats traveling to Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville for the Shelby County Invitational. On Monday the boys travel to the same location for the male version of the tournament.

  • Country Club celebrates 50th...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County country Club held a 50-year anniversary celebration Sunday to commemorate the formation of the Henry County Recreational Corporation that oversaw the building of the club from 1967 to 1969.

    Club members participated in a golf scramble and cookout and other members took advantage of the swimming pool that played a large role in the delay of the opening of the club 50 years ago. The celebration day was a time for some of the older members to reminisce about the early days of the club.

  • Sports briefs

    Fishing tournament

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club will host a fishing tournament Saturday Aug. 12. The Kids tournament will be from 8 a.m. to noon and there is no entry fee.

    The adult tournament will start at 7 p.m. and end at 7 a.m. Aug 13. The entry fee for adults is $20. All people on the premises during the adult tournament must be registered to fish.

    Contact Tom Eldridge at (502) 257-4188 for more information.

    HCCC Flag Tourney

  • Motorsports at the Henry County...

    The Henry County Fair provided motorsports action of all types and for all ages last week. There were tractor pulls, mud bogs, a demolition derby and circle track racing as well as a power wheels demolition derby for the kids. 

  • Mud Madness is thriving in fifth...

     sports@hclocal.com

    Five years ago, Bryan Snider came up with an idea to turn the family farm into a place where off-road enthusiasts could go to enjoy playing in the mud with their favorite “toys.” 

    Now Snider’s business, Mud Madness, is thriving and growing as he plans to add more trails and even a dirt track race course to the property that is located about three miles south of Lockport on Harper’s Ferry Road.

  • Oerther named new HCHS boys...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County High School boys soccer team has a new face at the helm for the 2017 season. Brian Oerther has been named head coach of the Wildcats.

    Oerhter has several years of experience as a high school assistant coach and has been involved in the sport since the age of six.

  • HC Little League reaches...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County U10 all-star team reached the semifinals of the Kentucky District Two postseason tournament.

    On June 24 they beat Shelby County 7-1. On June 25 they lost to North Oldham Navy 13-12. On June 27 they hosted Nelson County and won 15-3. On June 28 the team traveled to Williamstown and defeated the Grant County All Stars 15-4 to finish 3-1 in pool play and qualify for the four-team single elimination portion of the tournament as the second place team in their pool.