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Today's Sports

  • Clifford finds athletic niche

    sports@hclocal.com

    McKenzie Clifford knew nothing about the sport of rowing when she enrolled at the University of Louisville in the fall of 2012. Now she is a member of the Cardinals 18th-ranked varsity team that won the American Athletic Conference title in May.

    Clifford decided on a whim to join the team her freshman year. She started on the novice team in the fall and worked her way to a varsity position on one of the eight-person crews by the spring.

  • Former athletes test the waters

    sports@hclocal.com

    Many adults find it hard to stay active and competitive as they move into the work world and begin to raise families. Sophia and Macy Foree are no different.

    Sophia was a basketball and tennis player at Pulaski County High School. After graduating in 1986, she continued her athletic career at Kentucky Wesleyan University where she played basketball for two years and tennis for four years.

  • Aneszko, Jeffries on East All-...

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    Henry County Wildcat basketball players Jackson Jeffries and Coleton Aneszko participated in the East-West All Star game at Bellarmine University on Saturday night. Their coach, Enoch Welch, was a co-coach for the East team.

    The Kentucky High School Coaches Association event pits rising seniors from the Fifth and Sixth Regions against rising seniors from the Seventh and Eighth Regions.

    The West won the game 100-93 in a racehorse affair that saw a lot of end-to-end action.

  • Sports Brief-Youth softball sign...

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    The Henry County Girls Youth Softball fall sign-ups will be held June 25 to July 21.

    You can sign up Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Affordable Signs and Apparel in Eminence in the old Dollar Store building.

    There is a $20 fee for each player.

    For more information contact Joey Shoenbachler at 220-8803.

  • Sharpshooters live up to their...

    Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters compete in Spencer County; YHEC state championships

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    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 26 team members to Taylorsville on May 17 to compete in shotgun, archery, 22 rifle, air pistol, and 22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational. The competition drew participants from surrounding counties and was the first competition of the season.

    The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners.

  • Questions abound as World Cup...

     

    It’s time for the most popular sporting spectacle in the world. I am looking forward to this year’s World Cup as I always do. But this year there are several intriguing story lines that make World Cup 2014 especially interesting.

    • The World Cup starts tomorrow with the host Brazilian national team taking on Croatia in the only game scheduled for that day, as is the tradition in the World Cup.

  • Local athletes can master their...

    Master Swing Practice Facility in Jericho helping local golfers, ballplayers

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    For those looking to improve their golf swing or better their batting average a new facility located in Jericho affords them that opportunity.

    Master Swing Practice Facility located at 166 Old Jericho Road is a driving and batting cage that is open year-round. Jon Smith, a PGA teaching pro opened the batting cage facility last April and the driving range last August.

  • Lady Cats fall to Bearcats in...

    The Henry County Lady Cats faced the Walton-Verona Bearcats in the first round of the 8th Region tournament on May 26 with a good shot at advancing to the semifinals. The Lady Cats defeated the Bearcats 2-1 in the second game of the regular season.

    But Walton turned the tables on the Lady Cats with a 6-3 victory that saw the Bearcats score in five of six innings, with the killer blow coming in the sixth when they scored two runs after the Lady Cats had pulled to within one run in the top half of the inning.

  • Look back bodes well for the...

    The 2014 spring sports season was as much about the future as it was about the present.

    So as we look back at the season, we will analyze the prospects for the future.

    •Two HCHS track athletes won regional titles this year. Patrick Cravens set a personal record in the most important meet of the season to take the discus title at the Region 3 Class AA meet held at Christian Academy.

  • Local trio key to UK's...

    Three Henry County men, Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell and Connor Toole, helped the UK shotgun team to a fifth place finish at the Association of College Unions International National Shotgun Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The team shoots in the Division II level of competition, which consists mainly of club teams that are not supported by school or NCAA funding.