Today's Sports

  • Sharpshooters compete in state

    submitted by Jeannie Campbell

    Twenty-eight Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to Wilmore and Berea this past weekend to compete in the 4-H State Championship and came home with two individual state champions and multiple team trophies.

    Hayley Hosey won first place in Air Pistol for the 12-14 age group with a score of 148 out of a possible 150. This is her second state championship in air pistol.

  • Cats Rumble through Jungle


    The Henry County Wildcats cross country team traveled to Goshen Saturday to compete in the North Oldham Rumble through the Jungle meet.

    The girls varsity finished 13th out of 16 teams in a very tough field. On the boys side freshman Zachery Woods and seventh-grader Keegan Kurtz ran respectable times despite being intimidated by the large, elite field.

    “Zachery and Keegan were very nervous at the start line,” Coach DeeDee New said. “But I thought they finished with good times.”

  • 15th Annual Friends for Michael...

    The 15th annual Friends for Michael golf scramble was held Sept. 9 at the Henry County Country Club. Thirty-four teams completed their rounds despite early rain.

    Former UK basketball star Jeff Sheppard, right, was on hand again to participate in the extend-a-shot game, and was honored after the scramble with the Friend of the Year award by Kay Way and Kenny Way of Our Best Restaurant who provided lunch for the participants and Linda Berry of the Friends for Michael organization.

  • HCHS wins round one of...


    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Eminence Warriors Sept. 1 in the first match of the season rivalry. The Lady Cats came out on top, 25-18, 22-25, 25-15, 25-22, but the Warriors could take heart that they won their first set of the year and played some of their best volleyball so far this season.

  • Lady Cats come back again and...


    The Henry County Lady Cats soccer team is making a habit of coming from behind to win games.

     On Aug. 21 the Lady Cats fell behind Shelby County 3-1 before storming back to win 5-3. That was just four days after coming from a goal down to defeat Grant County by the same score.

    On Sept. 1 at home against district rival Owen County, the Lady Cats fell behind 3-1 in the first half and came back to win 4-3.

  • Local teams race at Shelby


    The Henry County and Eminence cross country teams competed in the Shelby County Inviatational Saturday and saw some impressive results despite warm temperatures and a tough course.

    Janey Thompson led the way in the girls’ race for Henry County with a time of 23:06 good for 17th place. Thompson improved by five seconds on last week’s race at the Tiger Run, which was on a much faster course.

  • Wildcats win, 49-14

    The Henry County football team’s game with Owen County was postponed due to a lightning storm Friday night. The game was resumed Monday with Henry County leading 14-0 in the first quarter.

    The Wildcats’ Cameron Johnson had just made a touchdown saving interception and the team took over possession on their own two-yard line when play was halted.

    When the game resumed Monday night the Wildcats won 49-14.

    A full game story will be in next week’s issue of the Henry County Local.

  • HCHS boys golf win two


    The Henry County golf team went 2-0 against local rivals last week.

    The Wildcats traveled to Sugar Bay Golf Course Aug. 31 and defeated Gallatin County.

    Alex Hadden led the way with a 36. Isaac Klempner shot 40, Will Peyton shot 45 and Jakob Beckley 46.

    On Thursday the Wildcats hosted Carroll County and picked up another win. Hadden shot 39, Klempner 46, Luke Kent 47 and Beckley 52.

  • Lady Cats golf team tries to...


    After a week with no matches, the Henry County golf team played three last week and the team had a hard time getting back into the swing.

    On Aug. 31 they traveled to play Shelby County at Weissinger Hills and fell 178-202.

    Maddie Hensley shot 44, Nikki Perkinson shot 51,Baleigh Boyer shot 52, and Carleigh Peyton shot 75.

    The next day the Lady Cats traveled to play Carroll County at Wheatley. There was no team score because the Lady Panthers had only three players but the Lady Cats continued to struggle individually.

  • Wildcat soccer team falls to...


    The Henry County Wildcats soccer team hosted the Owen County Rebels Sept. 1 in a district matchup and fell 4-1.

    The Wildcats went behind early as Owen County scored two quick goals.

    Henry County got a goal back in the middle of the first half when Devin Shaw put in a rebound shot.

    But Owen County added another goal before halftime to lead 3-1. The Wildcats missed on several opportunities, including a penalty kick, to pull within one going into halftime.