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Today's Sports

  • EHS girls fall to Owen

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    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team opened the 2014-15 season at home against Owen County Dec. 1 and came out on the wrong side of a 49-8 final score.

    The young Warriors fought valiantly but their inexperience made it difficult for them to score against the taller, deeper Lady Rebels.

    Owen County used good man-to-man defense in the first half to jump out to a 39-4 lead. The Warriors played better defense in the second half and held the Lady Rebels to just 10 points.

  • Cline signs with Stillman

    Mikaela Cline, a senior softball player for the Henry County Lady Cats, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Stillman College Tigers’ softball team. The announcement came at a signing ceremony November 25 in the Henry County High School library. Her family, friends and teammates attended the event.

  • McKee honored by USATF
  • Sports Brief-Henry County Youth...

    Henry County Youth softball and Co-Ed t-ball will hold signups every Saturday in January during youth basketball at the Henry County High School gym from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Softball is for ages 6-18 and cost $75 to play. Boys and girls t-ball is for ages 4-6 and cost $40 to play. A multiple child discount will be given.

    For more information email henrycountyKYlittleleague.com

  • HC trio competes for Patriots

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    Three local athletes competed for the University of the Cumberlands athletic teams this year.

    Victoria Paynter was a junior on the Patriots’ soccer team. David Palmer and Eric Phillips were on the cross country team.

    Paynter’s season began with the news that she would be captain of the team. She was flattered by the opportunity to be the team leader but also understood the responsibility.

  • Fitness class changing lives

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    Henry County High School physical education teacher Enoch Welch added a new class to his curriculum this year because he saw a void in many students’ lives.

    Welch began a fitness class that quickly filled up for both semesters of this school year.

    In Welch’s fitness class, the focus is simply on doing things individually that you can use for the rest of your life to stay healthy.

  • Thanksgiving smorgasbord

    With a Thanksgiving feast at my in-laws’ house in mind, I’ve decided to provide a smorgasbord of thoughts on sports this week. While the focus is mainly on hoops, I will start with the Louisville Cardinals’ win over Notre Dame and what it meant to that football program.

    I was a little taken aback by the hyperbole emanating from the Louisville media over this game.

  • HCHS cheerleaders regional champs

    The HCHS cheerleaders won the large school, all girls division of the 8th Region cheerleading competition held at Shelby County High School Saturday. They will compete at the state tournament, Dec. 13 in Lexington.

  • A fall season to remember

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    It’s time to look back at the highlights of the 2014 high school fall sports scene and determine the best moments for our local teams.

    Peyton wins regional tournament

    MacKenzie Peyton’s win in a playoff at the regional tournament may have been as impressive as her runner up finish at state last year. Peyton had to face two of the best players in the state in Madison Thomas of Shelby County and Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart at the regional tournament.

  • Sharpshooters excel at state

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    Thirty-two Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to Wilmore and Berea the weekend of Sept. 19-21 to compete in the 4-H State Championships and came home with three individual state champions and seven team champions.

    The 9-11 age group won first place in Bowhunter Archery with three first-time competitors. They also won the third place team award in Air Pistol. Carrie Booth, in her first year of competition, took second place in Target Archery with a near perfect score of 75 with 7 x’s.