https://www.hclocal.com/sports/rss.xml en Former Wildcat cuts through competition https://www.hclocal.com/content/former-wildcat-cuts-through-competition <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cb1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Former Henry County Wildcat football player Chris Berry has made a name for himself recently in a very different sport. Berry, a 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, has become a social media sensation because of his skills with a knife as witnessed by over 150 million hits on YouTube.&nbsp;</p> College update: Shepherd flies with Eagles https://www.hclocal.com/content/college-update-shepherd-flies-eagles <p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Former Henry County High School softball player Kelsey Shepherd recently finished her first season as a collegiate student-athlete at Midway University. Shepherd was a centerfielder for HCHS and was known for her speed and defensive capabilities.</p> <p> This season Shepherd used that speed to get varsity playing time for the Eagles.</p> Favorite spring performers https://www.hclocal.com/content/favorite-spring-performers <p> &nbsp;Looking back on the 2018 spring sports season I have many fond memories of performances from teams and individuals. But some individual athletes stand out this year.</p> <p> <strong>Jaydon Berry</strong>, has been a big time performer for the Wildcat baseball team for four years. He has dominating numbers for his career both as hitter and as a pitcher.</p> <p> Over four years, Berry compiled a 21-10 record as a pitcher with a 1.85 earned run average and 279 strikeouts in 229 innings pitched.&nbsp; He walked only 68 batters in those 229 innings.</p> Spring sports review https://www.hclocal.com/content/spring-sports-review <p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The 2018 spring sports season has come to a close and it&rsquo;s time to look back on the highlights of our local teams.</p> <p> <strong>Wildcats&rsquo; bad postseason luck continues</strong></p> <p> The Henry County Wildcats had their second season in a row end with a 1-0 defeat in the postseason. Last year HCHS saw the Owen County Rebels end their season in the district tournament by scratching across a single run.</p> Sports Briefs https://www.hclocal.com/content/sports-briefs-83 <p> &nbsp;<strong>HCHS Lady Cats alumni game</strong></p> <p> The Henry County Lady Cats alumni softball game will be held June 15 at the HCHS softball field at 7 p.m.</p> <p> A $10 donation is requested to play in the game. Proceeds will benefit former HCHS player Savannah Mertz who is fighting lupus at this time.</p> <p> Contact HCHS softball coach Zack Mings for more information.</p> <p> <strong>Henry County Youth football camp</strong></p> Rockets slide past Wildcats, 1-0, in region https://www.hclocal.com/content/rockets-slide-past-wildcats-1-0-region <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hc_bball_v_shelby_region1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Eighth Region first round matchup between Shelby County and Henry County played Monday at Oldham County was a pitcher&rsquo;s duel that came down to a wild play. Two Henry County errors on one play allowed the winning run to cross the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning.</p> <p> Shelby County pitcher Caleb Collins pitched a one-hitter and allowed only two base runners the entire game.&nbsp;</p> <p> Henry County pitcher Jaydon Berry was nearly as good. Berry scattered six hits over the seven innings and allowed one unearned run.</p> Jackson named EHS boys' hoops coach https://www.hclocal.com/content/jackson-named-ehs-boys-hoops-coach <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/patrick_jackson.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Eminence High School athletic director Tye Lawson introduced the new boys&rsquo; basketball coach to players in the EdHub at EHS May 29.&nbsp;</p> <p> Patrick Jackson will be the fourth Warriors&rsquo; basketball coach in four years. Jackson was the head coach at St. Francis High School last year.</p> Sharpshooters open at at Spencer County https://www.hclocal.com/content/sharpshooters-open-spencer-county <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sharpshooters_8.jpg" alt="The Henry County Sharpshooters opened the season at the Spencer County Invitational May 12 with several competitors winning awards. Front row, left to right, James Courtney, Emma Topp, Micaela Merowelli, Kelli Booth, Madi Wilson, Carrie Booth Back Greyson Beatty, Dylan Rankin Jacob Wilson and Jaydon Croxton. " title="The Henry County Sharpshooters opened the season at the Spencer County Invitational May 12 with several competitors winning awards. Front row, left to right, James Courtney, Emma Topp, Micaela Merowelli, Kelli Booth, Madi Wilson, Carrie Booth Back Greyson Beatty, Dylan Rankin Jacob Wilson and Jaydon Croxton. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>Submitted by Jeanie Campbell</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 20 team members to Taylorsville Saturday, May 12, to compete in shotgun, archery, .22 rifle, air pistol and .22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational.&nbsp;</p> <p> The competition drew participants from several surrounding counties and was the first competition of the year.</p> <p> The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners and several returning veterans.</p>