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Today's Sports

  • Coomes interning for the...

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    Former Henry County High School basketball player Colleen Coomes recently graduated from Western Kentucky University and is currently experiencing a pretty “cool” internship with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

  • Reed to lead EIS cross country...

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    Jason Reed has been tapped to lead the Eminence Independent Schools’ cross country program for the 2019 season.

    Reed and his wife, Rebecca, who teaches at EIS, have two boys in the Eminence school system, Joey, 9, and Jackson, 6.

    With the program needing a new head coach, Reed, who resides in Shelby County, stepped up.

    “My sons have been a part of the program for the past two years,” Reed said.

  • Sports specialization hurting...

    The other day I was scrolling through ESPN.com looking for some issue to spark my creative juices. I scrolled and scrolled and finally found it – a story on the physical cost of sport specialization at a young age called, “These Kids are Ticking Time Bombs” by ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes.

    It was actually the first of a two-part series. But the first part was enough to confirm what I had believed for a long time – that young athletes do not benefit from specializing in one sport.

  • Peyton caps career with...

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    Former Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton wrapped up her college golf career by achieving a goal she set when she first met with her golf coach at the University of South Alabama (USA) as a freshman.

    Peyton and her Jaguar teammates won the Sun Belt Conference title in her fourth and final try to put a cap on a successful golf career that also saw her finish as a state runner up as a high school junior.

    Peyton said she went through a roller coaster of emotions on the final day of the tournament.

  • Miskell named Lady Cats'...

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    Derrick Miskell has been named the new girls golf coach for Henry County High School. Miskell, a 2002 graduate of Eminence High School, is a member of the board of directors at the Henry County Country Club and has been an avid golfer since he was a teenager.

    Miskell and his wife, April, and their four children, Addison, 12, Dean, 10, Beaux, 8, and Hunter, 6, live on Sunnyside Road outside Eminence.

  • The state of American soccer

    Soccer in the United States at the highest level has been on display throughout the summer as the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) played in the World Cup and the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) played host to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup, which takes place every two years.

    The USWNT has been the predominant power in world soccer since the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. They won again famously on home soil in 1999 in a penalty kick shootout over China.

  • Hadden competes in national...

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    Rising Henry County High School senior Alex Hadden traveled to Bartlett, Tennessee outside Memphis last week to compete in the Bubba Conlee National Junior Golf tournament and finished tied for 24th in a field of 124 golfers from across the nation and around the world.

    Hadden shot four-over par on the par-70 Quail Ridge Golf Course. He shot 70 on July 1 in the first round and followed that up with 72 on each of the next two days.

    John Marshall Butler of Louisville won the tournament with a three-day total of five-under par.

  • Renovation of "The Roy...

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    Henry County High School’s Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium has been undergoing renovations that will not be complete until just before the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    The first step in the renovation was tearing out the gym floor and bleachers and replacing the floor. The second step was repainting the new floor to look like it did before. The third and final step will come in August when new bleachers will be installed.

    The first two steps were completed last week.

  • Bulgrin to lead Lady Cats...

    Mike Bulgrin will be the new Henry County High School (HCHS)head volleyball coach this season after fromer coach Kara Capps resigned at the end of last season.

    Bulgrin was Capps’ assistant last season when the Lady Cats posted a 13-10 record.

    Bulgrin got involved with volleyball through his daughters who played high school and club volleyball in Virginia.

  • Mays takes part in Combine

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    Henry County High School rising senior Andrew Mays traveled to Canton, Ohio, June 17-19 to take part in the Blue-Grey Combine, which identifies talented high school football players through a series of athletic skills exercises.

    Mays was recognized for outstanding performance in the broad jump and shuttle run.

    Many of the players there will be selected to play in a series of Blue-Grey All Star games across the country.

    If selected, Mays will participate in a game at Dallas, Atlanta or Tampa Bay later in the summer.