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Today's Sports

  • Competitive swimming taking root...

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    Eight-year old Abbie Hickey of Eminence is swimming for prestigious Lakeside Swim Club of Louisville. Lakeside is the club that produced the likes of Mary T. Meagher.

    If you are not familiar with Meagher, she is the Louisvillian who is widely considered one of the greatest competitive swimmers of all time having won multiple Olympic medals and broken several world records. But Meagher is just one of 10 Olympians that Lakeside has produced over the years since its inception in 1928.

  • Local kayakers love trainig at...

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    Not many people think of Lake Jericho as a place for kayaking whether it be recreational or competitive, but Sylvia Bednarski of Oldham County has been paddling at the lake for several years.

    Bednarski lives on Ballard School Road and part of her and her husband Jon’s farm is in Henry County. Though she lives just minutes from the lake, she had no idea it existed until they decided several years ago to build a pond on their farm.

  • Tuell named new EHS boys...

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    Long-time college basketball coach Gary Tuell was introduced to Eminence High school basketball players and their parents as the new head boys basketball coach Thursday night at the Eminence Independent Schools EdHub.

    Tuell is a native of Louisville and went to Male High School where he lettered in basketball, football, track and golf in the 1960s.

  • College update: Berry pitching...

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    Former Henry County High School baseball player Jaydon Berry recently completed his first year at Shorter University where he is majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry with an eye toward becoming an orthodontist.

    Berry also played as a pitcher for the NCAA Division II Hawks’ baseball team where he started the season as the teams’ number one starter before being moved to the bullpen as a reliever.

  • Hughes to coach EHS Girls...

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    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team will have a new face on the sideline for the 2019-20 season. Jackson Hughes has been named the new head coach of the Warriors.

    Hughes works in golf course maintenance at the University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville and has coached AAU basketball for several years. He started coaching with the Go Hard in the Paint girls basketball team and now coaches with the Kentucky Premier club that merged with is previous team.

  • Hensley, Hadden play in Jr. PGA

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    Maddie Hensley who recently graduated from Henry County High School and Alex Hadden, a rising senior at HCHS competed in the Kentucky Junior PGA Championships June 3 and 4.

    Hensley played at the University of Kentucky Arlington Club in Richmond and shot a two day total of 154 to finish in a tie for sixth place out of 51 golfers. Hensley struggled on the first day and shot an 82 to finish in the day in 20th place. But she came back to shoot even-par 72 on the second day to move up 14 places.

  • Wildcats basketball skills camp

    The Henry County Wildcats basketball team hosted their annual basketball skills camp for kids K-8 last week in the HCHS small gym and HCMS gym as renovations to the Roy L. Winchester gym continue.

  • Lady Cats lead 2019 spring...

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    The spring sports season provided plenty to be excited about this year with two district titles and lots of young talent on display.

    Henry County Lady Cats tie record for school wins

    The Henry County Lady Cats had a hugely successful season with 24 wins and only five losses while winning a district title and seeing two players named to the Eighth Region Coaches Association all region team. HCHS coach Ally Vaughn was also named by the association as coach of the year.

  • Jenkins signs with McPherson...

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    Former Eminence High School basketball player Kemryn Jenkins took another step in his basketball career Thursday when he signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the next two years for the McPherson College Bulldogs in McPherson, Kansas.

    Jenkins recently graduated from Iowa Central Community College (ICC) where he averaged 12 points per game over two years.

    Jenkins was an All-Region selection in his senior year at Eminence in 2017 when he led the Eighth Region in scoring at 27.6 points per game.

  • Mays to take part in Combine

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    Henry County High School football player Andrew Mays will participate in the Blue-Grey Super Combine to be held in Canton, Ohio June 9-10.

    The Combine is an opportunity for players to be seen by college coaches and consists of activities such as the 40-yard dash, shuttle run and standing broad jump to determine a player’s athleticism.

    Mays, a rising senior, plays linebacker and running back for the Wildcats.

    Last season he led the team with 82 tackles and had three sacks and two fumble recoveries.