Today's Sports

  • Roberts went from 'nobody...

    During the 30th District girls’ basketball final in 1993, two rare things happened.
    The first was Henry County and Eminence basketball fans cheering a team on together. They chanted in unison, over and over again, “We are somebody!”
    The other was the first, and only, district title for the Lady Warriors, which came in a win over the Shelby County Lady Rockets.
    Fans from both Henry County and Eminence were ecstatic to see the David and Goliath moment.

  • Aspiring pros on tour

    Henry County has a couple of 10-year-old golfers who are playing some serious golf this summer. Isaac Klempner and Alex Hadden are playing in golf tournaments on two different junior tours. So far they have competed in 20 of the one-day tournaments and combined for 14 first and second place finishes.

    They have played mainly on the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf tour.  Alex has played four events on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour and Isaac has competed in one Pepsi event.

    The two youngsters are unusually focused and determined for their age.

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  • Fishing trip turns into big mix-...



    Two years ago my father-in-law Chuck bought a used johnboat and the small outboard engine that went with it.

    We couldn’t wait to get out on Taylorsville Lake in it; he had lived on the lake for a while and we had talked about a guys’ day out on the lake for a while. We finally set a date during spring break in early April.

  • Eminence coaches acentuate the...

    By Greg Woods
    Sports Editor
    Improvement is the theme for this year’s EHS baseball and softball teams. The coaches believe that they made significant strides in making the programs more competitive this year. Both baseball coach Mark Payton and softball coach Bill Covington feel the future is looking brighter as they consider what took place this year.

  • Kicking it up a notch

    By Greg Woods
    Sports Editor
    When Chet Ervin graduated from Henry County High School, he was, undeniably, the best kicker in team history.
    Ervin parlayed his ability to kick a football into a career as a sports agent.

  • Payton, Hernandez resign from...

    By Greg Woods
    Sports Editor
    When the Eminence Warriors take to the baseball diamond in 2013, it will be with a different coaching staff.
    During the EHS spring sports banquet last week, head coach Mark Payton announced his resignation after leading the program for five years. Payton also announced the resignation of assistant coach Travis Hernandez.
    Payton played baseball and football at EHS from 1993 to 1996.

  • Lady Cats host hoops camp

    Photos by Greg Woods
    42 girls participated last week in the Henry County Shooting for the Stars Basketball Camp. Here the participants are shown with coaches Todd Gilley and Bruce Blanton and the HCHS girls basketball players who acted as counselors at the camp.
    At left, Former Oldham County basketball coach Gary Forrest speaks at the Shooting for the Stars basketball camp.

  • Baughman wins Indianapolis

    Henry Baughman won both singles and doubles in the Midwest Clay, Category II National tennis championships, held in Indianapolis, Ind., June 15-18.  In singles, he defeated Byron Tapp of Indiana 6-1, 6-1: Alan Messer of Ohio 6-1, 6-0 and J.B. Hayes of Indiana in the final, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. Later, he teamed with Hayes to defeat Messer and Dave (Ind.) 6-2, 6-2 and Stevens and Hicks (Imd.) in the doubles finals, 6-3, 6-2.

  • Comeback Cats, Vaughn leads...

    Editor’s note: Next week, we’ll take a look at the 2012 Spring Sports for Eminence High School

    Another season of high school sports has ended and it’s time to take a look at some of the highlights of the spring sports teams from HCHS.

    Here are my picks for the top five highlights of the spring sports season.

    HCHS Baseball


    Henry County Baseball turned their season around and made it to the semifinals of the regional tournament  again.