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Football fans are forever wondering who had the longest run or who threw the longest pass or who had the most tackles in a game, so I’m going to tell you the names of the Patriots who performed those feats.

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Henry County High School baseball coach Shane Kemp is ready to begin his second season as the Patriots’ leader, and has just released the team’s 2021 roster.

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Members of the Inman Middle School football team push the blocking sled under the watchful eyes of assistant coaches Joey Brush (left) and Steven Harrison (far right) during a practice session on Monday at Inman. The Bulldogs are set to open the 2020 season Aug. 13 at Brighton. The Bulldogs’…

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Kendall Waters of Dixieland Antiques said this photograph was in a scrapbook he bought at the Inez Irion estate sale. He said the women’s softball or baseball team, sponsored by Coca-Cola, may have been composed primarily of Salant & Salant shirt factory employees, and based on photos th…

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Carter Thompson (right) sends a putt rolling on hole No. 2 at the Paris Country Club on Tuesday morning. Jesse Klutts (left) watches the line that Thompson’s ball is rolling on before he attempts his putt. The duo was playing with Landon Anderson (not pictured) during a Paris Junior Golf Ass…

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Henry County Lady Patriot girls’ softball coach Paul Putman (right) watches players hit the ball during a drill at a middle school tryout session Monday at the Henry County High School softball field. The middle school players got their tryouts in, but the high school tryouts were postponed …

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In the mid-1980s, this trio of football players at Henry County High School posed for mug shots that were used by local media in the upcoming season. Can you identify them? Look for the answers in Tommy Priddy’s column Tee Pee Talks on Wednesday.

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Did you know that in the late 1950s, a Henry farm boy was part of a traveling team that played against the famous Harlem Globetrotters on almost a nightly basis?

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Bethel University will be joining the other 22 Mid-South Conference football teams in opening play on Sept. 12 after the conference announced a revision to its upcoming schedule allowing schools to follow guidelines established by the NAIA.

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Tennis doesn’t always get as much fanfare as the stadium sports at Henry County High School but the Lady Patriot and Patriot programs have made state tournament appearances.

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Henry County High School senior football player Jawon Odoms announced Tuesday at the HCHS fieldhouse that he is going to be a Memphis Tiger.

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Paris native Mickey Barker (left) will attempt to play all eight city courses in Memphis on July 13 to raise money for the Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of fallen and disabled veterans. He’ll be joined on at least two…

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Lance Winders of Mansfield won the Charlie Reagan Memorial 5-kilometer run Saturday in Milan. He ran the course in a time of 19 minutes, 10 seconds. The race is held to honor a Milan business owner and runner in Reagan, who was robbed and murdered several years ago. Winders and Reagan were f…

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Coach Ashley Gaut throws a pitch while Madlynn Lamb (right) waits for a ball to be hit during a practice session for a team in the Kentucky Lake Girls Softball League on Thursday at McNeill Park. Some soccer teams were also using the part last week.

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Professional wrestling superstar Jerry “The King” Lawler (bottom) holds an opponent in the air with his feet at the corner of the ring during a 1980s match held at Henry County High School’s Gamlin Gymnasium. The event that night also included well-known names like Jeff Jarrett and Bill “The…

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When I first began covering sports at The Post-Intelligencer, Henry County High School had varsity teams for girls’ and boys’ basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, cross country and track.

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This late 1980s photograph is of longtime Paris boxer and boxing trainer Neely Owens (left) wrapping the hand of professional fighter Randall “Tex” Cobb (right) while then-Paris resident Bob Darby watches in the garage at Darby’s home on Crutchfield Lane near McNeill Park in Paris. Owens tra…

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Henry County High School has been honoring its spring sports athletes on social media this month. Lady Patriot Annalise Williams is one of five senior tennis players this spring.

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With a coaching staff and an infield in place, my All-Tee Pee Talks fantasy baseball team made up of Henry County High School players starting in 1985 is in need of catchers and outfielders.

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Henry County High School football head coach James Counce Jr. (right) is handed a pump handle by Kiley Pearson of 501K Recycling Friday at the HCHS fieldhouse. Pearson’s company donated three five-gallon buckets of hand sanitizer to the football team. Counce said he will put the sanitizer in…

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Henry County High School has been recognizing its senior spring sports athletes this month on social media. Lady Patriot tennis player Meg Gardner is one of five senior tennis players at HCHS.

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Henry County High School catcher Kasey Winsett (center) prepares to place a tag on a sliding Clarksville Northeast runner during a 2007 girls’ softball game played at HCHS. Winsett was an All-District pick in 2007.

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Henry County High School has been recognizing spring sports senior athletes on social media this month. Patriot Adam Millette is one of three senior soccer players this spring.

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Freed-Hardeman University senior baseball player Cody McSwain of Paris was honored with a Senior Spotlight announcement on social media. McSwain plays on the infield for the Lions and is a career .281 hitter. He was recently named to the All-Academic team by the American Midwest Conference.

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Shutdown pitching and a slugging infield has my All-Tee Pee Talks fantasy girls’ softball team made up of Henry County High School players looking good to go for an undefeated season in any league they would play in.

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