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Henry County High School sophomore Caden Marshall throws a pass during a 7-on-7 drill with Lexington on July 15 at Bethel University’s Wildcat Stadium in McKenzie. Marshall and his Patriot teammates will play their first preseason scrimmage on Friday against Christian Brothers High School in…

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A group of students from Shotokan Karate Fitness of Paris were winners during the West Kentucky Sport Karate Tournament held recently in Benton, Ky. The winners are (top picture, from left): Owen Simmons who was first in forms, second in fighting in the advanced 9 and under division; Denise …

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New Henry County High School girls’ soccer head coach Gideon Gielis (right) gives some instructions to a pair of Lady Patriots during a practice Friday at HCHS. Former Lady Patriot Grace Burden will be the assistant coach this season. The Lady Patriots are hosting an alumni game at 6 p.m. Sa…

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New Henry County High School softball head coach Chris Lee (right photo) throws a pitch during a batting practice session at the Lady Patriots’ tryouts on Friday at the HCHS softball field. Lady Patriot veteran shortstop Mary Raye Smith (left) follows through on a big swing that produced a h…

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Local sports fans have gotten used to an upheaval in the football landscape every two years over the last couple of decades because of TSSAA reclassification, but people may be surprised to learn about big changes coming for the other sports have been working on schedules, but everyone is ex…

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Football players at Henry County High School have crossed the finish line of the offseason and are sprinting full out toward the start of the 2021 season.

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Landon Spain (center) won the 10-years-old and under competition at the Grand Slam World Series Home Run Derby held June 29 at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Fla. He is standing between coaches Brian Renfroe (left) and Ty Spoon. Spain is the son of Tobe and Amy Spain. His grandparent…

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Seven Henry County High School girls’ soccer players were chosen to play in an All-Star game during a four-day camp held last week at Bethel University in McKenzie. The Lady Patriot All-Stars are (from left) Abby Taylor, Carlee Vaughn, Emily Nanney, Campbell Grooms, Leslie Green, Phoebe Odom…

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Former Henry County High School softball and basketball standout Gracie Osbron has signed to play softball at Murray State University.

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Henry County High School quarterback Ryan Damron (right) throws a pass downfield during a 7-on-7 drill with McKenzie on Thursday at Wildcat Stadium on the Bethel University campus in McKenzie. Lexington also took part in the workout on Thursday. The drills put the pass catchers against the p…

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Longtime Milan football head coach Jeff Morris (left) stands beside Henry County High School coach James Counce Jr. shortly after Morris had been among a group that was inducted into the TSSAA Hall of Fame for 2020 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center Saturday in Murfreesboro. C…

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Henry County High School receiver Jayce Kendall runs upfield after catching a pass during a 7-on-7 drill against McKenzie on Tuesday at Bethel University’s Wildcat Stadium in McKenzie. The Patriots will be back in 7-on-7 action at 6 tonight at Bethel’s stadium. 

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HCHS will sell season tickets Season tickets for the upcoming Henry County High School football season are available starting today at the school’s front office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tickets cost $50 and will admit fans for six home games starting with the Aug. 20 contest with Summit. Th…

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Eight local runners competed in the Main Street Mile road race held Saturday in Murray. Those runners, their finishes and times are (from left) Dinah Winders, second, 5 minutes, 21 seconds; Hope Winders, first, 5 minutes; Javan Winders, fourth, 4:26; Luke Nichols, 5:18; Silas Winders, third,…

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Carlos Garcia of Abingdon, Va., gets thrown high in the air above the bull during Friday night’s show at the PBR in Paris event at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The event was organized by Paris bull rider Cody Nance and drew some of the top bull riders in the country for the two-night affair…

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Standing room only crowds were thrilled by some skilled riding on the large, hard-bucking group of bulls featured at the Professional Bull Riders event this weekend at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The loudest cheers were reserved for Cody Nance, who didn’t disappoint in turning in a third-p…

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Three recent Henry County High School graduates were selected for the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association’s Academic All-America Team. The swimmers are (front row, from left) Shelby Summers (Ohio State), Hunter Lawrence (UT Martin) and Emma Hill (Tennessee). The HCHS officials …

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Lakewood School’s Breely Peirpoint (right) was named the Camper of the Week during a girls’ basketball camp for grades 6-8 held at Bethel University last week in McKenzie. Also pictured are Karson Dunn of Medina (left) and Bethel women’s basketball coach Chris Nelson. Dunn was the free throw…

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AddiMae Glover proudly displays the ribbon she won as the overall champion in the girls’ 7-9-years-old division at the Drive, Chip and Putt event June 10 in Mufreesboro. She placed first in each of the three parts of the competitionto earn a spot in the sub-regional qualifier set for July 29…

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From the late 1980s through the early 1990s, Lance Smith roamed the outfield at McNeill Park and the football turf at Patriot Stadium.

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Five girls from Paris are members of the Jackson Soccer Club Ladies 2004 Competitive team that represented Tennessee in the Southern Regional Presidents Cup in Decatur, Ala., last week. From left are Campbell Grooms, Leslie Green, Ava Raines, Emily Nanney and Abby Taylor. The Jackson travel …

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In this undated publicity photo, Travis LeDoyt pulls his hair as he poses as a young Elvis Presley. The Greenfield, Mass., native will be returning to Paris for a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Krider Performing Arts Center. Billed as the world’s best “young Elvis,” LeDoyt and a three-pie…

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Turning in great races to qualify for a berth in the TSSAA Division 1 Large School state track meet helps temper some disappointment Henry County High School junior Dinah Winders feels after finishing 11th in the girls’ 3,200-meter race on Thursday at Rockvale High School in Rockvale.

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Banging out 20 hits in less than four complete innings helped the Henry County High School softball team score a 17-2 victory over West Creek in the District 10-AAA Tournament on Wednesday at HCHS.

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Former Henry County High School kicker Kyler Ainley (40) takes a step toward the ball on this kick during the Clarksville Chiefs semipro football team’s 51-32 victory over the Smoky Mountain Ravens in an IAFL King Division playoff game played on Saturday at Barton Field. The Chiefs advanced …

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It took me a few days to get together with Henry County High School football coach James Counce Jr. to talk about the team’s recently completed spring practice session, but the delay did nothing to dim the enthusiasm in Counce’s outlook.

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Henry County High School runner Zamariyon Kendall (24) races away from the line of scrimmage during the Patriots’ Red-White spring scrimmage game Thursday at the team’s practice field. The team began working two weeks ago to start preparing for the Aug. 20 home opener against Summit at Patri…

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Clarksville Chiefs cornerback Joseph Weston (29) reaches in to bat down the ball on a Smoky Mountain Ravens pass attempt in the first quarter of an IAFL King Division playoff game Saturday at Barton Field. The Chiefs won the game 51-32 and will play at Chattanooga on June 12. The Chiefs have…

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Former Henry County High School basketball standout Caroline Singleton recently signed to attend and play basketball at Life University in Marietta, Ga. Singleton is the daughter of Sheri and Marty Singleton of Paris. Singleton averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds a game while playing for two y…

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The Inman Middle School baseball team huddles together to hold up the trophy the Bulldogs received for winning the TMSAA state championship tournament completed Saturday at Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville. The Bulldogs defeated Athens 6-1 in the semifinals before knocking off Charlotte 2…

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Henry County High School quarterback Ryan Damron throws a pass during a Red-White scrimmage held as part of the Patriot football team’s spring practice drills on Thursday at the HCHS practice field. Damron will be entering his junior year as the team’s quarterback when play begins on Aug. 20…

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Clarksville Chiefs quarterback Dominique White tries to elude a Smoky Mountain Raven defender that has broken into the backfield on this pass attempt during a King Division first-round IAFL playoff game played on Saturday at Barton Field. Several disturbances slowed down play in the game and…

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Victories over Athens and Charlotte on Friday and Saturday at Hendersonville have made the Inman Middle School baseball team the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association’s state champions.

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Henry County High School’s Zamariyon Kendall (left) tries to get off a block by a Patriot receiver that is hidden by fullback Sam Patterson (center) who runs with the ball after catching a pass at the team’s Red-White spring practice scrimmage held Thursday at the HCHS practice field. Patrio…

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Henry County High School defensive backs coach Bobby Ellis wraps up a Patriot during a drill at spring practice session on May 11 at HCHS. The Patriots will have a Red-White scrimmage starting at 4 this afternoon at the HCHS practice field to close out the team’s second week of spring drills…

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Six members of the Henry County High School golf team received special recognition during a banquet Thursday at HCHS. Earning honors were (from left) Mary Alison Griffey, lowest average on girls’ team; Raven Page, senior award; Madeline Griffey, senior and academic awards; Jacob Arnold, seni…

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Chiefs open IAFL playoffs Saturday at Barton Field

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