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October 2019 Join Alumni Association Order Henry Clay Apparel Tweet Share Forward to a Friend Coach Grupe Gets 700 Wins! Dale Grupe started his career in Dayton Ohio while stationed there as a member of the Air Force.  It was here that he met his late wife Kathy.  Dale was a member of the All-Air Force

Boys Soccer Advances to Elite Eight in State Tournament

The Henry Clay boys’ soccer team shutout Calvary Christian 3-0 in the opening round of the state tournament Tuesday night. After a scoreless first half, the Blue Devils exploded for three goals in the second half. Goals by: Chris Sanders (Tahj Jairam), Sota Ippongi (Tommy Svetich), Chris Sanders (Sota Ippongi).   Henry Clay next takes

Volleyball Advances to District Finals

Slideshow: Douglass, Henry Clay advance in 42nd District semis –   https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236549068.html   Henry Clay keeps rolling Lexington herald Leader / www.kentucky.com Jared Peck October 22, 2019 https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236487868.html Henry Clay, the 42nd District Tournament’s top seed, made quick work of semifinals opponent Scott County on Tuesday with a straight-set win on its way to the Blue

Soccer: 11th Region Awards and Honors

The Henry Clay boys’ and girls’ soccer teams had several players earn 11th Region honors.   For the girls’ All-11th Region Team (as selected by the coaches): Elisabeth Hundley – First Team Ella Pugh – Second Team Corinne Leach – Honorable Mention   The boys’ coaches in the 11th region do not select an all-region

Boys’ Soccer Wins 11th Region Tourney Two Years in a Row

Henry Clay rolls in boys’ finals Lexington Herald Leader / www.kentucky.com Jared Peck October 18, 2019 https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236213393.html Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi scored the first of his three goals less than nine minutes into the game and the Blue Devils’ eased to their second consecutive 11th Region boys’ title with a 6-0 win over Great Crossing’s

Boys Soccer Tops Tates Creek in 11th Region semis; Face Great Crossing Thursday / Girls Fall to Lex Cath

Slideshow:  https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236268388.html   ‘That’s a drill we’ve run 500 times.’ Practice makes perfect in 11th Region semis. Lexington Herald Leader / Kentucky.com October 15, 2019 https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article236213378.html With their game tied 1-1, Henry Clay left back Drew Grider spotted space in front of him and a lane to the end line. He took it. Able to

Boys’ Cross Country 4th, Girls’ 8th at Woodford County Invitational

The Henry Clay boy’s cross country team placed fourth and the girls’ team was eighth in Saturday’s Woodford County Invitational.   BOYS TIME PLACE Marcelo 18:22 17 Rob 18:46 22 Robbie 18:52 27 Ethan 18:54 28 Clay 18:59 31 Paul 19:20 36 Prince 19:40 46   GIRLS 20 – Katelin Ralenkotter – 21:54 36 –

Kentucky.com Profiles Sota Ippongi

Two of Lexington’s most dynamic players took unusual route Lexington Herald Leader By Jared Peck October 07, 2019 https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/article235477822.html There’s a conventional wisdom in soccer that argues to be really good at it, you have to start at a very young age. Henry Clay’s Sota Ippongi and Tates Creek’s Ben Kaindu, two of the most

Hall of Fame coach Al Prewitt, who guided Henry Clay to state title, dies at 86

Hall of Fame coach Al Prewitt, who guided Henry Clay to state title, dies at 86 Lexington Herald Leader Mike Fields Special to the Herald-Leader October 08, 2019 https://www.kentucky.com/sports/high-school/prep-basketball/article235921427.html   Jakolbi Crowe, a student at Estill County High School, hit a half-court shot at halftime of the Sweet Sixteen game between Estill County and Corbin

Cross Country: Boys 4th, Girls 6th at West Jessamine Invitational

The Henry Clay cross country teams had another strong showing this past weekend, with the boys’ team finishing 4th and the girls team finishing 6th at The West Jessamine Chick-Fil-A Invitational in Nicholasville.   Top performers for the boys were: 14 – Robbie Joseph – 17:45 15 – Marcelo Niebuhr – 17:50 25 – Prince