en Wildcats whip Wolverines in overtime <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When the visiting Western Hills Wolverines hit a free throw with 2:52 left in overtime it was their first lead since going ahead 5-3 early in the first period.</p> <p> For the host Henry County Wildcats things looked grim as they lost a large second half lead and three starters were sitting on the bench with five fouls.</p> <p> It looked even worse for the Wildcats 20 seconds later when Western Hills blocked an outside shot, recovered the ball and scored on a layup to make it 64-61 with 2:32 left.</p> Lady Cats rout KCD, 54-23 <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats Nov. 29 in their season opener and broke open a close game in the first quarter in route to a 54-23 win.</p> <p> Katherine Buckler got the Lady Cats started with a 16-foot jump shot to open the game. Savannah Medley then stole the ball and scored on a layup to make it 5-0 just 27 seconds into the game. But KCD came back with six straight points to take the lead.</p> <p> After Ella White scored on a put back, the Bearcats regained the lead with a dirve to the basket.</p> EHS defeats Trimble, 55-44 <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The Eminence Warriors got their first victory of the season Saturday against the host Trimble County Lady Raiders after trailing at halftime.</p> <p> The Warriors led 10-4 at the end of the first period but could have had a bigger lead, according to EHS Coach Jerry Skeeter.</p> <p> &ldquo;We played well in the first period but we missed a lot of easy shots,&rdquo; Skeeter said.</p> Warriors drop three in opening week <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p></p> <p> The Eminence Warriors opened the season with a home game against the Gallatin County Wildcats Nov. 27 and lost 74-47.</p> <p> The Warriors were without their leading returning scorer, Josh Dotson, for the game. Dotson is nursing a back injury.</p> <p> Gallatin County took advantage of the shorthanded Warriors and jumped out to a 19-0 lead. The Wildcats had four steals that they converted into layups and hit three 3-pointers in the opening onslaught.</p> What to expect from hoops season? <p></p> <p> The hoops season is under way with all four local teams completing their first games by tonight.</p> <p> What can we expect from local teams this season?</p> <p> That&rsquo;s a good question. Both girls teams have a lot of returning players and some new faces and losses that will help and hurt.</p> UK's bad actor unites Cats, Cards fans <p> &nbsp;As Saturday approached I began to think about the fact that my vacation was about to end and that my oldest daughter was about to head back to college.</p> <p> So when she put forth the idea of going to see a movie on Saturday I was totally on board. We both agreed that the 1:30 start time looked like the best bet for both of us.</p> <p> Later, I noticed that would mean that I would miss the UK/U of L football game. There was no way I was backing out of quality time with my girl so I just set the DVR and decided that I could watch the game later.</p> Sports Briefs <p> &nbsp;<strong>EMS defeats Trimble, Henry</strong></p> <p> The Eminence Warriors middle school boys basketball team swept the Trimble County Raiders Nov. 14.</p> <p> The seventh grade team defeated the Raiders 51-29 with Bladin Malone leading the way with 17 points.</p> <p> The eighth grade team defeated Trimble 29-28.</p> <p> The seventh grade team defeated Henry County 45-37 on Nov. 16. Elijah League led the way with 13 points.</p> Young and Griffin central to Saints culture <img src="" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="75" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;<strong>By Sam Draut and Greg Woods</strong></p> <p> <strong>Landmark News Service</strong></p> <p> Thomas More men&rsquo;s basketball is 30 minutes into a Wednesday afternoon practice, working through a four-on-four transition defense drill. The ball is deflected out of bounds, but that&rsquo;s no matter. Well beyond the sideline, where the fifth or sixth row of bleachers would be during a game, senior Austin Young dives after the loose ball.&nbsp;</p>