http://www.hclocal.com/sports/rss.xml en EHS defeats Gallatin in district tourney http://www.hclocal.com/content/ehs-defeats-gallatin-district-tourney <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ehs_sball_vs._bhs3.jpg" alt="Serena Dockter smacks a base hit against Bardstown." title="Serena Dockter smacks a base hit against Bardstown." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Eminence Warriors softball team pulled off a huge upset in the opening game of the 31st District tournament Sunday afternoon when they defeated the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats 4-2. Gallatin County defeated the Warriors 15-0 and 13-3 in their two regular season matchups.</p> <p> The Warriors got off to a good start when they pushed across three runs in the top of the first inning.</p> HCHS qualifies three for state http://www.hclocal.com/content/hchs-qualifies-three-state <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hctrack_regional17.jpg" alt="Sara Finley qualified for state in the triple jump with a leap of 29-04." title="Sara Finley qualified for state in the triple jump with a leap of 29-04." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> HCHS seniors Connor Finley and Cameron Johnson and junior Sara Finley all qualified for the 2016 KHSAA state track meet at the regional meet at Christian Academy of Louisville May 18.</p> <p> Johnson finished third in the triple jump but qualified with one of the 10 best jumps in Class AA outside the automatic qualifying spots. His distance of 41-09.5 was good enough to beat almost everyone else in the state except his regional rivals.</p> <p> Johnson finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 21-01.5.</p> Lady Cats fall 9-7 to end season http://www.hclocal.com/content/lady-cats-fall-9-7-end-season <p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Paris Lady Hounds in their final regular season game Thursday night after an eight-day layoff because of bad weather.</p> <p> The rust showed as the Lady Cats committed five errors and gave up three unearned runs in a 9-7 loss after putting together a six-game winning streak in May.</p> <p> Paris opened the game with three runs in the top of the first with a walk, two singles, a double and a Lady Cat error.</p> <p> The Lady Hounds added a run in the second inning with a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a single.</p> Warriors drop two http://www.hclocal.com/content/warriors-drop-two <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ehs_bb_v_walton6.jpg" alt="Senior Mitchell Metten fires a pitch to the plate in the Eminence Warriors’ loss to Walton-Verona May 16." title="Senior Mitchell Metten fires a pitch to the plate in the Eminence Warriors’ loss to Walton-Verona May 16." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Eminence Warriors closed out the home portion of their schedule with senior night May 16 against Walton-Verona. Before the game outgoing players, Austin Perry, Mitchell Metten and Kyle Montgomery, were honored.</p> <p> When the game started, Walton jumped on the Warriors for two runs in the first inning. They added three runs in the third and three in the fourth to make it 8-0.</p> <p> The Warriors scored a run in the bottom of the fourth when Jared Golden reached on a bunt hit, stole second and third and came home on a double by Andrew Coomes.</p> Wildcats close with three losses http://www.hclocal.com/content/wildcats-close-three-losses <p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> The Henry County Wildcats played three road games in the final week of the regular season and came away on the short end of the scoreboard in each game to put an end to a six-game winning streak.</p> <p> <strong>South Oldham 8 HCHS 2</strong></p> <p> The Dragons jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings and cruised to a six-run win. The Wildcats scored a run in the fourth and a run in the fifth but South got those runs back with single runs in the bottom of the fifth and the sixth innings.</p> Hook named new HCHS girls hoops coach http://www.hclocal.com/content/hook-named-new-hchs-girls-hoops-coach <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hook_and_kasten.jpg" alt="New HCHS athletic director Jon Kasten welcomed Jim Hook to Henry County as the new head girls basketball coach last week." title="New HCHS athletic director Jon Kasten welcomed Jim Hook to Henry County as the new head girls basketball coach last week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Jim Hook has been named the new girls basketball coach at Henry County High School. Hook, 25, was the assistant girls basketball coach at Metcalfe County High School the last two seasons.</p> <p> A former basketball and soccer player at Daviess County High School, Hook also has a year of experience as JV soccer coach and middle school basketball coach at South Warren High School.</p> Smith signs with Cincinnati Christian http://www.hclocal.com/content/smith-signs-cincinnati-christian <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/connorsmith.jpg" alt="Connor Smith, a multi-position player for the Henry County Wildcats, signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Cincinnati Christian University in the Henry County High School Library Monday afternoon as his family and coaches looked on. " title="Connor Smith, a multi-position player for the Henry County Wildcats, signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Cincinnati Christian University in the Henry County High School Library Monday afternoon as his family and coaches looked on. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Henry County High School baseball player Connor Smith has signed a letter of intent to play for Cincinnati Christian University next season.</p> <p> Smith is an infielder, pitcher and outfielder for the Wildcats&rsquo; baseball team.</p> <p> &ldquo;It feels awesome,&rdquo; Smith said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s something I&rsquo;ve always wanted to do since little league. Now that I have the opportunity to keep playing, it feels amazing.&rdquo;</p> <p> Smith said the decision was easy to make.</p> Wildcats pitching leads to three wins http://www.hclocal.com/content/wildcats-pitching-leads-three-wins <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hc_bball_v_fhs9.jpg" alt="HCHS catcher Tyler Robbins lays out to catch a pop foul in Henry County&#039;s 8-0 win over Frankfort on senior night Friday." title="HCHS catcher Tyler Robbins lays out to catch a pop foul in Henry County&#039;s 8-0 win over Frankfort on senior night Friday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> sports@hclocal.com</p> <p> Henry County scored all the runs they would need against Spencer County in the first inning on May 9, and then relied on pitching and defense the rest of the game to come away with a victory that avenges one of their five losses this season.</p> <p> Daniel Murray pitched seven innings for the Wildcats and allowed only two hits while walking one and striking out three batters. The Wildcat defense committed one error but did not allow a Spencer County base runner past first base the entire game.</p>