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Today's Sports

  • Henry Hoopla

    It is time for our annual Henry Hoopla NCAA basketball bracket contest. This year we are going digital, which gives our players the ability to go online and enter their picks directly.

    But fear not, if you wish to make your picks on paper, we will still have brackets available in the paper and you can still pick up a bracket at our office.

    We are using the cbssports.com website for the online picks. To access our group go to www.henryhoopla.mayhem.cbssports.com.

  • Wildcat fall in district...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats used a patient attack and solid defense to win their matchup with Carroll County, 48-34, in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The smaller Panthers played a zone defense that packed the paint and forced Henry County to move the ball patiently to find openings. The Cats got good 3-point shooting in the first period from Mason Heightchew and Jacob Watson to help loosen the Panthers’ defense.

  • Warriors lose close game to...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Gallatin County Wildcats got a big boost from an unlikely source in the final minutes of a closely contested 31st District semifinal game to beat the host Eminence Warriors 62-54.

    The Wildcats’ Mason Wilson contributed two points to the offense through the first three quarters of the game but poured in 13 points in the final period to help Gallatin County pull away from the Warriors in the last two minutes to get the win.

  • Lady Cats' season ends...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got off to slow start but used good defense and the inside scoring of Megan Payton to pull away from Eminence for a 49-14 win in the 31st District tournament.

    The Lady Cats managed just seven points in the first period as the Warriors packed their zone defense around the 6’1” Payton to try and stop her potent inside game. But the Lady Cats’ defense smothered the Warriors’ offense as Eminence managed just three points from point guard Emilie Ethington.

  • Aly Stanley to play softball for...

    sports@hclocal.com

    Aly Stanley will play softball at Spaulding University next year.

    That announcement was made at a special signing ceremony held in the Henry County High School library Friday afternoon.

    Stanley, who has pitched, played shortstop and outfield for the Lady Cats, signed with Spaulding while family, friends and teammates looked on.

  • Warriors fall to Gallatin in...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Gallatin County Wildcats got a big boost from an unlikely source in the final minutes of a closely contested 31st District semifinal game to beat the host Eminence Warriors 62-54.

    The Wildcats’ Mason Wilson contributed just two points to the offense through the first three quarters of the game but poured in 13 points in the final period to help Gallatin County pull away from the Warriors in the last two minutes to get the win.

  • Wildcats fall to Rebels, 61-42,...

    Owen County came into the game with Henry County having won the first two matchups between the teams by and average of 18 points. Henry County had yet to lose their second leading scorer, Jackson Jeffries, to a season ending foot injury when those games were played.

    The Wildcats, however, gave a good performance in the opening half before Owen County pulled away in the third period to win comfortably.

    The game opened with both teams executing their offensive sets patiently while trying to find weaknesses in their opponents’ defense to take advantage of.

  • Gallatin County defeats Lady...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The first period was decisive in the Lady Cats’ semifinal matchup against Gallatin County. The Lady Wildcats from Warsaw jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back in rolling to the 23-point win.

    Gallatin went on to lead 24-7 at the end of the first period as standouts Hannah Dossett and Autumn Bowen combined for 14 points.

  • Weather shuts down final week of...

    sports@hclocal.com

    (The Henry County Local went to press a day early due to a fire that shut down the Landmark printing press in Sheperdsville last week. Some of the games mentioned in this article were played before this issue hit newsstands.)

    The snowstorm and frigid temperatures that hit the entire state last week decimated the schedule for the final week of the Kentucky high school basketball regular season.

  • Old film sends writer down...

    sporst@hclocal.com

    Earlier this winter I got the opportunity to take an old reel-to-reel film of one of my high school basketball games to a local drug store to have it sent off and copied to a DVD. My high school basketball coach Rick Schepman, who had several of the old films from his time as head coach at Henry County, gave me this opportunity.

    Schepman, who is now associate head coach at Henry County, gave me a box of the films a while back and I kept forgetting to take the one featuring a game with Eminence in my senior year and getting it converted.