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Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats win district title

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    The Henry County Lady Cats looked like they were on their way to a blowout win the finals of the 31st District tournament Thursday night. They scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and led 4-1 with 11:21 left in the first half. By halftime they still led 5-2 but the Owen County Lady Rebels would not give up and came back to make it 6-5 about midway through the second half.

  • Warriors come back to beat...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors came from behind again and again Friday night but finally got the one point they needed for the win with 19 seconds left when Dre Wright kicked the extra point to beat the Owen County Rebels 41-40.

    Wright also made the game tying catch on the drive that put the Warriors ahead when he caught a pass from Justin Hedges on what EHS Coach Tye Lawson called a fake spike play.

  • Wildcats finish 2nd in 31st

     sports@hclocal.com

    After 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Henry County Wildcats defeated the Gallatin County Wildcats 3-2 on penalty kicks Oct. 11 to advance to the finals of the 31st district tournament and qualify for the regional tournament.

    Both teams struggled to find scoring opportunities in the first half.

    With 30:51 left Keegan Kurtz had a shot sail over the bar. Three minutes later Henry County goalkeeper Quentin Wilson was called into action to make a save.

  • EHS finishes with 3 wins

     By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team was back in action after a long layoff last week and came away with three victories to end the regular season.

    They started the week with a 2-0 victory over Portland Christian Oct. 10.

    The Warriors fell behind 4-1 in the opening set but worked their way back to tie the set at 4-4.

    With the score tied 5-5, Madsion Sweeney served an ace to start a 4-0 run that included a kill by Aaliyah Bailey and another ace by Sweeney.

  • HCHS downs Franklin, 3-2

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    The Henry County Lady Cats came off fall break and found it hard to get back into volleyball rhythm but managed to pull out a win against Franklin County after back-to-back losses to Lloyd Memorial and Shelby County.

    The Lady Cats traveled to Erlanger Oct. 9 and fell to the Lady Juggernauts 3-0.

    Lloyd took the first set 25-19, then dominated in the second set to win 25-14 before closing out the match with a 25-19 win.

  • Wildcats tame Tigers, 40-31

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Bardstown Friday night with a trip to the playoffs at stake and came away with a 40-31 win.

    The game started as a defensive battle with the score 14-6 in favor of Henry County at halftime. However, the game turned into a shootout in the second half with the Cats getting an important stop late and then scoring the clenching touchdown.

    Tyler Raisor had a huge game for the Wildcats scoring five rushing touchdowns and passing for another.

  • Hensley finishes 22nd at State

     sports@hclocal.com

    HCHS golfer Maddie Hensley competed at the state tournament Friday and Saturday and finished 22nd after shooting 76-85 for a total of 161.

    Hensley had a solid first round. She made three bogeys through the first seven holes before getting a birdie on the eighth hole. She made the turn at two-over par.

    Hensley recorded seven pars and two bogeys on the back nine to finish the first day at four-over and in the top ten.

  • Klempner competes at State

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    Henry County High School golfer Isaac Klempner competed at the state golf tournament in Bowling Green on Oct. 3. Klempner, a sophomore, shot a seven-over 79 and missed the cut to play on the second day by two strokes.

    HCHS athletic director Jon Kasten, who was filling in for HCHS Coach Ben Roberts said two holes prevented Klempner from making the cut.

    “Isaac played really well,” Kasten said. “Except for two holes.”

  • Lady Cats defeat PRP, 2-1

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Pleasure Ridge Park Oct. 2 and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, then held on to win 2-1.

    The Lady Cats had the majority of the possession early on but could not find the back of the net until Micah Hardin hit a 20-yard shot from a tight angle on the right side with 11:28 left in the first half. The shot sailed over the PRP goalkeeper’s head and into the net. Presley Crowe assisted on the goal.

  • HCHS ties Whitefield, 1-1

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    The visiting Whitefield Academy Wildcats opened the scoring about nine minutes after the kickoff and tried to hang on as the Henry County Wildcats maintained constant attacking pressure the rest of the way.

    Whitefield’s goal came on their first foray into the Henry County territory when a cross from about 20 yards out on the right rolled across the center of the field where a Whitefield forward was waiting to slot it home.

    Henry County had several shots to tie the rest of the half.