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  • Wildcats come back for 63-61 win

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    The Henry County Wildcats dug themselves a deep hole against county rival Eminence Dec. 9 at Eminence before fighting back to win 63-61 in the first meeting of the teams this season.

  • Lady Cats defeat Warriors. 51-28

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    The Henry County Lady Cats made the short journey to Eminence Dec. 8 and came away with a 51-28 win. The game showed marked improvement for the young Warriors while Henry County got their first victory of the season.

    Megan Payton dominated inside in the early going and showed some shooting range with a 3-pointer to open the game. Payton scored nine points in the first quarter as the Cats jumped out to a 14-3.

  • EHS girls get first win over...

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    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Cloverport Friday night to take on the Frederick Fraize High School Lady Aces.

    The young Warriors, who have been showing steady improvement over the first few games of the season, got their first win, in a 44-21 blowout.

    The Warriors jumped out to a 13-5 lead in the first period and never looked back in scoring the most points that they have scored in any game this season.

  • Good spirits

    When the Henry County Wildcats met the Eminence Warriors on Dec. 9 a large crowd showed up well before tipoff of the varsity game. In fact it was probably the largest crowd that many of the players involved in the junior varsity game had ever performed before.

    A large crowd is no surprise when two rivals play but this crowd seemed larger than usual. Two things could have contributed to the higher than usual turnout.

  • Montero, Wright in East-West game

    Montero, Wright in East-West game

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    Eminence Middle School football players Elijah Montero and DAndre Wright were selected to play for the East team in the Kentucky East-West Middle School Football All-Star game November 30 at Kentucky State University.

    Montero, who played running back, receiver, cornerback and linebacker for the Warriors, had touchdown runs of 60 and five yards in the game.

    Wright, who played fullback, receiver, defensive end and safety for the Warriors, had one carry for thirteen yards in the game.

  • No Regrets

    I’m kicking myself for wimping out on making a bold prediction in my last column. I had it all written up and was ready to go with it when doubt started creeping in. The prediction was that the UK football team actually had a chance against the Louisville Cardinals.

    With a bowl trip at stake and Louisville coming off an emotional win in South Bend, I thought the Cats might actually pull off the upset. I also thought the bye week would help them get healthy and rested. Looking back with 20-20 hindsight, I realize now those were legitimate thoughts.

  • Warriors down Demons

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Williamstown Demons Dec. 2 and came away with an 84-68 win in their season opener.

    The Warriors used their superior depth and quickness to pull away after a slow start that saw the Demons jump out to an early lead as four EHS players picked up three fouls in the first half.

    But one thing Warriors’ coach Chris Nethery has been banking on this preseason is his ability to plug in any number of talented young players and not miss a beat.

  • Wildcats win opener in overtime...

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    The Henry County Wildcats started the season in nail-biting fashion with a come from behind overtime win over the North Bullitt Eagles at home Dec. 2. The Wildcats actually had to make two comebacks to get their season off to a good start.

    Eventually, it came down to a Jackson Jeffries 3-pointer from the top of the key. Jeffries shot hit nothing but net with less than 10 seconds to go and forced the game into overtime. In overtime the Wildcats dominated the Eagles 7-0 to win the game 55-48.

  • Lady Cats drop three

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    An already thin and inexperienced Henry County Lady Cats basketball team found themselves in deep trouble early in their opening game at Kentucky Country Day when junior point guard Sophie Hughes and her classmate Sarah Foree picked up three fouls in the first quarter. Sophomore Aleah Tuggle also picked up three fouls in the first half. The Lady Cats kept their composure and kept it close but eventually fell to the Bearcats 49-43.

  • EHS girls fall to Owen

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    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team opened the 2014-15 season at home against Owen County Dec. 1 and came out on the wrong side of a 49-8 final score.

    The young Warriors fought valiantly but their inexperience made it difficult for them to score against the taller, deeper Lady Rebels.

    Owen County used good man-to-man defense in the first half to jump out to a 39-4 lead. The Warriors played better defense in the second half and held the Lady Rebels to just 10 points.