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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats down Lincoln

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Stanford Friday night to open the 2015 high school football season against Class 5A Lincoln County and came away with a 28-21 victory.

    The Wildcats opened up a 28-7 lead to begin the third quarter, only to see the Patriots come back to within a touchdown before the quarter ended. But the Wildcats used stifling defense and ball control offense in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

  • Warriors trounce Trimble

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    What a difference a year makes.

    Last season the Trimble County Raiders mauled the Eminence Warriors 43-0. Friday night the Warriors returned the favor with a 52-12 victory on the Raiders’ home field in the season opener for both teams.

    Freshman Eli Montero ran for 190 yards on 12 carries and caught two passes for 61 yards to lead a potent Warrior attack.

  • Lady Cats soccer open with two...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats opened their season at home on Aug. 17 with a 5-1 victory over the Spencer County Lady Bears.

    Both teams got off to a slow start with Henry County dominating possession through the first 10 minutes but creating few chances.

    Spencer County began to grow into the game from about the 30-minute mark and scored the first goal at 20:46 on a header from a corner kick.

  • Wildcats soccer down Gallatin

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    The Henry County Wildcats soccer team opened the 2015 season with a pair of home games and came away with a 7-2 loss to Spencer county in the first game and a 4-2 win over district rival Gallatin County in the second game.

    The Wildcats suffered from a slow start against the Spencer County Bears in the season opener.

    The Bears scored their first goal with 30:42 left in the first half and went on to score three more goals in the next 11 minutes to take a commanding lead.

  • HC volleyball split pair to open

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    The Henry County Lady Cats opened their volleyball season on the road in Louisville against the Waggener Wildcats Aug. 18 and won 25-22, 25-14.

    Coach Kara Capps said the team opened slowly before coming together and pulling out the win.

    “The first set was kind of sticky,” Capps said. “We were getting used to playing with each other on the court and we had some miscommunication at times. But the second set, we really came and controlled our side of the court.”

  • EHS volleyball drops three in...

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    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team had a busy week with three matches. They opened on the road Aug. 17 with a 10-25, 12-25, 13-25 loss to Portland Christian.

    The Warriors took on Trimble County in their home debut the following night and fell 13-25, 5-25, 12-25.

  • HCHS girls golf fall to Shelby

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    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team hosted Shelby County Thursday afternoon and performed well after getting off to a rough start. But the solid Lady Rockets never let the Lady Cats back into the match, winning by a score of 172 to 187.

    Maddie Hensley had the low round for Henry County with a 37. Bayleigh Boyer shot 44 and earned the praise of her coach, April Berry.

  • Sports Briefs

    Cornerstone basketball camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will host a fall basketball camp beginning on Saturday, Sept. 5, and running each Saturday through Sept. 26.

    The camp will be led by former Cornerstone Christian Academy basketball coach Chris Armstrong and other current high school and college coaches. Each week there will be a special guest speaker. The camp is for both boys and girls.

  • Wildcat golfers win two matches

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    The Henry County boys golf team got their season under way last week with three matches against local rivals.

    The Wildcats took on South Oldham Aug. 10 and came up on the short end of a 176-188 score.

    Isaac Klempner led the way for the Wildcats with a 42. Alex Hadden and Dillon Allen both shot 45 and Luke Kent rounded out the team scoring with a 56. Jakob Beckley was the team’s fifth golfer and shot 58.

  • Help!

    The beginning of a new school year always brings back a recurring theme as I try to cover sports in the county.

    Unless a) my cloning project is finally successful, b) I figure out how to be in two places at once, or c) I completely abandon my family and live in my car, I cannot possibly cover every level of participation in local sports.

    I would try to cover everything myself but I do enjoy seeing my family a little during fall sports season.