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Today's Sports

  • Young and Griffin central to...

     By Sam Draut and Greg Woods

    Landmark News Service

    Thomas More men’s basketball is 30 minutes into a Wednesday afternoon practice, working through a four-on-four transition defense drill. The ball is deflected out of bounds, but that’s no matter. Well beyond the sideline, where the fifth or sixth row of bleachers would be during a game, senior Austin Young dives after the loose ball. 

  • Plenty of fall sports highlights...

     sports@hclocal.com

    There were plenty of highlights for local fall sports teams this year. District titles, better than expected performances and exciting games all made this an enjoyable season for Henry County and Eminence high school fans.

    The Henry County girls soccer team had their best season ever with 12 wins, four losses and one draw. They also won just the second district title in the program’s history. 

  • Favorite performers of 2017 fall...

     Doing top ten lists and talking about favorite performers can get a guy in trouble with the local sports fan base. However, this fall sports season was so enjoyable for this old hack that I decided to risk angering somebody by leaving theirfavorite athlete off myfavorites list. 

    Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite local athletes from this season.

  • Wildcats fall to Floyd Central...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced a three and a half hour bus ride to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky as their first obstacle to advancing in the state Class 3A football playoffs.

    When they finally arrived in Langley to face the Floyd Central Jaguars, they also came up against a high-octane offense that featured multiple formations and attacking options.

  • Cross Country Cats run at state...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County cross country team traveled to Lexington Saturday to run in the Kentucky Class 2A state championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Eighth-grader Kayla Harger and senior Sydney Amyx represented the girls team as individuals and ran well. Harger finished the five-kilometer course in 20:58 to place 34th in the field of 215 runners. Amyx finished in 177th place with a time of 24:49.

  • Hosey invited to dream team camp

     sports@hclocal

    Henry County High School student Hayley Hosey, 16, has been selected to participate in the Compound Junior Dream Team Selection Camp by USA Archery Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Phoenix, Ariz. Only 35 junior archers from across the country are selected for this prestigious team.

    Returning members of the team keep their spot on the team as long as they return to the camp. Hosey was selected to fill one of the open spots at the camp to compete for a place on the Dream Team.

  • HCYFL All Stars fall to Franklin

     Submitted

    The Henry County Youth Football League All Stars traveled to Franklin County for their first game Saturday.

    The JV team included Cody Heath, Logan Purdue, Isaac Abney, Caden Bruner, Drew Cole, Riley Moore, Luke Highfill, Talton Mullins, Jason Ray, Gage Miller, Nick Samples, Carson Evans, Wesley Perkinson, Wyatt Ward, Joseph McCutcheon, Zach Cowell, Stetson Wheeler, Zach Wampler, Edrine White, Kenien Sacra, Kyllier Runion, Cooper Hollan and Traevon Wright.

  • Sports briefs

     EMS boys defeat Williamstown, Trimble

    The Eminence Middle School boys basketball team swept Williamstown Oct. 30.

    The seventh-grade team defeated the Demons 39-33. Elijah League led the Warriors with 12 points as the seventh-grade team ran its record to 3-0.

    The eighth-grade team won 47-37. Taye Saunders scored 12 points to lead the Warriors while Josh Razunka added 10 points. The eighth-grade team is now 4-2 on the season.

  • Wildcats qualify for state

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County cross country team traveled to North Oldham for the Region 3, Class AA cross country meet and came away with one of their most successful days of the season.

    In the girls race eighth-grader Kayla Harger set a personal record on her way to a sixth-place finish. Harger covered the five kilometers in 20:44. Senior Sydney Amyx also qualified for state as an individual by placing 26th in a time of 24:43. 

  • Shelby ends Lady Cats'...

     sports@hcloca.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Shelby County Oct. 24 in the 8th Region volleyball tournament and after a slow start, gave the Lady Rockets a scare before falling 3-1.

    The Lady Cats showed some nerves in the opening set as they fell behind 14-1 before eventually losing the set 25-6.

    In the second set, the Lady Cats improved but still made too many unforced errors and lost 25-17 after falling behind 19-9.