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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats whip Wolverines in...

     sports@hclocal.com

    When the visiting Western Hills Wolverines hit a free throw with 2:52 left in overtime it was their first lead since going ahead 5-3 early in the first period.

    For the host Henry County Wildcats things looked grim as they lost a large second half lead and three starters were sitting on the bench with five fouls.

    It looked even worse for the Wildcats 20 seconds later when Western Hills blocked an outside shot, recovered the ball and scored on a layup to make it 64-61 with 2:32 left.

  • Lady Cats rout KCD, 54-23

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats Nov. 29 in their season opener and broke open a close game in the first quarter in route to a 54-23 win.

    Katherine Buckler got the Lady Cats started with a 16-foot jump shot to open the game. Savannah Medley then stole the ball and scored on a layup to make it 5-0 just 27 seconds into the game. But KCD came back with six straight points to take the lead.

    After Ella White scored on a put back, the Bearcats regained the lead with a dirve to the basket.

  • EHS defeats Trimble, 55-44

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors got their first victory of the season Saturday against the host Trimble County Lady Raiders after trailing at halftime.

    The Warriors led 10-4 at the end of the first period but could have had a bigger lead, according to EHS Coach Jerry Skeeter.

    “We played well in the first period but we missed a lot of easy shots,” Skeeter said.

  • Warriors drop three in opening...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors opened the season with a home game against the Gallatin County Wildcats Nov. 27 and lost 74-47.

    The Warriors were without their leading returning scorer, Josh Dotson, for the game. Dotson is nursing a back injury.

    Gallatin County took advantage of the shorthanded Warriors and jumped out to a 19-0 lead. The Wildcats had four steals that they converted into layups and hit three 3-pointers in the opening onslaught.

  • What to expect from hoops season?

    sports@hclocal.com

    The hoops season is under way with all four local teams completing their first games by tonight.

    What can we expect from local teams this season?

    That’s a good question. Both girls teams have a lot of returning players and some new faces and losses that will help and hurt.

  • UK's bad actor unites Cats...

     As Saturday approached I began to think about the fact that my vacation was about to end and that my oldest daughter was about to head back to college.

    So when she put forth the idea of going to see a movie on Saturday I was totally on board. We both agreed that the 1:30 start time looked like the best bet for both of us.

    Later, I noticed that would mean that I would miss the UK/U of L football game. There was no way I was backing out of quality time with my girl so I just set the DVR and decided that I could watch the game later.

  • Sports Briefs

     EMS defeats Trimble, Henry

    The Eminence Warriors middle school boys basketball team swept the Trimble County Raiders Nov. 14.

    The seventh grade team defeated the Raiders 51-29 with Bladin Malone leading the way with 17 points.

    The eighth grade team defeated Trimble 29-28.

    The seventh grade team defeated Henry County 45-37 on Nov. 16. Elijah League led the way with 13 points.

  • 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.