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Today's Sports

  • DeBurger powering Pioneers...

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    The Transylvania University softball team is experiencing a successful season and former HCHS Lady Cat Krista DeBurger is a big part of that success.

    The Pioneers are 25-10 on the season and have won 14 straight games. They lead the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with an 13-1 record.

    DeBurger leads the conference with 14 home runs, is second with 41 RBIs and second with a .440 batting average. Her .548 on base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage also lead the conference.

  • Pitching carries Wildcats past...

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    A week after throwing a two-hitter against district rivals Carroll County, Jaydon Berry was back on the mound facing the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats.

    Berry once again limited his opponents’ chances and the Wildcats got another timely hit from Connor Smith to win 1-0.

    Berry struck out eight batters, walked three and allowed five hits. The Henry County defense helped strand all eight Bearcat base runners on base in the game to give Berry his second shutout of the season.

  • Warriors defeat Doss

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    The Eminence Warriors got a good pitching performance from Mitchell Metten and much-improved defensive play at Doss Friday.

    Metten pitched a complete-game five hitter, giving up five hits and striking out 11 batters. He walked two and most importantly his teammates committed no errors behind him.

    The Warriors scored two runs in the top of the first and never relinquished the lead. Metten drew a one-out walk and Cameron Mathis followed with a single. Both runners advanced on a balk by the pitcher.

  • Lady Cats beat Valley

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Valley Vikings Friday night and came away with a 13-3 win in five innings after a sluggish start.

    The Lady Cats committed three errors in the top of the first to allow Valley to score two runs with the benefit of no hits.

    “We got off to a slow start,” HCHS Coach Zack Mings said. “But we played better as the game went on.”

  • EHS routs Western, 26-1

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Louisville April 25 to take on the Western Warriors and came away with a 26-1 win in three innings.

    EHS scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the second inning before erupting for 22 runs in the third. Western scored their lone run in the second inning.

    Eminence took advantage of 13 walks and four errors by Western while getting nine hits. Several of those hits were for extra bases on Western’s field, which had a deep fence.

  • HCHS track competes at NCKC, St...

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    Cameron Johnson won the long jump and triple jump to lead the Henry County track team to a third place finish at the North Central Kentucky Conference Championships at Walton-Verona April 19.

    Johnson set a personal record in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 6.5 inches, which put him nearly a foot ahead of his closest competitor.

    In the triple jump Johnson beat Owen

    County’s Carson by six inches with a leap of 40 feet, seven inches.

  • Lady Cats move to 3-0 in...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Williamstown April 19 to take on the Lady Demons and came away with a 17-4 win despite scoring in only two innings.

    But those two innings were huge as Henry County scored eight runs in the third inning and nine in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

    Both teams failed to score in the first two innings before the Lady Cats broke the game open in the third.

  • Berry stifles Panthers in Cats...
  • Warriors whip Whitefield

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    After taking two big losses against district rivals to start the week, the Emience Warriors dropped a heartbreaker to Burgin before finishing a busy week with a win over Whitefield Academy Saturday.

    EHS 10 Whitefield 5

    The Warriors hit the ball well against the Wildcats and jumped out to a 3-0 lead after two innings.

  • EHS beats Burgin, 16-15

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team played five games last week and got their first win Friday night when they outslugged Burgin 16-15.

    The Warriors got off to good start when they scored three runs in the bottom of the first.

    Amiya Hunt and Jadyn Browning drew one-out walks before Emilie Ethington singled to drive Hunt home. Clarice Wilkerson drew a two-out walk to load the bases before Serena Dockter doubled to score Browning and Ethington.

    Burgin scored five runs in the top of the third to take a 5-3 lead.