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Today's Sports

  • Improving fisheries to try this...

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    The deepest snow since Bill Clinton roamed the White House pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • Lady Cats roll past Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got off to slow start but used good defense and the inside scoring of Megan Payton to pull away from Eminence for a 49-14 win in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The Lady Cats managed just seven points in the first period as the Warriors packed their zone defense around the 6’1” Payton to try and stop her potent inside game. But the Lady Cats’ defense smothered the Warriors’ offense as Eminence managed just three points from point guard Emilie Ethington.

  • Wildcats use patient play to...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats used a patient attack and solid defense to win their first round matchup with Carroll County, 48-34, in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The smaller Panthers played a zone defense that packed the paint and forced Henry County to move the ball patiently to find openings. The Cats got good 3-point shooting in the first period from Mason Heightchew and Jacob Watson to help loosen the Panthers’ defense.

  • Warriors whip Brown. Trimble

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville Feb. 9 to take on the Brown High School Bears and came away with a 71-57 victory.

    Three-pointers by Alex Perdue and Kemryn Jenkins put the Warriors up 6-5 early in the game. From there they outscored the Bears 9-4 the rest of the first period to lead 15-9.

    Perdue nailed another long 3-pointer to open the scoring in the second period and give the Warriors a nine-point lead. Two free throws by Jake McKinley ended an 8-0 run to open the quarter and give Eminence a 23-9 lead.

  • Wildcats down KCD; fall to...

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    A strong defensive performance in the third quarter propelled the Henry County Wildcats to a 12-point victory over the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats in Louisville on Feb. 9.

    The Wildcats held the Bearcats to just two points in the period to take command of what had been a close game through the first two periods.

    The Wildcats led 13-11 after the opening period and increased the lead to seven points late in the second period.

  • EHS girls fall to Brown

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team took on the Brown Bears in Louisville on Feb. 9 and fell despite leading for most of the game.

    The Warriors led after one period, 6-4. Kenya Vargas and Destany Crawford each scored three points in the period.

    The Warriors’ defense was even stingier in the second period and they outscored the Bears 6-2 to lead 12-6 at halftime. Crawford, Madison Dockter and Lyndsay Craigmyle scored the Warriors’ baskets in the second period.

  • Lady Cats win over Spencer,...

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Louisville Feb. 10 to take on the Whitefield Academy Lady Wildcats and came away with a 53-43 victory that was keyed by stingy third quarter defense.

    The Lady Cats opened well with senior center Megan Payton and junior forward Sarah Foree leading them to an 18-13 lead after the first quarter. Payton had seven points in the period and Foree had four.

  • Braves, Bears bounce Wildcats

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Grant County Braves came to New Castle on Feb. 3 and left with a 13-point win over the Henry County Wildcats that was closer than the final score indicated.

    Henry County dominated in the opening minutes of the game with good rebounding and patient offense to open a 15-10 lead after one period of play. The Wildcats got seven points from center Gavin Jameson while Mason Heightchew and Trey Wills also had inside baskets.

  • Rebels rout Warriors

    Rebels’ 21-0 run sinks Warriors

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owenton to take on the Owen County Rebels Friday night having won seven of their last eight games and four straight district matchups.

    In the early going the Warriors hung with the Rebels who held a 12-10 lead midway through the first period. The Rebels caught fire at that point and went on a 21-0 run that gave them a 33-10 lead early in the second period.

    From that point, they cruised to a 85-51 win.

  • Carroll, Owen defeat Eminence...

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Carroll County Panthers used smothering defense and efficient offense to open up a 19-0 lead on the Warriors and cruised to a 47-23 win Saturday.

    The Warriors’ first basket came with 3:50 left in the second period on a 17-footer by Madison Dockter. Dockter got the Warriors’ only other basket of the first half on a put back. Carroll led at halftime 20-4.