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Today's Sports

  • Wright named new HCHS football...

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    A person familiar to many people in Henry County was named the new high school football coach Thursday. Henry County High School athletic director Jon Kasten introduced Matt Wright to the football team as their new head coach in the HCHS auditorium.

    Wright has been the head coach at his alma mater, Fairdale High School, for the last four years. Before that Wright was an assistant at Fairdale for two seasons.

    Wright also has coaching experience at Henry County where he was an assistant coach for two years.

  • Lady Cats rout Gallatin

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Warsaw March 29 and came away with a resounding five-inning win over district rival Gallatin County.

    The Lady Cats failed to score in the first inning but then piled on the runs thereafter.

    They scored four in the second, five in the third, four in the fourth and three in the fifth. Gallatin County managed only one run in the bottom of the fourth despite having nine hits in the game.

    Haley Miles pitched all five innings for the Lady Cats and gave up two walks while striking out one.

  • UK fanatics go too far

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    Sometimes we take the words we use for granted. Take the word “fan” as it relates to supporters of sports teams. Fan is short for fanatic.

    Fanatic is defined in the Cambridge English Dictionary as “a person whose strong admiration for something is extreme and unreasonable.”

  • Wildcats move to 6-1

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    Powered by strong pitching from Jaydon Berry and timely hitting, the Henry County Wildcats recorded their first district win of the season March 21 at Gallatin County.

    Berry pitched a complete-game four-hit shutout while striking out ten and walking only one batter.

    The Wildcats got on the scoreboard in the first inning without the benefit of a base hit.

  • Lady Cats rally past J-town,...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Walton March 20 and came away with a 9-2 win.

    Starting pitcher Nikki Perkinson helped her own cause with four RBIs at the plate and she and Haley Miles combined to hold Walton to seven hits and just two runs.

    The Lady Bearcats got on the scoreboard first with a solo home run in the bottom of the second.

    The Lady Cats took the lead in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Warriors improving

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Erlanger Mar. 21 to take on the Lloyd Memorial Juggernauts and came away on the short end of a 3-0 score.

    A two-run home run for Lloyd in the bottom of the first did most of the damage in the game as Andrew Coomes pitched well the rest of the way. He gave up only one unearned run over the next four innings before Trenton Smith closed out the game with a perfect inning in the bottom of the sixth when he struck out all three Lloyd batters.

  • HC track competes at Oldham...

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    The Henry County track team competed at Oldham County Friday night and showed improvement from their first meet according to HCHS Coach Philip Allen.

    “Overall, the team performed better than expected,” Allen said. “Most of them were in the top half performance-wise. Chris Mertz and Arib Shafi cut 20 seconds or more off their 1600-meter time. That impressed me.

  • EHS falls to Trimble County

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team finally got a game in on March 22 and fell on the road at Trimble County.

    The Lady Raiders scored two runs in the first inning on a hit batter, a double, a single and wild pitch.

    The Warriors got a run back in the top of the third inning when Jadyn Browning was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. With one out Browning stole second base. With two outs, Alexis Shields smacked a triple to right field to score Browning.

  • Lady Cats roll over Nelson...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats managed to get in one of their two scheduled games for last week when they hosted Nelson County in a game rescheduled from earlier in the week due to bad weather.

    The Lady Cats wasted no time in taking control of the game. They scored 16 runs in the first inning and one in the second and let the defense do the rest of the work as they won in three innings.

    The Lady Cats had 11 hits and reached safely on six walks while also benefitting from several errors by the Lady Cards.

  • Wildcats start season strong...

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    The Henry County Wildcats got off to good start in the first week of the season by winning three of their first four games despite playing in less than ideal weather. They beat Frankfort in their opener, dropped their second game to Shelby County and then finished the week with wins over Williamstown and Waggener.

    HCHS 10 Frankfort 0

    The Wildcats jumped on the Panthers for four runs in the first inning and never looked back as they won in six innings on a day with blowing rain and snow.