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Today's Sports

  • Cats, Cards stacked for another...

    As the college basketball season gets underway this weekend – that’s right this weekend – Kentucky and Louisville fans have a lot to be excited about.

    The University of Kentucky has never had a stronger returning group under John Calipari. Despite the hyperbole that surrounds every new season with the lineup of young talented players, many UK teams are overrated to begin each season. But this year I don’t think you can be hyperbolic enough in describing the talent and depth that the Cats have on display.

  • Wildcats stymie Spencer in the...

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    Stifling defense and two second quarter touchdowns were all the Henry County Wildcats needed Friday night against the Spencer County Bears. The Wildcats won 14-6 and became only the tenth Henry County team in school history to reach the seven-win mark.

    After Bo Wagner took the opening kickoff to the Spencer County 42-yard line to start the game, Henry County could not generate any offense and gave the ball up on downs.

    It would be that kind of quarter for both teams as defense dominated in the cold, wet and windy conditions.

  • Cats compete in Regional meet

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    The Henry County cross country team competed in the Class AA Region 3 Championships held at Collins High School Saturday.

    Eighth-grader Janey Thompson qualified for state after finishing 16th overall and 5th among runners of non-qualifying teams. Thompson finished the race in a time of 22:14.68.

    Lilly Golden, Katherine Buckler and Sydney Amyx finished 32nd, 33rd and 34th respectively. There were 42 runners in the girls’ race.

  • What ifs abound for Cardinals

    The University Of Louisville football team’s game with Florida State Thursday night left me with enough what ifs running through my head to fill a column.

    So here we go.

    What if Louisville had punched in on the gift given to them by their talented wide receiver DeVante Parker on the first series? Or, what if they had taken the chip shot field goal rather than going for it on fourth down at the two?

  • Lady Cats fall to North Oldham

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    The Henry County Lady Cats’ volleyball team traveled to Carroll County High School for the first round of the 8th Region volleyball tournament Oct. 27 to take on the regional favorites from North Oldham High School. The Lady Cats fell to the Lady Mustangs 25-5, 25-9, 25-13.

    Henry County seemed intimidated by the Lady Mustangs to start the match but slowly grew more confident as the match wore on. North Oldham jumped to a 9-0 lead in the first game and cruised to the win.

  • Hammond speaks to Henry County...

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    University of Louisville women’s basketball player Sara Hammond visited Henry County High School Friday to speak to the Henry County High School and Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

    Hammond, a native of Rockcastle County, led her high school team to a state championship in 2011 before signing to play for the Cardinals. She was the first female player from Kentucky to be named a McDonald’s All-American. She was also a Parade and USA Today All-American.

  • Colts win HCYFL title

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    The Eastern Colts won the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League Oct. 19 for the first time since 2008. The team finished the season with a 9-1 record.

    The members of the Colts are: Anthony “Tank” Bates, Steve Banta, Andrew Warner, Jason Wheeler, Sam Owens, Eli Rice, Derek Benham, Scott Williams, Brandon Cox, Ray Trippett, Brett Herbig, Michael Shaw, Josh Thomas, Isaiah Way, Tanner Raisor, Cody Shuck and Andy Clark.

  • Henry County youth basketball...

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    Henry County Youth Basketball is holding signups for pre-school through sixth grade boys and girls Friday, Nov. 7 at New Castle Elementary from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Call Brent New at 321-1702 for more details.

  • Wildcats fall to E-town

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    The Henry County Wildcats’ football team traveled to Elizabethtown with a number two seed in the playoffs riding on the outcome. The host Panthers came out on top with a 35-7 win.

    Henry County had a bright start when Devin Hagan returned the opening kickoff 71 yards to give the Wildcats excellent field position. But the Elizabethtown defense allowed just one yard of offense to the Cats before they turned it over on downs.

  • Dragons down Lady Cats

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to North Oldham High School Oct. 20 to take on South Oldham, the top team in the 8th Region.

    It was a daunting task for the Lady Cats but they gamely fought their way through the full eighty minutes, falling 9-0.

    Sophie Hughes was a busy goalkeeper and the sweat soaking her jersey on a chilly night attested to that.

    Hughes had several good saves but the Lady Dragons kept pounding away until they could get opportunities that would not allow Hughes to have a chance at saving their shots.