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Today's Sports

  • Warriors down Demons

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Williamstown Demons Dec. 2 and came away with an 84-68 win in their season opener.

    The Warriors used their superior depth and quickness to pull away after a slow start that saw the Demons jump out to an early lead as four EHS players picked up three fouls in the first half.

    But one thing Warriors’ coach Chris Nethery has been banking on this preseason is his ability to plug in any number of talented young players and not miss a beat.

  • Wildcats win opener in overtime...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats started the season in nail-biting fashion with a come from behind overtime win over the North Bullitt Eagles at home Dec. 2. The Wildcats actually had to make two comebacks to get their season off to a good start.

    Eventually, it came down to a Jackson Jeffries 3-pointer from the top of the key. Jeffries shot hit nothing but net with less than 10 seconds to go and forced the game into overtime. In overtime the Wildcats dominated the Eagles 7-0 to win the game 55-48.

  • Lady Cats drop three

    sports@hclocal.com

    An already thin and inexperienced Henry County Lady Cats basketball team found themselves in deep trouble early in their opening game at Kentucky Country Day when junior point guard Sophie Hughes and her classmate Sarah Foree picked up three fouls in the first quarter. Sophomore Aleah Tuggle also picked up three fouls in the first half. The Lady Cats kept their composure and kept it close but eventually fell to the Bearcats 49-43.

  • EHS girls fall to Owen

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    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team opened the 2014-15 season at home against Owen County Dec. 1 and came out on the wrong side of a 49-8 final score.

    The young Warriors fought valiantly but their inexperience made it difficult for them to score against the taller, deeper Lady Rebels.

    Owen County used good man-to-man defense in the first half to jump out to a 39-4 lead. The Warriors played better defense in the second half and held the Lady Rebels to just 10 points.

  • Cline signs with Stillman

    Mikaela Cline, a senior softball player for the Henry County Lady Cats, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Stillman College Tigers’ softball team. The announcement came at a signing ceremony November 25 in the Henry County High School library. Her family, friends and teammates attended the event.

  • McKee honored by USATF
  • Sports Brief-Henry County Youth...

    Henry County Youth softball and Co-Ed t-ball will hold signups every Saturday in January during youth basketball at the Henry County High School gym from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Softball is for ages 6-18 and cost $75 to play. Boys and girls t-ball is for ages 4-6 and cost $40 to play. A multiple child discount will be given.

    For more information email henrycountyKYlittleleague.com

  • HC trio competes for Patriots

    sports@hclocal.com

    Three local athletes competed for the University of the Cumberlands athletic teams this year.

    Victoria Paynter was a junior on the Patriots’ soccer team. David Palmer and Eric Phillips were on the cross country team.

    Paynter’s season began with the news that she would be captain of the team. She was flattered by the opportunity to be the team leader but also understood the responsibility.

  • Fitness class changing lives

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    Henry County High School physical education teacher Enoch Welch added a new class to his curriculum this year because he saw a void in many students’ lives.

    Welch began a fitness class that quickly filled up for both semesters of this school year.

    In Welch’s fitness class, the focus is simply on doing things individually that you can use for the rest of your life to stay healthy.

  • Thanksgiving smorgasbord

    With a Thanksgiving feast at my in-laws’ house in mind, I’ve decided to provide a smorgasbord of thoughts on sports this week. While the focus is mainly on hoops, I will start with the Louisville Cardinals’ win over Notre Dame and what it meant to that football program.

    I was a little taken aback by the hyperbole emanating from the Louisville media over this game.