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Today's Sports

  • 2015-16 review of local hoops...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The 2015-16 basketball season is over for local teams and it’s time to look back on the teams’ performances.

    Wildcats make it to regional tournament

    The Henry County Wildcats came into the season with a lot of question marks. Would young, inexperienced guards be ready for prime time? Could Ethan Tuggle return to form in his senior season after sitting out his junior year while going through two back surgeries? Can height and athleticism overcome a lack of perimeter offense?

  • Cardinals dreams denied

    There is only one reason Damion Lee and Trey Lewis came to the University of Louisville to work on their postgraduate degrees and that is for the chance to play for a team that is almost always a lock to make the NCAA tournament.

    There is only one reason the University of Louisville’s Rick Pitino would want a couple of guaranteed one and done players and that is as a stop gap to keep his team going to the postseason as usual until more reinforcements arrive next year.

  • Henry Hoopla begins

    It is time for our annual Henry Hoopla NCAA bracket contest.

    This year we will use espn.com’s Tournament Challenge to register online if you would like to enter your picks directly.

    But fear not, if you wish to make your picks on paper, we will still have brackets available in the March 16 issue of the newspaper or you can still pick up a copy of the brackets at our office after the field has been set on March 13.

  • Wildcats advance to regional...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats opened 31st district play Feb. 24 against the Carroll County Panthers at Gallatin County High School with a chance to play in the 8th Region tournament on the line. The teams split their two regular season contests with each winning on the opponents’ home court.

    Most district fans saw the game as a toss up and it looked that way for most of the first half with Henry County holding a small lead most of the way. But the Wildcats poured it on in the second half and pulled away for a 74-54 win.

  • Lady Cats beat Warriors; fall to...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats faced the Eminence Warriors Feb. 22 in the first round of the district tournament. The winner would gain the right to move on and take on the top seeded Owen County Lady Rebels the following night in the semifinals.

    Eminence took the lead on a put back by Madison Dockter 56 seconds into the game.

    Consecutive mid-range jumpers by Maddie Hensley gave Henry County their first lead with 6:03 to go in the first period.

  • Warriors' season ends in...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors had a tall task ahead of them if they wanted to qualify for the Eighth Region tournament this season.

    They had to beat Gallatin County in the first round of the 31st District tournament on the Wildcats’ home floor, and then knock off Eighth Region favorite Owen County. For a while it looked like they might just get their chance at the mighty Rebels as they led several times in the second half against the host Wildcats.

  • Cameron Johnson to play for...

    sports@hclocal.com

    Henry County Wildcat wide receiver/defensive back Cameron Johnson signed a letter of intent Friday in the Henry County High School Library to play football for the Georgetown College Tigers next fall.

    Johnson was a member of the all-district football team and played in the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl all-star game this past season.

    Johnson considered playing for several colleges including Eastern Kentucky, Morehead, Lindsey Wilson, The Cumberlands and Georgetown.

  • Gilley says goodbye

    sports@hclocal.com

    As the Lady Cats’ last game of the season wound down and the outcome became apparent, HCHS Coach Todd Gilley emptied his bench and the Lady Cats, one by one, came to the bench visibly upset that they were not able to give their coach one more win. Gilley shared a hug and a quiet word with each player as they sat on the sidelines awaiting the final buzzer.

  • EHS girls set new standard

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team has not won more than seven games in a season since 1993 when they won the 30th district championship behind the outstanding play of Chrissy Roberts, the best female player in Warrior basketball history.

    This year’s team managed 11 wins with a team consisting mostly of freshmen.

    In EHS Coach Zach Adiar’s first season, the team won two games. Last year they won seven games. EHS athletic director Chris Nethery said this of the job Adiar has done:

  • Henry Hoopla coming soon

    It is almost time for our annual Henry Hoopla NCAA bracket contest.

    This year we will use espn.com’s Tournament Challenge to register online if you would like to enter your picks directly.

    But fear not, if you wish to make your picks on paper, we will still have brackets available in the March 16 issue of the newspaper or you can still pick up a copy of the brackets at our office after the field has been set on March 13.