Today's Sports

  • Wisdom takes her game to the Big...


    Former Henry County High School multi-sport athlete Heather Wisdom has taken a winding path since her playing days at Henry County High School. That path has taken her to New York City where she still competes on the basketball floor in recreational leagues and runs the occasional 5k.

    Wisdom played basketball and ran track and cross country at Henry County High School in the late 1990s.

  • Large or small: the rich get...

    Over the last four years I have witnessed hundreds of high school sporting events and the one impression that always sticks in my mind is the vast amount of difference in talent levels and performance among high school teams – even among schools placed in size classifications such as football and track.

    I have witnessed teams that performed so poorly that the sport they were playing was almost unrecognizable.

    I would walk away and say to myself, “That has to be the worst team in the state.”

  • HCMS wins conference tournament


    The Henry County Middle School eighth-grade middle school team won the North Central Kentucky Conference basketball tournament Saturday. The Wildcats’ three wins in the tournament are part of a five-game winning streak that started with wins over Eminence and East Oldham on Thursday and Friday.

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  • Golden Lions edge Wildcats, 12-6


    The Henry County Wildcats’ first round playoff game with Garrard County looked like a tough, even matchup on paper and it turned out to be just that Friday night as the host Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to the Golden Lions.

    Henry County was unable to take advantage of good field position early in the contest.

  • Thompson runs at state CC meet


    Henry County High School’s Janey Thompson competed in her second consecutive cross country state championship Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Thompson, a ninth-grader, completed the five-kilometer course in 22:08 despite suffering from shin splints and tight hamstrings.

  • Warriors fall to Tigers in...


    The Eminence Warriors had the undesirable task of traveling to Beechwood Friday night to face the Class A powerhouse in the first round of the football playoffs and came out on the short end of a 62-0 score.

    Beechwood scored on their opening drive after just four plays. After a Warrior turnover the Tigers scored again to make it 14-0 just minutes into the game.

    The Warriors then put together a five-minute drive that reached the Beechwood 6-yard line before it stalled out.

  • Finally finding fitness

    I wrote in these pages in June that I was attempting to get back in decent physical condition. Four years ago, when I started my new career as a sports writer, I was able to get into pretty good shape. I started running and riding in February of that year because of the mild winter we had. By October, I was doing long bicycle rides without much problem. I did a 40-miler that capped off the year and was very happy with my state of physical health.

  • Erick Butler, Saints go...

    Henry County High School graduate Erick Butler and his Thomas More teammates finished the regular season undefeated after beating Case Western Reserve Saturday, 36-32. The win gave the Saints the President Athletic Conference title and an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III playoffs.

    Butler led the defense with five solo tackles and five assists, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He forced and recovered a fumble, had two quarterback hurries and one pass break-up. For his efforts Butler was named the PAC defensive player of the week.

  • Sports Briefs

    Meet the Wildcats

    Henry County High School will host “Meet the Wildcats” Wednesday, Nov. 18, to recognize the HCHS Boys and Girls basketball teams, cheerleaders, ROTC, Band and HCMS basketball teams and cheerleaders. Immediately following the recognitions, the HCHS boys basketball team will show their talents in a scrimmage.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. and recognition begins at 6 p.m.

    Admission for adults and non-students will be $3. Students will be admitted free of charge. Concessions will be available.