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Today's Sports

  • Cats drop district opener

    In what was the District Four opener for Henry County’s football team, the Wildcats lost to visiting North Oldham on Friday night, 24-9.

    Playing against former coach Billy Martin, the Wildcats finished with three interceptions, two fumbles and gave the ball to North on downs at the tail end of another drive in a game the Cats could never get going.

  • Ladycats fall to Shelby for...

    It was not a disappointing season for Henry County’s volleyball team, but it was a disappointing end.

    The Ladycats hosted Shelby County on Monday night in the first round of the 30th District tournament, and lost 2-0. Shelby ended the best-of-three series with 25-8 and 25-22 wins to advance to Wednesday night’s finals against either Martha Layne Collins or Anderson County, and secure a spot into the 8th region tournament.

  • Column debate ends in a draw

    I had a debate with myself Tuesday morning — yes, this happens often. Note: it was while there was a tornado warning in the area, so this debate didn’t last too long.

  • Cross-country teams compete at...

    Both Henry County and Eminence cross-country teams competed at the Trimble County meet last Tuesday night, with Henry runners winning four of the six individual races.

    For Henry, Katherine Buckler  and Andrew Landers — both elementary-aged runners — won the middle school races, eighth-grader Austin Peyton won the boys’ junior varsity race and Eric Phillips won the boys’ varsity race. The Trimble meet was part of the North Central Kentucky Conference series, which concluded on Tuesday with the NCKC championship at Trimble.

  • Football alignment finalized for...

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved the state’s new football alignment last Monday afternoon, setting up what will be much change for teams all across Kentucky starting next school year.

    For the two county high schools, Henry County moves to District Three in Class 3A with Central, Elizabethtown and LaRue County, while Eminence also moves to District Three, in Class A, with Frankfort, Paris and Bracken County. Both teams will play in four-team districts, meaning they are guaranteed to advance into the state playoffs.

  • MacKenzie Peyton makes state...

    In what head coach Kathy Peyton described as an added bonus to an already outstanding season, Henry County’s MacKenzie Peyton advanced to the final day of the Leachman/KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Tournament last week, and ended up tied for 51st in the individual standings.

    MacKenzie, an eighth-grade student at Henry County Middle School, became the first girl athlete from Henry County to qualify for the event when she finished second at the Region Five tournament one week earlier.

  • County teams advance to middle...

    Henry County Middle School is still perfect at 8-0, Eminence Middle School has just one blemish on its record at 8-1, and both teams will play in the middle school state playoffs starting this week.

    It marks the first time both teams have qualified for the playoffs in one of the three divisions that make up middle school football in Kentucky. With Division 1 being the largest, Henry plays in Division 2 and Eminence in Division 3.

  • Frankfort wins again

    Frankfort’s perfect streak of district wins continues.

    Since the state’s football realignment in 2007, Frankfort has won all 16 of its District Four outings en route to three district championships and has established itself as one of the leading Class A programs in the area.

    Eminence has lost to the Panthers in their last five meetings, and it was no different on Friday night as Frankfort used its speed to jump out to an early 21-0 lead and cruised in for the 34-6 victory.

  • Eminence takes Anderson to tie-...

    An Eminence season that was highlighted by the volleyball squad celebrating more wins than the last four years combined came to an end Monday night with a 2-1 loss to Anderson County in the first round of the 30th District tournament.

    Playing inside the small but rowdy gym at Henry County High School, the Lady Warriors forced a tie-breaker third game in the best-of-three series but could not pull out another win over a team they had beaten just one week earlier. Despite the loss, it was a fitting end for a team raising its expectations.

  • Soccer squad ends season with 1-...

    With the Henry County boys’ soccer team deciding to forgo its chance at a postseason this year, the season finale for the Wildcats was last Tuesday night in a 10-0 loss to Martha Layne Collins High School.