Today's Sports

  • Rough week for Bat-Cats

    The Henry County baseball team faced a tough schedule last week and it showed in the results of three games. The Cats went 0-for-3 and in a couple of the games were beaten badly.

    By the end of the week, the Cats began to show signs that the defense was coming around but the offense was still looking a little anemic.

  • HCHS track sets personal records

    Personal records were set and up and coming Track Cats improved on previous performances when Henry County track hosted Trimble, Eminence and North Oldham high schools.

    In the Tuesday meet, the HCHS boys placed first, and the girls took third. In the team scoring the North Oldham girls team ran away with a score of 132. Trimble County was second with 64 points. Henry County was third with 43 points followed by Eminence with 6 points.

  • Lady Cats go 1-2 to open season

    Softball season is underway for the Henry County Ladcats, who opened their season last week with a 2-1 win over Trimble County.

    Later in the week, they fell 4-3 to Grant County and 3-2 to Oldham County.
    In the home opener, the Cats capitalized on errors by Trimble to squeeze out 2 runs on a couple of hits.

    The Raiders scored their only run of the game after a scoreless first inning. Their first base-runner made it to second on a 2-base error. The runner came home on a slow-roller to first that the Cats misplayed, putting Trimble on the scoreboard.

  • HCHS wins one, loses one in 1st...

    It was a mixed bag for the Henry County Wildcats opening week. In three games last week, they lost one, won one, and a tie that was suspended due to darkness.

    The Cats opened the week with a come-from-behind win, thanks in part to strong play from Seth Williams.

  • Cats open season at Carroll...

    The Henry County Wildcats track team opened their season at an all-comers meet Tuesday, March 13.

    Coach Sedrick Williams went into the meet with no expectations, instead looking to get the team some early season experience since the majority of his athletes are new to the sport.

    “We have 30-some new kids, so there are really no expectations this early in the season,” he said. “We’ve put in the hard work but have a lot more to do.”

  • Warriors face, overcome obstacles

    An anonymous quote declares that “adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.”

    The Eminence High School basketball teams reflected the sentiment this season, as both the boys and the girls faced very different kinds of adversity.

    “It’s just amazing, and our kids learned this lesson, how one negative can impact your whole year,” EHS boys coach Chris Nethery said, declining to specify exactly what that negative was.

  • A look back at a ‘Heartlarge’...

    I’ve been away from the high school basketball scene for a while, and I have to say that I discovered this year that you can never fully get the basketball bug out of your blood.

    After coaching the sport for many years, I suffered a little from burnout and completely got away from the sport that I’ve loved since I was a little kid.

  • You know you’re out of shape...

    It all started a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, Feb. 19, I took the garbage to the bottom of the drive for pick up the next morning as I have been doing for years. But this time was different.

    After walking down our 50-yard driveway with the garbage can and then walking back up the steep gravel path, I was out of breath. I mean completely out of breath.

  • Cats' hoops season comes to...

    There is an old adage in basketball that says it is hard to beat a team three times in one season when they are evenly matched.

    The Gallatin County Wildcats learned that lesson last week, facing the Henry County Wildcats for the third time, ending Henry County’s season in a nail-biter 60-58 win in the 31st District tournament.

    It was a tough loss for Henry’s four seniors: Austin Dunn, Jake Hartlage, Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings. The pain of the loss was written on their faces as they left the floor with their teammates.

  • Lady Cats’ season comes to an end

    On paper, it wasn’t really going to be a contest.

    Coming into the second round of the 31st District tournament, the Henry County Lady Cats couldn’t have been faulted for thinking they had a huge mountain to climb.

    Many saw the game as a formality for the highly ranked Owen County Lady Rebels.

    Based on records, rankings and previous matchups between the two teams, it seemed likely that a Lady Rebels rout was in the making.