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Today's Sports

  • Cats hold off Warriors 60-55 to...

    When the Wildcats and Warriors meet in a basketball game you can usually throw out records and rankings.
    Coming into last week’s county-rivalry game, the Wildcats boasted a better record overall and in the district. Some people might have looked at results against common opponents and believed this to be an easy one for the Cats. But the Warriors had other ideas.

  • Ladycats target 3rd quarter...

    After the Henry County Ladycats took a 37-33 overtime loss to North Oldham County last week, head coach Todd Gilley wondered if perhaps his team had a bit of a halftime problem.

    He even referred to the third quarter as the Ladycats’ nemesis. He even joked about not going to the locker room at halftime again.

    Senior Katie Setters helped Henry take a 12-5 lead in the first quarter, picking up half of the team’s points. But in the second, Henry County was outscored 10-7.

  • Coach: Forget this game ever...

    Going into their game against Gallatin County, the Eminence girls basketball team knew it would be a rough ride.

    The Lady Eagles indeed gave the Warriors a difficult game, handing the Warriors a 79-19 loss on their home court.

    It was rough enough that Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington had little to say about it.

    “I told the girls forget that game even happened,” he said Monday. “We’re not even going to talk about it. It’s over, and we’re going forward.”

  • Ladycats fall to Carroll, Owen

    Now past the Christmas break, the Henry County Ladycats opened the new year in district play. But district play was not kind for the Ladycats, who dropped both games last week.

    On Friday, Jan. 6, the Ladycats lost 45-22 in a game that started slowly with neither team able to put many points on the board.

  • Turnovers, foul trouble cost...

    The Henry County Wildcats opened the second half of the season with a pair of important district seeding games last week.

    The Wildcats went into the holiday tournaments 2-2 against district opponents. They needed to get victories in both games last week to have a chance at the top seed.

    Unfortunately for the Cats, they were only able to get one victory — the Cats defeated Carroll County  64-57 on Jan. 3.

    On Friday, Jan. 6, the Wildcats hosted Owen County and came up short against a very solid Rebels squad.

  • Warriors must ‘play through’...

    Three Christmas-break tournaments took their toll on a relatively young Eminence boys basketball team, who have lost three of their last four games.

    But the potential fatigue from the tournaments, head coach Chris Nethery said, is no excuse for the losses.

    “We’ve got to play through that,” he said. “That was why we set the schedule up like that.”
    Thursday night, The Warriors fell to perennial rival Evangel Christian, 54-43, in a game that had, as Nethery said “ a totally different feel to it.”

  • Seniors lead Ladycats to 60-43...

    In the First Citizens Bank Classic at North Bullitt High School, the Ladycats found their legs again.
    Henry County put up a 60-43 win over Iroquois High School in the first round.

    “Our offense was showing signs of doing better,” head coach Todd Gilley said. “We had a little more experience, and we were able to use that to score.”

    Ten players scored against Iroquois, with seniors Katie Setters and MacKenzie Clifford leading the way with 22 and 11 points, respectively.

  • Warriors’ Brees gets triple-...

    30 points. 24 rebounds. 12 steals. One player.

    Triple doubles are more common at the professional basketball level, and every so often a college player will pick one up. But at the high school level, triple doubles are a rarity.

    But on Dec. 30, against Evangel Christian, Eminence’s Sherry Brees got one.

    She’s a player who, until this year, hadn’t spent much time on the hardwood.

  • Henry takes 2nd place in HCIT

    Coming out of the Henry County Invitational Tournament, the Wildcats are a better team.

    They might regret the first game — a 71-70 overtime loss to Mercer County — but they solidified in the next three games, and took second place in the tournament, in a 54-47 loss to Southern High School.

    “We are going to be regretting (the Mercer County) game for awhile,” head coach Enoch Welch said. “We let them off the hook. But I think we’re a better team going out of the tournament than we were going in.”

  • Coach happy with defensive...

    When it comes to defense, Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington is fairly happy with his team.
    When it comes to the team’s offense, he’s not as happy.

    The team, he said, played well defensively in its two games last week, but offensively fell flat.

    “Turnovers are really hurting us,” he said.

    The problem, Covington said, includes trying to turn some players into point guards who simply are not point guards and have no experience playing the position.