Today's Sports

  • 4-H Sharp Shooters compete at...

    The Henry County Sharpshooters performed well this past Saturday at the Spencer County Shooting Sports Invitational.

    More than 300 participated, representing 13 counties.

    Jacob Wilson won first place in trap shooting 25 targets, 9 to 11 age division, in a shoot-out against teammate Dylan Rankin, who took second place.  Gavin Robinson was third.  Logan Yount was not far behind in this class in fifth place.

    Blake Jones won third place in trap shooting 25 targets, 12 to 14 age division, and Clayton Perry was fourth. 

  • Lions Club payout for diesel...

    In each of the six years of the New Castle Lions Club Truck and Tractor Pull, the payouts have increased.
    And so has participation.
    This year, organizers expect participation in this weekend’s pull to take a big jump — the payout for the diesel class alone is at least $5,000.
    That’s more than double the payout for the 8,000-pound 2.6 disel class in 2011, according to one of the event’s organizers.

  • Warriors fall to Carroll, 10-0

    Nick Hamilton watches as a low pitch comes in during the Warriors district game against Carroll County Monday night. The Warriors fell to the Panthers, 10-0, in five innings, wrapping up their season at 5-17. Below, a pitch hits the dirt at Mitchell Metten’s feet. A message left for Coach Mark Payton for comment was not returned by press time

  • Cats get boost w/ Fern Creek win

    When the Henry County Wildcats started the 2012 baseball season, the going was rough. The Cats opened with just one win and five losses.

    But they picked up steam as the season progressed, and finished the regular season with a winning 14-13 record, closing the season with a 4-2 win at Fern Creek Thursday.

  • Lady Cats get foresight, big win...

    While some of the Henry County Lady Cat seniors were away, taking part in the Senior Showcase last week, the younger Lady Cats had a chance to show off.

    And show off they did, giving head coach Jon Kasten a look at what the future might hold for next year’s team and he had to like what he saw.

  • Best friends Payton, Sailings...

    Surrounded by friends and family, Henry County High School seniors Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings signed with Asbury University Monday afternoon.
    After signing, Sailings joked that he was following Payton to the small Wilmore-based University.

    But the joke was only partially tongue-in-cheek. Payton and Sailings have been friends “practically since birth,” an observer noted.

    Payton said he chose Asbury in part because the small school felt like a good fit, and that he would fit in well there.

  • Comeback Cats take NCKC

    The Henry County Wildcats last week won the NCKC tournament, largely on come-from-behind wins, to continue a hot streak that began April 27.

    Since that game — a 5-4 win over Grant County that, technically, began on March 19 — the Cats have won eight of their last nine games.

    The lone loss in that streak came on Monday last week in a 4-1 loss. The week was capped with a 8-5 win over Trimble County to take the NCKC crown.

    After comeback wins against Walton-Verona and Owen County, the Cats squared off against the Raiders of Trimble County.

  • Track Cats to send two to state...

    When the dust settled from last week’s regional track meets, three Henry County Wildcats earned their way into the state meet.

    The Cats hosted the Region 3 Class AA meet last week on their newly refurbished track. The region is a tough one, with teams from North Oldham, South Oldham and Collins, each of which had a strong showing. Top finishers qualified for the state meet, which will be Saturday, May 18, at the University of Louisville track.

  • Lady Cats on a late season run,...

    Heading down the home stretch of the softball season, the Henry County Lady Cats wrapped up a 3-1 week with a dominant win over Simon Kenton.
    Saturday, the Lady Cats hosted a round robin competition.

    Henry County opened the day with a tight 5-4 win over Grant County.

    The game was close throughout, but the Cats nearly gave it away in the top of the seventh when Grant County scored two unearned runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Lady Cats came back to rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to snatch the victory.

  • EHS plays ‘best game of season’...

    At the beginning of the season, the Eminence softball team’s goals included their first win over a district rival under head coach Bill Covington.

    Last week, at Gallatin County, they achieved that goal.

    From the outset, Eminence played a solid game, and went on to beat Gallatin 14-6.

    “We hit the ball, we caught the ball,” Covington said. “We limited our mental errors, and we just had a good, all-around game.”