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Today's Sports

  • After tough end to volleyball...

    Heading into the 2011 season, Katie Ruff was worried.

    She was taking over a Henry County High School volleyball team that had three seniors, one of which had no previous volleyball experience, a junior, a sophomore and a whole bunch of freshmen.

    “I knew what I had to work with, I was a little worried when the season started out,” Ruff said. But, as the season played out, “as a whole, they really exceeded my expectations.”

  • Wildcats stung by Central

    For a few minutes against Central High School, it looked like Henry County had the right formula.

    The Wildcats put up a defensive stand that would lead to their first touchdown of the night. Later, they did something few other football teams in the state have managed to do — force Anthony “Ace” Wales to fumble the ball.

    But in the end, it would not be enough, as the Wildcats fell to Central, 15-54.

    “They have tremendous talent, as far as speed on the field,” Henry coach Jason Spencer said of the Yellowjackets.

  • Eminence 
to play for 1st place

    Getting off to a slow start has become a pattern for the Eminence Warriors football team.

    So far, it’s worked for them, and despite the slow start, Eminence ran away with a win against Paris High School on Oct. 14.

    The win assures Eminence of a first- or second- place finish, depending only upon how their Friday night game against Frankfort goes. The win also assures Eminence of a homefield advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

  • Warriors fall in clash with the...

    “Be proud of yourselves, do you hear me?”

    With the Shelby and Anderson County volleyball teams warming up behind them, the Eminence Warriors gathered around head coach Stephanie Barrows.

    The Titans of Collins High School had just handed the Warriors their walking papers in the 30th District tournament with a 14-25; 13-25 loss.

    Barrows said it again. “Be proud of yourselves. You did something that hasn’t been done at Eminence in eight years.”

  • Round 3 goes to EHS

    This time the tables were turned.

    This time, the Henry County Ladycats found themselves behind the 8-ball in the third game of a match against their rivals.

    This time, good fortune didn’t come their way.

    This time, the Ladycats fell to the Eminence Warriors, 1-2 (25-18; 14-25; 19-25). And this time, it was with everything on the line: a chance to advance one more round into postseason play.

  • Wildcats struggle at LaRue

    Heading into halftime against LaRue County, the Henry County Wildcats were tied up at 13-all.

    The Hawks came out of the break with guns blazing and marched the length of the field to score.

    “We played really well in the first half, and then the second half... we just didn’t have a very good second half,” head coach Jason Spencer said. “The second half, they come out, they marched down the field and scored.”

  • Slow start heats up at Bracken

    In its last three football games, Eminence High School has faced a fair amount of adversity.
    Primarily, that adversity has been the broken left hand of quarterback Bradley Foree. But the Warriors battled through that difficulty and built up a 6-0 record heading into last week’s game at Bracken County.

    A district contest, the Warriors knew their game against the Polar Bears would be tough. Bracken County was sitting on a 5-1 record, having lost only their season opener.

  • Peyton makes the cut; finishes...

    MacKenzie Peyton got her first putter when she was just a year old.

    Now a teenager, Peyton has completed her second run in the state high school golf tournament in Bowling Green.

    On Saturday, the Henry County High School freshman finished the tournament with a 24-over-par 168, which put her in 28th place in the state.

  • Boys golf ends season on sour...

    Somewhere, midway through the season, the Henry County boys golf team lost its punch.

    The lack of punch showed, Henry County head coach Barney Sutley said.

    In the NCKC tournament, the boys finished fifth out of seven teams. The team’s best performance came from Nathan Parish, who shot an 84, about 12 strokes better than his average for the season.

    Senior Matt Ricketts also shot an 84, and the team’s other seniors each shot a 94. “So, definitely not as good as we could’ve done,” Sutley said.

  • HCHS boys soccer team ends tough...

    A 1-10 record is rarely taken well in any sport.

    But that’s where the Henry County Boys’ soccer team found itself at the end of the 2011 season.

    But instead of hanging their heads or bemoaning their lack of success, the team was upbeat.

    “It was a tough year,” head coach Rob Powars said. “I was worried that they were going to get down on themselves. But they tried to keep it pretty light. They knew how it was going to go.”