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Today's Sports

  • Schroeder gets hot in 18-point...

    Ben Schroeder got the hot hand last Tuesday night, knocking down four three-pointers and scorching Oldham County for 18 points in a frantic final quarter.

    But visiting Oldham held on to its lead in the closing minutes, beating Schroeder’s Henry County squad 57-50. Shroeder finished the night with 28 points and six three-pointers, and his late-game spurt put the Wildcats in contention against one of the top teams in the 8th Region.

  • Eminence girls drop ‘winnable...

    Both teams were playing for their second win this season, but it was Augusta who came away with that second check in the win column with Saturday’s 53-23 victory over visiting Eminence.

    Augusta improved to 2-8; the Eminence Warriors dropped to 1-16. The Warriors’ one win this season was over Evangel Christian on Dec. 7, and since that time they have lost 15 straight. They were scheduled to play Evangel again last Friday but it was canceled because of the snow. It might be made up if a day can be scheduled.

  • Change of plans

    I had it all planned out. I was going to take the family to watch the Globetrotters at the KFC Yum! Center this past Sunday, enjoy all the action on the court, and try my best to write a column about the experience afterward.

  • Eminence boys string together...

    One came in overtime and the other in a blowout, and both had the same outcome: a win.

    For the first time this season, the Eminence boys’ basketball team pieced together a winning streak and scored more than 70 points in a game. The Warriors lost to Anderson County (79-53) last Thursday night, but beat Dayton (79-75) and Covington Latin (75-56) the following two days. They entered this week at 4-13 overall.

    “We’ve gotten a couple of really good wins and our confidence level is up right now,” Eminence coach Chris Nethery said.

  • Cats snap six-game streak

    The longest winning streak for the Henry County boys’ basketball team since Derek Springate took over the program last season hit a road block with two losses.

    The Wildcats entered last week with six straight wins, dating back to the Henry County Invitational Tournament in December, but lost to both Grant County (71-60) and East Jessamine (53-51) for a 9-8 overall record.

  • So close for EHS girls

    The Warriors were close to pulling off their first win in more than a month, but had to settle with a 52-50 loss to Covington Latin instead.

    The Eminence girls’ basketball team, which has not won a game since beating Evangel Christian on Dec. 7, had the lead with less than two minutes to go on Saturday night. But the visiting Covington squad went on an 8-0 spurt and held on to its advantage in the closing seconds. It was the 14th straight loss for the Warriors and dropped them to 1-15 overall.

  • Clark scores 62 in three games

    Taylor Clark scored 62 points in three games last week and the Henry County girls’ basketball team was able to string together three consecutive wins for the first time this season.

    Led by Clark in all three outings, the Ladycats beat North Oldham (39-31) last Wednesday, Grant County (55-42) on Friday and Spencer County (53-42) on Saturday during a four-day stretch. The Cats started the week with a 5-7 record, and finished it at 8-7.

  • Gallatin loss secures Henry...

    Regardless how the Henry County girls’ basketball team plays this Saturday in what will be its final 31st District game in the regular season, the Ladcyats will be the fourth seed in the district tournament next month.

  • Henry boys only county team...

    According to the Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings, the Henry County boys’ team is 10th in the 8th Region and is the only team in the county ranked among the top-10.

    The Litratings compare Kentucky high school teams based on a computer analysis of the scores of all sanctioned games involving in-state teams. The most recent girls’ list was released on Friday and the most recent boys’ list was released Tuesday morning.

  • Cats pull away down the stretch

    On a night when the two in-county high schools pushed and shoved for those bragging rights, the Henry County boys’ basketball team used its depth to pull away from Eminence in the closing quarter on Monday, winning 52-36.

    The two teams played even in the early going, and were tied at 23 at the half before the Wildcats went ahead for good midway through the third quarter. The host squad knocked down 9-of-15 free throws during the fourth quarter, outscored Eminence 16-4 during the stretch and pulled away to the 16-point victory.