Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats fall to Walton-Verona...

    Heading into hostile territory is never easy. Even worse is heading into territory patrolled by one of the top-ranked teams in the state; a team, not to mention one that clobbered the sixth-ranked team in the state by 23 points.

    The Henry County Lady Cats knew they had their hands full as they headed to Bearcat territory at Walton-Verona.

  • Cats git ‘r Dunn

    Friday night at Spencer County High School, the Austin Dunn Show was on display.

    The senior had 24 points en route to a thriller 46-44 win for the Wildcats over the Spencer County Bears.

    Henry County jumped out to an 8-0 lead thanks to two 3-pointers and another bucket by Dunn.

    But the Bears stormed back to score 10 points in a row and took a 10-8 lead at the end of the quarter. Dunn was the only scorer for the Cats in the quarter, as both teams struggled offensively.

  • Warriors pummel Knights, 83-57

    Everybody plays, everybody scores. Everybody plays, everybody rebounds, too.

    But then, that can happen when a team ends up not quite being what you expected.

    The Eminence Warriors expected a hard-fought game against the visiting Piarist Knights. But thanks in part to a first-quarter scoring fest, Eminence easily won the contest 83-57

  • Warriors fall to Panthers; miss...

    In close games, fundamentals can make the difference between a win or a loss.

    The Eminence Warriors learned that Saturday night in a 47-43 loss to the Carroll County Panthers. Even a slightly better performance from the free-throw line would have changed the tide of the game.

    “We missed 19 free throws,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “It was a bad free-throw shooting night all together.”

    Brandon Mitchell hit just 12 of his 23 attempts, Brandon Lane was 4-for-8, Justin Mitchell was 0-2, and Jalen Dixie was 3-for-5.

  • Lady Cats trounce panthers for...

    On Jan. 14, the Henry County Lady Cats snapped a five-game losing streak, and started what has turned into a five-game winning streak.

    On Jan. 28, a night they honored their two seniors, the Lady Cats pummled the Ludlow Panthers 52-16.

    The Lady Cats won easily, despite the absence of starting point guard Aly Stanley — sidelined with an ankle sprain, and with limited first-half playing time from senior Katie Setters, who was in foul trouble early. It was a win that saw contributions from each player, and the defense and offense were firing on all cylinders.

  • Cats snap 5-game losing streak

    For a few minutes during their Friday night game against North Oldham, it seemed as though the Henry County Wildcats were set to end a losing streak.

    But the Mustangs weren’t ready to give up, and came back to defeat the Cats 51-45.

    Henry County was frustrated and disappointed, despite playing a strong game.

    The next night, against Williamstown, they would release their frustration, garnering a 19-point win, which was not as close as the score might indicate.

  • Short-handed Warriors take two...

    In the course of rebuilding a basketball program, some nights are going to be rough.

    Generally, coaches know ahead of time which games are going to hurt.

    Friday afternoon, Bill Covington knew the game against Carroll County the next day was going to be painful. And painful it was, as the Warriors took a 64-10 loss square on the chin.

    Covington already knew starting senior guard Rhea Brees was going to be out with a knee injury.

  • Lady Cats overcome slow start to...

    Sitting on a bus for more than an hour didn’t seem to help the Henry County Lady Cats get off to a great start at Williamstown on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

    After six minutes, the Lady Cats were down 9-5, giving up easy baskets. Head Coach Todd Gilley didn’t like the slow start and wasn’t buying a long bus ride as an excuse. So he called a timeout.

    After the timeout, the Lady Cats turned up the heat and went on an 18-2 run, paving the way for a 43-28 win.

  • Dragons scorch Wildcats with hot...

    From the beginning, one thing was clear: the Dragons were on fire.

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the South Oldham Dragons Thursday night, and found that their opponents had the hot hand for shooting, as they fell 80-54 in a game of streaks.
    South Oldham opened the game in a full court press and jumped out to a 13-0 lead, taking advantage of four turnovers on Henry County’s first five possessions.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors 68-18

    With a suffocating defense, the Henry County Lady Cats swept their 2011/2012 series with the Eminence Warriors, 68-18 on Thursday night.

    That defense helped the Lady Cats jump out to an early lead, and they never looked back.
    Henry County opened in a full court press, forcing several turnovers that were converted into easy buckets. The Lady Cats were up 14-0 lead after five minutes.

    Sherry Brees got the Warriors’ opening basket with 2:45 left in the quarter, and the period ended with Henry leading 17-3.