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Today's Sports

  • New players, same goals for...

    Before the Wildcats opened their basketball season, coach Derek Springate told the players to make a list of team goals together, and here’s what they came up with: win 80-percent of district games, including the championship, dish out at least 20 assists per game, shoot at least 70-percent from the free-throw line, give 100-percent effort each game and beat teams that, on paper, they aren’t supposed to beat.

  • Nethery says this team is better...

    Progressing — that’s been on Chris Nethery’s mind since he took over the Eminence boys’ basketball program from Keith Blackburn two years ago. And progressing is what the Warriors are doing.

    Eminence finished Nethery’s first season in charge with a 2-23 record, then improved to 5-21 last year. Now, Nethery said this team is better than those first two and he wants to take it up another notch. The magic number, based on a percentage improvement from last year, is 13 wins.

  • Lady Warriors look to be more...

    Entering his fourth season in charge of the Eminence girls’ basketball team, Carter Martin said the number one, and possibly only, focus this year is being more competitive.

    Eminence has accumulated a 9-96 record during Martin’s tenure, including the 2-27 record last year. The 2010-11 squad wants to take it up a notch, and they could have the players to get it done.

  • Ladycats trying to find their...

    Following a season that saw plenty of highlights from the Henry County girls’ basketball team — winning its most games in six years — the Ladycats are now trying to find their own identity.

  • Opening week features county...

    Separated by just four miles, the Henry County-Eminence rivalry tipped off the high school basketball season on Friday night and will close the regular season exactly 11 weeks later.

    Playing at Eminence, the visiting Ladycats led for all but 1:27 of the game, easily winning 52-27. The two teams play again on Feb. 18, this time at Henry in what will be the season finale for both squads. Eminence has not beaten its cross-county rivals in the last 12 tries, dating back to 2005.

  • Basketball has arrived

    When the Eminence High School football players were dropping like flies with all the late-season injuries, Eminence basketball coach Chris Nethery was clenching his teeth.

    Secretly, I was too.

    More than half of the football players finished the year injured, and with most of those players playing both sports, Nethery is left trying to put the pieces back together.

    It’s typical at a school the size of Eminence, but is worse this year. Nethery described the scene as the most injuries he has had to start a basketball season.

  • Henry Baughman Tennis Complex...

    Henry Baughman Sr. once built his family a tennis court on their farm in Stanford. Now, 60 years later, one was built in his son’s name.

    Lindsey Wilson College officially opened the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex with a ceremony on Oct. 8. The $425,000 project included expanding the courts from three to six, and adding lights, bleachers and a new playing surface.

    Baughman made the lead gift to help fund the huge upgrade, and with his legendary tennis career was given the naming rights of the complex.

  • Finals set for the Kentucky...

    After 20 grueling weeks of high school football in Kentucky, including 15 weeks of Friday night games, the finals of the state playoffs are set for this weekend.

  • Three local athletes play in All...

    Henry County Middle School eighth-grader Mason Fish was cleared to play from a shoulder blade injury he suffered in October, and was a late addition to the East roster of the Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Classic on Sunday, giving Henry County three total players.

    Fish joined Eminence teammates Austin Jones and Justin Mitchell in the second annual all-star game for the best middle school footballers in Kentucky. This marked the first time HCMS had a representative, while Corey Roberts represented EMS in the inaugural game last year.

  • County has lots to offer

    With the recent changes made to the Community Life Center, Coach D Park in Eminence, and the constant upgrades to the newest county park, in New Castle, the county is definitely providing the community with what it needs: places for its youth and nearby opportunities for all of the community.
    I encourage everyone to take advantage of these new additions in Henry County.