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Today's Sports

  • Ray Graham excited about...

    The new guy in charge of continuing the recent success of the Henry County High School football program got the chance to showcase his team for the first time last Wednesday night.

    Ray Graham and his Wildcats concluded the allowable 10 days of spring training with a Red-White football game. It offered a glimpse into what 2010 holds for the Cats, and gave Graham the opportunity to watch his future players in game-like situations.

  • It’s a tough week for...

    Heading into last week, the Eminence Lady Warriors knew it was going to be a tough stretch of softball games. And they were right.

    Playing against two teams ranked top-25 in the state and another team that has the best record in the entire 8th Region, Eminence lost all four games to drop its record to 2-6 on the season. The girls survived the week, head coach Bill Covington said, and they came through with their heads up.

  • After the six games, Henry...

    Considering 3-3 a “bad week” shows where the Henry County softball program is at — a place where the expectations are high and each loss hurts.

    The Ladycats, in a big week of games, beat Holy Cross (5-2) last Monday night, beat Gallatin County (12-1) on Tuesday night, lost to Owen County (2-0) on Thursday, lost to George Rogers Clark (5-2) on Friday, beat Magoffin County (15-0) on Saturday morning and lost to Western Hills (4-0) on Saturday afternoon. The last three games were part of the Capital City Showcase in Frankfort.

  • Enjoying this weather, and...

    I don’t need a thermometer to tell me it’s feeling hot outside.

    I can’t help but to be happy this time of the year — with the nice weather, finally, and spring sports now in full force. I try to be in a bad mood and it just isn’t working. No joke.

  • Warriors try to find a way to win

    Through their opening three baseball games, the Eminence Warriors are still searching for their first win this season but coach Mark Payton says the potential is definitely there.

    The Warriors opened 2010 with a 17-1 loss to Anderson County on March 31, then took a 29-13 loss to Trimble County last Tuesday and a 20-2 loss to Williamstown on Thursday in the first round of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament. All three outings followed a similar storyline with Eminence hanging close in the early innings before faltering down the stretch with late-game woes.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS Football

    Ray Graham, preparing for his first season as the Wildcats head football coach, announced that his Henry County High School football team will have its spring game this Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.

    Graham said there will be an admission price of either $1 or $2. Everyone in the community is invited to watch the 2010 Wildcats in action under the lights. Graham takes over the football program from Chris Engstrand, who resigned shortly after the season.

    Tennis

  • Frankfort gives EHS second loss

    After losing to Frankfort 11-0 last Tuesday night at home, Eminence coach Bill Covington said Frankfort is the best softball team he has faced so far.

    Frankfort went ahead early and stretched its lead to 11-0 after five innings, ending the contest two innings short with the mercy-run rule. Frankfort opened the season with a 13-0 win over Lexington Christian the night before for a 2-0 start; Eminence evened its record at 2-2.

  • Wildcats continue roller-coaster...

    Playing its best baseball this season before dropping the next three games, the Henry County baseball team continued its roller coaster-like season last week with one win, three more losses and a 2-7 overall record.

    The Wildcats had its best offense game last Tuesday night in a 13-7 win over South Oldham, then took a 4-2 loss to Seneca on Wednesday and a 14-2 loss to Ballard Memorial on Friday — all three games were part of the Seneca Spring Break Bash. The Cats closed out the week with an 8-0 loss to Bishop Brossart on Saturday.

  • Wildcat Relays

    Erick Butler won the Male Athlete of the Meet award, Brittany Crawford was just 2.5 points away from being the Female Athlete of the Meet and the Henry County track team had possibly its best overall performance this season at the Wildcat Relays on Saturday.

    The Henry boys finished with 105 points for fourth in the team standings, while the Henry girls finished with 101.5 points for third. It was, by far, the most combined points Henry had scored in an invitational in 2010 and points the Cats in the right direction as the season progresses.

  • Ladycats go 5-1 in Florida Beach...

    Beating some top schools in a week packed with softball games, the Henry County softball team finished the Florida Beach Bash with a 5-1 record and are currently 10-1 overall.