Today's Sports

  • Cats open season at Carroll...

    The Henry County Wildcats track team opened their season at an all-comers meet Tuesday, March 13.

    Coach Sedrick Williams went into the meet with no expectations, instead looking to get the team some early season experience since the majority of his athletes are new to the sport.

    “We have 30-some new kids, so there are really no expectations this early in the season,” he said. “We’ve put in the hard work but have a lot more to do.”

  • Warriors face, overcome obstacles

    An anonymous quote declares that “adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.”

    The Eminence High School basketball teams reflected the sentiment this season, as both the boys and the girls faced very different kinds of adversity.

    “It’s just amazing, and our kids learned this lesson, how one negative can impact your whole year,” EHS boys coach Chris Nethery said, declining to specify exactly what that negative was.

  • A look back at a ‘Heartlarge’...

    I’ve been away from the high school basketball scene for a while, and I have to say that I discovered this year that you can never fully get the basketball bug out of your blood.

    After coaching the sport for many years, I suffered a little from burnout and completely got away from the sport that I’ve loved since I was a little kid.

  • You know you’re out of shape...

    It all started a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, Feb. 19, I took the garbage to the bottom of the drive for pick up the next morning as I have been doing for years. But this time was different.

    After walking down our 50-yard driveway with the garbage can and then walking back up the steep gravel path, I was out of breath. I mean completely out of breath.

  • Cats' hoops season comes to...

    There is an old adage in basketball that says it is hard to beat a team three times in one season when they are evenly matched.

    The Gallatin County Wildcats learned that lesson last week, facing the Henry County Wildcats for the third time, ending Henry County’s season in a nail-biter 60-58 win in the 31st District tournament.

    It was a tough loss for Henry’s four seniors: Austin Dunn, Jake Hartlage, Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings. The pain of the loss was written on their faces as they left the floor with their teammates.

  • Lady Cats’ season comes to an end

    On paper, it wasn’t really going to be a contest.

    Coming into the second round of the 31st District tournament, the Henry County Lady Cats couldn’t have been faulted for thinking they had a huge mountain to climb.

    Many saw the game as a formality for the highly ranked Owen County Lady Rebels.

    Based on records, rankings and previous matchups between the two teams, it seemed likely that a Lady Rebels rout was in the making.

  • Smart play, solid free-throw...

    The Wildcats used good first half execution and excellent second-half free-throw shooting to come away with a 65-51 victory over the Trimble County Raiders last Tuesday, Feb. 14.  The Cats also were able to neutralize the strong outside game of the Raiders with their own strong perimeter game.

  • Vaughn commits to Louisville

    Ally Vaughn was looking to achieve a dream last Wednesday Feb. 15, when she committed to attend the University of Louisville, where she will play Division I softball.

  • Lady Cats bring down Warriors

    When the Eminence Warriors basketball players awoke Tuesday morning their season was over. It may have felt like an early end to the season for the Warriors, especially for seniors Samantha Congleton and Rhea Brees, but they should not hang their heads.

    The Eminence Warriors played hard and hung tight with the taller more athletic Henry County Lady Cats for most of the first half.

  • Carroll unlocks zone, ends...

    For the third time in three-and-a-half weeks, the Eminence Warriors and Carroll County Panthers squared off. This time, Eminence was coming off of a thrilling, double-overtime win over Williamstown.

    The two teams met Monday night in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament in a tight, hard fought contest to decide whose season continued and whose was over.

    From the beginning, it was clear: the Warriors brought momentum in from the Williamstown game and they were not ready for the season end.