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Today's Sports

  • Track Cats to send two to state...

    When the dust settled from last week’s regional track meets, three Henry County Wildcats earned their way into the state meet.

    The Cats hosted the Region 3 Class AA meet last week on their newly refurbished track. The region is a tough one, with teams from North Oldham, South Oldham and Collins, each of which had a strong showing. Top finishers qualified for the state meet, which will be Saturday, May 18, at the University of Louisville track.

  • Lady Cats on a late season run,...

    Heading down the home stretch of the softball season, the Henry County Lady Cats wrapped up a 3-1 week with a dominant win over Simon Kenton.
    Saturday, the Lady Cats hosted a round robin competition.

    Henry County opened the day with a tight 5-4 win over Grant County.

    The game was close throughout, but the Cats nearly gave it away in the top of the seventh when Grant County scored two unearned runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Lady Cats came back to rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to snatch the victory.

  • EHS plays ‘best game of season’...

    At the beginning of the season, the Eminence softball team’s goals included their first win over a district rival under head coach Bill Covington.

    Last week, at Gallatin County, they achieved that goal.

    From the outset, Eminence played a solid game, and went on to beat Gallatin 14-6.

    “We hit the ball, we caught the ball,” Covington said. “We limited our mental errors, and we just had a good, all-around game.”

  • Adams signs with Pikeville...

    Eminence senior Todd Adams began his playing career at Eminence High School as a rusty seventh grader.

    In the years since his first game with the Warriors, Adams has come a long way, coach Mark Payton said. Payton added that Adams’ hard work has paid off — two weeks ago, the senior signed a one-year scholarship with Pikeville University, where he will play baseball.

  • Lady Cats take 2nd at NCKC

    After stomping Trimble County 10-2 to win their way into the NCKC tournament championship game, the Lady Cats fell 4-2 to Walton-Verona to take second place.

    In that championship game, the Cats took an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Aly Stanley led the inning off with a single. Olivia Whaley reached on an error, gibing the Cats runners on first and second with no outs.

  • Warriors split St. Pat’s...

    In the middle of a double-header Saturday against St. Patrick, Eminence junior Brandon Mitchell was determined not to lose again.

    Mitchell took the mound for the second game of the day and allowed no hits, striking out nine of the 18 batters he faced.

    The dominant pitching performance came after the Warriors coughed up a 9-6 loss to the Saints, marking the small school’s fourth win of the season.

    “In that first game, we gave up a bunch of runs, started off like we always do,” Eminence head coach Mark Payton said.

  • Wildcats on a roll, earn 2nd...

    After a tough start to their season, the Henry County Wildcats have won four in a row, and six of their last nine games to approach a .500 season.

    One indicator of the team’s improvement came last week in a 5-3 win over a hard hitting North Oldham team. This is the same team that defeated the Cats earlier in the year by a score of 17-3.

  • HCHS track competes at NCKTC...

    The Henry County Track team competed in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Championships Thursday at Owen County High School. The NCKTC is not to be confused with the NCKC which is the conference that all Henry County athletic teams compete in. This conference is exclusively for track and includes more teams from around the area.

  • Warriors drop Western, Lexington...

    After a hiccup loss against Carroll County, the Eminence softball team cranked out two wins last week, improving their record to 11-8, matching their 2011 season wins.

    On Wednesday, May 2, the Warriors delivered an 18-0, 3-inning romp over Western High School. In the game, pitcher Brenna Raisor gave up just one hit, while dishing out two doubles and a triple to lead the Warriors.

    Savannah Mertz had a home run; Kelsie Craigmyle had three hits; and Shelby Dees, Kara Capps and Marissa Puckett each had two hits.

  • Baughman wins in Atlanta

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Atlanta Senior Invitational, Category II National doubles title in Georgia. Only the top 20 ranked players in the nation are invited; Baughman was ranked No. 9 in the USTA 70 and over division at the end of 2011.

    He teamed with Jerry Caldwell to defeat the Van Winkle brothers of Georgia 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, and Al Griffin and Willis Anderson (N.C.) 6-3, 6-3 in the finals.