Today's Sports

  • Warriors get much-needed win

    For much of the 2011-2012 season, the Eminence Warriors have substituted out of necessity.

    But last week against the Kentucky School for the Deaf, they substituted because they could, as they cruised to a 53-5 victory.

    “We only played our starters for about 12 minutes of the game,” head coach Bill Covington said. “It was a good chance for our younger players, who were able to get in the game and play.”

  • CAL hot-shots too much for Cats

    Just on the edge of becoming a really good team, the Henry County Wildcats fell Friday night to a hot-shooting Christian Academy of Louisville.

    It was another tough contest for the Cats as they ran into a team seasoned by games against some of the top teams in the state. Cal have played two of the state’s top ranked teams in recent weeks, hanging tough against both No. 1 ranked Trinity and Louisville Eastern.

  • Lady Cats grind out wins at...

    Sometimes basketball teams win games with sharp shooting, fast-break layups and great passing. Other times they just have to grind out results when they are at less than their best.

    The Henry County Lady Cats’ weekend victories over Spencer County on Friday night and Kentucky Country Day on Saturday would go in the latter category.

    After a slow start the Lady Cats pulled away late to defeat the Lady Bears by a score of 32-25. On Saturday in a physical defensive battle, the Lady Cats hung in to get the 33-30 win against KCD.

  • Warriors fall to Owen, Carroll

    When the Eminence Warriors first squared off against Owen County on Jan. 24, it was a rough 82-36 win for the Rebels.

    Eminence knew what it needed to do against the streaky-fast, hot-shooting team.

    “Our game plan was to hold the ball,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “If they didn’t have it, they couldn’t score.”

  • Paynter signs with Cumberlands

    Henry County High School senior Victoria Paynter made history Friday.

    The senior soccer player became the first female player from the school to sign a letter of intent to play college soccer when she signed with the University of the Cumberlands.

    She was joined in the high school library with family, friends and former coaches to share in the momentous occasion. Paynter’s parents, Leesa and Skip, observed the signing, along with her former coaches, Shannon Snider and Charlie Pait.

  • Warriors holding together with ‘...

    Before the week really got started, the coaching staff for the Eminence girls basketball team knew it was going to be rough.

    With little change in players’ status from the week before, the Warriors found themselves with barely enough bodies to put on their bench.

    “It was a rough week,” co-head coach Bill Covington said. “We’re just so short-handed with injuries and illnesses. We’re just trying to keep our heads above water.”

  • 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.