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Today's Sports

  • Ladycats have two-game letdown...

    As the Henry County volleyball team enters an important stretch of matches, the Ladycats took a step backward last week.

    Now, head coach Jon Kasten said he needs his Cats to take two steps forward.

    Henry beat Western Hills (2-1) last Tuesday night and lost to Martha Layne Collins (2-0) on Thursday in two games Kasten described as letdowns. The Western win gave Henry five straight match victories — even though it was not near its best outing — and Collins was Henry’s first loss since Aug. 26.

  • Cats never give up

    Friday night’s football showdown at Anderson County was not supposed to be a showdown at all. The host Bearcats were supposed to jump out to an early lead, then cruise in for an unchallenged win. They were supposed to score early and often, perhaps winning by three to four touchdowns. The 5-A team that beat 3-A Henry County 42-7 last season was supposed to do the same again this time around.

    The Wildcats, however, never got that memo.

  • Ladycat golfers are fourth at...

    Mackenzie Peyton had the best-ever outing for a Henry County golfer over 18 holes, and the Ladycats finished fourth at their home invitational held at the Henry County Country Club all day Saturday.

    Shooting a 1-under-par 70, Peyton was second in the individual standings and lowered her own school record by three strokes. The eighth grader trailed Ballard senior Gina Nuzzo, who was at the top of the leaderboard at 2-under-par 69.

  • Boys soccer at HCHS showing...

    The Henry County boys’ soccer team took a 2-1 loss to Walton-Verona last Thursday night, but the Wildcats are showing marked improvements as the season progresses.

    The Cats lost to Walton-Verona, 4-0, on Aug. 24, and shrank that losing margin to just one goal three weeks later. It was what coach Jay Dunavan describes as one of his players best games. They were aggressive, fundamentally more sound, covered ground much better and almost pulled out the win.

  • NCKC Champs played Tuesday at...

    Preparing for the North Central Kentucky Conference championship, which was played all day Tuesday at the Henry County Country Club, the Henry County boys’ golf team played in two matches last week.

    The Wildcats hosted Owen County last Monday and traveled to Whitefield Academy on Thursday in the final two outings before the all-important conference tournament arrived. Afterwards, coach Willie Peyton said his team played well against Owen and struggled against Whitefield, but it was the NCKC that was his team’s first real focus of the season.

  • Karie Powell heads to Midway...

    When Karie Powell took a visit to Midway College last February, the Henry County High School senior had the intention of playing volleyball for the Eagles and, possibly, softball. But when she left for Midway on Saturday morning, softball was her focus.

  • Henry girls 4th at Nelson Invite...

    The Henry County girls’ golf team continued its early-season outings with the Nelson County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 14, and a home match against Whitefield Academy last Tuesday.

    Henry was fourth overall out of 11 teams at Nelson with a four-person combined score of 394, and three days later beat Whitefield 188-217. Entering this week, coach Kathy Peyton said her squad is improving.

  • Peyton, 13, Pepsi Player of the...

    Three area golfers competed in Kentucky’s Pepsi Junior Golf Tour this summer, and came back with impressive results against their age groups.

    MacKenzie Peyton, 13, finished first overall in the 13-15 division, Isaac Klempner, 9, was second in the 10-and-under division, and William Peyton, 6, was fifth in the 10-and-under division. MacKenzie Peyton played in 10 tournaments that counted toward scoring plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; Klempner played in five tournaments plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; and William Payton played in five tournaments.

  • It’s a ‘...

    On the volleyball court, the Eminence Lady Warriors are headed in the right direction compared to where they were last year — the fundamentals have drastically improved, and they have the players to get the job done. But the one area coach Stephanie Meadows is concerned with, she cannot see on the court.

    Through the first two weeks of the season, the Lady Warriors are 1-4 with a win over Evangel Christian and losses to Brown, Gallatin County, Shelby County and Anderson County. The big concern Meadows has is her team’s mentality. 

  • Not the start the Cats wanted

    Friday night’s disappointing 54-24 loss was not the start the Henry County football team was looking for as the Wildcats watched an early lead vanish, gave up 27 points in the second quarter alone and lost all the major statistical categories.

    Holy Cross, a 1A football program that returned most of its key players from last year’s 6-6 squad, spoiled Henry’s opening-game hopes in the Dairy Queen Bowl. It was the first time Henry had lost its opener since 2006 when this year’s seniors were eighth graders.