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Today's Sports

  • HCMS boys’ eighth...

    Henry 35, Carroll 32: Blake Isaacs scored a team-high 11 points and was selected as tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the Henry County Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team to a 35-32 win over Carroll County in the North Central Kentucky Conference championship game on Saturday.

    Austin Young scored eight points, Chase Howard scored seven, James Wundrak scored five, and Nacona Jeffries and Robbie Cruse scored two each. Young, Howard, Wundrak and Landon New were selected to the All-Tournament Team, which was headlined by MVP Isaacs.

  • In another Wii phase

    Who won college football’s version of the national championship game between Alabama and Texas last Thursday night? Did Texas quarterback Colt McCoy re-enter the game after hurting his shoulder in the first half? How did that final stretch play out anyway? I hear it was exciting.

  • Gilley upset with defensive...

    After his Henry County girls’ basketball team took a 58-39 loss to Owen County on Saturday night in a 31st District matchup, Todd Gilley said he was not happy with the way his team performed on the defensive side of the ball.

  • Eminence girls lose to KCD for...

    For the third time this basketball season, the Eminence Lady Warriors were defeated by Kentucky Country Day with a 64-32 home loss last Tuesday night in their only game last week.

    The Lady Warriors took a 45-28 loss to KCD on Dec. 12, a 56-27 loss to KCD on Dec. 28 in the KCD Holiday Tournament, and the 64-32 loss last Tuesday.

  • Best half of basketball for...

    For 20 minutes last Tuesday night, the Eminence Warriors played their best basketball this season. They ran their offense, controlled the ball, took open shots, pulled down boards and played solid defense to hang with Spencer County in the 30th District opener for both schools.

    But midway through the third quarter, in a turn of events, Spencer went on a spurt and never looked back as the Bears pulled out to a sizable lead and won 69-37. It improved their overall record to 11-2 and dropped Eminence to 1-8.

  • Henry boys still fighting for...

    In the front end of a boy-girl double-header with Owen County Saturday night, Henry County’s Connor Jeffries scored 20 points and Trevor Raisor knocked down four 3-pointers to keep  the game close. But Owen used a spurt in the second quarter to gain an advantage, held off a few Henry runs and pulled away down the stretch for the 75-58 win.

  • First high school ratings for...

    Four days after the first boys’ basketball Litkenhous Ratings of the season were released, the Courier-Jurnal revealed the first girls’ list. For the two high schools in Henry County, the results were the same.

    The Henry girls are 11th among 8th Region teams and the Eminence girls are 16th — the exact same spots as their counterparts. There are 16 teams in the region.

    The Litkenhous Ratings are a computerized formula that ranks the state’s teams based on record, strength of schedule and other factors against in-state schools.

  • Cats recognized for 2009...

    The 2009 Wildcats were at the top of their game. They claimed the District Four championship to guarantee home field advantage in the state playoffs. They won a school-record 10 games with an impressive 10-3 mark — only Somerset at 14-1 and Mason County at 11-1 were better in Class 3-A. They beat Moore in the first round of the playoffs. They beat Elizabethtown in the second round. They reached the state quarterfinals for just the second time in school history.

  • Basketball Tournament

    The Eminence Community Life Center will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Jan. 15 starting at 5 p.m. The tournament will most likely be double-elimination depending on the number of teams entered. Teams must pre-register by Jan. 11. It is $10 per team. For more information, call the Community Center at 845-2135.

  • Ladycats second at First...

    In a season that has already resembled a seesaw, the Henry County girls’ basketball team got back on top with a second-place finish at the First Citizens Bank Classic, hosted by North Bullitt High School last week.

    The Cats, who started this basketball season at 3-0 before dropping five of their next six games, defeated host North Bullitt (57-43) last Monday, lost to Moore (60-45) on Tuesday and beat Atherton (60-47) on Wednesday. It gave them the runners-up spot in the round-robin tournament and evened their overall record at 6-6.