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Today's Sports

  • Still searching for their first...

    Entering the new year, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season.

    The Lady Warriors are 0-11 following three losses in the Kentucky Country Day Holiday Tournament last week. The host school beat them 56-27 on Monday, Whitefield Academy beat them 63-27 on Tuesday and Shawnee beat them 61-43 on Wednesday. The one bright spot for the squad was from junior point guard Rachel Raisor, who averaged 11.7 points per game in the three-day stretch and scored a season-high 20 points in the finale against Shawnee.

  • Litratings releases first list

    In the first boys’ basketball Litkenhous Ratings released Monday morning, Shelby Valley is ranked the top team in Kentucky, Shelby County is the top among 8th Region teams, Henry County is 11th in the region and Eminence is 16th.

    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. The girls’ ratings have not been released.

  • Looking back...

    Fans worldwide continued to be glued to their seats during 2009, watching all the sporting stories unfold. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. North Carolina won the men’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Los Angeles Lakers were the NBA champs once again. The New York Yankees bought yet another World Series. Lance Armstrong made his return to the Tour de France. Usain Bolt sprinted his way into the history books. And, for the first time, Tiger Woods got more attention for what he did off the golf course.

  • Another wave of holiday tourneys

    A second set of high school basketball holiday tournaments are being played this week with three county schools participating.

  • Cats runners-up in Toyota...

    Even with a new coach and inexperienced players, the expectations are high for the Henry County High School boys’ basketball team. And that’s just the way coach Derek Springate wants to keep it.

    The Wildcats finished second place in the Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Holiday Classic hosted by Grant County last week, but Springate was not satisfied after his team went 2-2 during the five-day stretch. The Cats beat Ludlow (70-51) last Saturday and Grant County (56-42) on Monday, and then lost to Williamstown (38-37) on Tuesday and South Oldham (46-33) on Wednesday.

  • Sluggish starts equal two more...

    The Eminence Warriors followed two near-identical storylines last week, starting out sluggish against Evangel Christian and Heritage Academy before regrouping when the basketball games were out of reach.

    Playing in the Portland Christian Holiday Classic, the EHS boys’ team lost to Evangel last Monday, 88-57, then lost to Heritage on Tuesday, 77-52, to drop its record to 1-7. The Warriors were trailing 27-3 during the opening quarter of the first game and 20-8 in the second.

  • Eminence girls’ squad...

    The Eminence High School girls’ basketball team dropped games to Whitefield Academy and Newport last week, which gave the Lady Warriors an 0-6 start to the season.

    Eminence coach Carter Martin said his team played “better” in the 75-32 loss to Whitefield last Friday and “poorly” in the 61-22 loss to Newport on Saturday in the opening game of the Grant County Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Holiday Classic. Both games resulted in losses for a squad still trying to put its first check in the win column.

  • It’s first win of...

    In their first feel-good moment of the season, the Eminence Warriors defeated Kentucky School for the Deaf last Thursday night.

    The 49-43 win snapped a 20-game losing streak dating back to last December. The Warriors dropped their final 15 games last winter, then opened with losses to Gallatin County, Heritage Academy, Evangel Christian, Burgin and Kentucky Country Day.

  • Henry girls still perfect at 3-0

    For the first time in 10 seasons, the Henry County Ladycats are a perfect 3-0 on the basketball court.

    The Henry girls’ team defeated Eminence in its opener on Dec. 3, then beat Ludlow on Dec. 5 and Gallatin County last Thursday for the unblemished start. The last time Henry was 3-0 was in the 1999-2000 season.

    The Gallatin win also gave Henry a 1-0 start in 31st District play — the focal point to what looks to be a promising season.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Labeled The Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race, runners can compete as individuals or on four-person relay teams with one runner competing at a time. The course follows a 3-mile loop consisting of a mixture of grass, gravel and trails. A total count of the miles from all individuals and teams will be kept during the duration of this event. The top three males, top three females and top three teams receive awards.