Today's Sports

  • Henry takes 2nd place in HCIT

    Coming out of the Henry County Invitational Tournament, the Wildcats are a better team.

    They might regret the first game — a 71-70 overtime loss to Mercer County — but they solidified in the next three games, and took second place in the tournament, in a 54-47 loss to Southern High School.

    “We are going to be regretting (the Mercer County) game for awhile,” head coach Enoch Welch said. “We let them off the hook. But I think we’re a better team going out of the tournament than we were going in.”

  • Coach happy with defensive...

    When it comes to defense, Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington is fairly happy with his team.
    When it comes to the team’s offense, he’s not as happy.

    The team, he said, played well defensively in its two games last week, but offensively fell flat.

    “Turnovers are really hurting us,” he said.

    The problem, Covington said, includes trying to turn some players into point guards who simply are not point guards and have no experience playing the position.

  • Christmas tournaments bring...

    Santa Claus brought the Eminence Warriors a mixed bag of presents in a pair of Christmas tournaments last week.

    Their first gift was a lump of coal delivered on a last-second put-back by Evangel Christian in the Portland Christian Holiday Classic. Evangel won the game 59-57.

    “We had a 5-point lead with 30 seconds to go,” head coach Chris Nethery said. But three missed free throws in a row, combined with four turnovers in the final minute were a fatal blow, putting a cap on a frustrating three-game skid.

  • Despite losses, Gilley sees...

    Four games in three days is enough to make any basketball team a little tired.

    Against Fern Creek on Friday, the Henry County Ladycats ran out of gas, and lost 26-42.

    “There’s no excuse, they played four games too,” head coach Todd Gilley said. “But we looked like we were running in mud. It’s not for a lack of effort, we just looked a step slow in that game.”

    The loss was the last game in the Pinkham Automotive Christmas Classic in Elizabethtown.

  • Cats go 2-1 in Capital City...

    It’s time to shake off the Christmas ham and turkey, and play some basketball.

    Or at least that’s what Henry County basketball coach Enoch Welch wants to see. His Wildcats are coming off of a strong 2-1 performance in the Capital City Invitational last week, and now are hosting the annual Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “There’s a lot of good teams coming in here,” Welch said. “Four games in three days... (we’re) going to be very tired. Our guys are going to have to get their legs ready.”

  • Foul trouble, mistakes cost...

    Uncharacteristic turnovers and foul trouble plagued the Eminence Warriors in a rough, two-loss week.

    On Dec. 13, the Warriors hosted Berea in a game that was close to the end. But fouls sent Brandon Mitchell and Daishon Moore to the bench, and Berea to the charity stripe to seal the win.

    But the game started well for the Warriors, who dominated Berea early. “We were up 14-5 in the first quarter,” head coach Chris Nethery said.

  • Cats turn on the pressure...

    Austin Dunn coolly released the ball, with a Carroll County defender hot on his heels. Fired from behind the 3-point-line, the ball hit its target.

    The crowd, and Dunn, went nuts, screaming and roaring as the Wildcats clawed their way back from an early deficit.

    It was his third 3-point shot in a row, and part of a second-quarter surge that helped the Wildcats beat the Panthers 69-51 last week.

  • Warriors are learning on the fly

    One game at a time.

    After years of disappointing seasons, Bill Covington said earlier in the season, it’s litterally one game at a time for his Warriors.

    Nine games into their season, the Warriors matched the number of wins from the last two seasons.
    In a long week that featured two hard losses to Kentucky Country Day and Gallatin County — neither of which he was inclined to discuss — the Warriors picked up their second win on Saturday, a low-scoring, 30-25 grueling match against Portland Christian.

  • Tough week for Ladycats; lose to...

    It was a rough week for the Ladycats of Henry County. After falling 35-44 at home against Shelby County, Henry County fell hard at Gallatin, 27-76.

    Missed free throws were critical in the Shelby game, Henry County head coach Todd Gilley said.

    “We were 11 of 30 from the free throw line,” he said. “We got beat by 9. It didn’t take long to figure out that if we’d hit our free throws, we would’ve won.”

    Gilley said missing that many free throws is mental, and a symptom of frustration on the part of the players.

  • Cats hang on for narrow victory...

    From the tip-off to the final free throw, last week’s rivalry game between Eminence and Henry County was intense.

    “It was a very high energy game,” Henry County head coach Enoch Welch said of his first taste of the in-county rivalry. “I thought both teams came out playing hard. And I thought (Eminence) came out with a little more intensity than us.”

    “I knew there was a rivalry and knew it would be intense. It lived up to the billing.