Today's Sports

  • Ladycats hitting tourneys on a...

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester and Willie Peyton

    Entering the 2011 season, Henry County High School Girls’ Golf Coach Kathy Peyton had a new strategy: play more 18-hole tournaments, and fewer nine-hole matches.

    The goal? To better prepare the team for the tournaments at the end of the season.

    Heading into Tuesday’s NCKC tournament and next week’s fifth region tournament, Peyton said the team seemed to be reaching their peak — and at just the right time.

  • Combination of low numbers and...

    To say the 2011 season has been difficult for the Henry County boy’s soccer team would be an understatement.

    “This has been, by far, the worst year for the program,” coach Rob Powars said last week. The team, until a tournament at Carroll County this weekend, was winless. And unlike last year, where the losses were most often by one point or so, this year the gaps have been larger, by margins of five points or more, with the except of a 0-1 loss Saturday to Holmes High School in the Two River Invitational Tournament.

  • EHS, HCHS Rumble in the Jungle

    The cross country season is open, and both Eminence and Henry County High School have participated in area meets.
    Most recently, the Wildcats took part in the Rumble in the Jungle, hosted by North Oldham High School.

  • Ladycats beat Carroll, fall to W...

    It was the best of games, and it was the worst of games, last week for the Ladycats volleyball team.

    Henry County opened the week with a 2-1 win over Carroll County that showcased the team’s ability to come back from a deficit.

    After falling 16-25 in the first game of the match, Henry County bounced back in a big way, storming past Carroll County 25-17 and 25-13 in the second and third games.

  • Air traffic control not a problem

    Two games into the season, Eminence High School has developed a reputation for passing.

    So it was only natural that the Trimble County High School Raiders would focus on Brandon and Justin Mitchell. Justin Mitchell, after all, set more than a couple records for receiving the last time the Warriors took the field.

    Much to the Raiders’ chagrin, however, the Warriors can run the ball just about as well as they can pass it.

  • Wildcats go claw-to-claw with...

    All it took was one play. Just one.

    And it was a play that some coaches in the same position might not make. Go for the safe choice, and a point-after-touchdown, or go for the win on a two-point conversion?

    With the Henry County Wildcats up by one perilous point against Bellevue after a Tigers’ touchdown, Bellevue went all or nothing.

    They went for two — and got it.

    “They made one more play than we did,” Henry County Head Coach Jason Spencer said. “They went for two and converted.”

  • Henry bounces back from S....

    A one-win, one-loss week might make some coaches grit their teeth. Not Shannon Snider.

    The Henry County Girl’s Soccer team head coach found the silver lining in the team’s 0-10 loss to South Oldham on Aug. 29.

    “We played really, really hard the whole game, which, a few years ago, wasn’t necessarily happening with that type of team,” he said. “We put out a good effort the whole 80 minutes.”

  • Henry falls to Woodford, now 0-3

    It happened almost in slow motion.

    Moments after Woodford County ran in its first touchdown, freshman Mason Fish was in the backfield, waiting to receive the ensuing kickoff.

    Fish churned toward the Henry County 35-yard line, on what appeared to be a solid run. Then, with a Yellowjacket wrapped around his waist, it happened... the ball popped out, stripped by the enemy. This, after a week of practices that no doubt focused on protecting the football at all costs.

  • Ladycats fight for win against...

    After the first game of their match against Williamstown, it would have been easy for the Henry County High School volleyball team to give up.

    They fell hard in the first game of the match, 13-25. But volleyball matches are fought in a best of three format, and the Ladycats saved their best for the second and third games.

    Henry County jumped out to an early, and commanding, 9-2 lead in the second game, and they never looked back.

  • A new color for the Warriors:...

    After a good week leading into the last games of August, the Eminence High School Volleyball team had trouble finding its rhythm last week.

    The Warriors fell 0-2 to Trimble County; 0-3 to Christian Academy of Indiana, 0-2 to Collins and 0-2 again to Trimble in the All A Classic to round out the week on Saturday.

    It was a tough pill to swallow.

    “It is hard, and it gets them down,” head coach Stephanie Barrows said. “It gets them back down into that losing mentality.”