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Today's Sports

  • It starts on the track

    Now that the Kentucky Derby is over, and 20-1 Animal Kingdom surprised the field in becoming this year’s winner, it’s time to turn my attention from the four-legged racers to the two-legged ones.

    The postseason for high school sports in Kentucky starts next week with regional track meets being held all across the state — the anticipated postseason for baseball and softball start the following week with district tournaments. I will admit that it’s been one fast regular season, and the school year already nearing its end is shocking to me.

  • Big week for Henry County...

    With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Henry County softball team still has some important games to get in.

    The Ladycats have three of those games on their radar this week — hosting Seneca for Senior Night on Wednesday, hosting Gallatin County on Thursday for the top seed in the 31st District tournament, and playing Walton-Verona (at Gallatin) this weekend for the North Central Kentucky Conference title.

  • Wildcats beat Oldham County, 8-4

    The Henry County Wildcats beat Oldham County, 7-8, on Friday night in what was the only baseball game for Henry last week due to the weather.

    The Wildcats entered this week at 7-8 overall and have 11 games remaining in the regular season before the 31st District tournament arrives later this month.

    Henry coach Austin Hunsaker could not be reached for comments about the Oldham game, and no stats were available by press time. The game was at Oldham and lasted eight innings.

  • Warriors already match last year...

    After playing one of its best games this season followed by one of its worse in a double header at Calvary Christian on Saturday, the Eminence softball team has now matched its total wins from last year and are an impressive 7-4 heading into this week.

    The Warriors were near-perfect in game one on Saturday, getting solid pitching from Brenna Raisor, defense from her teammates and hitting by everyone at the plate in a 11-1 win. But in a complete reversal after a 20-minute break between games, they took a 4-3 loss in game two.

  • Magness named sportsman

    There is more to Luke Magness than what you see on the football field — more than his powerful right arm that threw for a school-record 6,280 career passing yards at Henry County High School, or even his ability to use his mind to pick apart defenses.

    Magness was the top passer in Class 3A this season with 2,510 yards in the air. He was named the District Four Player of the Year his last two seasons of high school. He was selected and played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. He was named All-State Honorable Mention.

  • Henry breaks records at Eastern...

    Cassey Fischer broke the school record for 1,600 meters, Eric Phillips lowered his own school mark in the same event and Tommy Williams set a new personal record in the triple jump as the Henry County track team competed at the Eastern Relays all day Saturday.

  • Cats play top teams in tourney

    Playing in their most competitive softball tournament in a long time, the Henry County Ladycats beat Nelson County on Friday night before losing to Eastern, Bullitt Central and Reidland on Saturday in the Bullitt County Invitational Tournament.

  • Thomas More College gets Byrone...

    Entering his senior season in the summer, Eminence’s Byrone Foree asked his football coaches what his chances were of playing at the next level.

    Larry Montgomery said Foree could not play football in college, that he hadn’t proved himself yet, but that he could prove him wrong. Mark Meadows went a different route, saying it was up to Foree if Foree could play in college, that it mattered what he had in his heart.

  • Coach Hunsaker says Cats are...

    Austin Hunsaker said his Henry County Wildcats have recently lost focus on the baseball field, resulting in two losses in their only games last week.

    Mental mistakes, Hunsaker said, have been an issue lately. After winning four of five games, the Wildcats lost to Owen County last Monday night, 9-8, then to Christian Academy-Louisville on Thursday, 9-2. They entered this week at 6-8 overall record.

    A majority of the games during the last two-week stretch have been canceled or delayed due to the weather, and since that time the Wildcats have back pedaled.

  • First win of season for EHS...

    Brandon Mitchell pitched his best game this season, his teammates backed him with no errors on the night and Bradley Foree drove in Eminence’s only two runs as the Warriors beat visiting Berea last Tuesday for their first win of the season.

    The Warriors lost their first six games to open the year, but were able to put it all together against a Berea squad that entered the game at 7-2.