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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Henry County Middle School...

    Henry 55, Owen 24: The Henry County Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter against Owen County on Dec. 7 and ended the game ahead 55-24. Chase Howard scored 12 points to lead Henry, while Landon New scored 10, Blake Isaacs and James Wundrak scored eight each, Austin Young scored six, Nacona Jeffries scored five, Bradley west scored four and Dylan Adams scored two.

  • Henry County double header moved...

    Henry County High School's double header against Owen County scheduled for Friday night has been moved to Saturday due to the weather, HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley said.

    The icy road conditions closed Henry County Public Schools both Thursday and Friday and pushed the anticipated showdown back one day. Saturday's games will keep the same scheduled starting times with the boys' game playing at 6 p.m. and the girls' game playing at 7:30 p.m. at Roy L. Winchester Gym. There will also be two junior varsity games being played at the same time in the smaller gym, Gilley said.

  • 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.

  • 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.