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Today's Sports

  • Little League Growing

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    Henry County Little League will hold signups Feb. 20 and 27 at the 4-H building from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Henry County Library.

    The draft will be held March 5 at the Henry County Middle school.

    The Little League board reviewed the past season at their November meeting and deemed it a huge success based on participation numbers, according to Secretary Ricky Drawbaugh.

  • Warriors win 2 of 3 to open...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Williamstown Dec. 1 to open the season and found the going tough as Derick Cipollone and Breenan Stanley combined for 42 points to lead Williamstown to an easy victory.

    “We started off okay in our press,” Coach Chris Nethery said. “We got a couple of steals early but we didn’t sustain the effort we needed to.”

    Nethery said it had a lot to do with Cipollone and Stanley.

  • Lady Cats defeat KCD, 60-39

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    The Henry County Lady Cats basketball team opened the season Nov. 30 with a 22-point win over Kentucky Country Day. The second period proved to be the decisive quarter as Henry County used a withering full court pressure defense to force 12 turnovers and outscore the Bearcats 22-2.

    The Lady Cats’ defense was pretty good in the first quarter when they forced six turnovers, but according to Coach Todd Gilley, the difference was that the Lady Cats stopped giving up easy baskets after an opening period that saw KCD go ahead 15-14.

  • Wildcats whip Wolverines

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    The Henry County Wildcats had a tall task ahead of them when they traveled to North Bullitt High School on Dec. 1 to open their basketball season.

    The Wildcats would face a veteran team with quickness and excellent outside shooting without the services of their returning leading scorer, Gavin Jameson, who suffered an injured wrist in the final preseason scrimmage against Nelson County.

    Jameson was pulled down from behind as he went in for what looked like an uncontested dunk and came down hard on his wrist and head.

  • EHS girls fall to Owen Co.

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    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team opened play at home against district rival Owen County Nov. 30 and fell 68-13.

    “I don’t think we had a winning attitude from the start,” Coach Zach Adair said. “But our offensive execution stands out as the most glaring problem. We just stood around a lot.

  • Butler's career ends with...

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    Henry County High School graduate Erick Butler’s football career came to an end last week when his Thomas More Saints football team was defeated by Wabash College in overtime on a 75-yard fumble return. It was a nightmare end to a dream season for Butler and his teammates.

  • Sports Brief-EHS, HCHS football...

    Several local high school football players were honored for their accomplishments on the field this season.

    Marcos Garduno, Luke Satterly and Kemryn Jenkins made the all-district team for EHS. Warriors AJ Shaw, Eli Montero and Mitchell Metten made second team all-district.

    Bodie Clark, Mason Heightchew, Ethan Tuggle, Tim Haag, Noah Webster and Tyler Raisor were named first team all-district for HCHS.

    Trevyn Spencer, Jacob Watson, Mario Gamboa, Patrick Cravens, Coby Stanley, Ryan Abney, Andrew Mahoney and Andrew Nix made the second for the Wildcats.

  • Paynter tackles injuries in...

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    Victoria Paynter’s soccer career at the University of the Cumberlands came to an end two weeks ago, and the former Henry County Lady Cat is glad that she went out on a high note after three years of hardship, injury and coaching changes.

    In Paynter’s first three years, the Patriots won eight games and lost 43 overall and were 3-23 in the Mid-South Conference. This year the team won 10 games, lost five and drew three to make it by far the most successful season in Paynter’s four years at the school.

  • Staying on board Stoops'...

    The only thing that kept Big Blue Nation from turning the wrong kind of blue during November was the flying start that the University of Kentucky’s basketball team got off to.

    The Cats have already made quick work of that team from Durham whose name we don’t speak.

  • HCMS building relationships...

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    Henry County Middle School Rrincipal Lucia Hughes with the help of Assistant Principal Phillip Guthrie started an intramural program at her school this year with the express purpose of getting more kids involved in school activities.

    The school has offered intramural volleyball on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. during the fall and the turnout has been good.

    “On our best nights we’ve had up to 65 kids,” Hughes said. “We want this to be fun – not about competition.”