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Today's Sports

  • Dragons scorch Wildcats with hot...

    From the beginning, one thing was clear: the Dragons were on fire.

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the South Oldham Dragons Thursday night, and found that their opponents had the hot hand for shooting, as they fell 80-54 in a game of streaks.
    South Oldham opened the game in a full court press and jumped out to a 13-0 lead, taking advantage of four turnovers on Henry County’s first five possessions.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors 68-18

    With a suffocating defense, the Henry County Lady Cats swept their 2011/2012 series with the Eminence Warriors, 68-18 on Thursday night.

    That defense helped the Lady Cats jump out to an early lead, and they never looked back.
    Henry County opened in a full court press, forcing several turnovers that were converted into easy buckets. The Lady Cats were up 14-0 lead after five minutes.

    Sherry Brees got the Warriors’ opening basket with 2:45 left in the quarter, and the period ended with Henry leading 17-3.

  • Warriors fight for pride, defeat...

    For 9.5 minutes their pride was in question: Were the Eminence Warriors at Trimble County to play and represent their school, or were they not?

    After a dismal first quarter where the Warriors were down 19-7, they came back, and cut their deficit to 10 points by halftime, going into the locker room down 20-31 against a team that narrowly beat them to open the season.

  • Evangel gives Warriors a pop quiz

    Basketball, like most sports, is a series of tests.

    Some you ace, some you don’t. Most you have ample time to study for.

    But Friday night, against Evangel Christian, the Eminence Warriors took a pop quiz against a completley different class... and passed with a 55-50 win.

    In what co-head coach Bill Covington described as “a very interesting game,” the Lady Eagles put three new starters on the court, including a 6’3” post player.

  • Cats fall to Paul Laurence...

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Lexington Saturday night to take on the host team, Paul Laurence Dunbar, in the feature game of the S. T. Roach Classic, a four game hoops feast, featuring teams from around the state.

  • Warriors ride energy from HCHS...

    The energy of the Henry County game carried through to the next night for the Eminence boys basketball team.

    On Wednesday, they hosted Brown, and handily defeated the visitors 77-59.

    After jumping out to an early lead, head coach Chris Nethery tried a variety of line-ups, taking advantage of the easy game to find combinations that could work in other situations.

  • Warriors seeing their own...

    A pair of games last week may have shown the Eminence girls’ basketball team how much they’ve improved since the start of the season.

    Two opponents — Kentucky Country Day and Brown — beat the Warriors earlier this season. Kentucky Country Day handed the Warriors a 29-point loss on Dec. 14 and Brown defeated them in a Christmas tournament by 22 points. Not history that’s fun to relive.

  • Cats hold off Warriors 60-55 to...

    When the Wildcats and Warriors meet in a basketball game you can usually throw out records and rankings.
    Coming into last week’s county-rivalry game, the Wildcats boasted a better record overall and in the district. Some people might have looked at results against common opponents and believed this to be an easy one for the Cats. But the Warriors had other ideas.

  • Ladycats target 3rd quarter...

    After the Henry County Ladycats took a 37-33 overtime loss to North Oldham County last week, head coach Todd Gilley wondered if perhaps his team had a bit of a halftime problem.

    He even referred to the third quarter as the Ladycats’ nemesis. He even joked about not going to the locker room at halftime again.

    Senior Katie Setters helped Henry take a 12-5 lead in the first quarter, picking up half of the team’s points. But in the second, Henry County was outscored 10-7.

  • Coach: Forget this game ever...

    Going into their game against Gallatin County, the Eminence girls basketball team knew it would be a rough ride.

    The Lady Eagles indeed gave the Warriors a difficult game, handing the Warriors a 79-19 loss on their home court.

    It was rough enough that Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington had little to say about it.

    “I told the girls forget that game even happened,” he said Monday. “We’re not even going to talk about it. It’s over, and we’re going forward.”