Today's Sports

  • Henry Co. girls get back on track

    In their only basketball game last week, the Henry County Ladycats jumped back on the winning side with a 53-41 victory at Grant County on Saturday night.

    The Ladycats, who were coming off important losses to 31st District teams Carroll County and Owen County the week before, improved to 7-8 with the Grant win. Grant dropped to 6-10.

    Grant scored eight of its first nine possessions and was ahead 16-13 after the first quarter. Henry then held Grant to just 25 points the rest of the way, winning by 12 points.

  • The Highland Renaissance 24-Hour...

    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.

  • HC hosts a double double-header

    Henry County High School was jam-packed with basketball games Saturday night with a double double-header against Owen County.

    The Henry boys’ varsity team played Owen at 6 p.m. inside legendary Roy L. Winchester Gym, and at the same time the girls’ junior varsity teams were playing in the newer auxiliary gym. Then, the roles were reversed as the girls’ varsity teams played inside the larger gym and boys’ JV played in the smaller one. It was four high school games in less than three hours.

  • HCMS boys’ eighth...

    Henry 35, Carroll 32: Blake Isaacs scored a team-high 11 points and was selected as tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the Henry County Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team to a 35-32 win over Carroll County in the North Central Kentucky Conference championship game on Saturday.

    Austin Young scored eight points, Chase Howard scored seven, James Wundrak scored five, and Nacona Jeffries and Robbie Cruse scored two each. Young, Howard, Wundrak and Landon New were selected to the All-Tournament Team, which was headlined by MVP Isaacs.

  • In another Wii phase

    Who won college football’s version of the national championship game between Alabama and Texas last Thursday night? Did Texas quarterback Colt McCoy re-enter the game after hurting his shoulder in the first half? How did that final stretch play out anyway? I hear it was exciting.

  • Gilley upset with defensive...

    After his Henry County girls’ basketball team took a 58-39 loss to Owen County on Saturday night in a 31st District matchup, Todd Gilley said he was not happy with the way his team performed on the defensive side of the ball.

  • Eminence girls lose to KCD for...

    For the third time this basketball season, the Eminence Lady Warriors were defeated by Kentucky Country Day with a 64-32 home loss last Tuesday night in their only game last week.

    The Lady Warriors took a 45-28 loss to KCD on Dec. 12, a 56-27 loss to KCD on Dec. 28 in the KCD Holiday Tournament, and the 64-32 loss last Tuesday.

  • 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.