Today's Sports

  • You know you’re out of shape...

    It all started a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, Feb. 19, I took the garbage to the bottom of the drive for pick up the next morning as I have been doing for years. But this time was different.

    After walking down our 50-yard driveway with the garbage can and then walking back up the steep gravel path, I was out of breath. I mean completely out of breath.

  • Cats' hoops season comes to...

    There is an old adage in basketball that says it is hard to beat a team three times in one season when they are evenly matched.

    The Gallatin County Wildcats learned that lesson last week, facing the Henry County Wildcats for the third time, ending Henry County’s season in a nail-biter 60-58 win in the 31st District tournament.

    It was a tough loss for Henry’s four seniors: Austin Dunn, Jake Hartlage, Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings. The pain of the loss was written on their faces as they left the floor with their teammates.

  • Lady Cats’ season comes to an end

    On paper, it wasn’t really going to be a contest.

    Coming into the second round of the 31st District tournament, the Henry County Lady Cats couldn’t have been faulted for thinking they had a huge mountain to climb.

    Many saw the game as a formality for the highly ranked Owen County Lady Rebels.

    Based on records, rankings and previous matchups between the two teams, it seemed likely that a Lady Rebels rout was in the making.

  • Smart play, solid free-throw...

    The Wildcats used good first half execution and excellent second-half free-throw shooting to come away with a 65-51 victory over the Trimble County Raiders last Tuesday, Feb. 14.  The Cats also were able to neutralize the strong outside game of the Raiders with their own strong perimeter game.

  • Vaughn commits to Louisville

    Ally Vaughn was looking to achieve a dream last Wednesday Feb. 15, when she committed to attend the University of Louisville, where she will play Division I softball.

  • Lady Cats bring down Warriors

    When the Eminence Warriors basketball players awoke Tuesday morning their season was over. It may have felt like an early end to the season for the Warriors, especially for seniors Samantha Congleton and Rhea Brees, but they should not hang their heads.

    The Eminence Warriors played hard and hung tight with the taller more athletic Henry County Lady Cats for most of the first half.

  • Carroll unlocks zone, ends...

    For the third time in three-and-a-half weeks, the Eminence Warriors and Carroll County Panthers squared off. This time, Eminence was coming off of a thrilling, double-overtime win over Williamstown.

    The two teams met Monday night in the opening round of the 31st District Tournament in a tight, hard fought contest to decide whose season continued and whose was over.

    From the beginning, it was clear: the Warriors brought momentum in from the Williamstown game and they were not ready for the season end.

  • Warriors get much-needed win

    For much of the 2011-2012 season, the Eminence Warriors have substituted out of necessity.

    But last week against the Kentucky School for the Deaf, they substituted because they could, as they cruised to a 53-5 victory.

    “We only played our starters for about 12 minutes of the game,” head coach Bill Covington said. “It was a good chance for our younger players, who were able to get in the game and play.”

  • CAL hot-shots too much for Cats

    Just on the edge of becoming a really good team, the Henry County Wildcats fell Friday night to a hot-shooting Christian Academy of Louisville.

    It was another tough contest for the Cats as they ran into a team seasoned by games against some of the top teams in the state. Cal have played two of the state’s top ranked teams in recent weeks, hanging tough against both No. 1 ranked Trinity and Louisville Eastern.

  • Lady Cats grind out wins at...

    Sometimes basketball teams win games with sharp shooting, fast-break layups and great passing. Other times they just have to grind out results when they are at less than their best.

    The Henry County Lady Cats’ weekend victories over Spencer County on Friday night and Kentucky Country Day on Saturday would go in the latter category.

    After a slow start the Lady Cats pulled away late to defeat the Lady Bears by a score of 32-25. On Saturday in a physical defensive battle, the Lady Cats hung in to get the 33-30 win against KCD.