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Today's Sports

  • Fighting the weather

    General Manager

    The toughest opponent the Henry County baseball team has faced this year is a girl — Mother Nature.

    She’s rained out plenty of games, and left fields soggy enough that they just weren’t playable. And last week against Williamstown, she threw a wild, windy fit.

    But the Wildcats play on, when Mother Nature permits, of course.

    “Our toughest opponent this year has been the weather,” coach Austin Hunsaker said.

  • Ladycats are ready to roar at...

    General Manager

    With a 16-7 record, the Henry County High School girls softball team could say they’re pretty good.

    But getting the team to believe that may be a challenge, according to coach Suzanne Cates.

    “I just don’t know if they believe that they’re as good as they really are,” she said. Building confidence is key as the Ladycats head toward the state championships in the All ‘A’ tournament.

  • Eminence Warriors still hunting...

    Sports editor

    After playing eight games this season, the Eminence baseball team is still searching for its first win.

    The Warriors, who are coming off a 1-17 record and have underclassmen and middle schoolers filling key roles, lost to Spencer County, 19-2, April 23, Carroll County 13-0 on April 29, and Anderson County 25-0 on April 30, 

  • EHS girls scrap against Lady...

    General Manager

    Against one of the best pitchers in the state, the batting can be tough.

    And for the Eminence High School softball team, the hitting wasn’t happening last week against Shelby County’s Haleigh LeCompte. LeCompte pitched a perfect game, striking out 11 Lady Warriors in just five innings.

    “They had a really nice pitcher, and we struggled hitting it,” EHS coach Chris Nethery said. “We didn’t play horribly.”

  • Wrestlin’ for a good...

    Staff report

    Mountain Wrestling Association will return to the Eminence Community Center on May 23 for another fund raiser.

    This time, the event will raise funds for the Pleasureville Bulldogs baseball team. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any team member for $7, and $1 from each advance ticket goes back to the team. Tickets at the door will be $8.

    MWA member D.J. Current said the group hopes to hold fund raisers each month at the Community Center. The last event raised more than $1,500 for the Maynes family, who lost their home in a fire.

  • Tied for 1st in state, Berry...

    General Manager

    Just what Ed Berry had for breakfast last Tuesday, Steve Frommeyer doesn’t know, but the Eminence High School senior apparently ate his Wheaties.

    In a track meet at Kentucky Country Day, Berry competed in just four events. He won three. He jumped and ran away with four personal bests. He even set a school record.

    “(Ed) probably had his best overall meet of his career,” Frommeyer said. Even teammate John Reed picked up a personal best.

  • HCHS track sends four to Eastern...

    Four Henry County athletes attended the Eastern Relays Saturday, April 25.

    Brittany Crawford placed fourth overall in the 100-meter hurdles, while Cassie Fischer completed in the one and two mile races, but coach Jacob Crowe did not have their results.

    Crowe said the team’s pole vaulters did not perform well, after previously meeting personal records.

    “They’ve moved up in poles, met their personal records, met their goals,” Crowe said. “We bought new poles and they’re still adjusting to them.”

  • Bagdad 5K

    The Bagdad Days 5K run/walk is Saturday, May 9, at 8 a.m. To pre-register, contact Phyllis Bailey at (502)747-5256 or pbailey01@insightbb.com.

  • Sandman is ‘classic...

    I turned on the television last Wednesday night, flipped the station to ESPN Classics and scrolled to the right to see what was coming on that night — it’s a ritual I do daily, along with the History Channel and Versus.

  • Ladycats are in it to win it

    Sports editor

    The Ladycats’ defense kept them in it and their offense won it last Thursday night as Henry County’s softball team came away with a thrilling 5-3 win over Grant County.

    It took an extra inning and a heroic hit by Taylor Clark to seal the win for the Ladycats, who were trailing 3-0 after the second inning, tied the game during a big fourth-inning bat, and went ahead in the bottom of the eighth.