Today's Sports

  • Lady Cats sweep double-header

    In games so one-sided neither coach had much to say, the Henry County Lady Cats swept the Eminence Warriors in a double-header on Friday.

    The Lady Cats won both games, 10-0 and 18-0.

    In the first game of the doubleheader against Eminence the Lady Cats got a strong pitching performance from Krista Deburger.

    Deburger threw a no-hitter as she struck out 14 of 16 batters. She also had two hits in the game with two RBI’s. Vaughn also had two hits including a triple.

  • The good and bad of softball

    It was, Bill Covington noted dryly, a week that showed “the good and bad” of Eminence softball.

    Friday, the Warriors turned in a disappointing performance against Henry County. But just two days prior, they played what Covington said may have been their best game of the season, a 6-8 loss to Owen County.

    “We were behind 7-0 after two innings, and then we held them to one run the rest of the game,” Covington said. “We played really good defense.”

  • Cats breeze past Carroll,...

    Henry County’s Alex Miles delivers a pitch against Walton Verona on April 19, where he delivered a six-inning performance. Miles relieved Matt Ricketts in the Wildcats win against Carrollton, pitching the final three innings of the 5-1 win. Below, Jake Hartlage slides into second on an attempted steal.

  • Fall after tough seventh inning...

    In a classic pitchers’ duel, the Henry County Wildcats earned a 5-1, come-from-behind win in 10 innings over Carroll County.

    Carroll County struck first in the April 17 game with a run in the bottom of the third, after loading the bases with two singles and a walk. Another single pushed across their only run of the game.

  • Cats relay despite weather,...

    Despite warm temperatures this spring, the Henry County track team was hit by some of the coldest, wettest weather of the season when they hosted the Wildcat Relays on Saturday, April 21, and an all-comers meet on Tuesday, April 17.

    Injury and illness also plagued the Wildcats as several key members of the team missed the big day. On the previous Tuesday the Cats had a great day to host their third all-comers meet of the season.

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  • State Champion

    Emma LaRoche, of Oldham County, competed Saturday at the USTA State Meet in Morehead. She won two state titles in her age category: State Champion, advanced beginner tumbling; and State Champion, beginner double mini. She won second place in novice trampoline, and received the high point award for tumbling.

    LaRoche is the great-granddaughter of Polly Troxell, of Eminence, and the granddaughter of Terry and Lewis LaRoche of Smithfield. Her parents are Melissa and Jerry LaRoche.

  • Fischer signs to run for Asbury...

    Henry County High School senior Cassey Fischer, of Campbellsburg, signed an agreement with Asbury University Tuesday, April 10 to run for their cross-country program.

    Fischer holds a school record of 20:27 for 3.1 miles. She accepted the four-year scholarship offer from the Christian university because of  its campus culture.

    “I like the spiritual aspect of it,” Fischer said. “It’s a good place spiritually and academically.”

  • EHS falls to Henry 13-2

    When the Eminence Warriors took the field at Henry County last week, the game started nearly perfect.

    Brandon Mitchell, leading off, hit the game’s first pitch out of the park for a home run. Unfortunately for the Warriors, that was the game’s lone highlight.

    Eminence got two more runners on in the inning but failed to push across another run.

    Austyn Sailings opened the scoring for Henry County in the bottom of the first when he walked to first, stole second, stole third and then advanced home when the throw to third was off the mark.

  • Lady Cats power past Owen, 15-6

    Early in their game against Owen County on April 10, the Henry County Lady Cats found themselves in a hole.

    The Lady Cats scored a run to open the game, but Owen County struck back with five runs in their half of the first inning.

    But the Lady Cats came back, adding two runs each in the second and third innings. The Rebels briefly took the lead again in the bottom of the third inning, but the Lady Cats negated that, scoring 10 more runs the rest of the game, to take the 15-6 win.