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Today's Sports

  • 'Cardiac Cats' play to...

    After the 31st District tournament last week, I’ll have to give the Henry County Wildcats a thanks for doing what they do best: keeping fans on the edge of their seats and this reporter exhaling at the end of games. They truly are the Cardiac Cats, which is a title no team has been more deserving to have.

    I haven’t been able to exercise much this winter due to a few nagging injuries but the Wildcats have kept my heart rate at an all-time high. Don’t believe me? Go watch Henry play in the 8th Region tournament this week and you will see what I mean.

  • C.J. Penny's last-second...

    Sports Editor

    C.J. Penny hit a long-range shot at the buzzer and the Anderson County Bearcats are headed to the Sweet 16 State Tournament for the first time since 1997.

  • Marcus Wright and Ed Berry...

    Sports Editor

    With Marcus Wright and Ed Berry joining a short list of some of the great Eminence High School players of the past, EHS has now retired six players that also includes Jim Green, Keith Blackburn, Chrissy Roberts and Buddy Berry.

  • District pairings

    Sports Editor

    While most teams across the state have known for a while which squad awaits them when the postseason arrives next week, the Henry County Wildcats had to wait until Sunday night — and it came down to a game of luck.

  • Wildcats turn 10-2 deficit into...

    Sports Editor

    The Eminence boys’ basketball team came out of the gates running and gunning against host Henry County in the final match-up between the two squads this season, but the Warriors ran out of steam as they watched a 10-2 lead dwindle and turn into a 66-46 loss.

  • EHS girls win third game this...

    Sports Editor

    When the horn sounded to end the game between Eminence and visiting Cornerstone Christian on Feb. 12, the Eminence players — despite being exhausted from the hard-fought contest between two of the smaller schools in Kentucky — jumped for joy and gave high fives.

  • Ladycats pull away to a 54-12...

    Sports Editor

    After a slow start for the the Henry County Ladycats and a much-improved start for the Eminence Lady Warriors, the host Cats pulled away during the second quarter and built their lead to 54-12 before the final horn sounded.

    It was the Ladycats’ ninth straight win over their cross-county rivals, including a 63-6 win on Jan. 23. The Valentine’s Day victory also gave them their first 10-win season since the 2003-04 school year.

  • Henry Co. girls get to finals

    On the final day of the year, the Ladycats almost ended 2008 with a bang but instead had to settle with second-place honors in the Madison Southern Holiday Classic after defeating Lone Oak, Madison Southern and Pineville, then losing to Grayson County in the finals on New Year’s Eve.

  • Cats win another tournament and...

    Coming on the heels of the championship win at the Richmond Model Holiday Classic the week before, the Henry County boys’ basketball team defeated Sayre (50-47), Kentucky Country Day (44-41) and Paris (57-47) last week en route to the title in Sayre’s Gene Kirk Classic, which left the Wildcats riding a nine-game winning streak and bringing an impressive 11-2 record into the new year.

  • Eminence girls suffering through...

    Sports Editor

    The already shorthanded Eminence Lady Warriors were even more shorthanded last week with injuries to its top two players — Rachel Raisor and Candace Wells — which led to two more basketball losses and a 2-11 start.