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Today's Sports

  • 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...

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    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.

  • Community says goodbye to...

    Sports Editor

    With a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd packed inside the high school’s gym Monday afternoon, the Eminence community remembered the life of Dewayne Douglas and said a teary-eyed goodbye to the man that is better known as Coach D.

    Douglas, who has served multiple positions at Eminence Independent School since 1991, died of an apparent heart attack in the early morning hours Friday, which shocked the school and the community. He was 51.

  • Ladycats drop two district games...

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    The Henry County girls’ basketball team lost two important district outings last week — Carroll County on Tuesday and Owen County on Friday — to drop its record to 6-7 overall and 1-4 against 31st District opponents.

  • Warriors play best this season...

    Eminence’s Dre Banta scored a career-high 29 points and hit seven three-pointers against Spencer County last Tuesday night on the road, but the sophomore and his teammates fell just two points short as they took a 53-51 loss in one of their better performances of the season.

    The only blemish for the Warriors came during the second quarter when Spencer used an 8-0 spurt in a four-minute stretch to gain a comfortable advantage. At the half, Spencer was ahead 22-16.

  • Henry 13th, Eminence 16th in...

    Sports Editor

    According to the latest Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings that were recently released, both Henry County basketball teams — boys and girls — are 13th in the 8th Region, while both Eminence teams are ranked 16th.

    The Litkenhous, which is released each week during the season, is a computerized power ranking of each team in Kentucky based on a formula that includes record, strength of schedule and margin of victory. Games against out-of-state opponents are not included.

  • Warriors get second win

    After winning their season opener and dropping the next eight, the Eminence Warriors jumped back on the winning side of things with a big 59-33 outing over Covington Latin last Tuesday night on their home court. It was their first check in the win column in almost a month.