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Today's Sports

  • Rahm, Parrish head to college

    Sports editor

    The Henry County football team is coming off one of its best seasons in recent memory with an impressive 9-4 record, a trip to the Kentucky State Playoffs and a school-best quarterfinals appearance in Class 3A. Now, the Cats’ accomplishments aren’t going unnoticed.

  • 2008 Wildcats turn the corner...

    Sports editor

    When Austin Hunsaker took over Henry County’s head coaching position during the middle of conditioning this past winter, his main objective was to “create a team atmosphere” between the coaches on the sideline and players on the field. In the end, after a roller-coaster ride that saw the Wildcats celebrate one of their best seasons in recent memory — Hunsaker achieved his top objective, and more.

  • Another year, and no Triple Crown

    On a day that I anticipated history being made with horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in three decades, I was glued to the television Saturday with the anticipation of Big Brown dusting the field in route to an easy, unchallenged victory.

    I envisioned my hands raised in the air as Brown galloped into the winner’s circle.

  • Fischer leads Cats at state meet...

    Sports editor

    Out of the four Henry County athletes that participated in the Class 2A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park over the weekend, it was eighth-grader Cassey Fischer that came through with the top performance for the Cats.

  • HC Wildcats' season comes...

    Sports editor

    In the Wildcats’ quest to become the first baseball team from Henry County High School to win the 8th Region tournament, their storybook run came to an end in the finals last Thursday night. With a tough Anderson County squad standing in the way, Henry was unable to dig out of an early deficit and fell to the Bearcats, 11-3.

  • Hot streak fizzles out

    The Wildcats wanted so badly to make history last week. They grunted, clawed and chewed. And in in the end, Anderson County proved to be a roadblock too big, which prevented the Wildcats from becoming the first HC baseball team to wear the regional crown.

    In this storyline, which ended on Henry County’s baseball field last Thursday night with an Anderson 11-3 victory, it wasn’t meant to be for the Cats.

  • Ladycats falter in final season-...

    Sports editor

    In the first round of the 8th Region tournament, the Henry County Ladycats were right where they wanted to be — ahead of Shelby County 5-4 with just a single inning remaining.

    But in the end, Henry eventually faltered and the Lady Rockets rallied with a game-deciding seventh-inning bat to pull out the come-from-behind 8-5 victory. The four late runs sealed them a spot in the semifinals of the tournament, and ended Henry’s remarkable season at 17-14.

  • Wildcats out-lift Anderson in...

    Sports editor

    For the second time this (off)season, the Henry County football team out-lifted Anderson County in a weight lifting competition that tests football players’ strengths in two gut-busting lifts — the bench press and power clean.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters best...

    Sports editor

    Three years after starting the program from scratch, the Henry County Sharp Shooters are state champions, and could be gunning for a national title as well.

    The Sharp Shooters won the Kentucky Youth Hunter Education Challenge — the official state championship — May 23-24 at Lake Cumberland’s 4-H Camp. Henry’s team members, who are sponsored by the Henry County 4-H, put their outdoor skills to the test against the best in the state at the annual challenge, and came away with their first state championship.

  • Berry just a whisker away from...

    Sports editor

    In his third consecutive trip to the Kentucky State Track and Field Championship, Eminence’s Ed Berry came away with a second-place showing in the Class A high jump — the highest EHS finish since Eric Bachelor took second in the same event at the 1970 state meet.