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Today's Sports

  • HCHS Wildcats falter down the...

    In what turned out to be the final regular-season game for the Henry County boys' basketball team, the Wildcats took a disappointing 58-55 loss to host Trimble County last Tuesday night.

  • Sloppy conditions equal sloppy...

    The Henry County Ladycats brought the outside weather indoors last week when they played sluggish during their final two regular-season games.

    The Cats lost to Trimble County (62-40) last Tuesday, missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the weather conditions, then lost to Spencer County (61-42) Friday. Both games were on the road, which left Henry with an 8-18 record heading into the 31st District tournament this week.

  • Warriors finish regular season...

    With just two wins - the fewest in coach Keith Blackburn's seven-year tenure as the head basketball coach at Eminence High School - the Warriors are in a bit of a slump. But on Tuesday night, when they played Anderson County in the 30th District tournament, they got one more go around and a chance to shine some light on the sub-par season.

    Eminence finished its regular season with two losses in the final week of play - losing at Evangel Christian (64-46) last Wednesday and to Whitefield Academy (66-50) Saturday night.

  • Rockets blast away from EHS

    The Eminence girls' basketball team ran into a road block in the opening round of the 30th District tournament Monday night, resulting in a season-ending 64-9 loss.

    That road block was Shelby County - a team that entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed with an impressive 20-8 record, has won eight of its previous nine games, won the district title a year ago, and had easily defeated Eminence earlier this year (54-18). Shelby is also a team that's favorite to win the 8th Region tournament next week, and sports a starting lineup that includes four seniors and one junior.

  • Thumbs up: it's time to...

    I've written dozens of sports columns for the Local - if not, hundreds. And this may be the most difficult of them all. After all, it's not too often that you say goodbye to something that means so much to you.

    It's time to move on, and probably long overdue. But trust me when I say this: it's in the best interest for us all.

    Are you ready? This will be the final week you will see the cheesy thumbs-up mug shot that goes along with my weekly column. It was a great run, but people in the community have told me it's time for a change, and I finally agreed.

  • Don't worry: 8th Region...

    When thinking about the boys' 8th Region basketball tournament, memories flood my head like waves crashing onto shore. I can still remember the cold air after finally finding a place to park up the road towards New Castle; the screams from the crowd as I entered Henry County's ginormous gym; and the excitement that was generated around the horse-shoe shaped bleachers.

    I would yell during all the games, go home and write down my all-tournament team, then play on my Nerf basketball goal long into the night.

  • Cats never trail, up by as many...

    Henry County and Eminence met on the basketball court for the final time this season Friday night, and the outcome was the same as the previous three times the two rival schools played - a Henry win.

    When the dust cleared inside Roy L. Winchester Gym, 10 different Henry players had scored, while just four Eminence players managed to chip in points, and the Wildcats came away with a 59-44 victory over the visiting Warriors. The Cats went in front less than 10 seconds into the game and were never seriously challenged as they got up by as many as 28 points and never trailed.

  • Showdown in New Castle

    Fittingly, Henry County senior Jean-Anne Moore gave the Henry County Ladycats just the spark they needed to distance themselves from Eminence in Friday's showdown against the visiting Lady Warriors.

    Moore, the only senior for Henry, scored 12 points, pulled down numerous rebounds and provided an inside presence, which allowed the Ladycats to come away with a 69-16 win on Senior Night. It was the most points Henry had scored all season, which came shortly after Moore was congratulated before her final home game.

  • County basketball teams set to...

    Wildcats

    The Henry County Wildcats lost to the Gallatin County Wildcats twice during the regular season, but coach Jason Holland likes his chances as the Wildcats and Wildcats will play each other Wednesday at Owen County High School. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

    "I feel good about our team right now," Holland said about the squad that has won two of its previous three games. "I hope we play well this week and then take it into the Gallatin game. I think we've gotten a lot better in the previous two weeks."

  • Candace-less Lady Warriors take...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While Candace Wells was on the sideline with a season-ending injury, the Lady Warriors took a 50-13 loss against the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers last Friday night.

    Wells suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Louisville Collegiate loss a week before, which revealed a previous break that had not healed properly. The break — not the sprain — is what sidelined her for the rest of the season, Eminence coach Carter Martin said.