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Today's Sports

  • Going for fourth NCKC title

    Sports editor

    The Henry County softball team moved one step closer in winning its fourth straight North Central Kentucky Conference Tournament last Wednesday night when the Ladycats defeated Carroll County in first-round action.

    The Ladycats, who won their first NCKC title in 2005, wasted no time in putting away the Lady Panthers, scoring nine runs in the first inning and pulling away to a 16-0 victory after three innings of play.

  • Lady Warriors try to dig out of...

    Sports editor

    For the Eminence softball team, it’s been a familiar scenario — getting behind in the first inning and trying to dig out of the early deficit. And this was no different last week as the Lady Warriors lost to Spencer County (10-0) Thursday and Bardstown (16-2) Friday in two home games.

    Eminence has lost every game they’ve trailed this season, with just one win coming against Caverna (19-0) April 12.

  • Ladycats winless at Capital City...

    Sports editor

    It wasn’t exactly what the Henry County Ladycats wanted, but their three loses at the Capital City Classic over the weekend wasn’t as bad as the loss column might indicate.

    Henry took a 3-1 loss to Scott County Friday, then turned around on Saturday and took a 3-2 loss to Assumption and 3-2 loss to Franklin. Assumption and Franklin are ranked just outside the top-25 in the latest Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Poll, while Scott is ranked fourth.

  • Wildcats get refocused after...

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Wildcats dropped two baseball games last week to leave them at a still impressive 12-4 mark, but it might have been just what the Cats needed after riding an eight-game winning streak.

    “I think our kids hit reality that every game is tough and a battle,” Henry coach Austin Hunsaker said. “We have to stay mentally focused every inning, every bat, every pitch. I think we learned that what we did in previous games doesn’t really matter.”

  • Warriors pleased with Shelby...

    Sports editor

    Athlete per athlete, the Eminence Warriors might have had the best team performance at the Shelby County All-Comers last Tuesday night, scoring 44 points between five tracksters and finishing fifth in the team standings.

    The Warriors also left with a little more pride after producing five top-three finishes and one first-place. They were up against much larger schools, including Shelby County, Waggener, Male, Southern, Franklin County and Spencer County.

  • First win of season for Warriors

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    The Eminence players hooted, hollered and gave high fives while jumping around the baseball field last Wednesday night. They couldn’t keep it in, not after they earned their first win of the season with a 7-4 outing over Evangel Christian.

    It was the Warriors first win in almost a year, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Cats compete against some of the...

    Sports editor

    The Henry County track team had just eight athletes compete at the Eastern Relays, held at the University of Louisville’s track complex Saturday, but the Cats left Louisville with some of their best individual performances of the season.

  • Ladycats turn the corner

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    Lately, the Ladycats have seen high-quality pitching from Kaitlyn Foree, backed by near-perfect defense and bats that have come alive — all accumulating to five straight victories for the Henry County softball squad.

    As of last week, when the Ladycats tacked on four more wins, the Cats have officially turned the corner, which they hope will propel them to another North Central Kentucky Conference championship, another 31st District title and a chance to play for their first regional crown.

  • Two county athlets ranked in...

    Sports editor

    Two track and field athletes from the county were ranked in the latest addition of the Kentucky High School State Track Ratings, which ranks the top eight athletes in each event in all three classes.

    Henry County’s Brittany Crawford was ranked third among Class 2A girls in the 100-meter hurdles, while Eminence’s Ed Berry was ranked second among Class A boys in the high jump. Crawford finished second in the 100-hurdles at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships last spring and Berry finished eighth in the high jump.

  • Warriors continue track season...

    Sports editor

    The Eminence track team had just five athletes compete at the Harry Greschel Christian Academy Invitational over the weekend, but still managed to bring back to Eminence some eye-popping results.

    The 400-meter relay team of Ed Berry, TJ Cooper, Trey Lindsey and Tihon Durrett placed third; Berry won the long jump, placed second in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump; Cooper finished fifth in the high jump; and Jon Reed placed 16th in the long jump. In just their second track meet of the season, it was a good day for the Warriors.