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Today's Sports

  • Ladycats' bat still needs...

    The Henry County softball team opened its 2008 campaign Saturday with a double header at Oldham County High School, where the Ladycats lost to both South Oldham (3-2) and Oldham County (9-1) to start the season at 0-2.

    Coming off an impressive 24-17 season, Henry lost six key players to graduation, including batters No. 2 through No. 6 in the rotation. And it showed at the plate on opening day as the Ladycats had around 13 strikeouts in each of the two games. Offense is an area the Cats still need a lot of work, coach Jon Kasten said.

  • Wildcats perfect in opening week...

    The rainy weather shrunk Henry County's opening week of five baseball games to just two, but it did little to dampen the Wildcats' spirit as they rolled past Trimble County (5-1) and Model (5-0) to start the season perfect at 2-0.

    In Austin Hunsaker's first two games as the head coach since the departure of Mike Thibodeaux, the Cats defeated Trimble last Tuesday, then followed with a shutout win over Model the following night. Pitching, near-perfect defense and just enough offense allowed the Wildcats to start the season just the way they wanted.

  • Despite cold temperatures and...

    With temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and wind gusts throughout the day, the weather wasn't very cooperative Saturday during the Western Hills Invitational in Frankfort. But that didn't stop the Henry County track team from producing some solid early-season marks.

    Jamie Graham brought back to New Castle the team's only first-place finish with her 4-foot-6 clearance in the high jump, which tied her for first overall with Jasmine Taylor of Ballard. Both girls leaped over 4-6, but knocked the bar off at 4-8 three times each to leave the duo tied.

  • Still looking for all the...

    Usually by this time - when the teams in the NCAA men's basketball tournament are narrowed down to the Final Four - my eyes are wide open and my jaw is dragging the floor. Usually, it's just plain madness.

    But this March, uncharacteristically, I'm still waiting for that madness to begin.

  • Like 2007, the HCHS track team...

    Following the accomplishments of the 2007 Henry County track team won't be an easy task for the Cats this season, but one they're definitely up for as the outdoor season rolls around.

    Last spring, Henry sent a school-record 10 athletes to the Kentucky State Track & Field Championships, and with six of those athletes returning for another go around and a few new faces on the roster, the Cats look to do even better this spring.

  • Ready to rock and roll with...

    Heads up - spring sports are about to get in full swing. And once the pitchers start throwing fast balls and the batters start swinging for the fence, baseballs and softballs will be filling the air in no time.

    I can't smell it yet, or feel it, but spring is definitely here, which means high school sports in the county are starting.

    Whether it's knocking a ball out of the park in baseball, pulling a double play in softball or tearing down the runway in track, I'm ready for some action to begin this spring. And I don't have to wait very long.

  • Starting from the ground up, it...

    To say the Eminence baseball team is having a rebuilding year is bit of an understatement. Led by first-year head coach Mark Payton, the Warriors will be starting from scratch.

    But it might be not be as bad as Warrior fans think as Payton has been pleasantly surprised with his team's attitude and performance during the limited practice time they've had.

  • New baseball coach wants his...

    When the Henry County Wildcats jog onto the baseball field this season, there will be some familiar players missing, a few different faces in the lineup and one new ingredient on the sideline that the team hopes equals more wins this season.

    Mike Thibodeaux - who led the Wildcats to a combined 30-22 record the previous two seasons, a 31st District runner-up performance and a regional appearance - left the team just before the holiday break, which left assistant Austin Hunsaker to step into the role as the head man.

  • Lady Warriors have biggest...

    The Eminence Lady Warriors lost five key players and returns an inexperienced squad, but they still want to improve from last season - when the softball team finished 2-14 and lost to Anderson County (14-0) in the opening round of the 30th District tournament.

    With five seniors, one junior and a roster full of youngsters, Eminence has a lot of upside, and should only improve as the season progresses.

  • Trackless track team back for...

    Eminence's track team might be short on numbers and without a track to train on, but that doesn't stop the Warriors from tearing down the runway in lightning fast times and competing against some of the larger schools from across the state.

    With just seven athletes on the roster, the tracksters will start their fourth consecutive season after a 30-year layoff dating back to the mid-1970s.