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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • HC Ladycats prepare for softball...

    There will be more than softballs flying through the air when the Henry County Ladycats take to the field this season - it will also be filled with question marks.

    Returning just three starters from last year's team and losing six key seniors, the Ladycats are young and needing experience. But it doesn't mean they won't have another successful campaign under the guidance of Jon Kasten, rather they will start the season as the team of the unknowns.

  • Henry Hoopla

    After the first two rounds of this year's Henry Hoopla contest, five contestants are tied for first place with 48 points each — Roy Coy, Sami Jo Jennings, Sara Justice, Darrell Hayden and Kenny Baker. After the front runners, there are 11 contestants tied with 47 points each, including last year's champion Harold Frazier. Frazier is sitting in a good spot with all four of his Final Four teams remaining in the hunt: North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Texas.

  • Madness in March back once more

    It's that time of the year once more - time to put on your dancing shoes for the Big Dance, ready yourself for some March Madness, and sharpen your pencils for the Henry Hoopla contest.

    March is here, and the madness in the air feels so good. It's time to brace yourself for the unexpected over the next few weeks, which will provide enough entertainment to keep us smiling for the next 11 months.

    As for me - now that Selection Sunday has passed - the excitement will keep me drooling for a while. Can someone get me a napkin, please?

  • Local teen lands job with...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When Brandon Goodwin clicked the send button to submit his application to WLKY-32 on Oct. 27, he never thought his on-line resume would be chosen among hundreds of Kentucky and Indiana students for the newly established highschoolplaybook.com - a website run by Channel 32 that features high school sports.

    He sure was wrong.

  • FFM added to Kentucky Running 5K...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When the runners participating in this year's edition of the Friends for Michael 5K Race toe the starting line Sept. 27, there should be lots of new faces taking their marks and much faster runners up front.

  • Rockets escape with another 8th...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    In dramatic fashion, the Shelby County Rockets stormed a comeback against Gallatin County last Wednesday night in the 8th Region tournament finals - erasing a five-point deficit in the closing 30 seconds to come away with a slim 49-48 victory at Henry County High School.

    The Gallatin Wildcats looked destined to earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1959, but instead allowed the Rockets their 16th trip to the Big Dance and second in the previous three seasons.