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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.