Today's Sports

  • Magness, Hartlage are Honorable...

    According to head coaches across the state, Henry County seniors Luke Magness and Justin Hartlage were two of the best football players in Kentucky this season.

    The Courier-Journal’s 2010 All-State Football Team was announced the day after Christmas, and both Magness and Hartlage were selected All-State Honorable Mention. There were 165 coaches who voted for the players, who were split into First Team, Second Team, Third Team and Honorable Mention.

  • Jim McKee selected as one of top...

    Jim McKee of Port Royal was recently selected as one of the top track and field officials in the country, being named in a top-five list out of the 18,000 to 20,000 who were eligible.

    At the National Convention for Track and Field on Dec. 3 at Virgina Beach, McKee and four others were listed as potentials to win the Charles Ruter Award, which recognizes the top official in the country. There were 30 who were originally selected, and that list was eventually narrowed down to just five before the winner was named at the convention.

  • HCIT is back

    After a long layoff, Jason Holland brought back the Henry County Invitational Tournament when he was in charge of the boys’ basketball program a few years back. Now, Derek Springate is doing the same.

    It’s back!

    For the first time in three seasons, the Wildcats will host the HCIT, which used to be one of the top winter-break tournaments in the state, played in Roy L. Winchester Gym.

  • Cats start districts perfect

    Henry County got off to a perfect start in 31st District play last week, beating Carroll County (67-46) on the road Tuesday and Owen County (56-42) at home on Friday.

    The two wins gave the boys’ basketball team a 2-0 start against district teams and propelled them to the top of the district standings against Owen (4-2 overall, 2-1 district), Gallatin County (2-3, 1-1) and Carroll (2-3, 0-3). Henry is 2-2 after opening the season with losses to Western Hills and Walton-Verona and the two district wins.

  • Tournaments set during break for...

    If the snow stays away long enough to play, the local high school basketball teams will be participating in area tournaments during winter break from school.

    The snow that has blanketed Henry County the last week left seven games in the county either delayed or canceled, and is threatening to disrupt even more entering the new year. Between Henry County High School and Eminence High School, there are six tournaments scheduled for the break. Additional snow is expected this weekend.

  • Warriors stray from game plan in...

    The Warriors were trailing Martha Layne Collins by just two points midway through the second quarter last Tuesday night when they strayed away from their game plan, allowing the newly-formed high school to pull away to an easy 71-37 win.

  • Without Samantha Congleton, Lady...

    Without the strong inside presence of Samantha Congleton in the Western Girls Holiday Classic on Saturday, the Eminence girls’ basketball team dropped two games within a few hours of each other.
    Congleton had to miss the day with a strained knee, but coach Carter Martin said he expects her back this week. Her absence on Saturday was felt as the Lady Warriors lost two games in a combined score of 102-55.

  • Ladycats lose first district...

    Dropping their first two 31st District outings of the season, the Henry County Ladcyats evened up their basketball record at 2-2 and lost a pair of important early-season games.

    Jessica Booher combined for 28 points in the two-game stretch to lead the Ladycats, but the Cats lost to Carroll County (43-35) last Tuesday night on the road and to Owen County (64-46) on Friday at home. They play Gallatin County later in the season, and all three teams a second time to seed the district tournament, which Henry hosts in late February.

  • Blake Hoagland: A dream come...

    Going from rural New Castle to downtown Louisville landed him a state title, but he hasn’t forgotten where it all started.
    When Central won the Class 3-A state football championship on Dec. 4 — the third title for Central in the last four years — a former Henry County High School student played a key role in the dominating 46-7 win over Belfry.

  • Wells wanting school spirit

    This is a short story about how one student at Eminence is trying to make a resurgence in school spirit, like the days when finding a good seat at Warrior Gymnasium was not so easy and when opponents did not like playing in the rowdy gym. Can she?

    When Candace Wells was in the eighth grade, the gym was packed for home games and school spirit for the Warriors was evident by the support of their athletic teams. How can you forget the “Fox Zone” that once dominated games?