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Today's Sports

  • Cats never trail, up by as many...

    Henry County and Eminence met on the basketball court for the final time this season Friday night, and the outcome was the same as the previous three times the two rival schools played - a Henry win.

    When the dust cleared inside Roy L. Winchester Gym, 10 different Henry players had scored, while just four Eminence players managed to chip in points, and the Wildcats came away with a 59-44 victory over the visiting Warriors. The Cats went in front less than 10 seconds into the game and were never seriously challenged as they got up by as many as 28 points and never trailed.

  • Showdown in New Castle

    Fittingly, Henry County senior Jean-Anne Moore gave the Henry County Ladycats just the spark they needed to distance themselves from Eminence in Friday's showdown against the visiting Lady Warriors.

    Moore, the only senior for Henry, scored 12 points, pulled down numerous rebounds and provided an inside presence, which allowed the Ladycats to come away with a 69-16 win on Senior Night. It was the most points Henry had scored all season, which came shortly after Moore was congratulated before her final home game.

  • County basketball teams set to...

    Wildcats

    The Henry County Wildcats lost to the Gallatin County Wildcats twice during the regular season, but coach Jason Holland likes his chances as the Wildcats and Wildcats will play each other Wednesday at Owen County High School. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

    "I feel good about our team right now," Holland said about the squad that has won two of its previous three games. "I hope we play well this week and then take it into the Gallatin game. I think we've gotten a lot better in the previous two weeks."

  • Candace-less Lady Warriors take...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While Candace Wells was on the sideline with a season-ending injury, the Lady Warriors took a 50-13 loss against the visiting Carroll County Lady Panthers last Friday night.

    Wells suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Louisville Collegiate loss a week before, which revealed a previous break that had not healed properly. The break — not the sprain — is what sidelined her for the rest of the season, Eminence coach Carter Martin said.

  • Gilley has his Cats on a roll

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After dropping 12-of-13 games in a rough mid-season stretch, the Henry County girls' basketball team has turned those disappointing losses into needed wins.

    The Ladycats have won four of their previous five games and three in a row, including a Homecoming Night victory over Grant County (50-39) this past Friday which improved their record to 7-15 with six games remaining.

  • Henry Co. Wildcats let one slip...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After Henry County started out sluggish Friday night against the visiting Grant County Braves, the Wildcats took control of the contest and built their lead to 13 points. The Wildcats, who outscored Grant during the first three quarters, looked like a team destined to win on Homecoming Night.

  • Shelby County Rockets blast away...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Eminence's Dre Banta had a career game against 8th Region powerhouse Shelby County last Tuesday night, but you never would have known it by looking at the scoreboard.

    The freshman scored 19 points, knocked down four three-pointers, was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and pulled down six rebounds to surpass his previous best in each category. Meanwhile, teammate Ed Berry scored 14 points while the rest of the Warriors combined for just nine in the 70-42 loss to the visiting Rockets.

  • County clash Friday night

    Are you ready for round two? I am.

    When the county basketball teams take to the court in a few days, more will be at stake than another check in the win column — county pride is on the line. Pride that goes a long way when two rival schools separated by just four miles go at it in a heated showdown.

    The Henry County and Eminence girls' basketball teams will play each other this Friday at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30. And as always, I'm excited to get the show started.

  • Blair twins end year at Region 3...

    When the top swimmers at the KHSAA Region 3 Championships lined up for the finals Saturday afternoon, a Henry County High School swimmer was taking her mark for the first time. And after Kaitlin Blair tapped poolside at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to end her 100-yard breaststroke race, history was made back at HCHS.

    Blair qualified for final-day action by placing 12th in the semifinals the day before, and then brought back to HCHS a 11th-place finish in the finals, the best-ever for the school that started a swimming program just three years ago.

  • Cats rain threes in victory

    In the first boys' basketball county showdown of the season Saturday night, the Henry County Wildcats picked a good time to catch fire against the host Eminence Warriors.

    Henry's shooting display started shortly after the cross-town rivals came out of the locker room following the halftime break, and by the time the fireworks came to a halt eight minutes later, the Wildcats had used a 24-5 spurt to stretch their lead to 55-27. The Cats then cruised in for the 70-49 win.