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Today's Sports

  • Eminence hosts annual Spring...

    Sports editor

    After a season full of ups and downs, Eminence High School hosted its annual Spring Sports Banquet at the Eminence Community Life Center last Monday night. Among those honored were the baseball, softball and track teams.

    The head coaches gave out seven awards each — academic, leadership and community, along with four coach-chosen awards — and also announced lettermen winners, recognized each player and gave their appreciation to the seniors who recently ended their high school athletic careers.

  • Roberts, Wilson named All-8th...

    Sports editor

    When Kentucky’s all-region baseball teams were announced last Wednesday morning in the Courier-Journal, two Henry County High School players were named among those in the 8th Region. Ben Roberts, a senior, and Tommy Wilson, a junior, were both named to the squad, which included the top 22 players in the 16-team region.

  • Rahm, Parrish head to college

    Sports editor

    The Henry County football team is coming off one of its best seasons in recent memory with an impressive 9-4 record, a trip to the Kentucky State Playoffs and a school-best quarterfinals appearance in Class 3A. Now, the Cats’ accomplishments aren’t going unnoticed.

  • 2008 Wildcats turn the corner...

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    When Austin Hunsaker took over Henry County’s head coaching position during the middle of conditioning this past winter, his main objective was to “create a team atmosphere” between the coaches on the sideline and players on the field. In the end, after a roller-coaster ride that saw the Wildcats celebrate one of their best seasons in recent memory — Hunsaker achieved his top objective, and more.

  • Another year, and no Triple Crown

    On a day that I anticipated history being made with horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in three decades, I was glued to the television Saturday with the anticipation of Big Brown dusting the field in route to an easy, unchallenged victory.

    I envisioned my hands raised in the air as Brown galloped into the winner’s circle.

  • Fischer leads Cats at state meet...

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    Out of the four Henry County athletes that participated in the Class 2A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park over the weekend, it was eighth-grader Cassey Fischer that came through with the top performance for the Cats.

  • HC Wildcats' season comes...

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    In the Wildcats’ quest to become the first baseball team from Henry County High School to win the 8th Region tournament, their storybook run came to an end in the finals last Thursday night. With a tough Anderson County squad standing in the way, Henry was unable to dig out of an early deficit and fell to the Bearcats, 11-3.

  • Hot streak fizzles out

    The Wildcats wanted so badly to make history last week. They grunted, clawed and chewed. And in in the end, Anderson County proved to be a roadblock too big, which prevented the Wildcats from becoming the first HC baseball team to wear the regional crown.

    In this storyline, which ended on Henry County’s baseball field last Thursday night with an Anderson 11-3 victory, it wasn’t meant to be for the Cats.

  • Ladycats falter in final season-...

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    In the first round of the 8th Region tournament, the Henry County Ladycats were right where they wanted to be — ahead of Shelby County 5-4 with just a single inning remaining.

    But in the end, Henry eventually faltered and the Lady Rockets rallied with a game-deciding seventh-inning bat to pull out the come-from-behind 8-5 victory. The four late runs sealed them a spot in the semifinals of the tournament, and ended Henry’s remarkable season at 17-14.

  • Wildcats out-lift Anderson in...

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    For the second time this (off)season, the Henry County football team out-lifted Anderson County in a weight lifting competition that tests football players’ strengths in two gut-busting lifts — the bench press and power clean.