Today's Sports

  • It’s been 40 years for Cats

    When the final horn sounded late Saturday night, signaling the end of a thrilling 67-61 win for Henry County, the Wildcats rushed to center court, screamed out, gave high fives, jumped in the air and cheered after what was one of the more memorable wins in a long time. The Cats couldn’t keep it in, not after being silenced for 40 years.


    The Henry County boys’ basketball team erased a 40-year drought in a memorable game on Saturday night, but it took an overtime to do it.
    For the first time since 1971, the Wildcats can call themselves district champs, after beating Gallatin County in the finals, 67-61. The two teams were tied at 50 at the end of regulation, and Henry outscored visiting Gallatin 17-11 in the overtime to claim the title — the program’s first in exactly 40 years.

  • Wildcats trying for first...

    Trying for their first district championship in exactly 40 years, the Henry County Wildcats will get the chance to claim that title this week at home.
    The Wildcats, who finished the regular season at 14-14, play Carroll County on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and a win would advance them to the final game against either Owen County or Gallatin County on Saturday at 7 p.m. The last time Henry won district was in 1971.

  • Ladycats over Warriors in...

    The Henry County Ladycats started the regular season with a win over their cross-county rivals, and ended it just the same.
    The Ladycats beat Eminence on Dec. 3 in what was both team’s opener, and beat the Warriors again on Friday night, 68-19. Opening and closing the regular season with dominating wins, the Cats extended their winning streak over Eminence to 13 games, dating back to 2005.
    With the win, Henry improved to 13-12 overall, while Eminence dropped to 2-22. Both teams play in their district tournaments this week.

  • EHS ends seasons

    Ending their seasons within a two-hour span on Monday night, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Eminence High School wrapped up their 2010-2011 campaigns with losses in the first round of the 30th District tournament.
    What’s next for the two squads? Their coaches think positive things. And it’s hard to argue with what all is coming back.

  • Rockets blast away to win over...

    In a highly-anticipated opening-round game between two teams who had just two wins apiece during the regular season and were separated by just one point in their only meeting, Shelby County turned a close game into a 46-30 win over Eminence in the closing two quarters.

  • Anderson eliminates Eminence boys

    Eminence’s best boys’ basketball season in five years came to a halt Monday night in the opening round of the 30th District tournament as Anderson County forced the Warriors into 22 turnovers and knocked down plenty of long-range shots in a 69-45 win.
    It advanced Anderson to the semifinals of the district tournament, hosted by Spencer County High School, and ended Eminence’s season with a 10-18 record — its best since going 14-13 in 2006.

  • Tournament time arrives

    In a season that flew by way too quick, the end has arrived.

    High school basketball teams across Kentucky are wrapping up their regular seasons this week and the postseason is about to start all across the state. District tournaments are next week — including the 30th District at Spencer County High School and the 31st District at Henry County High School — and the 8th Region tournament will be the following week at HCHS.

  • 10th straight win over in-county...

    In the final county basketball showdown this season between the two high schools in Henry County, the visiting Wildcats scored the game’s first 17 points and easily won 84-57 on Saturday night.

    Playing at Warrior Gymnasium, the Wildcats outscored Eminence 15-0 in the opening quarter and stretched that lead to 27 points by the end of the night. Henry also beat Eminence earlier in the season, 52-36, in a much-tighter game when Henry did not pull away until the final quarter. This time around, there was no doubt.

  • Eminence girls snap 19-game...

    Snapping a 19-game losing streak that dated back to Dec. 7, the Eminence girls’ basketball team beat Portland Christian on Friday night, 39-28, for its second win this season.

    The Warriors opened the 2010-11 season in early December with a loss to Henry County, then beat Evangel Christian before dropping the next 19 games. They entered this week, the final one of the regular season, at 2-20.