Today's Sports

  • Shelby, South advance to 8th...

    By the time this paper reaches newsstands, the basketball nets inside Henry County High School’s gym have already been cut down and the boys’ 8th Region champion has been crowned.

    Playing past deadline on Tuesday night, Shelby County and South Oldham met in the title game. The winner represents the region in the Sweet 16 State Tournament inside Rupp Arena, playing against 7th region champs Ballard on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Ballard is the top-ranked team in Kentucky.

  • Zach Rahm: ‘I just try...

    It’s hard to miss him. Whether it be on the football field, at school during Pep Rallies or in the stands at basketball games, it’s hard to miss Zach Rahm. The senior at Henry County High School sticks out, and he makes a point to get everyone else involved, too.

  • Wildcats come up just short in...

    Playing against Owen County in the first round of the 31st District tournament last Wednesday night, the Henry County Wildcats were right where they wanted to be.

  • It’s an emotional...

    In an emotional finish to a basketball season with plenty of highs and few blemishes, the Henry County Ladycats took a 47-37 loss to Owen County in the opening round of the 31st District tournament last Tuesday night.

    Playing at Gallatin County High School, the Ladycats were denied the chance to reach the district finals and advance to the 8th Region tournament for the first time since 2005. The Cats won their final seven regular-season games and their 15-10 overall record is the best in six years, when the 2004 squad went 20-7.

  • EHS girls no match for Anderson

    The Eminence Lady Warriors had just three players score points, went through long stretches with no scoring output and committed 39 costly turnovers, adding up to a 68-12 loss to Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District tournament last Tuesday night.

    It ended the basketball season for the Lady Warriors with a 2-27 record, while Anderson improved to 16-8, went on to beat Shelby County for the district title on Friday night and advanced to the 8th Region tournament this week. Shelby hosted the district tournament this year.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour...

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Due to Daylight Saving’s Time, which falls during the event, the finishing time has been pushed back one hour to get in the total 24 hours.

  • 8th Region tourney starts this...

    Starting this Wednesday, Henry County High School will host the boys’ 8th Region tournament once again.

    Playing inside the legendary Roy L. Winchester Gym, first-round games are Wednesday and Thursday, semi-final games are next Monday and the championship game is Tuesday. The winner advances to the Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament inside Rupp Arena.

  • Warriors are knocked out by...

    Shelby County’s 72-40 beating of Eminence High School last Tuesday night eliminated the Warriors from the 30th District tournament and ended their season at 5-21.

    Shelby, who hosted the district tournament this year, improved to 20-5 with the Eminence win, beat Anderson County for the district title on Friday night, and plays North Oldham this Thursday in the opening round of the 8th Region tournament. Meanwhile, the Warriors ended the season with five wins, their most in three seasons.

  • County gets sports store

    Like many others in Henry County, Jason and Libby Warner had to make countless trips outside of the county to buy sporting equipment. Jason said there were weeks when Libby had to make four separate drives to Dixie Highway to buy needed youth gear. So they decided to do something about it.

    Starting this Saturday, the Warners, along with John and Missy Wheeler, will officially open All American Sports in New Castle. I know I’m excited by the announcement.

  • District tourneys start this week

    After a hectic finish to the basketball regular season due to the snow, Kentucky high schools are scheduled to open district tournaments this week.

    The top-two teams from each district statewide advance to 16 regional tournaments, and each region champion moves on to the Sweet 16. The four county teams — Henry County High School boys and girls, and Eminence High School boys and girls — are part of the 8th Region, while Henry plays in the 31st District and Eminence in the 30th District.