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Today's Sports

  • HCHS Swim Cats back in water...

    After a five-week break from racing, the Henry County Swim Cats dove back into competition last week with two meets. The team, composed of twins Kaitlin and Kara Blair and coached by their mother Melanie, raced at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday and at Kentucky State University in Frankfort Saturday.

    Both girls got a jump start to the new year with season-best times.

  • Cats storm comeback, but lose in...

    The Henry County Wildcats' downward skid of losses stretched to six straight Friday night against Owen County, but the Cats were just a few plays away from being in the win column for the first time since they defeated East Jessamine the day after Christmas.

    Instead, they took a 57-51 overtime loss.

  • Playbook includes prayer

    If you watch the Henry County High School boys' basketball team closely, you will learn a few things. You will learn that the Wildcats are struggling a bit right now but are young with unlimited potential. You will learn they are usually undersized with a number of wing players, leaving Cody Hinkle and Cari Dunaway to do the dirty work inside on the boards. And you will learn that when they are on - with some deadly shooters on hand like Ben Roberts, Joey Pollard and Steven Tillett - they are on.

  • Ladycats break skid with '...

    The Henry County Ladycats took the lead with 3:30 left in the final quarter against the visiting Owen County Lady Rebels, and never looked back.

    The Ladycats, who were behind 34-28 before they came alive, used an 11-0 spurt during a crucial three-minute stretch to grab a manageable lead. They then held on for a 42-36 win in the closing minutes to snap an eight-game losing streak and improve to 3-10 overall, 2-4 in district play.

  • One step forward, two back for...

    The Eminence Lady Warriors might have ended their basketball game at Shelby County last Thursday with a lopsided 54-18 loss, but they took a step in the right direction during the fourth quarter when they won the final eight minutes of play, 10-7.

    But two days later, it was a step in the wrong direction for the Lady Warriors when they were defeated by Beechwood, a team nowhere near Shelby's caliber, 36-13. Now, Eminence coach Carter Martin is searching for answers.

  • EHS coach wants overhaul

    After the Eminence Warriors lost three more basketball games last week - Tuesday against Spencer County (71-33), Thursday against Louisville Collegiate (52-29) and Saturday against Kentucky Country Day (56-28) - their head coach, Keith Blackburn, wants the struggling squad to have a complete overhaul.

  • Eminence unable to defeat Brown...

    In a rematch of Eminence's 28-19 win over Brown High School just one week earlier, the Eminence Lady Warriors were unable to come away with another win over the Lady Bears Saturday night. This time around, Eminence came away four points short, losing 31-27.

    Brown stuck two players on Rachel Raisor, one on Candace Wells and one on Kelli Hawkins, while letting the other roam free. Raisor, despite the double coverage, still led Eminence in scoring with 10 points. Hawkins finished with nine points, Wells scored seven and Samantha Congelton added one.

  • Vision becomes reality

    During the 1980s - before Todd Gilley arrived at Henry County High School, before the football field switched directions from east-west to north-south and before a running track was laid around the field - visions were in place for a new athletic fieldhouse. The athletic programs needed a place to lift weights and workout, people in the community thought more than two decades ago.

    Now, with the help of Gilley, who transfered to Oldham County High School for four years before returning to HCHS as the athletics director in 2002, that vision has been completed.

  • Cats take second 11-point loss...

    The Henry County Wildcats had their first full week of practice with the entire basketball team last week, had a six-day break following a tough schedule that included 12 games in December and had Brad Taylor, who missed 10 games due to mono, back on the court.

    But all this, along with the comforts of playing in their own gym, wasn't enough to overcome Gallatin County Friday night.

  • Fieldhouse equals the right move

    It started with a vision and led to a plan. And two weeks ago, after the vision was accepted and the plan was finally put into place, the new athletic fieldhouse at Henry County High School was finished. The beneficiary: HCHS athletes, coaches, fans, parents and the entire community.

    Now, $75,000 in donations is needed to help furnish the inside to equip it with weights, locker rooms, bathrooms and workout space. I just hope those donations begin to flow in so the athletes can take advantage of this opportunity, which those before them could only dream about.