Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Ladycats enter their final week...

    Dropping their final 31st District game of the regular season and beating a 16-win team the following day, the Henry County Ladcyats are even at 11-11 entering the homestretch — their final week of the regular season.

    The basketball team lost to Gallatin County (44-39) on Friday night, then came back on Saturday to beat Kentucky Country Day (46-34). The Ladycats play three games this week and open the district tournament, which they host, next Tuesday against Owen County in their final chance to make some noise this season.

  • Gallatin gives Henry its first...

    Without much riding on Friday night’s outcome, and neither team wanting to show much of what they have, Gallatin County gave visiting Henry County its first 31st District loss this season, 46-42.

    Henry was perfect at 5-0 in district play leading up to Friday night and had already secured the top seed in the district tournament. Regardless who won, Henry would play Carroll County in the opening round, Gallatin would play Owen County, and the winners would meet in the championship.

  • Three straight for Warriors

    With consecutive wins over Carroll County, Williamstown and Portland Christian last week, the Eminence boys’ basketball team strung together another winning streak and its 10 wins this season is the most since 2006.

    The Warriors beat Carroll (50-33) last Tuesday night, Williamstown (53-52) on Thursday and Portland Christian (67-59) on Friday to improve to 10-16 on the season. Eminence’s 2005-06 squad was 14-13, which marked the last time EHS finished with a winning record.

  • Win over Gallatin secures the...

    It was made official on Thursday night in Henry County’s 46-39 win over Gallatin County — the Wildcats will be the top seed in the 31st District tournament next month, closing the deal on what has been their top priority all season.

  • Warriors advance to finals

    The Warriors’ run in the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament lasted until the final day, when the Eminence boys’ basketball team lost to Gallatin County in the finals — lasting longer than most had thought.

  • Three OTs for Ladycats

    Friday was a long night for the Henry County girls’ basketball team at Trimble County High School as all three games — freshman, junior varsity and varsity — went into overtime and Ally Vaughn ended her junior season with a broken finger.
    Trimble won the freshman game, Henry won the JV game and Trimble won the varsity game in three close calls that stretched out the night. The Ladycats lost 56-54 in varsity action.
    “It was a very long night,” Henry coach Todd Gilley said. “I will say our players battled the entire time.”

  • EHS girls drop two

    With two more losses last week, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is 1-18 on the season and is still searching for a win since beating Evangel Christian on Dec. 7.
    The Warriors lost to Moore on Thursday, 70-27, and Carroll County on Saturday, 72-13, to stretch out their streak to 17 straight losses. They played Shelby County on Tuesday night, and close out the regular season with games against Spencer County, Portland Christian, Newport and Henry County.

  • Henry Baughman goes into Tennis...

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield strolls into my office every once in a while, tells me about his most recent tennis tournament — undoubtedly another win — and oftentimes I write a brief about it for the paper. Sometimes I turn it into a story. But his most recent feat is more worthy than that.