Today's Sports

  • Cats go 2-1 in Capital City...

    It’s time to shake off the Christmas ham and turkey, and play some basketball.

    Or at least that’s what Henry County basketball coach Enoch Welch wants to see. His Wildcats are coming off of a strong 2-1 performance in the Capital City Invitational last week, and now are hosting the annual Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “There’s a lot of good teams coming in here,” Welch said. “Four games in three days... (we’re) going to be very tired. Our guys are going to have to get their legs ready.”

  • Foul trouble, mistakes cost...

    Uncharacteristic turnovers and foul trouble plagued the Eminence Warriors in a rough, two-loss week.

    On Dec. 13, the Warriors hosted Berea in a game that was close to the end. But fouls sent Brandon Mitchell and Daishon Moore to the bench, and Berea to the charity stripe to seal the win.

    But the game started well for the Warriors, who dominated Berea early. “We were up 14-5 in the first quarter,” head coach Chris Nethery said.

  • Cats turn on the pressure...

    Austin Dunn coolly released the ball, with a Carroll County defender hot on his heels. Fired from behind the 3-point-line, the ball hit its target.

    The crowd, and Dunn, went nuts, screaming and roaring as the Wildcats clawed their way back from an early deficit.

    It was his third 3-point shot in a row, and part of a second-quarter surge that helped the Wildcats beat the Panthers 69-51 last week.

  • Warriors are learning on the fly

    One game at a time.

    After years of disappointing seasons, Bill Covington said earlier in the season, it’s litterally one game at a time for his Warriors.

    Nine games into their season, the Warriors matched the number of wins from the last two seasons.
    In a long week that featured two hard losses to Kentucky Country Day and Gallatin County — neither of which he was inclined to discuss — the Warriors picked up their second win on Saturday, a low-scoring, 30-25 grueling match against Portland Christian.

  • Tough week for Ladycats; lose to...

    It was a rough week for the Ladycats of Henry County. After falling 35-44 at home against Shelby County, Henry County fell hard at Gallatin, 27-76.

    Missed free throws were critical in the Shelby game, Henry County head coach Todd Gilley said.

    “We were 11 of 30 from the free throw line,” he said. “We got beat by 9. It didn’t take long to figure out that if we’d hit our free throws, we would’ve won.”

    Gilley said missing that many free throws is mental, and a symptom of frustration on the part of the players.

  • Cats hang on for narrow victory...

    From the tip-off to the final free throw, last week’s rivalry game between Eminence and Henry County was intense.

    “It was a very high energy game,” Henry County head coach Enoch Welch said of his first taste of the in-county rivalry. “I thought both teams came out playing hard. And I thought (Eminence) came out with a little more intensity than us.”

    “I knew there was a rivalry and knew it would be intense. It lived up to the billing.

  • Warriors pick up first win, drop...

    The Eminence Warriors picked up their first win with a 49-30 performance against Frederick Fraize Friday night.

    “I thought we gave a really good effort,” head coach Bill Covington said.

    But 16 missed foul shots in the first half alone, meant the Warriors didn’t win by as wide a margin as they could have.

    “We should’ve won by a much larger margin,” he said. “That’s something we’re going to concentrate on this week.”

  • Ladycats focus, roll past...

    Part one of the Eminence-Henry County rivalry is in the books; and Henry County came out the victor.
    In this installment of the annual rivalry, the Henry County Ladycats beat the Eminence Warriors in convincing fashion, 61-13.

    The second game for both teams, Henry County took advantage of a strong start to roll toward the victory.
    Henry County head coach Todd Gilley said his team started strong, and built from their season opener, a 50-29 loss to Collins High School.

  • HCHS to Western Hills: 'He’...

    The chant said it all: He’s our coach now.

    In a game as physical for the Cats as it was emotional for the Wolverines, the Henry County student section poured salt on a wound: they reminded the Western Hills players and fans that the man leading the home team Wildcats didn’t belong to the Wolverines anymore. The chant began in the fourth quarter, as Henry County worked its way toward a 71-62 win.

  • Injuries plague Warriors in...

    In the closing seconds of a close game, Evangel Christian drove the lane, tossing up a layup that could have tied the game, forcing overtime with Eminence.

    Brandon Mitchell had none of it, and swatted the shot away, picking up his seventh block.

    The Warriors howled and thumped their chests, and walked away with a squeaker of a win: 56-54 over Evangel Christian.

    “It was a game of runs,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “We were up by 8, 10 points (about) three times, and kind of gave it back.”