Today's Sports

  • Wildcats pull away after close...

    It took more than 25 minutes for the Henry County Wildcats to outlast their cross-county rivals Eminence, then they put it in overdrive.

    On paper, host Henry was big favorites over Eminence in the first clash of the two high schools this boys’ basketball season. But the first three quarters featured an Eminence team that would not back down. The Warriors jumped out to an early 12-5 lead, were in front 14-10 after the first quarter and led for much of the first half last Thursday night inside Roy L. Winchester Gym.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race

    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 8 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Rivalry full of nerds

    I had no idea so many students in the county were such comedians. I sure got a laugh last Thursday night at the boys’ basketball showdown between Henry County and Eminence inside Roy L. Winchester Gym.

    I hadn’t seen so many taped glasses, plaid clothes, bow ties, pocket protectors, short pants or suspenders since I was an elementary-aged dreamer thinking it was so cool to be a nerd after watching “Revenge of the Nerds” for the umpteenth time.

  • Eminence girls have a short stay...

    The Eminence girls stay in the 8th Region All “A” Classic was a short one this year as the basketball squad was knocked out in the opening round with a 64-28 loss to Williamstown last Tuesday night.

  • Henry Co. girls get back on track

    In their only basketball game last week, the Henry County Ladycats jumped back on the winning side with a 53-41 victory at Grant County on Saturday night.

    The Ladycats, who were coming off important losses to 31st District teams Carroll County and Owen County the week before, improved to 7-8 with the Grant win. Grant dropped to 6-10.

    Grant scored eight of its first nine possessions and was ahead 16-13 after the first quarter. Henry then held Grant to just 25 points the rest of the way, winning by 12 points.

  • The 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 8 a.m. on Sunday.

  • HC hosts a double double-header

    Henry County High School was jam-packed with basketball games Saturday night with a double double-header against Owen County.

    The Henry boys’ varsity team played Owen at 6 p.m. inside legendary Roy L. Winchester Gym, and at the same time the girls’ junior varsity teams were playing in the newer auxiliary gym. Then, the roles were reversed as the girls’ varsity teams played inside the larger gym and boys’ JV played in the smaller one. It was four high school games in less than three hours.

  • HCMS boys’ eighth...

    Henry 35, Carroll 32: Blake Isaacs scored a team-high 11 points and was selected as tournament Most Valuable Player as he led the Henry County Middle School boys’ eighth-grade basketball team to a 35-32 win over Carroll County in the North Central Kentucky Conference championship game on Saturday.

    Austin Young scored eight points, Chase Howard scored seven, James Wundrak scored five, and Nacona Jeffries and Robbie Cruse scored two each. Young, Howard, Wundrak and Landon New were selected to the All-Tournament Team, which was headlined by MVP Isaacs.

  • In another Wii phase

    Who won college football’s version of the national championship game between Alabama and Texas last Thursday night? Did Texas quarterback Colt McCoy re-enter the game after hurting his shoulder in the first half? How did that final stretch play out anyway? I hear it was exciting.

  • Gilley upset with defensive...

    After his Henry County girls’ basketball team took a 58-39 loss to Owen County on Saturday night in a 31st District matchup, Todd Gilley said he was not happy with the way his team performed on the defensive side of the ball.