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Today's Sports

  • Showdown in Eminence

    In a battle for county bragging rights, the Henry County Ladycats never trailed against Eminence High School Friday night, pulling away to a lopsided 46-9 road victory in the first showdown between the two schools this season.

    The young squads have just one senior each in Henry's Jean-Anne Moore and Eminence's Kelli Hawkins, no juniors and rosters full of sophomores, freshmen and middle schoolers. So for the players on both sides, it was bragging rights for years to come.

  • Baughman: at 70, a true...

    It's a bit unusual for a farmer to also be a tennis player, especially back in the 1950s. But that's exactly how Henry Baughman, who now lives in Smithfield, started out.

    It was Sunday afternoons when the youngster would watch his dad play a few matches in Danville. Then, the family built an asphalt court right on their own farm - a resemblance to the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.

    The Baughmans played as often as they could, but between milking cows and going to school, it wasnt nearly as much as young Henry would have liked.

  • Historic argument: '86 vs...

    What would happen if the 1986 Henry County High School football team played the 2007 Wildcats?

    It's like comparing the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the 2007 New England Patriots - though on a more local scale. Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O'Neal - both in their primes of course. And, as we hear daily, apples to oranges. It really isn't fair comparing a team from two decades ago to a team of today, but it sure is fun trying.

  • Cats display best 'team...

    Against Trimble County last Monday night, the Henry County Wildcats snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Raiders, 63-49. But more important than a win, it was one of the best team efforts in a long time, coach Jason Holland said.

    Three Wildcats reached double digits in scoring with Cody Hinkle (16 points), Ben Roberts (10 points) and Steven Tillett (10 points), eight different players scored, including 19 points from the bench, and Henry had 15 assists, 15 steals and forced Trimble into 22 turnovers.

  • Consistent play is key for Henry...

    After a 42-36 win over Owen County on Jan. 11, the Henry County Ladycats dropped two basketball games the following week, which left them at 3-12 overall. The Cats lost to Walton-Verona (59-43) last Monday and Spencer County (54-36) Friday.

    Kelsey Mings combined for 21 points and Jessica Booher 15, but it wasn't enough.

  • Second-half woes prove costly...

    The Eminence Lady Warriors played one of their best halves of basketball this season last Tuesday night against the visiting Bardstown Lady Tigers, but in flip-flop fashion followed with one their worst halves, which resulted in a lopsided 56-18 loss.

    Eminence was behind 10-8 following the first quarter and 24-16 at the half. By the time the Bardstown-dominated third quarter came to an end, though, the Lady Tigers were in front 49-17, outscoring Eminence 25-1 during the eight-minute stretch.

  • Warriors back on the winning...

    Finally, the Eminence boys' basketball team put a check in the win column Saturday night with a 58-49 outing against Paris High School, which broke a 12-game slump and gave the Warriors their second win of the season.

    It was a check long overdue.

    "The guys really needed this game," Eminence coach Keith Blackburn said of his 2-14 squad. "They've worked so hard, have stuck together through adversity and this was a deserving win against a quality opponent."

    The Warriors went back to the basics a few weeks ago, Blackburn said, and it showed on the court against Paris.

  • 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.