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Today's Sports

  • Blackburn frustrated with...

    The Eminence Warriors won their first game of the season last Wednesday night against Kentucky School for the Deaf, but dropped three more games to start their 2007-08 basketball campaign with a 1-4 record.

    The struggling Warriors lost to Evangel Christian last Tuesday (77-57), Model on Friday (59-40) and Portland Christian on Saturday (66-44). Sandwiched between the three losses was the KSD win (55-49).

  • Henry too emotional at Gallatin...

    In a rematch of last year's 31st District Tournament finals, the visiting Henry County Wildcats came out a little too emotional against Gallatin County Friday night, resulting in an early deficit for Henry and a 69-58 loss.

    The district matchup saw Gallatin jump out to a 15-2 advantage midway through the opening quarter, which left Henry chasing last year's district champs for the rest of the game. The Wildcats eventually cut the margin to just four points, but ended the game behind by 11 to leave them at 2-2 overall and 0-1 in district play.

  • Gallatin falls victim to Ladycats

    After the Henry County Ladycats got up by 20 points and watched Gallatin County storm back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter, Henry's Kelsey Mings scored the game-deciding basket in the closing seconds to lift the Ladycats over Gallatin, 55-53, Friday night.

    But it was a shot Henry never should have needed.

  • It's finally official, and...

    After working at the Local for three and a half years, I've finally made the plunge into becoming a member of Henry County. It's official - I now reside in Pleasureville - and it's long overdue.

    First off, let me take you back to my college days to let you know how much I wanted to live in Pleasureville - even before I was filling these pages with stories and pictures weekly.

  • Ladycats already show progress

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats jump started their 2007-08 season at the Lady Spartan Invitational last week. And although it took a while to get the entire engine firing, by the end of the three-game, round-robin style tournament, the Cats were already showing progress from just three days earlier.

    Now, coach Todd Gilley said, the young squad has to continue to get better.

    Henry opened its season with a loss to Garrard County (64-40) on Wednesday, before losing to Sayre (37-26) on Thursday and defeating Model (48-38) on Saturday to start the season at 1-2.

  • Wildcats split opening-week...

    Sports editor

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team opened last season with a 1-1 record, then went on to celebrate one of its best campaigns in school history with a 19-11 mark and 8th Region Tournament appearance.

    Last week, with new faces and minus six seniors from last year’s squad, the Wildcats repeated with a 1-1 opening-week mark. Now, they hope to survive the early-season road games ahead and repeat last year’s success.

  • Toughest sport? My money's...

    When Travis Farmer finished his cross-country race at the Shelby County Invitational on Sept. 1, with blood running down his shin from being spiked and was obviously tired from the grueling 3.1-mile grass course he had just completed, he looked over at me, took a deep breath, and said: “You should write about what sport is the toughest — I know it’s cross country.”

  • State playoffs end this weekend

    Sports editor

    While the high school basketball season in Kentucky is just getting started, the football season will wrap up with state playoff championship games this weekend at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

    In Class A action, Lexington Christian (11-3) and Beechwood (12-2) will play at 11:30 a.m. Friday, followed by Class 3-A Belfry (14-0) and Central (9-5) at 3:30 p.m., and Class 5-A Highlands (14-0) and Bowling Green (13-1) at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hard-fought game has lopsided...

    In a physical game which saw numerous hard fouls, technicals, jaw-jacking and fist flying, the host Eminence Lady Warriors lost their season opener against Berea High School last Tuesday night, 61-29.

    Berea jumped out to an early advantage and stretched it to 32 points by the time the four quarters came to an end. One Berea player, who was ejected for punching Dani Wells during the second half, left the court in a fury and is questionable on her return. Meanwhile, Wells walked off the court with a dislocated jaw and a slight concussion, Eminence coach Carter Martin said.

  • Paducah spoils Wildcats'...

    Henry County's storybook run, which saw the football squad celebrate the school's first two playoff victories, came to a screeching halt Friday night in the Class 3-A quarterfinal at Paducah Tilghman.

    Coming on the heels of their playoff wins over Western Hills (20-7) and North Oldham (15-7) the previous two weekends, the Wildcats had no answer for the speedy Paducah team, which led 23-7 at the half and pulled away to a convincing 36-13 win.