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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats put pieces back...

    As freshmen, Ben Roberts and Joey Pollard were starters on a team that went 3-23 and lost to Anderson County (51-34) in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament. Jason Holland joined the struggling squad that season, and it took the enthusiastic coach 10 losses to earn that first win.

    Boy, how things have changed since then.

  • Henry County Ladycats pin season...

    To say the Henry County girls basketball team is young this season is a bit of an understatement. Actually, its really an understatement.

  • Eminence Warriors ready to get...

    Eminence coach Keith Blackburn spent most of his summer scratching his head and rubbing his chin.

    I didnt know what I was going to do to get these guys ready to play, said Blackburn, who led the Warriors on the court during the 1990s and from the sideline since 2001. The off-season just started off way too slow, and I knew we had to develop as players and as a team.

    Now, Blackburns thoughts about the team have changed a bit, and hes sure about one thing theyre more ready to play than he originally thought.

  • Time to get back on the hardwood

    Dont look, but basketball season is creeping up on you.

    Boo!

    Actually, as of Monday night, basketball season has officially begun. And when the four county teams take to the court in their opening games this week, it will be in full swing. I dont need ghosts and goblins to tell me that.

  • Eminence Lady Warriors' top...

    Before Carter Martin can build a successful program at Eminence High School, he has to be competitive. Thats his motto, and hes sticking to it.

    Martin inherited a program last year that was coming off a 2-20 season under the guidance of Corey Scriber, and had won just 16 games the previous six seasons. And by the time Martins first season came to a halt with a 70-16 loss to Shelby County in the opening round of post-season action in February, his team had won just once.

  • EHS Warriors might play 11-man...

    Sports editor

    Within the next few years, Eminence's football team might get back to what made the program successful during the 1990s - eight-man football. But coach Steve Frommeyer and his Warriors, who won numerous state eight-man titles and a few national crowns, want to continue in the 11-man, district-playoffs format, too.

    Now, they might get the chance to do both.

  • Wildcats playing past Turkey Day...

    The price for Lyndon Johnson's amusing but realistic head painting before Friday's game - around 50 dollars. The price to fix the one-bar-up, one-down goal post following Henry County's 15-7 win over North Oldham - just Tim Rahm's hard work. The price for a hotel room in Paducah this Friday night - around 70 bucks.

    The price of watching the Wildcats storm the field in a history-making victory over the Mustangs - priceless.

    Priceless indeed.

  • Championship dream lives on

    Sports editor

    On a night when more was at stake than just another check in the win column, Henry County's football team held off North Oldham in the second round of the state playoffs to continue the Wildcats' historic run that has taken them farther than any previous team in school history.

  • Check the radar - Wildcats will...

    Sports editor

    Henry County's football players will have a long time to think about the state playoffs this Friday night - four and a half hours to be exact.

    That's how long the bus ride is expected to take to reach Paducah, which is plenty of time to get the Wildcats mentally fired up for the Class 3A, third-round showdown against the Paducah Tilghman Blue Tornados. The Wildcats hope to survive the storm.

  • Early spark gives Cats 20-0 lead...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    In Henry County's first ever home field playoff game Friday night, the Wildcats surged out to a 20-0 lead during the first 13 minutes of play and fought off Western Hills for the 20-7 win.

    Henry's opening spark eventually fizzled out, but it was enough for the Wildcats to earn their first playoff win in school history, continue a six-game home winning streak and advance to second-round action.