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Today's Sports

  • Henry Co. Wildcats let one slip...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After Henry County started out sluggish Friday night against the visiting Grant County Braves, the Wildcats took control of the contest and built their lead to 13 points. The Wildcats, who outscored Grant during the first three quarters, looked like a team destined to win on Homecoming Night.

  • Shelby County Rockets blast away...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Eminence's Dre Banta had a career game against 8th Region powerhouse Shelby County last Tuesday night, but you never would have known it by looking at the scoreboard.

    The freshman scored 19 points, knocked down four three-pointers, was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line and pulled down six rebounds to surpass his previous best in each category. Meanwhile, teammate Ed Berry scored 14 points while the rest of the Warriors combined for just nine in the 70-42 loss to the visiting Rockets.

  • County clash Friday night

    Are you ready for round two? I am.

    When the county basketball teams take to the court in a few days, more will be at stake than another check in the win column — county pride is on the line. Pride that goes a long way when two rival schools separated by just four miles go at it in a heated showdown.

    The Henry County and Eminence girls' basketball teams will play each other this Friday at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30. And as always, I'm excited to get the show started.

  • Blair twins end year at Region 3...

    When the top swimmers at the KHSAA Region 3 Championships lined up for the finals Saturday afternoon, a Henry County High School swimmer was taking her mark for the first time. And after Kaitlin Blair tapped poolside at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to end her 100-yard breaststroke race, history was made back at HCHS.

    Blair qualified for final-day action by placing 12th in the semifinals the day before, and then brought back to HCHS a 11th-place finish in the finals, the best-ever for the school that started a swimming program just three years ago.

  • Cats rain threes in victory

    In the first boys' basketball county showdown of the season Saturday night, the Henry County Wildcats picked a good time to catch fire against the host Eminence Warriors.

    Henry's shooting display started shortly after the cross-town rivals came out of the locker room following the halftime break, and by the time the fireworks came to a halt eight minutes later, the Wildcats had used a 24-5 spurt to stretch their lead to 55-27. The Cats then cruised in for the 70-49 win.

  • Eminence struggles with...

    Just a few days after defeating Silver Grove High School to win their third game of the season, the Eminence Lady Warriors took a 32-17 loss against Louisville Collegiate last Tuesday afternoon.

    Eminence (3-18 record) was trailing Collegiate (9-6) by 16 points before the Lady Warriors could score their first basket against the visiting Amazons. Rachel Raisor netted a running jumper with 3:42 left in the second quarter to put Eminence on the scoreboard for the first time.

  • Ladycats hang on down stretch...

    In a game of back-and-forth, up-and-down runs, the host Henry County Ladycats held off Kentucky Country Day Friday night in a two-point thriller, 37-35.

    The see-saw contest went back and forth until Henry went ahead for good with 16 seconds left off a Jessica Booher three-pointer. The Ladycats, who showed signs of breaking open the game before allowing KCD back into the contest several times, made their final move with 30 seconds remaining, which was enough to earn their fifth win of the season.

  • One Giant(s) loss for me

    When the clock finally ticked down to zero and the New York Giants celebrated one of the greatest upsets in all of sports against the New England Patriots, I was left more confused than I was during many of my college exams a few years back.

    Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

  • 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.