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Today's Sports

  • Off-season the key to promising...

    When looking back and assessing the just completed fall sports season, it would be easy to be pessimistic about the local high school sports scene. There weren’t many wins for the teams in the major sports and just a few individuals in the minor sports achieved the ultimate goal of reaching the state level of competition.

    But when you look at the rosters of these teams, you realize that the promise of some pretty exciting times could be ahead for our local fall sports teams.

  • Three Lady Cats qualify for...

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    The Henry County High School cross country runners qualified for the state cross country meet to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend.

    Senior Lilly Golden, junior Sydney Amyx and freshman Leanna Hawkins all had times good enough to qualify as individuals at the Region 3, Class AA meet held at Creasey-Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen Saturday.

  • Paynter not left behind

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    When McKinley Paynter goes into a Henry County Youth Football League game, everything stops – literally.

    “When we put McKinley in the game, we have a play called McKinley Right,” New Castle Chiefs Coach Bobby Nation said. “He lines up in the running back position and the quarterback hands him the ball and leads him. He usually stops and waves at the opposing players and then runs down the sideline.”

  • 'Epitome of a Wildcat'

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    As Henry County said farewell to their senior football players Friday night, one senior who received a lion’s share of the love was not in uniform.

    Devin Annis has been the HCHS football team’s number one fan the last two years because of a connection with the coaches and players.

    “Devin has special needs,” his mother, Duana Annis said. “He is on the autism spectrum although we don’t like to use the ‘A’ word.”

  • Wildcats fall to Spencer County...

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Spencer County Friday night in the final regular season game of the year. Two big plays and one key drive spelled doom for the Wildcats in the first half.

    The Wildcats’ first drive of the game stalled after they had made one first down, and Spencer County took over after a good punt by Trevyn Spencer at their own eight-yard line. On first and 10 the Bears’ Kadin Smith ripped off a 92-yard run to shock the Wildcats and their fans. The extra point made it 7-0 with 8:55 left in the first period.

  • Big second half sends Rebels...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owenton Friday night intent on showing the Owen County Rebels how much they had improved since last season and for one half looked well on their way to an upset of the Class AA school.

    The Warriors took the opening kick and drove down field to score on a 15-yard run by Eli Armstrong. Jared Golden threw to Luke Satterly for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead for the Warriors.

  • Warriors advance to regional...

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    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament by defeating the Henry County Lady Cats 3-0 Oct. 18 in the first round of 31st District tournament. The Warriors lost in the championship game 3-0 to Owen County.

    EHS 3 HCHS 0

    The Warriors jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the first set and slowly built on that lead as they got strong play at the net from Sarah Bryant, Ruthie Satterly and Madison Sweeney.

  • Scrambling for Greg

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    Tim and Karen Davis have turned a tragic moment in their life into a positive way to help others and remember their son, Greg.

    Greg Davis was a 16-year-old student at Henry County High School who loved the outdoors. He loved to fish, play golf and do just about anything that involved escaping the confines of a house or school building. Davis, a rising junior, died in an ATV accident in the summer of 2011.

  • Cougars claw Warriors

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted Louisville Holy Cross in their final district game of the season Friday night looking to improve on their performance against the Cougars from last year when they lost 48-0.

    The Warriors were much improved on offense as they moved the ball consistently and scored two touchdowns.

    But Holy Cross used outside running and passing to overwhelm the Warriors’ defense and come away with a 32-point victory.

  • Yellowjackets swarm Wildcats

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Louisville Friday night for a district game with Central High School and after hanging with the Yellowjackets for two quarters, were overrun by Central’s big play capability.

    Central got their first big play in the first period on their opening drive when they scored on a 70-yard touchdown run on third and eight. The extra point made it 7-0.

    The Wildcats struck back later in the opening period when they reached the three-yard line before their drive stalled out.