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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats squeak by Atherton in...

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament last week and found the going tough as they lost to Christian Academy of Louisville, 73-50 and Collins 57-50.

    The Wildcats took on Atherton in their final game of the tournament and came away with a thrilling 67-65 overtime win against the Rebels.

    The Wildcats tied the score at 65 on a free throw by Gavin Jameson with 56 seconds left.

  • Rebels romp past Warriors

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owenton Dec. 29 to take on district rival Owen County. The Rebels are one of the favorites to win the 8th Region tournament this year and showed why with an impressive shooting display.

    The Rebels hit 10 3-pointers en route to scoring 81 points in the 31-point win. Guard Vince Toftness led the Rebels with five treys and 24 points. Eighth Region player of the year candidate Carson Williams scored 21 points and guard Chad McDonald contributed 12 points.

  • EHS girls lose lead late vs....

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    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team traveled to Northern Kentucky Saturday to take on the Calvary Christian Lady Cougars.

    The Warriors led for most of the game before falling by a score of 35-32.

    The Warriors were up 5-2 after the first period as Emilie Ethington hit a 3-pointer and Lyndsay Craigmyle scored her only basket of the game.

    The Warriors outscored the Lady Cougars 10-8 in the second period and led 15-10 going into halftime. Madison Dockter dominated the period with eight points.

  • Lady Cats win one in Florida

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Florida last week to play in the Indian Rocks Christmas Tournament.

    The Lady Cats came away with one win and two losses as well as a good bonding experience according to Coach Todd Gilley.

    “The trip was great for chemistry building,” Gilley said. “This group already had good chemistry and love each other, but this trip made them even closer.

  • Ulis stands tall for Big Blue

    The smallest man on the floor has had the biggest impact on his team in the University of Kentucky’s last two wins.

    Tyler Ulis scored 21 points and had eight assists against Louisville on Dec. 26 when the Cats pulled out a two-point win against the Cardinals.

    One week later Ulis put up 20 points, 10 assists and six steals in a very convincing win against Ole Miss in the Wildcats’ SEC opener.

  • Wildcats win two in NAS...

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    The Henry County Wildcats made the short trip to Carrollton Dec. 21-23 to play in the North American Stainless Holiday Tournament hosted by Carroll County High School.

    The Wildcats opened the tournament against the Campbellsville Eagles on Dec. 21 and fell 61-48.

    The Wildcats and Eagles traded baskets in the first period with Campbellsville taking a 15-14 lead into the second period.

  • Warriors defeat Bath in B.I.T.

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Berea last week for the Berea Invitational Tournament and faced the East Jessamine Jaguars in the opening round on Dec. 21.

    The game was close most of the way as the Jaguars got out to a five- point lead at 20-15 after the opening period.

    The Jaguars expanded the lead to six by halftime at 34-28.

  • Moments to Remember

    I tend to focus more on the teams I cover than the individuals who play on the teams. It’s just the way I’m wired I guess. As a former coach, I realize the pitfalls that can occur when young people are repeatedly told how wonderful they are.

    There is teammate jealousy to worry about. There is the distraction of thinking that colleges just may be watching. And then there is that terrible disease known as “big head syndrome” to worry about.

  • Lady Cats pummel Lady Panthers

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    The Henry County Lady Cats used a 14-0 run in the second period to take control of their game with the visiting Carroll Lady Panthers and rolled to a double-digit victory Dec. 15.

    The Lady Cats got off to a rough start offensively as they fell behind 12-4 with 3:01 to play in the opening period. The Lady Cats missed several layups and open jumps shots during those first five minutes, which kept them from getting into their full court press.

  • Wildcats fall to Owen, Carroll

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Carroll County Panthers Dec. 15 in their third district seeding game of the year. The Wildcats stood at 2-0 in district games after defeating Eminence and Gallatin County the previous week. With a win over Carroll County, they could have been in a good position for a high seed for the tournament.

    But the Panthers put on an excellent shooting display and led almost from start to finish in a convincing 13-point win.