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Today's Sports

  • Track Cats take third at NCKC

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    The Henry County track team traveled to Walton-Verona on April 21 to compete in the North Central Kentucky Conference championships. The girls and boys teams both finished third in the competition.

    On the boys’ side, Cameron Johnson led the way with a first place finish in the triple jump. He also finished fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 200-meter dash.

    Connor Finley finished second in the 110-meter hurdles despite falling on the final hurdle. He also finished third in the long jump.

  • Wildcats end skid vs. Seneca

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    After starting the season 9-2 and going on a five-game winning streak to start April, the Henry County Wildcats’ baseball team hit a rough patch. They started last week with losses to district rival Gallatin County and conference rival Walton-Verona. Add in a loss to Bullitt Central and the Wildcats had their first three-game losing streak of the season. But they got back on track with a 7-1 win over Seneca Friday night.

    Gallatin Co. 2 HCHS 1

  • College update: Derek Jeffries

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    Former Henry County High School basketball player Derek Jeffries recently finished his second year at Transylvania University where he plays on the Pioneers’ basketball team while majoring in accounting.

    Jeffries’ college basketball career got off to a dismal start when he suffered a serious injury in the last open gym before basketball practices started in October of his freshman year.

    Jeffries broke his tibia and fractured his tibial plateau at the top of the tibia near the knee.

  • Warriors lose to Demons, Rebels

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    The Eminence Warriors fell to the Williamstown Demons on April 21 by a score of 9-3.

    The Warriors jumped on top in the first inning on Austin Jones’ two-out single that scored Josh Fleig from second base.

    But Williamstown answered with three runs in their half of the first and never looked back. They scored two more in the second to make it 5-1

    Eminence scored single runs in the fourth and sixth innings to keep the game close.

    Williamstown got four insurance runs in the sixth to put the game away.

  • Warriors softball drop three

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Bedford on April 21 to take on the Trimble County Lady Raiders in a doubleheader.

    Trimble won the first game 15-6. The Warriors led 1-0 after the first inning but the Lady Raiders came back to score three runs in the second and seven in the third to take command.

    Lyndsay Craigmyle had a double and triple in the game for the Warriors but left the game when she injured her knee while sliding into third base. She also had three RBIs in the game.

  • Lady Cats fall to Western Hills

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    Rain led to a dearth of games for the Henry County Lady Cats last week as their district matchup with Carroll County was postponed on April 20 and their scheduled games for Saturday in the Lady Wolverine Classic were washed out.

    That left only a matchup with the host Western Hills Lady Wolverines on Friday night.

  • Warriors walk off with first win

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    The Eminence Warriors started last week with a game at home against Paris on April 13. The game was suspended after three and one-third innings due to rain and will be finished when the Warriors go to Paris on May 7. The Warriors trailed 7-1 when play was stopped.

    Williamstown 5 EHS 1

    The Warriors hosted Williamstown in the first round of the All A Classic regional tournament Friday night.

  • Johnson, Cravens lead Track Cats

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    The Henry County Wildcats’ track team traveled to Oldham County April 14 for the Oldham County all-comers meet that saw the Wildcats come away with two individual wins and several other strong results.

    Cameron Johnson won the triple jump with a leap of 40 feet, 7.5 inches and Patrick Cravens won the shot put with a distance of 41feet, 9 inches, which was a personal record. Cravens finished second in the discus with a throw of 106 feet, four inches.

    Coach Zack Mings was happy with what he saw from his team in tough conditions.

  • Lady Cats down Gallatin, S.O.

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    The Henry County Lady Cats defeated the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats 10-5 April 14 to sweep the season series against their district rival.

    Gallatin County fared better against Henry County than in the first game when the Lady Cats won 16-1, but the Lady Cats’ offensive firepower was still too much to overcome.

    When the game began, it looked like it would be another rout as Henry County scored five runs in the first inning.

  • EHS falls to Gallatin, Trimble

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    The Eminence Warriors’ softball team traveled to Gallatin County on April 15 and fell to the Lady Wildcats by eight runs but continued to show improvement on defense.

    “We played reasonably well,” Coach Jerry Martin said. “Our defense was pretty solid for the most part but we had a couple of errors and misplayed balls that cost us six runs. Without those it would have been a two-run game.