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Today's Sports

  • Consistent play is key for Henry...

    After a 42-36 win over Owen County on Jan. 11, the Henry County Ladycats dropped two basketball games the following week, which left them at 3-12 overall. The Cats lost to Walton-Verona (59-43) last Monday and Spencer County (54-36) Friday.

    Kelsey Mings combined for 21 points and Jessica Booher 15, but it wasn't enough.

  • Second-half woes prove costly...

    The Eminence Lady Warriors played one of their best halves of basketball this season last Tuesday night against the visiting Bardstown Lady Tigers, but in flip-flop fashion followed with one their worst halves, which resulted in a lopsided 56-18 loss.

    Eminence was behind 10-8 following the first quarter and 24-16 at the half. By the time the Bardstown-dominated third quarter came to an end, though, the Lady Tigers were in front 49-17, outscoring Eminence 25-1 during the eight-minute stretch.

  • Warriors back on the winning...

    Finally, the Eminence boys' basketball team put a check in the win column Saturday night with a 58-49 outing against Paris High School, which broke a 12-game slump and gave the Warriors their second win of the season.

    It was a check long overdue.

    "The guys really needed this game," Eminence coach Keith Blackburn said of his 2-14 squad. "They've worked so hard, have stuck together through adversity and this was a deserving win against a quality opponent."

    The Warriors went back to the basics a few weeks ago, Blackburn said, and it showed on the court against Paris.

  • HCHS Swim Cats back in water...

    After a five-week break from racing, the Henry County Swim Cats dove back into competition last week with two meets. The team, composed of twins Kaitlin and Kara Blair and coached by their mother Melanie, raced at the Family Activity Center in Shelbyville last Wednesday and at Kentucky State University in Frankfort Saturday.

    Both girls got a jump start to the new year with season-best times.

  • Cats storm comeback, but lose in...

    The Henry County Wildcats' downward skid of losses stretched to six straight Friday night against Owen County, but the Cats were just a few plays away from being in the win column for the first time since they defeated East Jessamine the day after Christmas.

    Instead, they took a 57-51 overtime loss.

  • Playbook includes prayer

    If you watch the Henry County High School boys' basketball team closely, you will learn a few things. You will learn that the Wildcats are struggling a bit right now but are young with unlimited potential. You will learn they are usually undersized with a number of wing players, leaving Cody Hinkle and Cari Dunaway to do the dirty work inside on the boards. And you will learn that when they are on - with some deadly shooters on hand like Ben Roberts, Joey Pollard and Steven Tillett - they are on.

  • Ladycats break skid with '...

    The Henry County Ladycats took the lead with 3:30 left in the final quarter against the visiting Owen County Lady Rebels, and never looked back.

    The Ladycats, who were behind 34-28 before they came alive, used an 11-0 spurt during a crucial three-minute stretch to grab a manageable lead. They then held on for a 42-36 win in the closing minutes to snap an eight-game losing streak and improve to 3-10 overall, 2-4 in district play.

  • One step forward, two back for...

    The Eminence Lady Warriors might have ended their basketball game at Shelby County last Thursday with a lopsided 54-18 loss, but they took a step in the right direction during the fourth quarter when they won the final eight minutes of play, 10-7.

    But two days later, it was a step in the wrong direction for the Lady Warriors when they were defeated by Beechwood, a team nowhere near Shelby's caliber, 36-13. Now, Eminence coach Carter Martin is searching for answers.

  • EHS coach wants overhaul

    After the Eminence Warriors lost three more basketball games last week - Tuesday against Spencer County (71-33), Thursday against Louisville Collegiate (52-29) and Saturday against Kentucky Country Day (56-28) - their head coach, Keith Blackburn, wants the struggling squad to have a complete overhaul.

  • Eminence unable to defeat Brown...

    In a rematch of Eminence's 28-19 win over Brown High School just one week earlier, the Eminence Lady Warriors were unable to come away with another win over the Lady Bears Saturday night. This time around, Eminence came away four points short, losing 31-27.

    Brown stuck two players on Rachel Raisor, one on Candace Wells and one on Kelli Hawkins, while letting the other roam free. Raisor, despite the double coverage, still led Eminence in scoring with 10 points. Hawkins finished with nine points, Wells scored seven and Samantha Congelton added one.