Today's Sports

  • Local runners compete on...

    Racing against some of the top age-group runners in the country, Henry County had five athletes compete in the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships at Masterson Station Park in Lexington all day Saturday.

    They raced for Team Kentucky — a mixture of some of the best in the state — on a day that featured 13 national-championship events. The youngsters from Henry County finished their school-affiliated seasons within the last few weeks, and Saturday’s Team Kentucky meet was the season finale for them this cross-country season.

  • Community Center gets huge...

    Replacing an old concrete floor with a shiny wooden one, and bringing in two new basketball goals, the Eminence Community Life Center has gotten a huge upgrade during the last few weeks, highlighted by the official opening last Monday morning.

    The floor and goals were finished one week earlier, but Monday signaled the first time action was seen on the court. The first bounce of the ball and bank shot sparked what should be an exciting move for the center, owned by Eminence Independent School and located next to the high school’s sports complex.

  • Spencer win secures Henry home...

    Thanks to a 41-8 win over Spencer County on Friday night, Henry County’s football team has secured home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 3A State Playoffs.

    The Wildcats scored the game’s first 28 points en route to a big lead in the first half. It came on Senior Night, Homecoming and the final district outing of the season. The seniors made sure this would not be their final time at home — they will play Moore High School on Nov. 5 in the playoffs.

  • Ladycats opened soccer district...

    The Henry County girls’ soccer team finished the regular season with a 6-8 overall record, dropping both games last week, and opened the 16th District tournament on Tuesday night against North Oldham.

    The Ladycats entered the postseason with an 8-2 loss against Walton-Verona last Wednesday night, and a 6-2 loss to Spencer County on Thursday. It left them with six wins this season, their most since the program was started three years ago.

  • New team emerging

    You know how the Eminence volleyball players know they have reached that level, the one they’ve been aiming for all season? Their reaction to a loss. Yes, a loss.

    It took the final game of the regular season to get it out of them. The Lady Warriors have arrived, and them being upset following a 2-1 loss to Trimble County last Thursday night broke the news. They expected to win, played to win, and came up just short.

  • Eminence loses big to Frankfort...

    Following a disappointing 66-8 loss to Frankfort in Saturday’s quarterfinals of the Division 3 State Playoffs, Eminence Middle School coach Larry Montgomery was stern in saying the finale was not a reflection of his team this season.

  • XC teams race at DeSales

    Led by Cassey Fischer’s sixth-place finish, both Henry County and Eminence cross-country teams competed at the DeSales Invitational at McNeely Lake Park in Louisville on Saturday.

    Henry and Eminence will have runners compete at the Meet of Champions this Saturday — the elementary and middle school races are considered the official Kentucky championships for those age groups — and the regional races will be held the following Saturday at various sites across the state.

  • Cats drop district opener

    In what was the District Four opener for Henry County’s football team, the Wildcats lost to visiting North Oldham on Friday night, 24-9.

    Playing against former coach Billy Martin, the Wildcats finished with three interceptions, two fumbles and gave the ball to North on downs at the tail end of another drive in a game the Cats could never get going.

  • Ladycats fall to Shelby for...

    It was not a disappointing season for Henry County’s volleyball team, but it was a disappointing end.

    The Ladycats hosted Shelby County on Monday night in the first round of the 30th District tournament, and lost 2-0. Shelby ended the best-of-three series with 25-8 and 25-22 wins to advance to Wednesday night’s finals against either Martha Layne Collins or Anderson County, and secure a spot into the 8th region tournament.

  • Column debate ends in a draw

    I had a debate with myself Tuesday morning — yes, this happens often. Note: it was while there was a tornado warning in the area, so this debate didn’t last too long.