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Today's Sports

  • Vision becomes reality

    During the 1980s - before Todd Gilley arrived at Henry County High School, before the football field switched directions from east-west to north-south and before a running track was laid around the field - visions were in place for a new athletic fieldhouse. The athletic programs needed a place to lift weights and workout, people in the community thought more than two decades ago.

    Now, with the help of Gilley, who transfered to Oldham County High School for four years before returning to HCHS as the athletics director in 2002, that vision has been completed.

  • Cats take second 11-point loss...

    The Henry County Wildcats had their first full week of practice with the entire basketball team last week, had a six-day break following a tough schedule that included 12 games in December and had Brad Taylor, who missed 10 games due to mono, back on the court.

    But all this, along with the comforts of playing in their own gym, wasn't enough to overcome Gallatin County Friday night.

  • Fieldhouse equals the right move

    It started with a vision and led to a plan. And two weeks ago, after the vision was accepted and the plan was finally put into place, the new athletic fieldhouse at Henry County High School was finished. The beneficiary: HCHS athletes, coaches, fans, parents and the entire community.

    Now, $75,000 in donations is needed to help furnish the inside to equip it with weights, locker rooms, bathrooms and workout space. I just hope those donations begin to flow in so the athletes can take advantage of this opportunity, which those before them could only dream about.

  • HC Ladycats still looking to get...

    With Friday night's 35-32 loss to Gallatin County, the Henry County girls' basketball team dropped to 2-9 overall, 1-3 in district play and took a seventh straight defeat.

    Henry's Jessica Booher swished a three-pointer basket, her third from the exact same spot in front of the rowdy high school fans in the corner, to give Henry a 13-7 lead midway through second quarter. But the Ladycats, who stayed in front for much of the game, wasn't able to put Gallatin away, and with 2:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gallatin knocked down a three-pointer to take the lead for good, 32-30.

  • Henry County Middle School...

    Trimble 46, Henry 22: The Henry County Middle School Wildcats fell behind by 10 points during the opening quarter against Trimble County on Nov. 19, and never recovered, losing to Trimble by 24 points, 46-22.

    Austyn Sailings led Henry in scoring with eight points, while Jake Hartlage and Jarod Payton scored five points each, Connor Johnson scored two points, and Andrew Pollard and James Wundrak scored one point apiece.

  • Lady Warriors emerge with first...

    Sports editor

    After a slow and rocky start to the 2007-08 campaign, the Eminence girls' basketball team managed to put a check in the win column last Thursday night when the Lady Warriors defeated Riverside Christian, 42-33.

    It was their first win this season, which saw the young Warriors drop their first seven games.

  • Dunaway, McClanahan play in All-...

    Sports editor

    The 2007 Henry County Wildcats celebrated one of their best football seasons on record with a 9-4 overall record, regular-season and playoff district titles and two playoff wins - the first two in the program's history, which dates back to the early 1960s.

    Now, that success is not going unnoticed.

  • HC drops first two at HCIT

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament last week, losing their first two games in the annual eight-team tournament to drop to the seventh-place game.

    The Cats, who entered the HCIT with a 3-3 record, were defeated by Oldham County (62-43) in opening-round action last Tuesday, then lost to Grant County (61-56) Thursday.

    Shelby County played South Oldham in the championship game Friday night, while Oldham played Spencer County for third-place honors, Grant played Ashland Blazar for fifth and Henry played Sayre for seventh.

  • Christmas, the hardest day to...

    It's a proven fact: the hardest day to work, and least productive, is the last day of work before Christmas.

    This 'tis true.

    I can't get my mind off flying reindeer, Santa Claus, presents and potlucks. Like many others, I'm not in the mood to work my final day before my brief Holiday break. But here I am anyway, trying to clear my mind and type these words.

  • HCIT in action

    If you build it, they will come.

    I'm not talking about a baseball diamond in the middle of a corn field - like in the 1989 film Field of Dreams - but a high school basketball gym in the middle of New Castle. Long before the movie was released, before Kevin Costner became a household name and before the if-you-build-it line became a catch phrase, there was a gymnasium built.

    And after it was built, they did come.