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Today's Sports

  • Blair twins end year at Region 3...

    When the top swimmers at the KHSAA Region 3 Championships lined up for the finals Saturday afternoon, a Henry County High School swimmer was taking her mark for the first time. And after Kaitlin Blair tapped poolside at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center in Versailles to end her 100-yard breaststroke race, history was made back at HCHS.

    Blair qualified for final-day action by placing 12th in the semifinals the day before, and then brought back to HCHS a 11th-place finish in the finals, the best-ever for the school that started a swimming program just three years ago.

  • Cats rain threes in victory

    In the first boys' basketball county showdown of the season Saturday night, the Henry County Wildcats picked a good time to catch fire against the host Eminence Warriors.

    Henry's shooting display started shortly after the cross-town rivals came out of the locker room following the halftime break, and by the time the fireworks came to a halt eight minutes later, the Wildcats had used a 24-5 spurt to stretch their lead to 55-27. The Cats then cruised in for the 70-49 win.

  • Eminence struggles with...

    Just a few days after defeating Silver Grove High School to win their third game of the season, the Eminence Lady Warriors took a 32-17 loss against Louisville Collegiate last Tuesday afternoon.

    Eminence (3-18 record) was trailing Collegiate (9-6) by 16 points before the Lady Warriors could score their first basket against the visiting Amazons. Rachel Raisor netted a running jumper with 3:42 left in the second quarter to put Eminence on the scoreboard for the first time.

  • Ladycats hang on down stretch...

    In a game of back-and-forth, up-and-down runs, the host Henry County Ladycats held off Kentucky Country Day Friday night in a two-point thriller, 37-35.

    The see-saw contest went back and forth until Henry went ahead for good with 16 seconds left off a Jessica Booher three-pointer. The Ladycats, who showed signs of breaking open the game before allowing KCD back into the contest several times, made their final move with 30 seconds remaining, which was enough to earn their fifth win of the season.

  • One Giant(s) loss for me

    When the clock finally ticked down to zero and the New York Giants celebrated one of the greatest upsets in all of sports against the New England Patriots, I was left more confused than I was during many of my college exams a few years back.

    Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

  • Showdown in Eminence

    In a battle for county bragging rights, the Henry County Ladycats never trailed against Eminence High School Friday night, pulling away to a lopsided 46-9 road victory in the first showdown between the two schools this season.

    The young squads have just one senior each in Henry's Jean-Anne Moore and Eminence's Kelli Hawkins, no juniors and rosters full of sophomores, freshmen and middle schoolers. So for the players on both sides, it was bragging rights for years to come.

  • Baughman: at 70, a true...

    It's a bit unusual for a farmer to also be a tennis player, especially back in the 1950s. But that's exactly how Henry Baughman, who now lives in Smithfield, started out.

    It was Sunday afternoons when the youngster would watch his dad play a few matches in Danville. Then, the family built an asphalt court right on their own farm - a resemblance to the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.

    The Baughmans played as often as they could, but between milking cows and going to school, it wasnt nearly as much as young Henry would have liked.

  • Historic argument: '86 vs...

    What would happen if the 1986 Henry County High School football team played the 2007 Wildcats?

    It's like comparing the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the 2007 New England Patriots - though on a more local scale. Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O'Neal - both in their primes of course. And, as we hear daily, apples to oranges. It really isn't fair comparing a team from two decades ago to a team of today, but it sure is fun trying.

  • Cats display best 'team...

    Against Trimble County last Monday night, the Henry County Wildcats snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Raiders, 63-49. But more important than a win, it was one of the best team efforts in a long time, coach Jason Holland said.

    Three Wildcats reached double digits in scoring with Cody Hinkle (16 points), Ben Roberts (10 points) and Steven Tillett (10 points), eight different players scored, including 19 points from the bench, and Henry had 15 assists, 15 steals and forced Trimble into 22 turnovers.

  • 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.