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Today's Sports

  • Henry and Western Hills set to...

    Sports editor

    Five weeks after Henry County defeated Western Hills, 40-22, the two Class 3A, District Four teams will be at it again. But this time, there will be a little more at stake.

  • Youngsters showing their stuff

    I don't want to get too far ahead of myself - I have a problem doing that at times - but thinking about the future Henry County High School and Eminence High School football teams make me grin a bit.

    And if you're a fan of either squad, it should make you smile, too.

  • Farmers, Crawford advance

    Sports editor

    Henry County's cross country team was short on numbers Saturday in the Class 2A, Region 3 Championships in Goshen, but the Cats managed to qualify half of their runners for the Kentucky State Cross Country Championships the following weekend.

    Brittany Crawford, the lone Henry runner in the girls' varsity race, finished 12th to advance, while Larry Farmer finished 10th in the boys' varsity race and Travis Farmer finished 17th. Other Henry runners included Mike Beavin, who finished 33rd, Brandon Goodwin, 35th, and Timothy Ashby, 55th.

  • Younger players give squad a...

    Sports editor

    With a 7-3 record and a regular-season District Four title behind them, and a Class 3A state playoff game on their home field this Friday night, the Henry County Wildcats are on a upswing. But, according to junior varsity coach Lyndon Johnson, that swing will only get higher.

  • Warriors hope to contain speedy...

    Sports editor

    Eminence's football team hung with Frankfort High School through two quarters on Oct. 19, trailing the highly-ranked Panthers just 7-0 at the break. But Frankfort, who was ranked second among Class A teams at the time, scored 30 points during the second half, allowed Eminence to squeak into the end zone just once, and pulled away to a convincing 37-8 win.

    Now, three weeks later, the teams will be squaring off once again, this time in the opening round of the Class A Football State Tournament. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday night on Frankfort's home turf.

  • Henry County Cross Country team...

    The Class 2A, Region 3 Championship was a record-breaking affair for coach Ricky Drawbaugh and his Henry County Cats last season.

    Henry displayed a perfect peak as nine of its 11 runners set personal records, the boys' team qualified for the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships for the second consecutive year, and Brittany Crawford and Cassey Fischer qualified individually. Now, a year later, the second-year head coach wants his team to duplicate last year's feat.

  • Eminence Cross Country team...

    The last time Eminence had a runner at the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships was in 2005 when Richard Sanford placed 43rd, while the last time the Warriors had a girl compete at the state meet was in 1999 when Casey Hargrove placed 52nd.

    Now, after a two-year streak for the boys' team and a seven-year streak on the girls' side, coach Scott McClamroch wants Eminence to be represented against the best in the state once again. But he knows it will take above-average performances to get the job done.

  • From kicking a soccer ball to a...

    Three steps back. Two steps over. Go for it.

    That's all Matt Doane thinks about before a Friday night kick - all he wants to think about. In the blink of an eye, the football is snapped by Clint Nutter, placed on the ground by Travis McClanahan and booted into the air by Doane, who more than likely will send the ball sailing between the crossbars. The three-step routine is all Doane has time to think about, which suits him just fine.

  • Oct. 31 already? Really?

    Usually, Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. When early October rolls around, I usually already have a costume picked out. And when the day finally arrives, Im more than ready to squeeze my way into the scary, funny or odd-looking costume, put on the makeup (typically, its the only time of the year I wear makeup), and bring out my best acting skills to portray the character Im dressed as.

  • Seven EHS players score in 54-6...

    Steve Frommeyer tried to spread things out against Evangel Christian on Saturday, but the long-time Eminence football coach didn't expect things to go as smooth as it did.

    When the four quarters came to an end, 20 different Eminence players made tackles, 12 ran the football and seven reached the end zone. The lopsided eight-man game left Eminence ahead 54-6, which improved its record to 5-5 and dropped Evangel to 0-7.

    "We decided to spread things out and let everyone have a chance," Frommeyer explained. "It was a good opportunity for our younger kids to get in the game."