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Today's Sports

  • 2016 spring sports review

    sports@hclocal.com

    The spring sports season wrapped up last week with Henry County baseball’s exit from the regional tournament in the semifinal round against Simon Kenton. As the summer break begins, it is time to look back at the teams that graced the playing surfaces of our local schools this spring.

    HCHS baseball goes deep in postseason

    The last couple of weeks of baseball season were filled with high drama on the diamond for the Henry County Wildcats.

  • Wildcats finish second in...

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    The Henry County Wildcats and Carroll County Panthers met in a 31st District semifinal May 24. Henry County came out on top 1-0. A single run in the bottom of the sixth decided the outcome as Henry County’s Jaydon Berry and Carroll County’s Justin Ray engaged in a pitcher’s duel.

    The winning run scored when Trey Wills came home on a double to centerfield by Berry.

  • Lady Cats win 31st District...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats used strong pitching and timely hitting to power their way to the 31st District tournament title with a 10-0 win against Eminence and a 15-2 victory over Carroll County.

    HCHS 10 EHS 0

    The Lady Cats took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first against the Warriors in their semifinal matchup May 23.

  • Wildcats down Dragons in...

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    The Henry County Wildcats bounced back from their heartbreaking defeat in the 31st district finals with a 6-1 win over South Oldham in the first round of the regional tournament.

    Jaydon Berry pitched a complete game. He struck out six, walked two and gave up two hits in seven innings on the mound. The Dragons’ only run was unearned.

  • Three Track Cats compete at...

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    Three athletes from Henry County High School competed at the state Class AA track meet at the University Of Kentucky Friday.

    Cameron Johnson set a personal record in the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 10.75 inches to take third in that event. It was six inches farther than his previous best jump. Johnson also competed in the long jump and finished 12th with a jump of 19 feet, two inches.

    Connor Finley finished seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.53.

  • Sports Briefs

    Chrissy Roberts basketball camp

    Chrissy Roberts’ annual basketball camp will be held June 20-21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eminence High School gym.

    Cost is $50 and includes camp T-shirt, lunch and skills instruction from the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball coaching staff. Coach Roberts is an EHS alumnus who has been the head coach at EKU for eight years.

    Registration forms may be picked up at the Eminence High School front office.

    DeBurger named female athlete of the year

  • EHS defeats Gallatin in district...

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team pulled off a huge upset in the opening game of the 31st District tournament Sunday afternoon when they defeated the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats 4-2. Gallatin County defeated the Warriors 15-0 and 13-3 in their two regular season matchups.

    The Warriors got off to a good start when they pushed across three runs in the top of the first inning.

  • HCHS qualifies three for state

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    HCHS seniors Connor Finley and Cameron Johnson and junior Sara Finley all qualified for the 2016 KHSAA state track meet at the regional meet at Christian Academy of Louisville May 18.

    Johnson finished third in the triple jump but qualified with one of the 10 best jumps in Class AA outside the automatic qualifying spots. His distance of 41-09.5 was good enough to beat almost everyone else in the state except his regional rivals.

    Johnson finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 21-01.5.

  • Lady Cats fall 9-7 to end season

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Paris Lady Hounds in their final regular season game Thursday night after an eight-day layoff because of bad weather.

    The rust showed as the Lady Cats committed five errors and gave up three unearned runs in a 9-7 loss after putting together a six-game winning streak in May.

    Paris opened the game with three runs in the top of the first with a walk, two singles, a double and a Lady Cat error.

    The Lady Hounds added a run in the second inning with a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a single.

  • Warriors drop two

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    The Eminence Warriors closed out the home portion of their schedule with senior night May 16 against Walton-Verona. Before the game outgoing players, Austin Perry, Mitchell Metten and Kyle Montgomery, were honored.

    When the game started, Walton jumped on the Warriors for two runs in the first inning. They added three runs in the third and three in the fourth to make it 8-0.

    The Warriors scored a run in the bottom of the fourth when Jared Golden reached on a bunt hit, stole second and third and came home on a double by Andrew Coomes.