Today's Sports

  • 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."

  • Farmer and Crawford win races;...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    At a weekly North Central Kentucky Conference meet last Tuesday afternoon, the Henry County cross country team came away with its best placing this season.

    Brittany Crawford won the girls' varsity race and led the Ladycats to first in the team competition, while Larry Farmer won the boys' race and led the Wildcats to second, behind Trimble County.

  • A glance back at the past

    Stories, stories and more stories. I can never get enough of hearing about people who lived through amazing times and accomplished amazing feats - "the good old days" as they're so often called.

    That 10-foot jumper may have turned into a 20-footer over the years, that solo home run may have turned into a grand slam and that game-deciding touchdown pass may have stretched out by a few yards. With each tick off the clock, these stories only grow. Nonetheless, it's still great to hear from those who lived through these almost mythical times.

  • Ladycats knock out Lady Warriors...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    The last time Henry County's volleyball team won 17 matches during the regular season was in 2003, when the 17-9 squad was knocked out of the opening round of the 28th District tournament by cross-town rival Eminence. But this time around, four years later, the HCHS Ladycats came away with an opening round 2-0 win over the EHS Warriors, which gave the Cats their second consecutive trip to the district finals and a second berth into the 8th Region tournament.

  • Third class officially inducted...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    With laughter, tears and smiles, the third class of the Eminence Hall of Fame was officially inducted Saturday night at a banquet in the school's cafeteria.

    Among those inducted this year were J.S. Robertson, Harvey Marcum, Wallace Lowrey, Harold Frazier, Daisy Stinson-Sneed, Wayne Gunnell, Don VanMeter, Gino Kirchner, Vance Blade, Jim Willhite and Keith Blackburn. They were also honored at halftime of the Evangel Christian football game Friday night.

  • Cats remain perfect in district...

    By Tommie Kendall, Sports editor

    Four different Henry County players celebrated in the end zone Friday night, and the Wildcats came away with a 40-22 win over Western Hills, which improved the Cats record to 5-2 and a perfect 2-0 among Class 3A, District Four opponents.

    Travis McClanahan and Cari Dunaway caught two touchdown passes each, Josh Rahm added another and Cody Miracle ran in a touchdown in the HCHS win.

  • Former EHS track star, Jim Green...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    During the 1960s, people came from all around to watch the lightning-fast Jim Green tear down the runway with record times. The speedster was an attraction at Eminence High School, the University of Kentucky and on the Professional Track Circuit.

    Now, the 1967 Eminence High School graduate and 1971 UK graduate is considered one of the best athletes to ever come from UK.

  • First HCHS soccer season ends...

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    The inaugural soccer season at Henry County High School came to an end last Thursday afternoon, but the 13 junior varsity players, coach Shannon Snider and some others in the county are already thinking about next year.

    They are thinking about future games, future seasons, and the possibility of a varsity team when they step on the field again.