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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats outlast Commanders, 64-...

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    The Henry County Wildcats celebrated homecoming with a comeback win over Washington County Saturday night in front of a large crowd of supporters. 

    The Wildcats started slowly on the offensive end and found themselves falling into a deep hole.

    Trailing 8-6 with 4:38 left in the first quarter, Washington County went on an 11-0 run to lead 17-8 over the next two minutes and 19 seconds.

  • Warriors slay Wyverns

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted the St. Francis Wyverns Jan. 31 and came from behind for a 76-69 victory.

    After the Wyverns scored the opening basket, the Warriors took a 4-2 lead on baskets by Dre Wright and Dakadrian Saunders.

    The lead seesawed back and forth until the Wyverns scored six straight points to take a 13-10 lead with 2:25 left in the opening period.

    Leading 15-14 with 1:27 left in the period, St. Francis scored the final two baskets to lead 19-14 going into the second period.

  • EHS drop three games

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    The EHS Warriors girls’ team traveled to Gallatin County Jan. 31 to take on the Lady Wildcats and fell 61-47.

    “We got off to a decent start,” EHS Coach Jerry Skeeter said. “We were only down 12-10 at the end of the first period.”

    But the Warriors went cold on offense during the second period and were outscored 11-5 by Gallatin County to trail at halftime 23-15.

  • Lady Cats defeat Warriors, Lady...

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    Round one of the female version of the local rivalry came late this year due inclement weather as the Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Eminence Warriors Jan. 30. The Lady Cats had to mount a comeback to take round one  and get their second distict win of the season.

    It was all Eminence in the early going as they pulled out to a 10-2 lead. Lexi Tillett, Emilie Ethington, Kenya Vargas and Tavi West all scored in the opening run for the Warriors.

  • Warriors topple Owen, lose to...

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Owen County Rebels in an important district seeding game Jan. 23 and used a strong third quarter showing to power their way to their third consecutive district win.

    Eminence took a 5-3 lead on a 3-pointer by Braedin Hinkley with 5:48 to go in the first period. 

    After an Owen County put back, Josh Dotson drained another 3-pointer for the warriors to make it 8-5, Dre Wright followed that with an inside basket to make it a five-point lead with 3:37 left in the opening period.

  • Wildcats down Demons

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Williamstown Friday night and came away with a 15-point victory despite a poor shooting night.

    Henry County used a strong inside game to overcome their shooting woes as they scored 38 of their 53 points in the paint.

    The Wildcats were up 12-8 after the first period and extended the gap to 15 points at 30-15 by halftime.

  • EHS girls drop three

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville Jan. 22 to take on Whitefield Academy and fell to the Lady Wildcats 81-67.

    The Warriors started out hot and outscored Whitefield 24 to 19 in the first period.

    But the Warriors could not sustain the offensive momentum into the second period as the Lady Wildcats outscored them 16-12 to cut the Warriors’ lead to one point at 36-35 going into halftime.

  • Lady Cats outlast Lady Raiders,...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Trimble County Lady Raiders Jan. 22 and after building a double-digit lead in the third period, held on to win by five points.

    Katherine Buckler got the Lady Cats off to a good start with a 3-pointer to open the game but Trimble County matched it with a long-range bomb of their own one minute later before the scoring slowed down for the rest of the period.

  • Warriors' fast start dooms...

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    The host Eminence Warriors used a strong start to propel them to an important district win over Carroll County Saturday.

    The Warriors opened the scoring with a 3-pointer by Braedin Hinkley and went on to score 12 more points before Carroll County finally scored on a put back to make it 15-2 with 1:34 left in the first period. The Warriors finished the period with a 17-6 lead.

  • Wildcats defeat Raiders

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    After a week of snow and cold, fans turned out in large numbers Friday night to watch the host Henry County Wildcats take on the Trimble County Raiders. Most of those fans were hoping to see another thriller between the two teams like the double-overtime win by the Wildcats in the Henry County Invitational back in December.

    It looked like it might be another tight one as the Wildcats and Raiders traded baskets for the first period and a half.