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Today's Sports

  • Elite Eight or MMA?

    I hate to even attempt to analyze the games played this weekend in the NCAA tournament after my dismal performance in our Henry Hoopla contest, but I guess I’m still considered the resident expert so here goes.

    The Elite Eight was characterized by the sudden absence of referees in long stretches of those games. After a season of calling games closer and actually following through on the repeated attempts to move back to the free flowing game that college basketball used to be, the referees resorted to the old style of letting the teams hammer each other.

  • Hadden wins on GolfWeek Tour

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    Alex Hadden won his second tournament of the season in the Golfweek Tour event at Keene Run Country Club in Nicholasville March 19 and 20.

    Hadden shot a one-over 73 in the opening round to position himself in second place going into the second round. He shot three-over 75 on the second day to total a 148 and win by five strokes over Peyton Short of Greenwood, Ind., and Stephen Warren of Owensboro in the boys 13 and under division of the tour.

  • Murray, Prather combine on no-...

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Frankfort Thursday night to take on the Frankfort High School Panthers and won 10-0 in five innings.

    The Wildcats got strong pitching as starter Daniel Murray and reliever Blake Prather combined on a no-hitter.

    Murray went four innings and struck out seven while walking one batter. Prather allowed one walk in his inning of relief but that runner was cut down in a double play.

  • Lady Cats win close one vs....

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    The Henry County Lady Cats took advantage of the first full week of the season to play five games last week. The Lady Cats dropped games to Ballard and Walton-Verona on March 15 and 16, respectively, before playing in a tournament at Campbellsville where they went 1-2.

    Cumberland Co. 10 HCHS 7

    The Lady Cats took on Cumberland County in the first game of the Campbellsville Classic Saturday.

  • Bracket challenge indeed

    To say that this year’s NCAA tourney has been a challenge for me is to put it mildly. First of all, I decided to change to a different website for our Henry Hoopla contest this year.

    I made this decision last year after we had several people tell me they had trouble accessing the CBSSports.com site for March Madness.

  • EHS softball falls to Danville,...

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Danville High School to take on the Lady Admirals in their first game of the season Friday.

    After four innings the Lady Admirals led just 3-1, but the Warriors’ defense let them down in the later innings as they fell 9-3.

    Danville scored two runs in the third when they led off with a walk, followed with a single, got a sacrifice fly and singled.

    The Warriors got a run in the top of the fourth when Madison Dockter stole home to make it 2-1.

  • College update: Young thrives...

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    Former Henry County Wildcats basketball player Austin Young recently finished his sophomore season for the Thomas More Saints and had another good year with the Division III team from Crestview Hills in Northern Kentucky.

    The Saints finished with a 17-11 overall record. They had a 12-6 record in the President’s Athletic Conference and made it to the finals of the conference tournament where they fell to regular season champions, St. Vincent College, by three points.

  • HC track competes at CAL

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    The Henry County track team traveled to Louisville Christian Academy to participate in the Harry Greschel Invitational meet Saturday in cold, wet conditions that had some events such as the 110-meter high hurdles cancelled.

    Despite the rough conditions, several Wildcats were able to set baseline performances.

    “I felt good about our performance considering the elements that we had to perform in,” HCHS Coach Phillip Allen said. “I learned that my team is always ready to compete and give it their all.

  • HC Lady Cats outslug Generals,...

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    If the first game of the season is any indicator, the 2016 Henry County Lady Cats will be an offensive machine again this year.

    The Lady Cats pounded out 10 hits and scored 12 runs in their first game of the season against the Thomas Nelson Generals at home Friday night.

    The Lady Cats got off to good start as they put out the Generals 1-2-3 in the first inning and then came to the plate and scored two runs to take an early lead.

    The Generals rallied in the third inning to score three runs and take the lead.

  • Wildcats maul Mustangs in opener

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    The Henry County Wildcats baseball team got their season off to a good start with a 15-0 pounding of the Moore Mustangs in Louisville Saturday.

    Despite wet conditions, the Wildcats made just one error and patiently waited for the Mustangs’ pitcher to wear down in the late innings to break open a close game and end it after five innings.