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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats advance to regional...

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    The Henry County Wildcats opened 31st district play Feb. 24 against the Carroll County Panthers at Gallatin County High School with a chance to play in the 8th Region tournament on the line. The teams split their two regular season contests with each winning on the opponents’ home court.

    Most district fans saw the game as a toss up and it looked that way for most of the first half with Henry County holding a small lead most of the way. But the Wildcats poured it on in the second half and pulled away for a 74-54 win.

  • Lady Cats beat Warriors; fall to...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats faced the Eminence Warriors Feb. 22 in the first round of the district tournament. The winner would gain the right to move on and take on the top seeded Owen County Lady Rebels the following night in the semifinals.

    Eminence took the lead on a put back by Madison Dockter 56 seconds into the game.

    Consecutive mid-range jumpers by Maddie Hensley gave Henry County their first lead with 6:03 to go in the first period.

  • Warriors' season ends in...

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    The Eminence Warriors had a tall task ahead of them if they wanted to qualify for the Eighth Region tournament this season.

    They had to beat Gallatin County in the first round of the 31st District tournament on the Wildcats’ home floor, and then knock off Eighth Region favorite Owen County. For a while it looked like they might just get their chance at the mighty Rebels as they led several times in the second half against the host Wildcats.

  • Cameron Johnson to play for...

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    Henry County Wildcat wide receiver/defensive back Cameron Johnson signed a letter of intent Friday in the Henry County High School Library to play football for the Georgetown College Tigers next fall.

    Johnson was a member of the all-district football team and played in the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl all-star game this past season.

    Johnson considered playing for several colleges including Eastern Kentucky, Morehead, Lindsey Wilson, The Cumberlands and Georgetown.

  • Gilley says goodbye

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    As the Lady Cats’ last game of the season wound down and the outcome became apparent, HCHS Coach Todd Gilley emptied his bench and the Lady Cats, one by one, came to the bench visibly upset that they were not able to give their coach one more win. Gilley shared a hug and a quiet word with each player as they sat on the sidelines awaiting the final buzzer.

  • EHS girls set new standard

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team has not won more than seven games in a season since 1993 when they won the 30th district championship behind the outstanding play of Chrissy Roberts, the best female player in Warrior basketball history.

    This year’s team managed 11 wins with a team consisting mostly of freshmen.

    In EHS Coach Zach Adiar’s first season, the team won two games. Last year they won seven games. EHS athletic director Chris Nethery said this of the job Adiar has done:

  • Henry Hoopla coming soon

    It is almost time for our annual Henry Hoopla NCAA bracket contest.

    This year we will use espn.com’s Tournament Challenge to register online if you would like to enter your picks directly.

    But fear not, if you wish to make your picks on paper, we will still have brackets available in the March 16 issue of the newspaper or you can still pick up a copy of the brackets at our office after the field has been set on March 13.

  • Sports Briefs

     

    EHS, HCHS players named All-District

    EHS’ Madison Dockter and Jake McKinley were named to the 31st District all-tournament team. Dockter scored eight points in the Warriors loss to HCHS.

    McKinley scored 14 points in the Warriors’ overtime loss to Gallatin County.

    Lady Cats Sarah Foree and Maddie Hensley were named to the girls team.

    Foree had 13 points in the Lady Cats’ win against Eminence and Hensley had 15 points in the their loss to Owen County.

  • Warriors win 3 of 4 to finish...

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    To say the Eminence Warriors basketball team is hot would be an understatement. The Warriors are averaging 88.1 points per game over the last six games and 97.3 points per game over the last three games.

    They peaked in their home game with Evangel on Feb. 15 when they defeated the Eagles 103-63.

    The Warriors scored 42 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second to lead 72-33 at halftime.

    Jake McKinley was on fire to start the game according to EHS Coach Chris Nethery.

  • Wildcats wallop Raiders, 62-37

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    The Wildcats hosted the North Oldham Mustangs in their final regular season game Thursday night and fell victim to a torrid shooting display by the visitors in a 66-54 loss.

    North Oldham hit 14 of 22 3-point attempts on their way to the 12-point victory. Two of the misses came during mop up time with the substitutes for both teams playing the final two minutes.

    The game started slowly with both teams having long possessions that ended up netting just one point for North Oldham.