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Today's Sports

  • Hadden, Hensley top fall...

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    Here is a look back at the highlights of the 2016 fall sports season for Henry County teams.
     Hadden finishes tied for 15th at state golf tournament
    Henry County High School freshman Alex Hadden nearly won a regional championship the week before when he finished tied for first after 18 holes and then lost to a birdie by Ryle’s Ryan Clements.

  • Lady Cats finish season at state

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    Three Henry County Lady Cat cross country runners competed in the state meet held at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday.

    Senior Lilly Golden, junior Sydney Amyx and freshman Leanna Hawkins ran in the Class AA race and had good times on day when conditions were just about perfect.

    Hawkins finished first among the Lady Cats in a personal best time of 23:26.

  • Beechwood ends Warriors'...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Beechwood High School Friday night to take on the Class A powerhouse in the first round of the high school football playoffs and came away short of the Tigers by the score of 56-6.

    The Warriors had trouble early in the game holding onto the football, which gave the Tigers’ high-powered offense a short field on multiple occasions. The Tigers took advantage by converting four turnovers into touchdowns while sprinting out to a 35-0 lead after one period of play.

  • Off-season the key to promising...

    When looking back and assessing the just completed fall sports season, it would be easy to be pessimistic about the local high school sports scene. There weren’t many wins for the teams in the major sports and just a few individuals in the minor sports achieved the ultimate goal of reaching the state level of competition.

    But when you look at the rosters of these teams, you realize that the promise of some pretty exciting times could be ahead for our local fall sports teams.

  • Lady Titans defeat Warriors in...

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    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team had a difficult task ahead of them when they traveled to Shelbyville Oct. 25 to take on host Collins High School in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament.

    Collins came into the match with a record of 25-9 and had defeated the Warriors 25-7, 25-11 earlier in the season.

    But the Warriors came out and made a statement early on as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set on kills by Madison Sweeney and Keliegh Byers.

  • Three Lady Cats qualify for...

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    The Henry County High School cross country runners qualified for the state cross country meet to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend.

    Senior Lilly Golden, junior Sydney Amyx and freshman Leanna Hawkins all had times good enough to qualify as individuals at the Region 3, Class AA meet held at Creasey-Mahan Nature Preserve in Goshen Saturday.

  • Paynter not left behind

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    When McKinley Paynter goes into a Henry County Youth Football League game, everything stops – literally.

    “When we put McKinley in the game, we have a play called McKinley Right,” New Castle Chiefs Coach Bobby Nation said. “He lines up in the running back position and the quarterback hands him the ball and leads him. He usually stops and waves at the opposing players and then runs down the sideline.”

  • 'Epitome of a Wildcat'

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    As Henry County said farewell to their senior football players Friday night, one senior who received a lion’s share of the love was not in uniform.

    Devin Annis has been the HCHS football team’s number one fan the last two years because of a connection with the coaches and players.

    “Devin has special needs,” his mother, Duana Annis said. “He is on the autism spectrum although we don’t like to use the ‘A’ word.”

  • Wildcats fall to Spencer County...

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Spencer County Friday night in the final regular season game of the year. Two big plays and one key drive spelled doom for the Wildcats in the first half.

    The Wildcats’ first drive of the game stalled after they had made one first down, and Spencer County took over after a good punt by Trevyn Spencer at their own eight-yard line. On first and 10 the Bears’ Kadin Smith ripped off a 92-yard run to shock the Wildcats and their fans. The extra point made it 7-0 with 8:55 left in the first period.

  • Big second half sends Rebels...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owenton Friday night intent on showing the Owen County Rebels how much they had improved since last season and for one half looked well on their way to an upset of the Class AA school.

    The Warriors took the opening kick and drove down field to score on a 15-yard run by Eli Armstrong. Jared Golden threw to Luke Satterly for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead for the Warriors.