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Today's Sports

  • Peyton shoots 34 on Senior Night

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    The Henry County Lady Cats held senior night for MacKenzie Peyton in a match with Shelby County on Sept. 10 and Peyton celebrated in style by shooting a two-under 34 on her home course.

    Peyton got off to a rocky start with a bogey on the first hole and then birdied three of the final eight holes in very windy conditions.

    Shelby County won the team competition with a score of 170 to Henry County’s 192. Madison Thomas was low scorer for the Lady Rockets with a 41.

  • Wildcats host tournament

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    The Henry County Wildcat golf team hosted Trimble County on Sept. 9 and defeated the Raiders 190-217.

    Alex Hadden led the way with a 40 while Isaac Klempner was second with a 43. Jakob Beckley had a 53 and Dustin Love rounded out the team scoring with a 54.

    “Alex and Isaac continue to play well,” Coach Steve Galyon said. “I’m sure Alex wants to shoot under par and he certainly has that capability. Isaac is bringing his average down and that’s good.”

  • Cross Country Cats improve at...

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    The Henry County cross country team traveled to Goshen on Saturday to compete in North Oldham High School’s Rumble through the Jungle Invitational meet.

    The temperature at meet time was much different than in their first meet at Shelby County last week where it was hot and very humid. The cooler, drier temperatures led to vastly improved performances for the Wildcats as every varsity boy and girl improved their time significantly.

  • Wildcats run all over Rebels, 63...

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    The Henry County Wildcat football team continued its winning ways with a third-consecutive win and second-consecutive blowout victory to open the season. The Wildcats did it in familiar fashion – using their power running game and their stifling defense to march to a 43-point win over Owen County.

    The scoring opened with Devin Hagen running it in from 26 yards out at the 10:15 mark of the first quarter. Jacob Buckley’s point-after attempt made it 7-0.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors, 3-1

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    The Henry County Lady Cats went into hostile territory on Sept. 2 and came away with a hard-fought 3-1 win over the host Eminence Warriors.

    The first game was close most of the way but the Lady Cats got some breathing room on a hitting error by the Warriors that made it 18-15 in favor of Henry County. From there the Lady Cats got strong net play from Megan Payton to close out the game on a 7-2 run and win 25-17. Payton had two kills and two well placed tips in the final run.

  • Lady Cats fall to Walton

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    A slow start doomed the Henry County Lady Cats’ soccer team on Sept. 3 at Walton-Verona.

    The Bearcats scored just 6:30 into the match after the teams had played fairly evenly in the opening minutes. The goal came from 25 yards out on the right wing on an excellent shot from a tight angle.

    After the score Walton threatened again with 10:20 left in the half but Sophie Hughes made a nice save for the Lady Cats. Hughes would make three more saves in the closing minutes of the half to keep the Lady Cats in the game.

  • Cats lose to J-town, Waggener

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    The Henry County Wildcat soccer team traveled to Verona on Sept. 3 to take on the Walton-Verona Bearcats and came away with a one-goal loss.

    The game opened with the Bearcats getting the first two good chances but goalkeeper Coleton Aneszko was up to the task and made two excellent saves.

    The Wildcats first chance came in the 27th minute when Trevor Sanders had his shot on goal from about 15 yards out on the right wing saved by the Walton goalkeeper.

  • Riverview squeaks by Warriors,...

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    Only fifty seconds stood between the Eminence Warriors and their first victory of the year when a controversial decision gave the ball to Riverview Academy.

    “We had the ball at about the fifty and were driving when they said DeMarcus fumbled,” Coach Paul McDowell said. “We thought his hand and knee were down before the ball came out.”

  • Sports Briefs

    Lady Cats compete in Bowling Green Invitational

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Bowling Green on Saturday to test their skills on the Bowling Green Country Club course that is home to the state tournament.

    The Lady Cats totaled 383, which was good for 10th place, while Sacred Heart shot 320 to take first place in the 22-team field.

    Individually, MacKenzie Peyton had a rough outing, finishing with a 77 that was good for 11th place. Maddie Hensley shot 82, Nikki Perkinson recorded a 102 and Bayleigh Boyer shot 122.

  • Lady Cats fall to Waggener,...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Louisville on Sept. 3 to take on the Waggener Wildcats hoping to build some momentum after wins over district rivals Owen County and Eminence. But the Lady Cats fell flat after getting off to a good start, losing 25-19, 25-19.