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  • Defense? Warriors outscore...

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    When the Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville last season to play Atherton High School, Coach Tye Lawson thought his team was a little intimidated to start the game and as a result fell into an early hole before coming back to close the gap to 27-18 by the end of the game.

    It was a game they felt they let slip away.

    The Warriors were more than ready to make up for that Friday night when they hosted the Rebels. 

  • HCHS picks up two district wins

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    The Henry County Wildcats soccer team got off to a good start in their quest to earn the top seed in the 31st District tournament with wins over Gallatin County and Owen County last week.

    Sept. 4 the Wildcats traveled to Warsaw and came away with a thrilling victory that required penalty kicks to settle.

  • Hadden wins home tourney

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted their annual golf tournament Saturday at the Henry County Country Club in less than ideal conditions but still had a good showing as they finished fourth in a 14-team field.

    Alex Hadden took individual honors with a 74 while teammate Isaac Klempner finished in the top seven with a 77. It was Hadden’s third tournament win of the year.

    Wyatt Pittman shot 94 and Will Peyton shot 96 to round out a score of 341 for the Wildcats. Maddox shot 103 playing as the Wildcats’ fifth golfer.

  • Lady Cats roll past Gallatin

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    The Henry County Lady Cats soccer team traveled to Warsaw Sept. 4 to take on the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats in their first district matchup of the season and came away with a resounding 6-0 victory.

    The Lady Cats scored five of their six goals in the first half and cruised the rest of the way.

    Presley Crowe opened the scoring with 35:20 left in the first half when Megan Abney slipped a through ball to her. Crowe pulled the keeper out of goal and then went by her to score from close range into an empty net.

  • Spencer beats Wildcats, 28-14

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Spencer County Friday night and fell behind early then made a comeback before Spencer County put the game away late.

    Spencer County scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak after a long drive in the first period to take a 7-0 lead.

    The Bears doubled their lead later in the period on a 62-yard pass play before adding a third score in the second period on a 13-yard touchdown pass to lead 21-0 at halftime.

    The Wildcats got a break in the third period that helped them get back in the game.

  • Lady Cats move to 4-0 in...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats continued their strong start to the season with a 3-0 win over Gallatin County in Warsaw Sept. 4.

    The Lady Cats took the first set 25-7.

    “Serves won us this set,” HCHS Coach Kara Capps said. “We had strong zonal serving.”

    The Lady Cats cruised almost as easily in the second, winning 25-10.

    “Our strong serving continued and we also ran effective offense to gain points,” Capps said.

  • EHS beat Gallatin; make semis of...

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    The Eminence Warriors started a busy week of volleyball with a trip to Walton-Verona on Sept. 4 where they fell to the Lady Bearcats 2-0.

    Walton won the first set 25-11.

    Midway through the first set, EHS lost Madison Sweeney to an ankle injury.

    “Once that happened, we just could not mentally rebound,” EHS Coach Ed Sweeney said.

    Walton took the second set 25-13.

  • Wildcats, Warriors Rumble in the...

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    The Henry County and Eminence cross country teams got to test their running skills in extremely sloppy conditions Saturday when they traveled to Goshen for North Oldham High School’s Rumble Through the Jungle meet.

    The conditions were so bad that after the high school races were completed the hill in the woods with no grass was cut out of the middle school races due to dangerous conditions.

  • Lady Cats beat Lady Rebels

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Owen County Lady Rebels Thursday afternoon and came away with a 165-182 victory.

    Nikki Perkinson led the way with a two-under par 34 after eagling the par-5 eighth hole.

    Maddie Hensley shot 37, Carleigh Peyton shot 43 and Hannah Merowelli shot 52 to complete the scoring for HCHS.

  • Lady Cats take round one of net...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats got a huge district road victory over their archrival Eminence Warriors Aug. 28.

    The Lady Cats came out strong and jumped out to a 20-2 lead in the first set before settling for a 25-7 win.

    The second set was closer as both teams struggled to string together serves in the early going.

    The Warriors began to get their strong frontline game going as Maddie Sweeney, Kenya Vargas and Aaliyah Bailey had kills early on to take a 14-12 lead.