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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats weather storm at Grant

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Grant County Friday night to take on the Braves in a football game delayed for over two hours by thunderstorms.

    The game started on time but at the end of the first quarter with score still knotted at zero, the referees called a lightning delay.

    “It was about 8 o’clock when they stopped it,” HCHS Coach Matt Wright said. “By the time we started the second quarter it was 10:17.”

  • Warriors fly past Eagles

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Fort Knox Friday night and after a slow start swamped the Eagles in sloppy conditions.

    “It was pretty much the same all over the state Friday night,” EHS Coach Tye Lawson said. “Everybody was dealing with sloppy conditions. It rained all during pregame and early in the game and we had a hard time catching and holding onto the ball which made us a little tentative when the game started.”

  • Three sports keeping Kurtz busy...

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    In a time when many high school athletes are choosing to specialize in one sport, there are still a few athletes around who play multiple sports, but usually in different seasons.

    Keegan Kurtz is a multi-sport athlete playing three sports in one season.

    Kurtz has been a cross country runner since second grade. He has played youth, middle and high school soccer. This year he has added kicking for the football team to his busy fall sports schedule.

  • Wildcats fall to Grant, Bullitt...

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Grant County Aug. 28 and fell to the Braves by two goals.

    The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first when Roberto Reyes scored from close range on a corner kick into the box by Keegan Kurtz with just four minutes gone off the clock.

    Ten minutes later Grant County answered on a 20-yard shot from straightaway.

    “We left the guy completely unmarked,” HCHS coach Brian Oerther said. “It was just a defensive breakdown.”

  • Hensley wins Hilen tourney

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    Henry County High school golfer Maddie Hensley traveled to Frankfort to play as an individual in the Gene Hilen Invitational at Juniper Hills golf Course and came away with her first tournament victory of the year.

    It wasn’t easy for Hensley, as three other girls equaled her score of 72 to force a four-way play off that lasted for three holes.

    Hensley went par, birdie and par to win on the third playoff hole.

    HCHS vs. Walton,
    Holy Cross

  • Lady Cats lose to Walton, South...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Walton-Verona Aug. 27 to take on the Lady Bearcats and fell by a goal after leading at halftime.

    The Lady Cats scored the first two goals of the game. About nine minutes into the game, Celia Berry slipped a ball through the Walton defense to Janey Thompson on the right side of the penalty area. Thompson then passed to Presley Crowe standing ten yards from goal. Crowe fired past the goalkeeper to give HCHS a 1-0 lead.

  • EHS loses to Owen; Beats...

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted Owen County in a district matchup Thursday night and fell to the Lady Rebels 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21.

    The Warriors got off to a good start in the opening set and led 13-6. A kill by Aaliyah Bailey increased the lead to eight points at 15-7.

    Trailing 16-8, Owen County scored six straight points to close to within two points.

    After an EHS timeout, Kenya Vargas had a kill to slow the Lady Rebels’ momentum. After an EHS error, Madison Sweeney had another kill to make it 18-15.

  • Warriors, Wildcats run at Shelby...

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    The Henry County Wildcats and Eminence Warriors raced at Shelby County Saturday with Keegan Kurtz being the top varsity finisher for either team

    Kurtz finished 34th of 99 runners in a time of 19:37.

    Jackson Fischer, John Fischer and Avery Stivers finished in a pack a little further back. Jackson Fischer finished in 20 minutes, John Fischer finished in 20:02 and Stivers finished in 20:03

    Reza Abelardo led the EHS runners with an 82nd place finish in 24:22.

  • Wildcats beat Panthers in four...

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    There have been a lot of exciting games in the long-standing rivalry between the Henry County and Carroll County football teams and the one hosted by Henry County Friday night might have been one of the best.

    The Wildcats and Panthers played 48 minutes of smash mouth football and still needed four extra periods of play to decide a winner.

    Both teams struggled to move the ball in the opening period. Henry County went three and out on their first possession. The Panthers managed one first down on their first series.

  • HCHS shuts out Shelby, 10-0

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    The Henry County Lady Cats got another blowout win in their home opener against Shelby County Thursday. After defeating Spencer County 9-1 to open the season, the Lady Cats came back to score 10 goals against the Lady Rockets.

    Presley Crowe opened the scoring four minutes and 30 seconds into the game with a goal from 12 yards out after receiving a pass from Emma Morgan.