Today's Sports

  • UK's bad actor unites Cats...

     As Saturday approached I began to think about the fact that my vacation was about to end and that my oldest daughter was about to head back to college.

    So when she put forth the idea of going to see a movie on Saturday I was totally on board. We both agreed that the 1:30 start time looked like the best bet for both of us.

    Later, I noticed that would mean that I would miss the UK/U of L football game. There was no way I was backing out of quality time with my girl so I just set the DVR and decided that I could watch the game later.

  • Sports Briefs

     EMS defeats Trimble, Henry

    The Eminence Warriors middle school boys basketball team swept the Trimble County Raiders Nov. 14.

    The seventh grade team defeated the Raiders 51-29 with Bladin Malone leading the way with 17 points.

    The eighth grade team defeated Trimble 29-28.

    The seventh grade team defeated Henry County 45-37 on Nov. 16. Elijah League led the way with 13 points.

  • Plenty of fall sports highlights...


    There were plenty of highlights for local fall sports teams this year. District titles, better than expected performances and exciting games all made this an enjoyable season for Henry County and Eminence high school fans.

    The Henry County girls soccer team had their best season ever with 12 wins, four losses and one draw. They also won just the second district title in the program’s history. 

  • Young and Griffin central to...

     By Sam Draut and Greg Woods

    Landmark News Service

    Thomas More men’s basketball is 30 minutes into a Wednesday afternoon practice, working through a four-on-four transition defense drill. The ball is deflected out of bounds, but that’s no matter. Well beyond the sideline, where the fifth or sixth row of bleachers would be during a game, senior Austin Young dives after the loose ball. 

  • Favorite performers of 2017 fall...

     Doing top ten lists and talking about favorite performers can get a guy in trouble with the local sports fan base. However, this fall sports season was so enjoyable for this old hack that I decided to risk angering somebody by leaving theirfavorite athlete off myfavorites list. 

    Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite local athletes from this season.

  • Wildcats fall to Floyd Central...


    The Henry County Wildcats faced a three and a half hour bus ride to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky as their first obstacle to advancing in the state Class 3A football playoffs.

    When they finally arrived in Langley to face the Floyd Central Jaguars, they also came up against a high-octane offense that featured multiple formations and attacking options.

  • Cross Country Cats run at state...


    The Henry County cross country team traveled to Lexington Saturday to run in the Kentucky Class 2A state championships at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Eighth-grader Kayla Harger and senior Sydney Amyx represented the girls team as individuals and ran well. Harger finished the five-kilometer course in 20:58 to place 34th in the field of 215 runners. Amyx finished in 177th place with a time of 24:49.

  • Hosey invited to dream team camp


    Henry County High School student Hayley Hosey, 16, has been selected to participate in the Compound Junior Dream Team Selection Camp by USA Archery Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Phoenix, Ariz. Only 35 junior archers from across the country are selected for this prestigious team.

    Returning members of the team keep their spot on the team as long as they return to the camp. Hosey was selected to fill one of the open spots at the camp to compete for a place on the Dream Team.

  • HCYFL All Stars fall to Franklin


    The Henry County Youth Football League All Stars traveled to Franklin County for their first game Saturday.

    The JV team included Cody Heath, Logan Purdue, Isaac Abney, Caden Bruner, Drew Cole, Riley Moore, Luke Highfill, Talton Mullins, Jason Ray, Gage Miller, Nick Samples, Carson Evans, Wesley Perkinson, Wyatt Ward, Joseph McCutcheon, Zach Cowell, Stetson Wheeler, Zach Wampler, Edrine White, Kenien Sacra, Kyllier Runion, Cooper Hollan and Traevon Wright.

  • Sports briefs

     EMS boys defeat Williamstown, Trimble

    The Eminence Middle School boys basketball team swept Williamstown Oct. 30.

    The seventh-grade team defeated the Demons 39-33. Elijah League led the Warriors with 12 points as the seventh-grade team ran its record to 3-0.

    The eighth-grade team won 47-37. Taye Saunders scored 12 points to lead the Warriors while Josh Razunka added 10 points. The eighth-grade team is now 4-2 on the season.