Today's Sports

  • Warriors fall to Paris

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Paris to take on the Paris High School Lady Hounds on in their season opener on Saturday and fell 40-5.

    The Warriors had trouble with the Lady Hounds’ pressure defense and committed numerous turnovers that led to easy baskets.

    The Warriors’ half court defense kept it close early according to Coach Zach Adair.  “Our 3-2 zone defense wasn’t bad. It was 6-0 about halfway through the first period. What killed us were turnovers that were converted into points.”

  • Local Hoops Season off to a Good...

    The high school hoops season got underway last week and most area teams got off to a good start. On Monday the Henry County Wildcats went to North Bullitt and won by 18 points and by all accounts didn’t play that well in the first half. It’s always a good sign when you can win by 18 points and feel that you have lots of room for improvement.

    On Thursday the Cats hammered a poor-shooting Western Hills team and, again, coaches and players felt they could have done better.

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Month...

    Trevor is a junior on the Warriors’ football, basketball, baseball and track teams.

    Parents-Mark and Tiffany Payton

    What do you do for fun?

    Attend church, spend time with family, watch sports and attend school.

    How about school clubs?

    Beta, Pep, Student Council president, Voice Team.

    Favorite school subject and why:

    History, because I like learning about how events shaped our country.

    Favorite TV shows:

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the...

    Shelby is a senior on the Lady Cats’ basketball team.

    Parents-Kristy and David Mullins

    What do you do for fun?

    I enjoy playing X-box, which most people are surprised to learn, and I like to go shopping, which most people expect from a girl.

    How about school clubs?

    Beta Club.

    Favorite school subject and why:

    Peer tutoring, because when I go into that room – no matter how my mood has been all day, those kids put me in a good mood.

    Favorite TV shows:

  • Spots Brief-Peyton Captains...

    MacKenzie Peyton was honored by her teammates at the Hurricane Cup when they elected her captain of the team for the tournament that was held at Sea Island, Ga., from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1.

    Team Kentucky finished sixth in the coed tournament that was played with a Ryder Cup-type format. Team Florida won the tournament.

    According to the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour website the first round consisted of nine holes of alternate shot and nine holes of best ball. The second round was a traditional 18-hole singles competition.

  • Hartsell, Spencer Honored
  • 2013 Winter Sports Preview

    EHS Girls' Basketball Team

    Meet the Varsity

    Emily Bryant
    Sara Link
    Savannah Mertz
    Marissa Puckett
    Lyndsay Craigmyle
    Brooklyne Moore
    Shelby Claxton
    Middle School
    Jasmaine Adams
    Taviana West


    Dec. 7-@ Paris 7:30 p.m.

    Dec. 10-@ Henry 7:30 p.m.

    Dec. 12-vs. Collegiate 7:15 p.m.

  • Local athletes thriving on the...

    As the fall sports season winds down it is time to catch up with local athletes who are competing at the collegiate level.

    Thomas More football foursome

    Eric Butler, Cody Hinkle, Luke Magness and Nick Magness are playing football for a Saints team that is having a stellar season.

    Thomas More finished the season with a 9-1 record and were 22nd in NCAA Division III as of Nov. 16.

  • Busting the scholarship myth

    I’ve thought long and hard about doing this column on misconceptions regarding the availability of college athletic scholarships.

    On the one hand, I don’t want to discourage local athletes from reaching for their dreams. On the other hand, I know there are many athletes and parents out there who think that athletic scholarships are easier to obtain than academic scholarships.

    I know others who mainly want to see their kids get athletic scholarships for the prestige it will bring them amongst their sports-crazy friends and peers.

  • Kurtz kids compete at Nationals