Today's Sports

  • Best friends Payton, Sailings...

    Surrounded by friends and family, Henry County High School seniors Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings signed with Asbury University Monday afternoon.
    After signing, Sailings joked that he was following Payton to the small Wilmore-based University.

    But the joke was only partially tongue-in-cheek. Payton and Sailings have been friends “practically since birth,” an observer noted.

    Payton said he chose Asbury in part because the small school felt like a good fit, and that he would fit in well there.

  • Comeback Cats take NCKC

    The Henry County Wildcats last week won the NCKC tournament, largely on come-from-behind wins, to continue a hot streak that began April 27.

    Since that game — a 5-4 win over Grant County that, technically, began on March 19 — the Cats have won eight of their last nine games.

    The lone loss in that streak came on Monday last week in a 4-1 loss. The week was capped with a 8-5 win over Trimble County to take the NCKC crown.

    After comeback wins against Walton-Verona and Owen County, the Cats squared off against the Raiders of Trimble County.

  • Track Cats to send two to state...

    When the dust settled from last week’s regional track meets, three Henry County Wildcats earned their way into the state meet.

    The Cats hosted the Region 3 Class AA meet last week on their newly refurbished track. The region is a tough one, with teams from North Oldham, South Oldham and Collins, each of which had a strong showing. Top finishers qualified for the state meet, which will be Saturday, May 18, at the University of Louisville track.

  • Lady Cats on a late season run,...

    Heading down the home stretch of the softball season, the Henry County Lady Cats wrapped up a 3-1 week with a dominant win over Simon Kenton.
    Saturday, the Lady Cats hosted a round robin competition.

    Henry County opened the day with a tight 5-4 win over Grant County.

    The game was close throughout, but the Cats nearly gave it away in the top of the seventh when Grant County scored two unearned runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Lady Cats came back to rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to snatch the victory.

  • EHS plays ‘best game of season’...

    At the beginning of the season, the Eminence softball team’s goals included their first win over a district rival under head coach Bill Covington.

    Last week, at Gallatin County, they achieved that goal.

    From the outset, Eminence played a solid game, and went on to beat Gallatin 14-6.

    “We hit the ball, we caught the ball,” Covington said. “We limited our mental errors, and we just had a good, all-around game.”

  • Adams signs with Pikeville...

    Eminence senior Todd Adams began his playing career at Eminence High School as a rusty seventh grader.

    In the years since his first game with the Warriors, Adams has come a long way, coach Mark Payton said. Payton added that Adams’ hard work has paid off — two weeks ago, the senior signed a one-year scholarship with Pikeville University, where he will play baseball.

  • Lady Cats take 2nd at NCKC

    After stomping Trimble County 10-2 to win their way into the NCKC tournament championship game, the Lady Cats fell 4-2 to Walton-Verona to take second place.

    In that championship game, the Cats took an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Aly Stanley led the inning off with a single. Olivia Whaley reached on an error, gibing the Cats runners on first and second with no outs.

  • Warriors split St. Pat’s...

    In the middle of a double-header Saturday against St. Patrick, Eminence junior Brandon Mitchell was determined not to lose again.

    Mitchell took the mound for the second game of the day and allowed no hits, striking out nine of the 18 batters he faced.

    The dominant pitching performance came after the Warriors coughed up a 9-6 loss to the Saints, marking the small school’s fourth win of the season.

    “In that first game, we gave up a bunch of runs, started off like we always do,” Eminence head coach Mark Payton said.

  • Wildcats on a roll, earn 2nd...

    After a tough start to their season, the Henry County Wildcats have won four in a row, and six of their last nine games to approach a .500 season.

    One indicator of the team’s improvement came last week in a 5-3 win over a hard hitting North Oldham team. This is the same team that defeated the Cats earlier in the year by a score of 17-3.

  • HCHS track competes at NCKTC...

    The Henry County Track team competed in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Championships Thursday at Owen County High School. The NCKTC is not to be confused with the NCKC which is the conference that all Henry County athletic teams compete in. This conference is exclusively for track and includes more teams from around the area.