Today's Sports

  • State Champion

    Emma LaRoche, of Oldham County, competed Saturday at the USTA State Meet in Morehead. She won two state titles in her age category: State Champion, advanced beginner tumbling; and State Champion, beginner double mini. She won second place in novice trampoline, and received the high point award for tumbling.

    LaRoche is the great-granddaughter of Polly Troxell, of Eminence, and the granddaughter of Terry and Lewis LaRoche of Smithfield. Her parents are Melissa and Jerry LaRoche.

  • Fischer signs to run for Asbury...

    Henry County High School senior Cassey Fischer, of Campbellsburg, signed an agreement with Asbury University Tuesday, April 10 to run for their cross-country program.

    Fischer holds a school record of 20:27 for 3.1 miles. She accepted the four-year scholarship offer from the Christian university because of  its campus culture.

    “I like the spiritual aspect of it,” Fischer said. “It’s a good place spiritually and academically.”

  • EHS falls to Henry 13-2

    When the Eminence Warriors took the field at Henry County last week, the game started nearly perfect.

    Brandon Mitchell, leading off, hit the game’s first pitch out of the park for a home run. Unfortunately for the Warriors, that was the game’s lone highlight.

    Eminence got two more runners on in the inning but failed to push across another run.

    Austyn Sailings opened the scoring for Henry County in the bottom of the first when he walked to first, stole second, stole third and then advanced home when the throw to third was off the mark.

  • Lady Cats power past Owen, 15-6

    Early in their game against Owen County on April 10, the Henry County Lady Cats found themselves in a hole.

    The Lady Cats scored a run to open the game, but Owen County struck back with five runs in their half of the first inning.

    But the Lady Cats came back, adding two runs each in the second and third innings. The Rebels briefly took the lead again in the bottom of the third inning, but the Lady Cats negated that, scoring 10 more runs the rest of the game, to take the 15-6 win.

  • Eminence digs deep, finds...

    With a 2-5 record, the start of the Eminence Warriors baseball season has been a little lackluster.

    But Warriors’ head coach Mark Payton sees glimmers of hope ahead.

    “I think our pitching and our defense are our strengths right now,” he said. “What needs to improve is our competitiveness and our focus.”

    Against Gallatin County on Thursday, April 12, the Warriors seemed to lose that focus, if just for a moment before going on to win their first Class A tournament game, 8-7.

  • Warriors pull out 4-3 win over...

    In previous seasons, it might not have turned out this way.

    Thursday afternoon, the Eminence Warriors pulled out a 4-3 win against Lexington Christian Academy.

    “We didn’t play particularly well, but we still found a way to win,” head coach Bill Covington said.

    The team lacked focus, Covington said, striking out nine times in the game — the poorest batting performance of the season. “We have not done that the entire year, even against some decent pitchers,” he said.

  • Youngest members shine for Cats...

    In their latest venture, a home meet on Tuesday April 10, some of the Henry County High School track team’s youngest members roared the loudest.

    Freshmen Destany Crawford and Jesse Mann got 1st place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and pole vault, respectively, to lead the team.

  • Morris gets a turkey

    Chance Morris shot this 25lb 11 inch beard 1” spears turkey on a family farm this past Sunday, April 8. Chance is a sixth grade student at Henry County Middle School.

  • Baughman wins

    Henry Baughman won the 75 and over singles title in the Southern Hardcourt Tennis Championships, in Augusta, Ga., this past weekend. Baughman was seeded No. 1 and got a first-round bye, then defeated Jack Myers (Ga.) 61,-6-2 in the semi-finals. He defeated Dick Briggs (Ala.) 6-0, 6-1 in the finals for the championship.

  • Spring break trip nets ‘valuable...

    Though they spent their spring break in Florida, it was a working trip for the Henry County Lady Cats.

    After opening the 17th Florida Beach Bash with a 9-0 loss to Heath, the Lady Cats dropped four more games in the tournament against strong competition. It was, coach Jon Kasten said, a valuable experience as the team moves forward.

    After the Heath game, the Lady Cats faced Franklin, Ohio, in a side trip to the Coco Beach Expo on Tuesday, April 3.