Today's Sports

  • Cats breeze past Carroll,...

    Henry County’s Alex Miles delivers a pitch against Walton Verona on April 19, where he delivered a six-inning performance. Miles relieved Matt Ricketts in the Wildcats win against Carrollton, pitching the final three innings of the 5-1 win. Below, Jake Hartlage slides into second on an attempted steal.

  • Fall after tough seventh inning...

    In a classic pitchers’ duel, the Henry County Wildcats earned a 5-1, come-from-behind win in 10 innings over Carroll County.

    Carroll County struck first in the April 17 game with a run in the bottom of the third, after loading the bases with two singles and a walk. Another single pushed across their only run of the game.

  • Cats relay despite weather,...

    Despite warm temperatures this spring, the Henry County track team was hit by some of the coldest, wettest weather of the season when they hosted the Wildcat Relays on Saturday, April 21, and an all-comers meet on Tuesday, April 17.

    Injury and illness also plagued the Wildcats as several key members of the team missed the big day. On the previous Tuesday the Cats had a great day to host their third all-comers meet of the season.

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  • 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.