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Today's Sports

  • Basketball Wizardry at Henry...

     The Harlem Wizards entertained a crowd of about 1,100 people April 25 in the Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium at Henry County High School. The event was a huge hit with young and old alike and provided funds for the Class of 2019’s Project Graduation.

    Henry County teachers, alumni and community members known as the Henry County Hippies provided the “competition” for the Wizards. 

  • Murray no-hits Owen County

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    Daniel Murray followed his shutout game against Anderson County with an even better performance against district rivals Owen County on April 17.

    Murray struck out 12 of the 16 Rebels he faced in route to a 15-0 no-hit win. Murray walked one batter to prevent him from having a perfect game on the record books. Only three Rebel batters put the ball in play. 

    Meanwhile, the Wildcat offense heated up as the game went on.

  • Richards' no-hitter propels...

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    David Richards pitched a no-hitter for the Eminence Warriors against Gallatin County on April 17 as the Warriors defeated the Wildcats 2-1. Richards also had a two-RBI single that proved to be the game-winning hit in the second inning.

  • EHS whips Cov. Latin, Lloyd...

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted Carroll County in a district seeding game Thursday night and fell to the Lady Panthers, 12-5.

    Carroll County scored four runs in the top of the second before the Warriors got two runs back in the bottom of the inning.

    Clarice Wilkerson led off with a base hit and stole second base. Aaliyah Bailey drew a walk and then executed a double steal with Wilkerson to put runners on second and third with no outs. Julia Dentinger followed with a groundball that scored Wilkerson.

  • Lady Cats defeat Carroll and...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Carrollton April 17 for an important district seeding game and came away with a hard-fought one-run win.

    Henry County got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Jerika Randall doubled to right field to lead off the inning. With one out Randall advanced to third base on a passed ball. With two outs Gracie Golden laid down a bunt for a base hit that brought Randall home.

  • Wildcats, Murray blank Bearcats...

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    Daniel Murray held the visiting Anderson County Bearcats to just three hits while striking out six batters Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Wildcats’ offense scratched out three runs in the first two innings and then rode Murray’s pitching and strong team defense to the victory.

  • EHS beats Cornerstone Christian...

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    The Eminence Warriors hosted Walton-Verona in the first round of the All Classic softball tournament and fell victim to some hot hitting by the Bearcats.

    Walton scored two runs in the top of the second on a home run. They added six in the third inning on an RBI single, a three-run home run and a two-run triple to take an 8-0 lead.

    The Warriors got a run back in the bottom of the fifth when Emilie Ethington led off with a triple and Camille Scott brought her home with a groundout. 

  • Lady Cats drop two

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Dixie Heights April 9 and fell to the hard-hitting Lady Colonels 11-1.

    The Lady Colonels’ first batter of the game hit a home run to set the tone for the game. Two more runs came via a single, a double and another single to give Dixie Heights a 3-0 lead. 

    The Lady Colonels added three more runs in the top of the third with the help of a big two-out, two-run double to make it 6-0.

    Henry County got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third. 

  • Warriors lose to Trimble,...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Bedford April 9 to take on the Trimble County Raiders in the first round of the All A Classic Eighth Region tournament and fell 11-0.

    Trimble County scored one run in each of the first two innings before breaking the game open in the third inning with six runs. They added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth.

    Eminence managed just two hits, one by Marshall Metten and one by Trenton Smith.

    The Warriors totaled just six base runners for the game that ended in the fifth inning.

  • Sports Briefs

    Peyton wins two matches, helps USA to victory

    Former Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton helped the University of South Alabama Jaguars to win the Cardinal Challenge Match Play Tournament in Beaumont Texas April 9.

    The Jaguars won their first match 4-1 over Stephen F. Austin then defeated Lamar University 3-2 in the afternoon to win the four-team tournament.

    Peyton won her first match 1 up over Paola Cortes-Ortiz of SFA. In the championships match, Peyton defeated Felicia Sauceda of Lamar 3 and 2.