Today's Sports

  • HC Wildcats' season comes...

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    In the Wildcats’ quest to become the first baseball team from Henry County High School to win the 8th Region tournament, their storybook run came to an end in the finals last Thursday night. With a tough Anderson County squad standing in the way, Henry was unable to dig out of an early deficit and fell to the Bearcats, 11-3.

  • Hot streak fizzles out

    The Wildcats wanted so badly to make history last week. They grunted, clawed and chewed. And in in the end, Anderson County proved to be a roadblock too big, which prevented the Wildcats from becoming the first HC baseball team to wear the regional crown.

    In this storyline, which ended on Henry County’s baseball field last Thursday night with an Anderson 11-3 victory, it wasn’t meant to be for the Cats.

  • Ladycats falter in final season-...

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    In the first round of the 8th Region tournament, the Henry County Ladycats were right where they wanted to be — ahead of Shelby County 5-4 with just a single inning remaining.

    But in the end, Henry eventually faltered and the Lady Rockets rallied with a game-deciding seventh-inning bat to pull out the come-from-behind 8-5 victory. The four late runs sealed them a spot in the semifinals of the tournament, and ended Henry’s remarkable season at 17-14.

  • Wildcats out-lift Anderson in...

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    For the second time this (off)season, the Henry County football team out-lifted Anderson County in a weight lifting competition that tests football players’ strengths in two gut-busting lifts — the bench press and power clean.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters best...

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    Three years after starting the program from scratch, the Henry County Sharp Shooters are state champions, and could be gunning for a national title as well.

    The Sharp Shooters won the Kentucky Youth Hunter Education Challenge — the official state championship — May 23-24 at Lake Cumberland’s 4-H Camp. Henry’s team members, who are sponsored by the Henry County 4-H, put their outdoor skills to the test against the best in the state at the annual challenge, and came away with their first state championship.

  • Berry just a whisker away from...

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    In his third consecutive trip to the Kentucky State Track and Field Championship, Eminence’s Ed Berry came away with a second-place showing in the Class A high jump — the highest EHS finish since Eric Bachelor took second in the same event at the 1970 state meet.

  • That was one long car race

    Did I just watch 200 laps? That was the question I asked myself over and over Sunday evening. It wasn’t my first choice of the way I would like to spend a Sunday afternoon, but I ended up spending the day watching cars drive laps around (zoom), and around (zoom), and around (zoom), and around (zoom) — you get my point.

    There were some exciting moments with predictable crashes, drafting, passing and bumps, and in the end, I watched just about every lap of the Indianapolis 500. It was definitely a first for me.

  • Ladycats knock off Gallatin in...

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    Nine different Henry County batters recorded hits, Kaitlyn Foree threw a strong game with 11 strikeouts and the Ladycats came away with a 10-0 win over host Gallatin County last Wednesday in the first round of the 31st District tournament.

    Henry scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with the 10-run rule and advance to the championship game the following night.

  • Wildcats knock off Owen Co. in...

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    With the score tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Henry County baseball team kicked it in an extra gear to score five runs and put the opening-round contest against Owen County out of reach for the opposing Rebels.

    The 31st District matchup, which was held at Gallatin County High School last Tuesday, saw strong pitching from Tyler Cox, solid defense and clutch hitting. It accumulated to the 6-1 win for Henry, which moved the Wildcats to the championship game and gave them an automatic berth into the 8th Region tournament.

  • HC Ladycats win third straight...

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    In perhaps its greatest feat yet, the Henry County softball team completely dominated the 31st District this season in route to its third straight 31st District championship.

    The Ladycats 10-0 win over Owen County in the finals last Thursday night left them a perfect 9-0 against district opponents and, more impressively, they outscored the three opponents 107-0.