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Today's Sports

  • Wacky weather plays havoc with...

     It’s officially spring now but somebody forgot to tell Mother Nature. There were 11 softball and baseball games scheduled between the four local high school teams for the opening week of the spring sports season and exactly one was played. That was the season opener between the Henry County and Eminence baseball teams.

    That game ended after five innings and the final inning was played in a rain steady enough to make it sketchy as to whether it could have been finished if the Wildcats had led by less than 10 runs.

  • Combs signs with Kentucky Weslyan

     sports@hclocal.com

    Noah Combs has overcome injuries that marred back-to-back seasons of his high school football career to sign with  NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan University. 

    Combs, who played linebacker for the Henry County Wildcats, was recruited to play either offensive or defensive line for the Panthers.

    Combs tore his rotator cuff before his junior season and had to fight back to play. Then he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during spring football this year.

  • March Madness indeed

      Just when I thought I was done with the college game, this weekend happened. The NCAA got just what it needed to continue to rope in fans of the college game who have become a bit jaded by the latest corruption news involving sports agents and shoe companies as well as rogue coaches who are complicit in the scandal.

  • Peyton, Jags win tourney

     sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 3-over par 219 for 54 holes to finish tied for sixth in the Bama Beach Bash golf tournament at Gulf Shores this weekend to help South Alabama to a dominating win.

  • 2A Championships undergoing...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The inaugural Kentucky 2A Championships is growing and evolving before the first games are ever played, according to Henry County Athletic director Jon Kasten.

    Kasten announced the creation of the tournament for medium sized schools in late January and has since been named as secretary of the board of directors for the tournament which was originally conceived as a basketball-only tournament for schools too big for the All A Classic but with enrollments smaller than 1,000 students.

  • HCHS march to region tops hoops...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The highlight of the 2017-18 basketball season came near the end when Henry County and Carroll County played a thrilling double-overtime contest that saw the Wildcats pull out a 78-74 win to advance to the district championship game and earn a spot in the regional tournament.

    It was that kind of season for the Wildcats. 

  • Warming up to spring sports...

     It felt like a long winter to me. It wasn’t particularly snowy and while we had a few cold snaps, it wasn’t particularly cold; it was just long this year. 

    Whatever the reason, I am ready for spring and all that it brings in the way of outdoor activities. 

    For me, that is covering high school softball, baseball and track and riding my bike around the county.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018...

     A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Bearcats end Wildcats'...

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Anderson County Feb. 28 in the first game of the Eighth Region tournament and fell victim to a torrid second quarter drought as the Bearcats outscored them 21-6.

    Both teams started the game playing very deliberately. Henry County’s first possession lasted 55 seconds and resulted in a basket in the lane by Trevor Hardin.

    Anderson answered with three consecutive baskets to lead 6-2 with 4:49 left in the first period.

  • Dark cloud hanging over March...

     I have watched less college basketball this season than probably any season in my life. There are several factors involved in my turning away from a game I have loved since I was a little kid watching University of Kentucky basketball games on Saturday afternoons.