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Today's Sports

  • 2A Championships headed to...

     The Kentucky 2A Championships recently announced a partnership with the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the Kentucky 2A Championship events. This agreement will extend through June 30, 2021, encompassing three basketball state championships, two baseball state championships, two softball state championships, one volleyball state championship and one boys’ and girls’ soccer state championship.  

  • Track Cats compete at North...

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    The Henry County High School track team finally got their season underway at the rainy, cool North Oldham Invitational Thursday night. The Track Cats have had two previous meets cancelled due to weather.

    Noah Combs had the best showing for the boys’ team in the discus throw with a toss of 80 feet, three inches, which was good for fourth place. Ryan Phillips also scored in the discus with a throw of 73 feet, three inches for seventh place.

  • Gamboa makes move from gridiron...

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    Henry County High School senior Mario Gamboa wrapped up his career as a high school football player in November when the Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to Floyd Central in the Class 3A playoffs, but he may continue his athletic career in college like many of his teammates. 

    Gamboa, however, is not pursuing a college football career. The 6’3”, 250-pound former offensive lineman has a good shot at being on the nationally renowned University of Louisville cheerleading squad next year.

  • Wildcats whip Warriors in season...

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    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors in the season opener for both teams March 19. The temperature was 60 degrees when the first batter stepped to the plate with a light rain falling. That stood in stark contrast to the rest of the week as a snowstorm and cold temperatures wiped out the week’s scheduled games. 

    Zack Woods started on the mound for the Wildcats and set the Warriors down in order in the top of first inning.

  • 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

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    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

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    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...

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    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...

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    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.