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Today's Sports

  • Wildcats down Demons

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    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Williamstown Friday night and came away with a 15-point victory despite a poor shooting night.

    Henry County used a strong inside game to overcome their shooting woes as they scored 38 of their 53 points in the paint.

    The Wildcats were up 12-8 after the first period and extended the gap to 15 points at 30-15 by halftime.

  • EHS girls drop three

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville Jan. 22 to take on Whitefield Academy and fell to the Lady Wildcats 81-67.

    The Warriors started out hot and outscored Whitefield 24 to 19 in the first period.

    But the Warriors could not sustain the offensive momentum into the second period as the Lady Wildcats outscored them 16-12 to cut the Warriors’ lead to one point at 36-35 going into halftime.

  • Lady Cats outlast Lady Raiders,...

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    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Trimble County Lady Raiders Jan. 22 and after building a double-digit lead in the third period, held on to win by five points.

    Katherine Buckler got the Lady Cats off to a good start with a 3-pointer to open the game but Trimble County matched it with a long-range bomb of their own one minute later before the scoring slowed down for the rest of the period.

  • Warriors' fast start dooms...

     sports@hclocal.com

    The host Eminence Warriors used a strong start to propel them to an important district win over Carroll County Saturday.

    The Warriors opened the scoring with a 3-pointer by Braedin Hinkley and went on to score 12 more points before Carroll County finally scored on a put back to make it 15-2 with 1:34 left in the first period. The Warriors finished the period with a 17-6 lead.

  • Wildcats defeat Raiders

     sports@hclocal.com

    After a week of snow and cold, fans turned out in large numbers Friday night to watch the host Henry County Wildcats take on the Trimble County Raiders. Most of those fans were hoping to see another thriller between the two teams like the double-overtime win by the Wildcats in the Henry County Invitational back in December.

    It looked like it might be another tight one as the Wildcats and Raiders traded baskets for the first period and a half.

  • Lady Cats beat Bullitt Central

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats scored their third victory of the season Saturday when they defeated the visiting Bullitt Central Lady Cougars 55-38.

    It was the Lady Cats’ highest point total of the season and came courtesy of a 23-point scoring spree in the fourth period to blow open a close game.

    The Lady Cats led 12-7 at the end of the first period as they scored the final five points of the period to break a 7-7 deadlock.

  • 2A Classic in the works

     sports@hclocal.com

    Several mid-sized high schools have banded together to create the Kentucky 2A Basketball Classic for boys and girls teams starting next year, Henry County High School’s athletic director Jon Kasten announced last week.

    Kasten is a member of a 10-person organizing committee that will oversee the tournament. 

    The other members of the committee come from schools across the state to ensure representation in all areas.

  • District seeding picture

     The recent wintry weather has had high school athletic directors and basketball coaches scrambling over the last several days.

    Most teams were in the midst of their second round of district seeding games and the snow, ice and cold was an unwanted intruder. Add in the fact that the schedule for the All A Classic got disrupted and things got more messy for coaches and A.D.s.

    Our local teams have had to cancel some games and move others to accommodate the all-important district seeding games. 

  • Warriors reach semifinals of All...

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owen County Jan. 9 to take on the host Rebels in the first round of the 8th Region All A Classic.

    The Warriors started slowly and fell behind early but managed to force overtime and prevailed, 70-64.

    Leading 8-6 with 2:38 left in the first period, Owen County went on a 10-3 run to close out the period with an 18-9 lead.

    “Another slow start put us in a hole,” EHS Coach Robert Amis said. “We were fortunate to climb our way back out of it.”

  • WHS squeaks past EHS

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Walton-Verona to take on the Williamstown Lady Demons in the first game of the Eighth Region All A Classic tournament Jan. 10 after the first round had been postponed due to bad weather Jan. 8.

    The Warriors and Lady Demons played a tight game that came down to the wire before Williamstown escaped with a 45-44 victory.

    Both teams struggled to get an offensive rhythm in the first period.