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  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Weekend results (04/13)





    Results from Friday’s match at Freeman Lake Park:


    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Jonah Gillespie (NH), 8-0

    Carson McCann (JH) def. Ryan Martin (NH), 8-0

    Andrew Shufelt (NH) def. Spencer McCune (JH), 8-1


  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: E'town beats Nelson; John Hardin, LaRue win (04/13)

    Freshman Nicole Blackstone struck out six and scattered four hits as the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers knocked off 5th Region rival Nelson County, 3-1 on Saturday.

    Sophomore Brooke Chancey had an RBI single and sophomore Carly Patterson drove in a run on a groundout to give homestanding Elizabethtown (4-5) a 2-0 lead in the first.

    Nelson County (4-5), which had won two straight, scored a run on an error in the seventh, but Blackstone induced a double play to end the game.


  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bruins, Green Wave pick up two wins (04/13)

    The Central Hardin Bruins picked up two wins Saturday at Nelson County, scoring a combined 26 runs as they ran their winning streak to four games.

    Central Hardin beat 5th Region foe Nelson County, 16-3 and topped Mercer County, 10-4.

    n Junior Britton Elmore had four singles, a double and four RBIs to lead the Bruins (8-5) past the Cardinals (9-7).

    Senior Dillon Glenn had three singles, three RBIs and two runs, while sophomore Ean Barker added three singles and three runs.

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue comeback comes up short vs. Green (4/13)

    What LaRue County coach Eric Allen saw from the Hawks in the seventh inning is what he wants to see the entire game.

    Trailing by three runs, the Hawks mounted a furious comeback, getting a two-run single from freshman Briar Holt and loading the bases before the visiting Green County Dragons managed to escape with a 4-3 victory in an 18th District game.

  • Focus on Finance: Get out of debt in 24 months or less

    Question: My family needs to get out of debt. We need a bare bones, step by step, nothing fancy, plan that works.

    Answer: Remember when we used to play Monopoly and we held the get-out-of-jail-free card” in case we hit the go-to-jail spot? It would be great if there was a get-out-of-debt-free card, but there isn’t. So, we have to do it the hard way.

    Today more people than ever before have serious debt. You could write a book on the problems excessive debt causes.

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Wells steps down as John Hardin's coach, will remain an assistant principal at school (04/13)

    Mark Wells realized once this basketball season ended, it meant an extremely difficult decision was going to have to be made.

    Wells, who was the boys’ basketball coach and an assistant principal at John Hardin, informed the school of his decision to resign Monday as head of the program after six seasons.

    Wells became an assistant principal prior to the school year. A Hardin County Schools policy prevents administrators from being coaches and Wells was allowed a one-season grace period, but knew he had to make a pick one following the season.

  • Volunteers fill food bags to fight hunger

    Nate Jarboe learned the value of giving from one of his teachers when the class started taking on service projects. 

    They adopted an elephant from Africa and sent pennies to Haiti even as Nate’s sensitivity to the plights of the less fortunate matured.

    Before long, the 10-year-old trained his thoughts on the debilitating impacts of poverty and hunger, recruiting local help from two charities committed to filling empty stomachs.

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Interim tag removed for North Hardin coach Mike Cofer

    Mike Cofer grew up competing against the North Hardin boys’ basketball program and then coaching against it, so he understands the rich tradition and commitment to winning it has.

    Now, Cofer is in charge of leading the program in its next phase. North Hardin removed his interim label, making him its head coach Friday afternoon.

    Cofer was named interim coach after legendary coach Ron Bevars stepped down Oct. 4. Cofer had been an assistant at North Hardin under Bevars for two years.

  • PREP TRACK: Lady Eagles, Eagles top area teams at Central (04/13)

    A trio of sisters and two brothers showed how the Fort Knox Eagles and Lady Eagles can be a team to look out for in Class 1-A.

    The Smith sisters helped the Lady Eagles place second, while brothers Khari Saunders and Kasaun James combined for three top-two finishes as the Eagles were fourth in the boys’ standings at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational.

    “It was a really good night for the whole team, boys and girls,” Saunders said. “Everyone did really well.”

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