http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en PREP WRESTLING: LaRue County's Roarx keeps coming back from injuries (01/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-wrestling-larue-countys-roarx-keeps-coming-back-injuries-0129 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/roarx1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By all accounts, including his own, Charlie Roarx probably should have quit wrestling when he was a freshman.</p> <p> But the LaRue County senior heavyweight, who&rsquo;s affectionately known as the &ldquo;Roanoke Special&rdquo; by teammates and coaches alike, couldn&rsquo;t stay away.</p> PREP BASEBALL: Elizabethtown's Pinkham, Sullivan named Preseason All-Americans (01/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-baseball-elizabethtowns-pinkham-sullivan-named-preseason-all-americans-0129 <p> Elizabethtown teammates Zeke Pinkham and Hunter Sullivan were the only players from Kentucky among the 158 honored on the 2015 Louisville Slugger Pre-Season High School All-American baseball team.</p> BOYS' PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Central Hardin, LaRue County notch wins (01/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-prep-hoops-roundup-central-hardin-larue-county-notch-wins-0129 <p> Junior guard Patrick Nichols hit 4-of-8 3-pointers and scored 15 as the visiting Central Hardin Bruins beat Louisville Holy Cross, 49-37 on Wednesday.</p> <p> Junior forward Michael Reed had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins (12-8), who have won 6-of-8.</p> <p> Junior guard Justin Rouse added eight points and three assists, while junior guard Tyler Woodrum scored seven.</p> BOYS' MIDDLE SCHOOL HOOPS: Stuart Pepper holds off T.K. Stone in fourth (01/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-middle-school-hoops-stuart-pepper-holds-tk-stone-fourth-0128 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150127_msbball_sptk01.jpg" alt="Stuart Pepper&#039;s Carson Crump floats a shot over T.K. Stone&#039;s Noah Peeler during first-half action in the Middle School Athletic Conference Eighth-Grade Boys&#039; Basketball championship Tuesday evening at West Hardin Middle School." title="Stuart Pepper&#039;s Carson Crump floats a shot over T.K. Stone&#039;s Noah Peeler during first-half action in the Middle School Athletic Conference Eighth-Grade Boys&#039; Basketball championship Tuesday evening at West Hardin Middle School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Their 10-point lead had been whittled to four at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Stuart Pepper Green Wave didn&rsquo;t panic.</p> <p> Instead, they put the game away.</p> BOYS' MIDDLE SCHOOL HOOPS: East Hardin edges Bluegrass (01/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-middle-school-hoops-east-hardin-edges-bluegrass-0128 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150127_msbball_ehbg01.jpg" alt="East Hardin&#039;s Gavin George tries to get a shot off between Bluegrass&#039; Xavier Boone, left, and Preston Murrell during the Middle School Athletic Conference Seventh-Grade Boys&#039; Basketball championship Tuesday evening at West Hardin Middle School." title="East Hardin&#039;s Gavin George tries to get a shot off between Bluegrass&#039; Xavier Boone, left, and Preston Murrell during the Middle School Athletic Conference Seventh-Grade Boys&#039; Basketball championship Tuesday evening at West Hardin Middle School." align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> Brent Wagoner would have been extremely proud of the East Hardin Rebels on Tuesday night.</p> <p> Wagoner, the school&rsquo;s assistant principal, died March 9 after leading the Rebels to a 16-3 season.</p> BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Elizabethtown tops North Hardin to take control of district (01/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-prep-hoops-elizabethtown-tops-north-hardin-take-control-district-0128 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150127_bbball_nhehs01.jpg" alt="Elizabethtown&#039;s Guy Williams glides past North Hardin&#039;s Andre Harris to shoot a layup during 17th District action Tuesday night at North Hardin High School." title="Elizabethtown&#039;s Guy Williams glides past North Hardin&#039;s Andre Harris to shoot a layup during 17th District action Tuesday night at North Hardin High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Elizabethtown boys&rsquo; basketball team had its share of doubters entering this season, and the Panthers were among them.</p> <p> After graduating four starters and struggling during the offseason, the Panthers wondered what the season had in store for them. Their concerns seemed to be legitimized by a 1-3 start which saw them lose by 13, 27 and 18 points.</p> BOYS' PREP HOOPS: John Hardin puts away Fort Knox after halftime (01/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-prep-hoops-john-hardin-puts-away-fort-knox-after-halftime-0128 <p> With his starters giving a lackluster effort Tuesday night, Coach Jared McCurry turned to John Hardin&rsquo;s reserves to get the Bulldogs through the rest of the first half against Fort Knox. When the second platoon couldn&rsquo;t deliver the effort he was expecting, McCurry had to get angry at halftime.</p> GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin wins in Smith's debut as interim coach (01/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/girls-prep-basketball-john-hardin-wins-smiths-debut-interim-coach-0128 <p> Caleb Smith teaches history at John Hardin. On Tuesday night, he extended his classroom to the hardwood.</p> <p> Behind their energetic and enthusiastic interim coach, the Lady Bulldogs bounced back from Friday&rsquo;s sudden resignation of Coach Bryan Todd to pound Fort Knox, 46-18.</p>