http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Ernst replacing Bender as Central Hardin's coach (07/23) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/girls-prep-soccer-ernst-replacing-bender-central-hardins-coach-0723 <p> The future of the Central Hardin girls&rsquo; soccer program didn&rsquo;t stay in limbo long at all.</p> <p> After former Lady Bruins coach Hal Bender told his team July 11 he was resigning because he had been named an assistant principal at G.C. Burkhead Elementary, assistant Chris Ernst was officially named head coach Monday by Principal Tim Isaacs.</p> PREP SOFTBALL: Howell steps down at LaRue County, named assistant principal at Central Hardin (07/23) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-softball-howell-steps-down-larue-county-named-assistant-principal-central-hardin-0723 <p> Aaron Howell has been looking to jump from teaching to an administrative position since 2012. In order to open that door, though, Howell had to close the door on his LaRue County softball coaching career.</p> <p> Howell resigned from his post as the Lady Hawks&rsquo; leader to accept an assistant principal&rsquo;s role at Central Hardin.</p> PREP SPORTS: Adcock, Bevars headline North Hardin's latest Hall of Fame class (07/23) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-sports-adcock-bevars-headline-north-hardins-latest-hall-fame-class-0723 <p> North Hardin High School announced its 2014 Hall of Fame class, highlighted by the man who built the boys&rsquo; basketball program into a state power and by the baseball program&rsquo;s only Kentucky Mr. Baseball.</p> YOUTH SWIMMING: Dolphins take fourth in 12-under state championships (7/23) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/youth-swimming-dolphins-take-fourth-12-under-state-championships-723 <p> The E&rsquo;town Dolphins swim club took fourth place out of 21 teams last weekend at the 12-and-under state championships at the University of Louisville.</p> YOUTH BASEBALL: Ohio Valley Regional tourneys set for this weekend at Sports Park (07/22) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/youth-baseball-ohio-valley-regional-tourneys-set-weekend-sports-park-0722 <p> Two Ohio Valley Regional baseball tournaments will be held this weekend at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.</p> <p> The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission is hosting the 11- and 13-year-old tournaments starting Thursday.</p> <p> Opening ceremonies are at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Sports Park, with games beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday.</p> YOUTH BASEBALL: EABC 7s, 8s win state titles (7/21) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/youth-baseball-eabc-7s-8s-win-state-titles-721 <p> The Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission clinched two West Kentucky State championships Sunday.</p> <p> CAL RIPKEN 7S. EABC cruised to a state championship with a 15-7 victory over Jeffersontown.</p> YOUTH TENNIS: E'town Elite moving on to southern sectionals (7/20 http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/youth-tennis-etown-elite-moving-southern-sectionals-720 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/719tennis1.jpg" alt="Natalie Fiepke returns a shot Saturday during singles action against a Georgetown Herring opponent while competing in the Kentucky JTT State Championships at Freeman Lake Park." title="Natalie Fiepke returns a shot Saturday during singles action against a Georgetown Herring opponent while competing in the Kentucky JTT State Championships at Freeman Lake Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="150" height="85" /><p> The E&rsquo;town Elite was already heading to the Southern Sectional Championships, but they wanted to qualify the right way &mdash; as champions.</p> <p> In what was the defacto championship match, the Elite beat George-town Herring, 29-21 to win the 14 intermediate division of the USTA Kentucky Junior Team Tennis State Championships on Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.</p> YOUTH TENNIS: Area schools enjoy teaming up in summer (7/20) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/youth-tennis-area-schools-enjoy-teaming-summer-720 <p> As the Central Kentucky Thunder posed for a team picture Saturday, Carson McCann seemed a little unsure of himself.</p> <p> Standing next to Alex Spalding, the player who eliminated him in this past year&rsquo;s 5th Region Tournament semifinals, McCann paused a second before putting his arm around Spalding and smiling.</p>