http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en BFS SPECIAL SERIES: Rise in Tommy John surgeries creates 'epidemic' (08/04) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bfs-special-series-rise-tommy-john-surgeries-creates-epidemic-0804 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfslogo_2.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Part of the tradition of baseball has always been its love affair with statistics, especially the ones that seek to predict what will happen on the field &ndash; what are the odds of getting a hit against this pitcher or what are the chances of getting on base in this situation.</p> BFS SPECIAL SERIES: Pushing the radar gun limits (08/04) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bfs-special-series-pushing-radar-gun-limits-0804 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/83sullivan.jpg" alt="Elizabethtown senior Hunter Sullivan, who had Tommy John surgery, was throwing in the 90s prior to the surgery." title="Elizabethtown senior Hunter Sullivan, who had Tommy John surgery, was throwing in the 90s prior to the surgery." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Baseball in the current era has evolved into a fierce animal.</p> <p> It makes the game from 15 years ago look primitive, even with steroids running rampant throughout major league clubhouses.</p> PREP BASEBALL: Central's Rouse commits to Coastal Carolina (08/04) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-baseball-centrals-rouse-commits-coastal-carolina-0804 <p> In 13 seasons at the helm of the Central Hardin Bruins, Todd Thompson has coached four future Division-I baseball players.</p> <p> The man who has led the Bruins to 20-plus wins in nine straight seasons can add another name to that list.</p> BFS SPECIAL SERIES: Linemen take health risks when adding weight (08/03) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bfs-special-series-linemen-take-health-risks-when-adding-weight-0803 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfslogo_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> Landon Young, a 17-year-old Lexington native, wakes up every morning with a meal plan in mind.</p> <p> Towering at 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, the Lafayette senior is considered the state&rsquo;s top offensive lineman recruit according to Scout.com and has committed to play at the University of Kentucky.</p> BFS SPECIAL SERIES: Linemen go big or go home (08/03) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bfs-special-series-linemen-go-big-or-go-home-0803 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfslogo_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> When it comes to being a lineman in high school football, there&rsquo;s a simple philosophy: Bigger is better.</p> PREP GOLF: Hartlage, Dawson arrive in Texas for Junior PGA National Championship (08/03) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-golf-hartlage-dawson-arrive-texas-junior-pga-national-championship-0803 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/b2-golf-0803.jpg" alt="Elizabethtown senior Lauren Hartlage and LaRue County junior Cameron Dawson pose Sunday at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, site of this week’s 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks. The four-round stroke-play tournament (cut after the third round) features 78 boys and 78 girls. Dawson qualified by winning the state qualifier June 17 at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course. Hartlage qualified by winning the 20th PGA Junior Series on May 31 at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington." title="Elizabethtown senior Lauren Hartlage and LaRue County junior Cameron Dawson pose Sunday at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, site of this week’s 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks. The four-round stroke-play tournament (cut after the third round) features 78 boys and 78 girls. Dawson qualified by winning the state qualifier June 17 at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood Course. Hartlage qualified by winning the 20th PGA Junior Series on May 31 at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington." align="left" hspace="6" width="65" height="85" /><p> PREP VOLLEYBALL: LaRue County honored for academics by AVCA (08/03) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-volleyball-larue-county-honored-academics-avca-0803 <p> The LaRue County Lady Hawks have been announced as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 season.</p> BFS SPECIAL SERIES: Introduction/Overview (08/02) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/bfs-special-series-introductionoverview-0802 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bfslogo.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /><p> Ask athletes what they would like to be and it&rsquo;s usually one of three answers.</p> <p> Bigger.</p> <p> Stronger.</p> <p> Faster.</p> <p> This trend among youthful athletes of all ages may have gone unnoticed if one doesn&rsquo;t happen to be the parent of a child engaged in a competitive sport.</p>