http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Elizabethtown overcomes adversity to repeat (05/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-baseball-elizabethtown-overcomes-adversity-repeat-0529 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150528_regbase_ehsch01.jpg" alt="The Elizabethtown Panthers celebrate their victory over Central Hardin in the 5th Region championship game Thursday at Nelson County High School in Bardstown." title="The Elizabethtown Panthers celebrate their victory over Central Hardin in the 5th Region championship game Thursday at Nelson County High School in Bardstown." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> BARDSTOWN &mdash; No team in the 5th Region can match the success the Elizabethtown Panthers have had through the years. Since 1970, the program has won 23 region championships &mdash; 17 more than any other school.</p> <p> Make it 18 now. And this might be one of the more improbable titles because of the adversity the Panthers faced this season.</p> 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Going to State is a perfect ending for Central Hardin (05/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-softball-going-state-perfect-ending-central-hardin-0529 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/528sb1.jpg" alt="The Central Hardin Lady Bruins hoist the 5th Region Softball Tournament championship trophy Thursday night after defeating Taylor County." title="The Central Hardin Lady Bruins hoist the 5th Region Softball Tournament championship trophy Thursday night after defeating Taylor County." align="left" hspace="6" width="129" height="85" /><p> Central Hardin wasn&rsquo;t perfect Thursday, but it will still finish the season that way against 5th Region competition.</p> 3RD REGION SOFTBALL: Meade blanks Butler to reach semifinals (05/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/3rd-region-softball-meade-blanks-butler-reach-semifinals-0529 <p> Madison Haynes&rsquo; teammates have a few nicknames for the Meade County senior right fielder. In the 3rd Region Softball Tournament quarterfinals at Meade-Olin Park on Thursday night, Haynes lived up to one of them: Clutch.</p> 3RD REGION BASEBALL: Green Wave roll to 3rd Region final (05/29) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/3rd-region-baseball-green-wave-roll-3rd-region-final-0529 <p> Having breezed through the first two innings on just 13 pitches, all Meade County junior Josh Durbin needed was a little offensive support.</p> <p> He finally got it in the top of the third. The 11th-ranked Green Wave broke a 0-0 tie by scoring four times en route to a 5-0 win over Muhlenberg County in Thursday&rsquo;s 3rd Region Baseball Tournament semifinals at Whitesville Trinity.</p> 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Chandler, Central Hardin move into final (05/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-baseball-chandler-central-hardin-move-final-0528 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/central4.png" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="92" height="85" /><p> BARDSTOWN &mdash; The thought of a complete game from Central Hardin junior Aaron Chandler didn&rsquo;t seem like a possibility when he labored through the first inning,</p> 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Elizabethtown shuts down Adair (05/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-baseball-elizabethtown-shuts-down-adair-0528 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/etown4_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> <strong>BARDSTOWN &mdash;</strong> The Elizabethtown Panthers aren&rsquo;t the same team as they were when the season began. That&rsquo;s evident in the team&rsquo;s offense as it&rsquo;s missing stars Zeke Pinkham and Hunter Sullivan.</p> 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Central Hardin pulls away from upstart Bethlehem (05/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-softball-central-hardin-pulls-away-upstart-bethlehem-0528 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/150527_regsoft_chbeth01.jpg" alt="Central Hardin&#039;s Shelby Maggard scores on a wild pitch, ball four as Bethlehem&#039;s catcher Abi Duncan throws to teammate Kailey Miller covering home plate during 5th Region tournament semifinals Wednesday at North Hardin High School." title="Central Hardin&#039;s Shelby Maggard scores on a wild pitch, ball four as Bethlehem&#039;s catcher Abi Duncan throws to teammate Kailey Miller covering home plate during 5th Region tournament semifinals Wednesday at North Hardin High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="155" height="85" /><p> The much more experienced Central Hardin Lady Bruins taught the young Bethlehem Banshees a hard, but valuable, lesson Wednesday night at North Hardin.</p> <p> You gotta crawl before you can walk, kids.</p> 5TH REGION SOFTBALL: Taylor County ousts reigning champ Green County (05/28) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/5th-region-softball-taylor-county-ousts-reigning-champ-green-county-0528 <p> Taylor County used a three-run first inning Wednesday to post a 4-1 victory over defending champion Green County to advance to tonight&rsquo;s 5th Region Softball Tournament semifinals at North Hardin.</p> <p> The Lady Cardinals (28-10) started the rally with a bloop double by lead-off batter Megan Roberts, who went to third on a throwing error by the Lady Dragons.</p>