http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sports/rss.xml en PREP TENNIS: No major upsets on first day of conference (4/17) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-tennis-no-major-upsets-first-day-conference-417 <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/140416_conf_tennis01.jpg" alt="Central Hardin&#039;s Kevin Britt gets under the ball as he and doubles teammate, Kyle Compton, compete Wednesday in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown." title="Central Hardin&#039;s Kevin Britt gets under the ball as he and doubles teammate, Kyle Compton, compete Wednesday in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> In their bid to repeat as Lincoln Heritage Conference champions, the Central Hardin Bruins got off to a strong start Wednesday.</p> <p> The Bruins got victories from fourth-seeded senior Joel Nason and sophomore Jacob Kerr in singles play and their newly formed doubles team of seniors Kevin Britt and Kyle Compton in the first round at Freeman Lake Park. The three entries combined to drop just one set.</p> PREP ROUNDUP: Panthers rout Knox; Lady Eagles win (04/17) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-roundup-panthers-rout-knox-lady-eagles-win-0417 <p> The Elizabethtown Panthers erupted for season bests in runs and hits Tuesday as they rolled past 17th District rival Fort Knox, 24-0 in five innings.</p> <p> Freshman Mathew Coolidge, sophomore Jack Wilson, junior Jesse Morris and seniors Connor Kauffeld, Preston Patterson and Jon Tarrence combined for 12 of Elizabethtown&rsquo;s 22 hits.</p> <p> Coolidge singled, doubled, drove in three runs and scored three times, while Patterson had two doubles and two RBIs. Morris and Tarrence each added two singles and two RBIs for the Panthers (9-4, 3-1 district).</p> PREP TENNIS: Fiepke's injury could hurt Lady Panthers' chances at conference; Bulldogs thinking big (4/16) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-tennis-fiepkes-injury-could-hurt-lady-panthers-chances-conference-bulldogs-thinking-big <img src="http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/sites/www.thenewsenterprise.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tennis_ehs_fiepke.jpg" alt="Elizabethtown&#039;s Natalie Fiepke has been dealing with an Achilles injury this season and that may hurt Elizabethtown&#039;s chances in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament, which begins today at Freeman Lake Park." title="Elizabethtown&#039;s Natalie Fiepke has been dealing with an Achilles injury this season and that may hurt Elizabethtown&#039;s chances in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament, which begins today at Freeman Lake Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The right foot of Natalie Fiepke may be the greatest barrier to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers winning their 11th straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament title.</p> <p> The senior, who is the defending region champion and seeded second in the tournament, has been battling a sore Achilles the past few weeks and was in a walking boot Monday.</p> PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams affected by realignment (4/16) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-football-area-teams-affected-realignment-416 <p> The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a draft of the new football alignment at the Board of Control meeting Tuesday and all seven schools will be affected in some form or fashion.</p> <p> The biggest changes are two schools &ndash; John Hardin and Fort Knox &ndash; are moving down a class, while North Hardin will be moving up.</p> PREP BASKETBALL OPINION: North made the right move; hopefully John Hardin does the same (4/16) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-basketball-opinion-north-made-right-move-hopefully-john-hardin-does-same-416 <p> When North Hardin removed the interim tag from boys&rsquo; basketball coach Mike Cofer, it could have been considered the easy thing to do.</p> <p> Cofer was already a teacher at North Hardin and it would save the trouble of finding a coach who also needed a teaching job.</p> <p> While that might be true, it was the right thing to do.</p> PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday's results (04/16) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-tennis-roundup-tuesdays-results-0416 <p> TENNIS</p> <p align="center"> BOYS&rsquo; PREP</p> <p align="center"> TUESDAY&rsquo;S MATCHES</p> <p align="center"> <strong>BARDSTOWN 3, LARUE COUNTY 2</strong></p> <p align="left"> Results from Tuesday&rsquo;s match in Hodgenville:</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Singles</strong></p> <p align="left"> Nico DeVillalobos (B) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-2, 6-2</p> <p align="left"> Alex Best (LC) def. David Rowan (B), 6-1, 6-0</p> <p align="left"> Isaac Crume (B) def. Cole Constant (LC), 8-4</p> <p align="center"> <strong>Doubles</strong></p> BOYS' PREP LACROSSE: Marksmen fall to reigning state champions (04/15) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/boys-prep-lacrosse-marksmen-fall-reigning-state-champions-0415 <p> When he put together the Elizabethtown Marksmen Lacrosse Club&rsquo;s inaugural schedule, boys&rsquo; coach/founder Virgil Lyon didn&rsquo;t want his team to get an inflated self worth.</p> <p> Facing only fledgling and struggling programs might have helped the win-loss record, but wouldn&rsquo;t have been the best for seeing where the club stands overall.</p> PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers rally past Hart (04/15) http://www.thenewsenterprise.com/content/prep-roundup-lady-panthers-rally-past-hart-0415 <p> Trailing 6-3 and down to their final out at Hart County, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers staged a furious rally to win their third straight game.</p> <p> Freshmen Callie Sondergard and Sarah Beth Hundley each had RBI singles and the Lady Panthers scored on an error and a wild pitch en route to six runs in the seventh inning and rally for a 9-7 win over the Lady Raiders on Monday.</p> <p> Sophomore Carly Patterson scored on a wild pitch, while sophomore Kiki Seth and senior Brianna Taylor also scored for the Lady Panthers (5-6).</p>