Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central gets...

    The Central Hardin Bruins seem to have a knack for manufacturing runs, which ends up producing victories.

    The Bruins, known for their small-ball style of play, managed only five hits, but they came at crucial times to help Central Hardin to a 4-1 victory over the North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Tuesday at James R. Aldridge Field.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    In the infamous words of Bob Uecker, Central Hardin left a small village on the base paths Tuesday night. Fortunately for the No. 4 Lady Bruins, Shelby Maggard at least found a way to get some of them home.

    The junior first baseman went 3-for-4 with five RBIs as Central Hardin locked up at least the No. 2 seed in next month’s 17th District Tournament with a 13-0 mercy-rule win in five innings against the North Hardin Trojans.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town'...

    With the way her team was swinging the bats, freshman Nicole Blackstone was able to relax and take care of business inside the circle for the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    The host Lady Panthers had 11 hits in the final three innings and Blackstone threw her first career no-hitter Tuesday as Elizabethtown knocked off its 17th District rival, 15-0 in four innings.

    Blackstone struck out five and was a second-inning walk away from a perfect game.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County...

    Rachel Ayer said she’s a power hitter. She sure looked like it Monday night to the Hancock County Lady Hornets.

    The Meade County sophomore catcher set a state single-game record with four home runs as the visiting Lady Waves rolled to 17-3 win.

    “It was pretty amazing,” said Ayer, who had never homered more than once in a varsity game although she hit two homers in a junior varsity game against Louisville Holy Cross.

    Ayer’s big night started with a two-run shot to left in the first inning just inside the foul pole.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Baumgardner...

    Sophomore Jason Baumgardner struck out eight to earn his fourth win of the season as the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs cruised to a 12-2 win in six innings Tuesday over 17th District foe Fort Knox.

    Baumgardner (4-2) scattered four hits, two walks and two earned runs as the Bulldogs (11-10, 2-3) won their third straight.

    John Hardin led 5-2 after three innings before pulling away with seven runs in the final three innings.






    Results from Tuesday’s match at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown:


    Faizan Movania (E) def. Jonah Gillespie (NH), 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-8

    Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Brian Sears (NH), 6-4, 6-1

    Ameer Haider (E) def. Ryan Martin (NH), 6-1, 6-1


  • PREP SOFTBALL: Five-run seventh...

    While Bailey Blair wondered if she was done pitching this year, Courtney Johnson and the LaRue County Lady Hawks never stopped believing Monday night, even when things looked dire against a finally somewhat healthy Blair.

    Hitless in her three previous at-bats and having not gotten the ball out of the infield against North Hardin’s standout junior, Johnson came through with a tiebreaking two-run single with one out in the top of the seventh as the Lady Hawks rallied for a 6-2 win against Blair and the Trojans, who were playing at home for the first time this year.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin...

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson has always described the high school baseball season as a marathon, not a sprint.

    It’s a good thing, because the Bruins wouldn’t have done well in a short-distance race. They started off the season 4-5, which included their first 17th District loss since 2010 and back-to-back losses in the Derby City Classic.


    Junior Morgan Baskett threw a one-hitter to pick up her first varsity win Monday, leading the fourth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 16-0 three-inning victory over 17th District rival Fort Knox.

    Baskett (1-0) limited the Lady Eagles to a double by freshman Taylor Stephenson.

    Senior April Pence went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs for Central Hardin (16-2-1, 5-0 district), which won its 10th straight.






    Results from Monday’s match at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown:


    Faizan Movania (E) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Ibrahim Siddiqui (E) def. Alex Best (LC), 6-0, 3-6, 10-8

    Ameer Haider (E) def. Cole Constant (LC), 6-4, 6-1