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    As Central Hardin’s Emily Novak and Elizabethtown’s Natalie Fiepke walked off the center court Friday evening at Freeman Lake Park, they received a well-deserved ovation after two hours of high-quality tennis.

    If there’s one thing area tennis fans have been able to count on the last two seasons, it’s been the two seniors squaring off in tournament finals and adding to a rivalry already rich with subplots.

  • GIRLS' PREP HOOPS: Area...

    Area girls went 4-for-4 during the junior tryouts for Team Kentucky in the Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Classic.

    All four area players invited to try out – LaRue County guard Alexis Brewer, Elizabethtown center Reauna Cleaver, Elizabethtown guard Darien Huff and Meade County forward Morgan Turner – made the team.

    LaRue County coach Travis Wootton attended the tryouts April 12 at Georgetown College. He said their performances only affirmed how strong the area is in girls’ hoops.

  • BOYS' PREP TENNIS: Edlin...

    Friday afternoon was just like another day at practice for John Hardin senior Tyler Edlin and sophomore Carson McCann.

    There were plenty of powerful forehands, long rallies and points that could go either way – and did – in the boys’ singles final of the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament.

    The top-seeded Edlin even drove the third-seeded McCann to Freeman Lake Park, like he has to many practices.

  • GIRLS' PREP TENNIS: Novak...

    Emily Novak has credited a calmer, more level-headed approach to her dominance this season.

    Against her rival, Elizabethtown senior Natalie Fiepke, on Friday, the Central Hardin senior was glad to have that in her back pocket.

    After the second-seeded Fiepke staged a furious rally to force a first-set tiebreak, the top-seeded Novak held on and then rolled in the second set to earn a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory in the girls’ singles final of the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament at Freeman Lake Park.


    The sixth-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins went 4-0 in the Greenwood Border Battle over the weekend, including an upset of top-ranked McCracken County.

    Central Hardin (15-2-1) beat McCracken County, 3-2 and Muhlenberg County, 7-3 on Saturday. The Lady Bruins beat Barren County, 10-0 and Calloway County, 10-0 in six innings Friday.

    * Senior Jessica Nall (7-0) struck out seven and gave up seven hits and two runs to lead Central Hardin over McCracken County, which had won 15 straight.


    The No. 17 Central Hardin Bruins went 3-0 over the weekend in their own Wooden Bat Classic. The Bruins (13-5), who have won nine straight, beat Campbellsville, 6-5 in eight innings and Casey County, 10-0 in five innings Saturday after beating West Jessamine, 3-2 on Friday.

    * Central Hardin senior Bart Herrin, courtesy running for sophomore Ean Barker after he led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, scored on a throwing error to lift the Bruins over Campbellsville.

  • PREP TRACK ROUNDUP: Saturday...





    LEXINGTON Results from Saturday’s Heart of the Bluegrass at Henry Clay:

    Team Results (17 Teams)

      1. North Hardin (NH)                      129 points

  • GIRLS' PREP HOOPS: Boley...

    Erin Boley picked up another prestigious honor over the weekend.

    The 6-foot-2 Elizabethtown forward was named an honorable mention All-American by MaxPreps.com. She was the only Kentucky girls’ player to earn a spot on the team.

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Former E'...

    LEXINGTON — Kentucky senior catcher Micheal Thomas was named to the midseason watch list for the Johnny Bench Award, which is given annually to the best catcher in college baseball. It was announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission on Friday afternoon.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Jones'...

    After Central Hardin senior Amber Hiller capped off her perfect night at the plate Thursday night, it was up to the youngest Lady Bruins starter to come through in the clutch.

    Two pitches after failing on a suicide bunt which could have given Central Hardin the win – and got Hiller hurt in the process – eighth-grader Meredith Jones hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth inning to help sixth-ranked Central Hardin earn its second 5-4 win this season against No. 13 Meade County.