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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' PREP HOOPS: Former...

    When asked Sunday how many Hall of Fames he is in, Ron Bevars joked he’s losing count.

    There’s a good reason for that. The legendary North Hardin boys’ basketball coach added another honor as he was one of the 10 members of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Class of 2015 announced Sunday.

  • MLB: Former Elizabethtown star...

    Judging by the reaction of his aunt, Jodie, Micheal Thomas quickly realized he must have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft, but what he didn’t know is where he was headed.

    Gathered to follow the draft on the Internet with his mother, Judie, his girlfriend, Hailey, and his aunt, Thomas patiently waited Saturday until the Detroit Tigers selected him in the 22nd round with the 670th pick. Thomas wasn’t paying attention to which team was drafting when his aunt broke the silence with screams of joy.

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Former E'...

    Judging by the reaction of his aunt, Jodie, Micheal Thomas quickly realized he must have been selected in the Major League Baseball draft, but what he didn’t know is where he was headed.

    Gathered to follow the draft on the Internet with his mother, Judie, his girlfriend, Hailey, and his aunt, Thomas patiently waited Saturday until the Detroit Tigers selected him in the 22nd round with the 670th pick. Thomas wasn’t paying attention to which team was drafting when his aunt broke the silence with screams of joy.

  • PREP NOTEBOOK: Cleaver's...

    Elizabethtown center Reauna Cleaver had a monster game Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to keep Kentucky from being swept by Indiana in the states’ annual Junior All-Star series.

    Cleaver scored a game-high 16 points to go along with a game-best 14 rebounds, but Indiana turned a four-point deficit into an 84-61 rout at Lexington Paul Dunbar. A night earlier, host Indiana beat Kentucky, 98-67 in Greenfield as Cleaver once again led Kentucky in scoring with 14 points and matched teammate Nora Kiesler of Louisville Assumption with a game-high eight rebounds.

  • YOUTH SWIMMING: Dolphins staying...

    As Phillip Hayes got out of the pool after finishing the 50-meter freestyle Saturday, his mind immediately shifted ahead.

    Next on the docket for the 15-year-old was the 100 butterfly, so he made his way over to the indoor pool at the E’town Swim & Fitness Center to do some cool-down laps and also get in some warmup laps for the race.

    Hayes, a member of the E’town Dolphins swim team, has about 15 minutes before his next race, but they are crucial.

  • YOUTH SWIMMING: Dolphins host...

    Poor weather wreaked havoc on the high school sports schedule this past school year, most recently the 5th Region Baseball Tournament.

    As the Elizabethtown Dol-phins transition to outdoor swim meets — starting with this weekend’s Summer Classic at E’town Swim & Fitness Center — Coach Mavi Sampaio wants his team to focus solely on what they can control: their performance.

    The forecast looks good for the meet, which begins at 3:30 p.m. today, aside from Sunday when there is a 60 percent chance of rain.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Fifty-team Youth...

    Fifty teams in five age divisions from nine states will be in the area today as the Athletx Youth Baseball Nationals open at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    With 28, Kentucky has the most representation in the field. The 12-under Brandenburg Ballhawgs are the only local team. Other states are Florida (five teams), Illinois (four), Missouri (three), Tennessee (three), Indiana (two), Ohio (two), Pennsylvania (two) and Texas (one).

    There are eight teams in the 9-under division, eight in 10-under, 10 in 11-under, 16 in 12-under and eight in 13-under.

  • PREP HOOPS: Meade County having...

    The season ended last week for Meade County baseball coach Todd Clanton, but he hasn’t had much downtime.

    Clanton, who is also the school’s athletic director, is in the middle of a quite a few coaching searches — notably for both head basketball positions.

    This week, Josh Hurt stepped down after 10 seasons as the Lady Waves’ coach to take the same position at Metcalfe County. And last month, Garrard County introduced Josh Henderson as the Golden Lions’ coach after Henderson had finished his first and only season with the Green Wave.

  • COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Henry, Wallace...

    A pair of former area standouts were named preseason All-Conference honorees in Phil Steele’s annual College Football Preview released Wednesday.

    Mitchell Henry, a Western Kentucky senior and former Elizabethtown standout, was named first team tight end in Conference USA. Henry played in all 12 games, including six starts, for the Hilltoppers last season. He led all of Western’s tight ends with 25 catches for 305 yards and two scores — against Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    The 17th District Tournament champion Central Hardin Lady Bruins dominated the 5th Region Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region Team.

    Coach Jamie Goodman and his assistants were voted Coaching Staff of the Year by Goodman’s peers and junior shortstop Kelsey McGuffin was named Player of the Year. It’s the second straight season a Lady Bruin was voted Player of the Year after then-senior Jordan Lasley, a second baseman, earned the honor in 2013.