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  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's...

    LaRue County coach Eric Allen isn’t a chemistry teacher, but he’s been mixing and moving players around all season, trying to find the right formula for success.

    It took nearly the entire season, but Allen believes he’s finally stumbled upon something which has led to LaRue County success. Nearly three weeks ago, Allen inserted eighth-grader Dalton Skaggs, who has spent time in the outfield and second base, at shortstop, moved freshman Cameron Dawson from shortstop to first base and settled on eighth-grader Brandon Cecil at second.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Green Wave...

    There’s something about the Meade County baseball team in even numbered years.

    The Green Wave’s last two 11th District championships came in 2012 and ‘10. Coach Todd Clanton, who took over the program in 2009, hopes the pattern continues this year as the Green Wave prepare to begin the postseason.

    The good news for the Green Wave is they secured a 3rd Region Tournament berth by virtue of earning the three-team district’s top seed. But Clanton said it’s important to finish off the job and go into the region tournament as a champion.

  • STATE TENNIS: Magical run ends...

    LEXINGTON — Eighth-grader Laura Hinkle and sophomore Carley Pyles breezed through Thursday’s first two rounds of the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament, but they were simply overmatched in Friday’s third round.

    McCracken County’s fifth-seeded duo of junior Makenna Garneau and sophomore Madelyn Kauffman overwhelmed the Elizabethtown duo, 6-0, 6-0 at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center to end a run few could have predicted a few months ago.

  • STATE TENNIS OPINION: Unfair...

    LEXINGTON — It wasn’t supposed to end like this.

    The area’s most dominant player the last two seasons just couldn’t seem to catch a break — from last year’s 5th Region Tournament all the way through the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament this past week.

    But for some reason, Tyler Edlin was smiling after it all ended Thursday afternoon in undramatic fashion on the courts at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center.

    Surely it would have been understandable if he wasn’t.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs go 3-0 (...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs went 3-0 over the weekend to get over the .500 mark heading into the postseason.

    John Hardin beat Campbellsville, 10-2 and Louisville Fairdale, 4-0 at home Saturday, and topped homestanding Louisville Seneca, 11-1 in five innings Friday.

    The Bulldogs (18-16) were 8-7 — the last time they were above .500 — after a 9-3 win over Louisville Moore on April 11.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Elizabethtown...

    The Elizabethtown baseball team sent its seniors out in style Thursday evening.

    On a night they celebrated their seniors prior to the game, the Panthers enjoyed an offensive explosion en route to their sixth straight win, a 15-1 rout of the LaRue County Hawks at Ron Myers Field.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: LaRue...

    Seniors Courtney Johnson and Brigitte Skaggs combined to go 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs as the host LaRue County Lady Hawks rolled to a 12-1 win in five innings Thursday against the Nelson County Lady Cardinals..

    Delany Eastridge had two singles for the Lady Hawks (14-13). Shakeya Washington singled and drove in one, while Jill Hughes scored three times and Sierra Mullins singled and scored twice.

    Emillee Cundiff (6-7) struck out five and walked two while scattering five hits and allowing one earned run.

    LARUE COUNTY 12, NELSON COUNTY 1

  • PREP TRACK: North sweeps region...

    On this night, the girls were just a little bit better than the boys.

    And that’s not a bad thing.

    The North Hardin Lady Trojans won 10 individual gold medals and 3-of-4 relays as they outscored their male teammates at Thursday’s Class 3-A, Region 2 meet at Central Hardin’s Bruin Field.

  • STATE TENNIS: Tough draw hampers...

    LEXINGTON — After the draw didn’t do the area boys any favors in the first round of the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament, the three singles players and two doubles tandems tangled with some of the state’s elite Thursday — with mixed results.

    Four of the five entries lost to seeded opponents, with Central Hardin senior Joel Nason the only one to pick up a victory in the first round, which was split between the outdoor courts at the University of Kentucky and the indoor ones at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • STATE TENNIS: Beginners have...

    LEXINGTON — Experience and age didn’t mean much for area girls Thursday in the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament at the Lexington Tennis Club’s indoor courts.

    But some beginners sure had plenty of luck.

    Elizabethtown sophomore Carley Pyles and eighth-grader Laura Hinkle didn’t show too many jitters in their 6-3, 6-3 first-round win over Montgomery County juniors Breanna Crump and Sara Karaus. Prior to Thursday, neither Hinkle nor Pyles had even watched the state tournament, let alone played in it.