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    It was a change John Hardin didn’t want to make.

    Because of enrollment changes, the school had to drop from Class 3-A to 2-A in track and cross country.

    But in cross country, the move has definitely been good – especially on the girls’ side. Ninth-ranked John Hardin has given 2-A’s Region 2 four ranked teams, joining No. 6 Edmonson County, No. 7 South Warren and No. 8 Elizabethtown.


    The balanced LaRue County Lady Hawks keep rolling right along.

    With four players scoring, the Lady Hawks extended three school records Wednesday with a 4-2 home win over the Louisville Seneca Lady RedHawks.

    Senior Peyton Gardner, senior Sydney Price, junior Rachel Wolf and freshman Gillian Nunn all scored for the Lady Hawks (12-1-2). LaRue County’s school records include single-season goals (61), unbeaten streak (14) and single-season wins (12).

    LaRue County junior goalkeeper Sierra Mullins saved one shot by Seneca (5-11-1).

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Shoffner...

    It’s been a long and winding road for former Central Hardin pitcher Dylan Shoffner. It’s been one filled with success and disappointment, and one with many twists and turns, but in the end, it’s a path which has helped him fulfill a childhood dream.

    Shoffner, who helped Central Hardin to the 2011 state championship, committed to play next season for the University of Louisville. The left-hander visited Louisville on Tuesday and Coach Dan McDonnell offered him a scholarship.






    HODGENVILLE — Results from Tuesday night’s Jack Mitchell Invitational at Hodgenville Elementary School:

    Boys’ Varsity (5,000 Meters)


    Like so many of her team’s shots Wednesday night, John Hardin senior midfielder Alexis Mink thought hers from 25 yards was going to sail over the goal.

    It appeared to be heading right for the netting next to the scoreboard at Troy Wade Field, but the ball took a dive, hit off North Hardin sophomore keeper Harley Domschke’s hands and bounced into the net with 2:11 to play to give John Hardin a 1-0 win in a 17th District game.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Wilson...

    The more Dani Wilson plays against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins, the more ways the Elizabethtown junior finds to torment them.

    Finding a way to be involved in all of her team’s scoring for the third straight regular-season meeting against the Lady Bruins, Wilson helped lead 18th-ranked Elizabethtown to a 3-1 win over visiting Central Hardin on Wednesday night with the 17th District’s regular-season title on the line.


    LOUISVILLE — Kim Hartlage can tell you exactly where one of her region championship trophies is. It’s placed on the mantle in her house for anyone to see. Her daughter, Lauren, has seen it countless times.

    Kim was a standout golfer for the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, winning the region championship twice – once in 1984 and the other in ’85. After her high school career, she enjoyed a solid career at Western Kentucky and has continued to play after college.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: Guinn-...

    LOUISVILLE— Sometimes the most excruciating time for golfers isn’t the time spent on the course, but the wait for the last scores to come in.

    John Hardin’s Shantevia Guinn-Burton, a middle school student, and Fort Knox freshman Shannon Brown found that out the hard way Tuesday afternoon at the Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament.


    LOUISVILLE— Elizabethtown coach Kim Hartlage did something new this year for the Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament. On the way to South Park Country Club, she assigned each player another member of the team, who they would be playing for.

    It was a bold strategy, but Hartlage wanted to make sure they understood how important winning the region championship was. Whatever she said, the Lady Panthers received the message.


    Sophomore midfielder Nick Coffman scored in the 76th minute to give the visiting Elizabethtown Panthers a 3-2 victory over the Taylor County Cardinals.

     “We were down quite a few starters and I had to rely on players who hadn’t gotten too much playing time,” said Elizabethtown coach Jon Parsons. “They played well, though. We possessed the ball and it was physical, so I was proud of the boys who stepped up and that's what matters.”