Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    April Pence is hitting the ball so well – and so hard – right now, even her backup is gaining strength batting out of the No. 2 hole.

    The Central Hardin senior hit her third home run in two games Thursday, while junior Morgan Baskett, pinch hitting for Pence, hit her first career homer as the fifth-ranked Lady Bruins rolled to an 18-0 win in three innings at 17th District rival John Hardin.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs kept knocking on the door Thursday evening, but the Central Hardin Bruins wouldn’t let them break it down.

    The Bulldogs outhit the Bruins in addition to Central Hardin making four errors, but behind senior pitcher Troy Riggs, the visiting Bruins escaped with a 4-1 17th District victory.

    Riggs tossed five innings of one-run ball and stranded seven runners, including escaping a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, to pick up the victory.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town rolls...

    Elizabethtown sophomore Hunter Sullivan made sure the Panthers remained in the thick of the 17th District race.

    After a disappointing 12-5 loss to Central Hardin on Tuesday, the Panthers bounced back with a dominating 15-0 victory over the North Hardin Trojans in a district game on Ron Myers Field at Panther Baseball Park.

    “This was real important for us,” said Elizabethtown junior Austin Freyberger, who went 2-for-3 with three runs. “This picked up our confidence and put us back in the district standings.”


    Senior Zeb Wilson singled, doubled and drove in a run to lift the host Meade County Green Wave to a 5-2 win over Louisville Fairdale on Thursday.

    Junior Keston Gagle added an RBI single, while freshman Tyler Haynes singled and scored twice.

    Sophomore Josh Durbin (1-1) allowed nine hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out six for the Green Wave (5-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak.


  • PREP TRACK: Central Hardin to...

    Rain or shine, tonight’s Central Hardin Invitational will go on as scheduled.

    Even if that means having to wait out a pop-up thunderstorm, said Central Hardin boys’ track coach Brandon Adams.

    “Even though it is supposed to rain with a chance of scattered storms, we will run everything as planned,” he said before Thursday’s practice.

    The 19-team meet is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. with field events. Running events are supposed to start at 6.

  • COLLEGE LACROSSE: Kentucky,...

    It doesn’t matter if it is football, men’s or women’s basketball or whatever sport. If the Kentucky Wildcats are facing the Louisville Cardinals in any intercollegiate activity, fans better expect fireworks.

    The schools’ men’s lacrosse teams are set to renew their rivalry tonight in a neutral-field clash at 7 on the turf at the Elizabethtown Athletic Complex.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Thursday...





    Results from Wednesday’s match in Brandenburg:


    Mac Montgomery (MC) def. Thomas Constantino (FK), 6-2, 6-0

    Sam Sherretz (MC) def. Derick Gullick (FK), 6-4, 6-1

    Ethan Fackler (MC) def. Joseph Ament (FK), 6-0, 6-0

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Smith makes...

    The term “Russdiculous” has become synonymous with every mind-blowing play Louisville senior guard Russ Smith made in his four-year career – both good and bad.

    Coined by Coach Rick Pitino, who also famously used the name for one of his horses, the catchphrase could be used after he hoisted up an errant 3-pointer or dunked over Kentucky’s Julius Randle and everything in between.


    Junior Travis Smiley was a walk away from a perfect game Wednesday as the North Hardin Trojans routed homestanding 17th District rival Fort Knox, 16-0 in five innings.

    Smiley (1-0) struck out 10 and walked one to lead the Trojans past the Eagles.

    Senior Graham Mathews singled, drove in four runs and scored once for North Hardin (9-4, 2-0 district), while sophomore A.J. Morales tripled and scored twice.

    Junior Blake Yates had two singles, three runs and an RBI and junior Markus Bell singled, scored twice and drove in a run.


    SOFTBALL: LOUISVILLE BUTLER 13, MEADE COUNTY 4. With the score tied at 3, the homestanding Bearettes (10-6) scored seven runs in the third to pull away from the Lady Waves (7-3).

    Senior Ashley Nikolao homered and drove in two runs for Meade County, while senior Chaselyn Allgeier went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs.

    Sophomore Abby Whelan allowed nine unearned runs, six hits and one walk in 2 2/3 innings.