Today's Sports


    The Elizabethtown Sports Park is diverse in what events it can host. As of this week’s Athletx Youth Baseball Natio-nals, those sports included baseball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer and softball.

    There is no boxing ring, but Saturday afternoon, an out-of-state man made sure there was a ring in a box.


    Coming to Freeman Lake Park to play in the State Farm E’town Open is part business, part pleasure for Colin Hart.

    A KHSAA All-State selection this past season at Lincoln County, the 2014 graduate and Eastern Kentucky University signee has an aunt, uncle and cousins who live in Elizabethtown.

  • PREP GOLF: Elizabethtown's...

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Elizabeth-town junior Lauren Hartlage finished the final round Thursday with a 2-over 218 over 54 holes to win the girls’ division at the Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship at the 6,149-yard, par-72 Otter Creek Golf Course.

    “I was really nervous this morning before the round because I knew my lead was small,” Hartlage said.

  • OPINION: Taylor displayed the...

    “Come sit with your angels, and give us some time.

    Forgive us this fragile state of mind, it’s all right.”

    — Jon Heintz’ “Rain”

  • Central names Wright new AD (7/6)

    J.C. Wright doesn’t know how long he’ll continue coaching, but he realized he wanted to remain active with athletics.


    yler Edlin feels his best tennis is ahead of him, while Tyrone Sparks feels lucky to even be taking the court at this stage in his career.

    Together, the duo makes up half of the men’s open singles semifinalists heading into today’s final day of play at the State Farm E’town Open.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North's...

    There was a time this season when it seemed North Hardin senior Dante Johnson wasn’t entirely focused on helping the Trojans defend their Class 3-A state title.

    Instead of dedicating himself in practice each day, Johnson got a job, thinking it would help his college prospects.

    His choice left North Hardin coach James Webb more than a little miffed.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North Hardin...

    Seven state titles in two seasons.

    Owner of three Class 3-A state meet records.

    The fastest time ever recorded in the 100-meter dash (11.53 seconds) and 200 dash (23.72) in Kentucky for a girl.

    Ending the season ranked in the top 50 nationally in all four of her events.

    Those are just some of the myriad accomplishments of North Hardin junior sensation Kianna Gray, who has quickly become one of the best athletes to compete in this state.

    She’s already built a lasting legacy, according to North Hardin coach James Webb.

  • ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Central...

    Central Hardin’s infield was outstanding this year.

    The 17th District Tournament champion and 5th Region Tournament runner-up Lady Bruins had five players make the All-Area Softball Team and all five saw time in the infield.

    Leading the way were junior shortstop Kelsey McGuffin and senior Jessica Nall. McGuffin repeated as Player of the Year as voted on by the seven area coaches and four members of The News-Enterprise sports department, and Nall repeated as Pitcher of the Year while finishing second in Player of the Year.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Bulldogs'...

    The ability has been there for Tyler Edlin. Several trips per week to Louisville to hit with high-level players developed his skills so much so that he could overwhelm area opponents with his sheer power as a junior.

    But for the John Hardin senior to take his game to another level this year, he started concentrating on what went on between his ears rather than on the court.

    In other words, he focused on his mental approach. The result was another dominating season.