Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: LaRue holds off...

    Courtney Johnson was locked in Thursday night against the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    The LaRue County senior third baseman hit a three-run home run and a two-run single as the visiting Lady Hawks held off Elizabethtown, 6-4.

    Johnson homered in the first inning, crushing a pitch to left-center field, and then drove in two more runs in the sixth to provide LaRue County (5-2) with enough cushion.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    Shelby Maggard didn’t get her grand slam Thursday evening against the North Hardin Trojans, but the Central Hardin junior outfielder got her four RBIs just the same.

    Maggard smacked a pair of two-run singles in her first two at-bats, while freshman third baseman Aubree Muse added three RBIs as the sixth-ranked Lady Bruins cruised past the short-handed Trojans, 15-0 in four innings in the teams’ 17th District opener.

  • PREP BASEBALL: North Hardin...

    Justin Davis just transferred to North Hardin from Ohio this year, and the sophomore pitcher is already making a name for himself.

    In his first 17th District start, Davis did something no district team has been able to do in nearly four years: beat the Central Hardin Bruins.

    After walking his first hitter, Davis retired the next 17 on his way to a complete game one-hitter to beat 11th-ranked Central Hardin, 1-0 and end the Bruins’ 37-game winning streak against district foes.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Wednesday...





    Results from Wednesday’s match at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown:


    Faizan Movania (E) def. Joel Nason (CH), 2-6, 6-3, 11-9

    Kevin Britt (CH) def. Ibrahim Siddiqui (E), 6-4, 6-3

    Gabe Gonzalez (CH) def. Ameer Haider (E), 6-3, 6-1



    The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start, but once they warmed up, the Caverna Colonels couldn’t stop them.

    The Hawks collected 19 hits, including six for extra bases, on their way to a 20-1 pounding of the visiting Colonels on Wednesday in an 18th District game.

    Caverna took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before LaRue County tied it in the bottom half of the inning. The Hawks erupted for eight runs in the second and 11 more in the third.


    On the surface, the North Hardin Lady Trojans appear loaded for another run at the Class 3-A state title.

    North Hardin returns a bevy of talent, highlighted by standout junior Kianna Gray, but Lady Trojans coach John Russell doesn’t put too much stock into early season predictions.


    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers lost several significant pieces from their 11th straight region championship team, but have enough firepower returning that another one is certainly possible.

    Led by senior Natalie Fiepke and juniors Lauran Berger and Mackenzie Snow, the Lady Panthers have significant State and region experience.

    Fiepke was the News-Enterprise Area Player of the Year last season, Berger won a match at State and Snow was part of the area’s most dominant doubles team.


    James Webb and the North Hardin Trojans hope last season’s run to the Class 3-A state title wasn’t a one-year wonder.

    The Trojans started the season ranked No. 1 in 3-A by KYTrackXC.com and ended it that way, winning their first state title since 2004 in dominating fashion.

    And with most of that team back, North Hardin hopes to be in contention when State rolls around in May at the University of Kentucky.


    Last season was a banner year for the Central Hardin Bruins – literally.

    They won their first region title and with three battle-tested seniors in Joel Nason, Kevin Britt and Kyle Compton leading the way, the Bruins appear to be armed for another run this season.

    Coach Eric Mitchell, however, is adamant that the past is the past and wants his team to focus on the process of getting back atop the region.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town...

    It’s usually harder to hit in cold weather, but don’t tell that to the Elizabethtown Panthers.

    Although they have struggled at the plate so far this season, the Panthers broke loose Wednesday evening despite the cold temperatures to rout the John Hardin Bulldogs, 10-0 in six innings in the 17th District opener for both teams on Ron Meyers Field at Panther Baseball Park.