Today's Sports

  • PREP TENNIS: Gone With The Wind...

    When Elizabethtown Tennis Commission chairman Bo O’Brien set a plan in motion to create a tennis facility in Elizabethtown, he had an eye on hosting big tournaments.

    While O’Brien had hoped the newly-opened Freeman Lake Tennis Complex would get to host a major junior team tournament this summer, it won’t happen due to a lack of hotel availability.







    Michael Thomas (GC) def. Kevin Britt (CH), 8-6

    Aaron Zellers (GC) def. Gabe Gonzalez (CH), 8-2

    Sam Embry (GC) def. Alex Norton (CH),  8-5

    Brett Majors (GC) def. Joel Nason (CH), 6-2

    Cameron Hicks (GC) def. Kyle Compton (CH), 6-1

    Vasu Patel (CH) def. Jeremiah Duvall (GC), 6-1


    Third-ranked Central Hardin erupted for 14 runs in the first two innings as it rolled to a 16-3 mercy-rule win over visiting Fort Knox in a 17th District game Tuesday.

    Junior Bart Herrin paced the offensive outburst with a two-run single and a three-run double, while freshman Justin Rouse and junior Ryne Morse each had two singles and an RBI.

    Senior Zach Ditto tripled and scored twice for the Bruins (20-1, 6-0 district), who had 16 hits as they won their fifth straight.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers down...

    The Elizabethtown Panthers couldn’t think about getting the No. 1 seed for the 17th District Tournament if they didn’t win Tuesday evening’s game.

    Step one complete.

    Elizabethtown senior right-hander Cannon Pender shut down the North Hardin Trojans and the Panthers took advantage of their scoring opportunities en route to a 9-1 victory on Ron Myers Field at Panther Baseball Park.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: McGuffin, Central...

    North Hardin standout sophomore pitcher Bailey Blair picked on the bottom of the lineup against the visiting Central Hardin Lady Bruins on Tuesday.

    But the top of the lineup, namely fellow sophomore Kelsey McGuffin, got its licks in against the Trojans.

    McGuffin, the area’s home run leader, went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a long two-run homer to left field as the 21st-ranked Lady Bruins used a seven-run fourth inning to help them pull away for a 10-0 win over their 17th District rival.


    ESPN always comes up with slogans for weeks during the college football and basketball seasons. There’s Separation Saturday, Rivalry Week and Championship Week to name a few.

    This week, the 17th District baseball race could be described as Seed Settling Week with three critical games that will go a long way in determining where teams are come the postseason tournament.


    Eighth-grader Sarah Beth Hundley doubled, singled twice, had three RBIs and scored once to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 14-4 mercy-rule victory over 17th District foe Fort Knox on Monday.

    Eighth-grader Taylor Thomas went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI, while eighth-grader Callie Sondergard was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs.

    Eighth-grader Morgan White earned the win. She struck out six and gave up five hits, four earned runs and one walk in five innings.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central rolls...

    Every time Meade County pushed across a run, Central Hardin had an answer.

    And it usually came in the form of a crooked number.

    In a battle of the area’s top two teams, the 21st-ranked Lady Bruins scored in five of six innings and piled up 12 hits on their way to a 14-5 triumph over the Lady Waves.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Carrying on his...

    Every time Elizabethtown sophomore catcher Zeke Pinkham crouches behind the plate, he glances over his shoulder. It’s something he’s done since he was playing in the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission.

    When he did that in the past, Zeke was often looking at his father, Bill, for a sign or a word of encouragement. But this year,it’s completely different: His dad died Dec. 26, 2012, at age 60. Still, Zeke follows the same routine expecting his father to be there.