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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Allen...

    LaRue County coach Eric Allen has been preaching patience, not only to his team, but himself. He realized when he took the job in June there were going to be challenges ahead.

    The Hawks were coming off a 29-10 season, which included their first 5th Region Tournament final appearance since winning it in 2003. The bulk of that team graduated, leaving a young nucleus for Allen to build around.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: North...

    The North Hardin Trojans are undergoing a transformation this season. With a number of offensive stars lost to graduation, they won’t rely so much on their offense this year, but their pitching and defense.

    Gone are Brady Patterson, Andrew Boyles and Antonio Simmons, the heart of their order last season. Boyles led the area in hitting, triples and home runs last season, while Patterson was tops in doubles.

    North Hardin coach Ace Adcock realizes this team won’t have the same offensive firepower. Last season, the Trojans averaged 6.3 runs per game.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Green...

    The Meade County Green Wave aren’t living in the past. The Green Wave advanced to the state tournament last season after winning their first region title since 1993, but this is a new year.

    The Green Wave are focused on putting last season in the rearview mirror. They’ve turned their attention to this year and making another deep postseason run.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Central...

    The Central Hardin Bruins had another successful campaign which included their fourth consecutive 17th District championship and third straight 5th Region title. But what the Bruins remember the most is how the season ended.

    Central Hardin finished 31-10 last season after losing in the first round of the state tournament to South Warren, 3-1. It wasn’t the storybook ending like the previous year when the Bruins won their first state championship.

  • GIRLS' PREP TENNIS PREVIEW...

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers doubled up the rest of the teams in last year’s 5th Region Tennis Tournament.

    With four strong doubles players this season, the Lady Panthers could be primed to do it again.

  • BOYS' PREP TENNIS PREVIEW:...

    The Central Hardin Bruins are no longer in hibernation.

    With 5-of-6 players back from a team which finished third in last year’s 5th Region Tennis Tournament, the Bruins appear to be the boys’ top area team.

    Senior Tad Skaggs returns at No. 1 singles, while junior Kevin Britt is back at No. 2 singles. Skaggs advanced to the region semifinals last year, while Britt was a quarterfinalist.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Sophomore Lance Baker won for the third time this season as the homestanding North Hardin Trojans held off Oldham County, 5-4 on Saturday.

    Baker (3-0) allowed eight hits, four runs and two walks in four innings before junior Sy Ogden shut the Colonels down by striking out four in three innings to preserve the win. Baker struck out three.

    Senior Jamaal Wilson and sophomore Javier Echevarria each went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run, while senior Jordan Sanchez singled twice and scored twice.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Friday...

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    FRIDAY’S SCORES

    GREENWOOD3, ELIZABETHTOWN 2

    ELIZABETHTOWN Scores from Friday’s match at University Drive Park:

    Singles

    Billy Adams (G) def. Nathan Henson (E), 6-2, 6-0

    Blake Nelson (G) def. Ibrahim Siddiqui (E), 6-2, 6-0

    Ammnit Avvla (G) def. Hassan Nasir (E), 6-0, 6-0

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK PREVIEW:...

    When it comes to Class 2-A, Region 2, no team has been as dominant as the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers.

    They’ve won eight straight region titles and with 10 athletes back, Elizabethtown is in prime position to make it nine in a row this year.

    Elizabethtown has a solid cast to build around. Seniors Anne Elizabeth Mason, Jordyn Patterson, Emily Richardson, Madison Smith and Rebecca Snyder, junior Hannah Godfrey, sophomores Darien Huff, Jordan Nuccitelli and Rachel Warden and freshman Ngozi Akukwe are back for the Lady Panthers.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK PREVIEW:...

    The disappointment of last season still lingers around longtime North Hardin boys’ track coach James Webb.

    Webb and the Trojans hoped to contend for the Class 3-A title last season at the University of Louisville, only to fade to fifth behind Lexington Bryan Station and Louisville squads Male, Trinity and Eastern. Webb hasn’t let his team forget about it.