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    North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart has dominated the area cross country scene for the last three years.

    In that same time frame, he’s also dominated the voting for Runner of the Year on the All-Area Boys’ Cross Country Team.

    Stewart once again was a unanimous pick for the award, garnering all six possible first-place votes for the maximum 30 points. Stewart was a unanimous selection for the third straight year.


    Between swimming practice and dance rehearsals, Hannah Godfrey found a way to fix cross country into her already busy schedule this fall.

    “She’s somebody who’s got a lot of activities between swimming and cross country and dance,” second-year Elizabethtown coach Jack Breunig said. “She jumped from one practice to the other.”

    While balancing her three activities, the Elizabethtown freshman transformed into one of the area’s best runners – and it showed over the final month of the season.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Christian County...

    Most games when the John Hardin Bulldogs step on the field, they are going to be more athletic than their opponent, but that certainly won’t be the case tonight.

    The Bulldogs (13-0) host the Christian County Colonels (11-2) at 7:30 tonight in the Class 5-A state semifinals at Bulldog Stadium. The game might resemble a track meet more than a football as both teams are blessed with a number of athletes.

    “They have speed, speed and more speed,” John Hardin coach Mark Brown said. “They will be the best team we’ve played all year.


    By the time last weekend ended, the T.K. Stone eighth-grade girls’ basketball team was a tired pack of Lady Panthers.

    Based on the results, that was just fine with them.

    After beating Meade County’s Stuart Pepper Middle School in the Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament final on Nov. 18, the Lady Panthers headed to Lexington for the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s eighth-grade girls’ state tournament.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Defensive line...

    John Hardin senior defensive end Matt Linton looked around at the beginning of the season and he was completely surrounded by new faces.

    Linton was the lone returner from last year’s defensive line, which was a disruptive force for opposing offenses. Gone was sack leader Stanley Johnson at end and defensive tackles William Burford and Justin Taylor.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wright has played...

    Cornerbacks, by nature, usually attract attention to themselves. Look at famous NFL cornerbacks like Deion Sanders, Champ Bailey, Asante Samuel, Al Harris and Darrelle Revis, all of whom people are aware of for how they play and what they say.

    John Hardin senior cornerback Anthony Wright breaks the mold of a typical cornerback. The soft-spoken Wright prefers to let his play do all his talking for him.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: 2010...

    Playing alongside the area’s leading scorer in senior striker Ashleigh Cunningham as well as someone who has posted back-to-back season double-doubles (goals, assists) in junior center midfielder Sam Donahue, it would be easy for the diminutive Lauren Norton to get lost in the mix.

    Unfortunately for Central Hardin’s opponents, that didn’t happen this season.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: 2010 All...

    Lorenzo Mengoli showed this season a player doesn’t have to be a veteran to make an impact.

    A junior striker from Italy, Mengoli enrolled as a foreign-exchange student this summer at Central Hardin. He put on an offensive showcase in his unofficial debut, lighting up the alumni in the Bruins’ annual exhibition game against their former players, and never let up, scoring 20 goals and passing out nine assists in 25 appearances as the Bruins went 20-4-2 and advanced to the final four at Georgetown College for the first time.


    Senior Alex Jones scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the North Hardin Christian Falcons to a 64-56 win over Owensboro Majesty Christian on Monday in the Falcons’ home opener.

    Junior Eric Brown chipped in with 15 points, while sophomore Ruben Gosa added 10 points and had a team-high eight assists.

    Sophomore Carlos Jones and junior Tyrone Sharp each had six points and three steals for the Falcons (4-2).


  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin,...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are in the Class 5-A state semifinals for a third consecutive season and they will face a familiar foe in the Christian County Colonels.

    That’s where the similarities end.

    Christian County (11-2) isn’t the same team it was when the Colonels topped John Hardin, 35-29 in 2008 at Bulldog Stadium. The Colonels relied on their power in the last meeting while this time their offensive attack is fueled by speed.