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Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central could be...

    Coach Mark Martin feels Central Hardin can once again contend for the 5th Region Tournament title. He’d feel a lot better if his Lady Bruins were feeling a lot better physically.

    Martin, who has also coached baseball and football, said he has never had the physical setbacks he’s currently dealing with. The Lady Bruins should have returned eight starters from last year’s team which went 24-13, won the 17th District Tournament and fell to Nelson County in the region semifinals.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Howell wants...

    In his first year as a high school head coach, LaRue County’s Aaron Howell plans on starting a new streak and helping the Lady Hawks return to the state tournamen.

    A six-year absence is too long. Time to make them fly.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: With nucleus back...

    In her second year as coach of the North Hardin Christian Lady Falcons, Shaney Seawright hopes to see marked improvement out of her team this season.

    The Lady Falcons finished 4-5 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the KCAA State Tournament, where they lost to Lexington Blue Grass Baptist. With the nucleus of that team back, Seawright expects the Lady Falcons to go even further.

  • PREP BASEBALL: North Hardin...

    In 13 years as a coach, Jim Wimp has never experienced a rebuilding year like he’s about to have at North Hardin Christian.

    With at least seven players who are new to the sport, Wimp has had to almost start from scratch with this team.

    “It’s the most inexperienced team I’ve ever had,” he said. “I have probably seven that have never played or played very little. What was supposed to be a good year just turned around on us. I just lost so much to transfers and (kids) moving.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Adcock, Trojans...

    Ace Adcock helped bring the North Hardin baseball program a 5th Region championship in 2004 as a player. Now, he will try to do the same as a coach.

    The first-year head coach has his work cut out for him. The Trojans have fallen on hard times after winning a fourth region crown in 2006. After a 20-16 season in ’07, North Hardin has had three consecutive losing seasons.

    But Adcock, who took over after longtime coach Greg Gumm resigned in May, has been encouraged by what he’s seen from his players during the preseason.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Green Wave want...

    It’s been said that success breeds success and Meade County coach Todd Clanton hopes that is exactly the case for the Green Wave baseball program.

    Coming off a 19-18 season which saw the Green Wave win the 11th District Tournament and reach the 3rd Region Tournament semifinals, Clanton and his team have even higher expectations this year.

    “Oh, it’s huge,” Clanton said of last season. “Success breeds success. They have their mind set on what they want to accomplish. They want to take the next step.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: Expectations...

    Last season was supposed to be a so-called rebuilding year for the LaRue County baseball team.

    The Hawks wouldn’t hear of it.

    LaRue County turned in a 23-13 season, which included another 18th District Tournament championship and a berth in the 5th Region Tournament. Although the Hawks lost in the first round, a strong foundation was laid and expectations have soared this season.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bulldogs look to...

    Ask John Hardin coach Adam Lindsey about his Bulldogs and he can’t hide his excitement for the 2011 season.

    It’s easy to why Lindsey’s optimism is running so high. The Bulldogs, who had a strong senior class, return five starters, including All-Area performers Cody Creamer and Paul Pickerrell, and added freshman Dale Gumm, a transfer from North Hardin.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town hopes...

    Make no mistake about it, the Elizabethtown Panthers are going to be young, inexperienced and about as green as the grass they play on. No team in the area lost as much from last season to this year.

    The Panthers graduated seven players, including Area Player of the Year Jake Goodman, pitcher Drew Morgan, infielders Clay Hinton and Joe Raub, catcher Chris Appelman, and designated hitter Cameron Cochran. Add in several players were dismissed and several others didn’t return.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Experience key...

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson thinks there’s no substitute for experience. If that’s the case, the Bruins should be in good shape this season.

    The Bruins return all but one player – pitcher Ryne Brashear – from last year’s squad which set a school record for wins and won the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments. Central Hardin, which went 28-10 last season, reached the state tournament before falling to Greenup County.