Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: 13-run inning...

    Prior to Monday, it had been more than seven years since the Meade County Lady Waves played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers on the softball field.

    After the second-inning explosion Meade County unleashed on the young Lady Panthers, it seems to reason Elizabethtown might want to wait another seven years before taking on its former 17th District rival.

    Highlighted by a pair of home runs, the visiting Lady Waves accounted for all of their hits and runs in their nine-hit, 13-run second inning as they mercy ruled the Lady Panthers in five innings, 13-3.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin goes...

    The North Hardin High School softball team ended spring break with a 3-9 record after a 1-5 showing in the Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.


    * The Trojans dropped a 4-1 decision to eighth-ranked North Laurel in their sixth and final game Friday.

    North Hardin was held to three hits – one single each from sophomore Cassie Ferguson, junior Ashley Vasquez and sophomore Lydia Wiseman.

    Sophomore Bailey Blair struck out one.



    The Meade County Lady Waves went 3-2 over the weekend to finish second in the 12-team Spring Break Escape at Woodford County Park in Versailles.

    The Lady Waves (11-5) dropped a 5-4 decision to No. 14 Louisville Holy Cross in Saturday’s championship game after notching an 8-4 win over Lexington Paul Dunbar in Saturday’s semifinals and earned a 10-4 win over No. 21 Central Hardin in Saturday morning’s quarterfinals.


    The Elizabethtown Panthers went 3-0 over the weekend in their own Spring Break Classic.

    Elizabethtown (8-1) beat Bardstown, 14-4 in five innings and Simon Kenton, 6-2 on Saturday, and rallied past Wayne County, 3-2 in nine innings Friday.

    n Leading 8-4, the Panthers pulled away from Bardstown with a six-run fifth inning.

    Senior Garrett Morgan paced the offense with a triple, two singles and two RBIs, while sophomore Zeke Pinkham had three singles and two RBIs. Sophomore Cody Bridges singled three times, scored four runs and had three stolen bases.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central cruises...

    The Central Hardin Bruins made a small adjustment at the plate Saturday and it didn’t take long to see the results.

    After only having one hit through the first two innings, the seventh-ranked Bruins erupted for 13 hits and 12 runs the next two innings on their way to a 12-0 mercy-rule rout of the visiting North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game.

  • PREP TRACK: North sweeps own...

    Not even that pesky thing called spring break could keep the North Hardin Trojans and Lady Trojans from winning their own invitational Saturday.

    Both teams scored more than 200 points and won the team titles in dominating fashion at the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex.

    After sweeping all four relays – all by more than 2 seconds – and winning six other events, the Trojans scored 218 points to top Class 3-A foes Louisville St. Xavier (101.5 points) and John Hardin (75).

  • PREP TRACK: North invite...

    Gone are the days when the North Hardin Invitational is one of the last big track meets before the postseason starts.

    But that doesn’t mean it’s still not considered one of the best.

    Saturday’s meet at the Jeter-McKinney Track Complex features seven boys’ teams and six girls’ teams ranked in the top 30 in their classes by KYTrackXC.com.


    A strong outing by junior April Pence and a potent offense carried No. 21 Central Hardin to an 8-0 win over visiting Louisville Butler on Thursday.

    Pence (1-1) struck out eight and gave up two hits and two walks as the Lady Bruins won their fourth straight.

    Her offense backed her up with seven extra-base hits. Freshman Mariah Bryant had a home run, two doubles and three RBIs, while senior Kelsey McGuffin homered and drove in two runs.


    The Central Hardin Bruins continued their torrid start and picked up some hardware along the way.

    The seventh-ranked Bruins knocked off the No. 10 Louisville Male Bulldogs, 8-2 on Thursday to win the Derby City Classic at Derby City Field in Louisville.

    “We did the things we need to do to win ballgames,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said. “We had a good balance, offensively and defensively. Our pitchers did a good job. We had a good few days and we treated it like a true tournament.”


    Senior lefty Drew Harrington helped the Central Hardin Bruins continue one of their best starts in school history Wednesday.

    Harrington struck out 16 and gave up just three hits and one walk as the seventh-ranked Bruins topped Louisville Butler, 6-0 in the Derby City Classic in Louisville.

    “He was locked in,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said. “He threw all of his pitches for strikes and had a good day.”