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Today's Sports

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL...

    Senior guard Matt Nichols was two rebounds shy of a triple-double Saturday afternoon as the Central Hardin Bruins knocked of Maryville (Tenn.) Heritage, 68-53 in the first round of the Smoky Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

    Nichols had 12 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and two steals for the Bruins (4-3), while sophomore forward Alex Crowder had 13 points and five rebounds.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are still perfect this season and they have the play of their bench to thank for it.

    The Bulldogs led most of the first half by double digits before the North Hardin Trojans pulled even in the fourth quarter, but John Hardin made got key contributions from Patrick Crowe, Jeff Richard and Landon Savoy down the stretch to help the Bulldogs hold on for an 87-78 victory in a key early season 17th District game at the Dawg Pound.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Panthers...

    Entering Friday, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers felt they had been struggling on offense. Once it got in a groove against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins, Elizabethtown stayed in one for once.

    After turning the ball over on its first possession, Elizabethtown converted on its next 10 trips down the court as it ran away from its 17th District rival, 91-34 at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • BOYS' PREP BASKETBALL: John...

    The North Hardin at John Hardin boys’ basketball game, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 17, has been rescheduled for tonight.

    The junior varsity game is set for 4 p.m. and the varsity will immediately follow.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin...

    Listening to North Hardin coach Ron Bevars and John Hardin coach Mark Wells, sometimes it’s hard to tell if they’re talking about their own team or the opponent because the adjectives they use can describe both.

    “They’re athletic and quick,” Wells said of North Hardin. “And that’s a good combination to have.”

    Here’s Bevars’ take on John Hardin.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Undefeated Lady...

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers are off to a 5-0 start, but coach Tim Mudd said his team is far from a finished product.

    The Lady Panthers (2-0 in 17th District) have had to deal with a number of injuries to key players such as juniors Darian Ditto and Taylor Bridges, which has changed the rotation and forced Mudd to alter lineup combinations. Mudd said it’s those changes which has made it difficult to figure out this team.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Checking in...

    Checking in with how former basketball standouts from our area are doing. The college basketball season is almost two months old and former area players are putting up some impressive statistics.

    n Alex Jones, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, was named the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Player of the Week on Monday. The Elizabethtown High School product averaged 19.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game last week.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL:...

    Central Hardin had plenty of problems at home Tuesday night, ranging from significant foul trouble to ball handling woes to downright frigid shooting at times.

    One problem Jordan Daniel and the Lady Bruins have never had, however, is beating the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.

    Central Hardin used Daniel’s big night from the arc to propel itself to a 66-57 win and move to 21-0 all-time against its 17th District rival.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North...

    Sophomore forward Dewyane White hit a jumper with about 8 seconds remaining to lift the visiting North Hardin Trojans to a 63-60 overtime win over 5th Region rival LaRue County on Tuesday night.

    North Hardin (2-2) led 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks (2-2) scored 28 points in the second quarter to take a 36-31 lead at halftime.

    Junior post Adam Hendrix led North Hardin with 16 points, while sophomore guard Jordan Brangers had 15, junior forward Jauan Akins had 14 and senior forward Chris Strerusky had 13.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North...

    Sophomore forward Dewyane White hit a jumper with about 8 seconds remaining to lift the visiting North Hardin Trojans to a 63-60 overtime win over 5th Region rival LaRue County on Tuesday night.

    North Hardin (2-2) led 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Hawks (2-2) scored 28 points in the second quarter to take a 36-31 lead at halftime.

    Junior post Adam Hendrix led North Hardin with 16 points, while sophomore guard Jordan Brangers had 15, junior forward Jauan Akins had 14 and senior forward Chris Strerusky had 13.