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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Players go...

    Baseball players have always had plenty of idiosyncrasies.

    They chomp on sunflower seeds and gum with obsessive-compulsive tendencies. They have superstitions involving their hats and bats. They even have mannerisms involving jewelry and clothes.

  • PREP TENNIS: Elizabethtown...

    Elizabethtown’s tennis teams have locked up dual 5th Region Tennis Tournament titles for another year.

    But the Panthers needed a couple of thrilling semifinal victories Tuesday night to do so.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Panthers...

    Junior Mary Beth Russell struck out 11 to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 7-1 win over 5th Region foe Hart County on Tuesday evening.

    Russell (13-11-1) allowed four hits and three walks in seven innings.

    Sophomore Caroline Pirtle had a single, double and a run, while seventh-grader Erin Boley added two singles, a run and an RBI.

    ELIZABETHTOWN 7, HART COUNTY 1

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Krupinski,...

    In a game that meant little, Kristina Krupinski kept getting on base a lot.

    The Central Hardin senior first baseman homered to right field in the first inning before reaching base three other times as the No. 12 Lady Bruins routed the host John Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 15-1 in five innings Tuesday in both teams’ final 17th District regular-season game.

    Over the last five games, Krupinski has reached base 20 times in 21 plate appearances. She said she’s in such a zone it feels that she can do nothing wrong.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central rolls...

    Even an unusually cold, dreary day in mid-May with a steady mist wasn’t enough to cool off the Central Hardin bats.

    After scoring 46 runs in three games over the weekend, the sixth-ranked Bruins continued their offensive onslaught, pounding out 14 hits en route to a 15-4 five-inning mercy-rule victory over the Meade County Green Wave on Tuesday evening at Meade-Olin Park.

  • PREP TENNIS: Skaggs keeps up his...

    Tad Skaggs is heading to his first KHSAA State Tennis Tournament.

    The Central Hardin sophomore singles player continued his hot play Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Boys’ 5th Region Tennis Tournament.

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins beat...

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    The No. 12 Central Hardin Lady Bruins fell behind for the second straight game Monday, but it didn’t matter much to Baylee Sullivan.

    The sophomore pinch hitter cleared the bases with a double in the bottom of the sixth as the Lady Bruins rallied past the Louisville Butler Bearettes, 5-2.

    Seniors Ashley Hughes and Jordan Daniel had two hits each for Central Hardin (27-4), winner of seven straight. Eighth-grader Kelsey McGuffin had a hit, stole a base and scored.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's...

    Only the quiet survive.

    Elizabethtown junior Zeeshan Bhatti staved off elimination and stayed alive as the Boys’ 5th Region Tennis Tournament’s third seed.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Hawks hold off E...

    When LaRue County junior Kyle Meredith scored in the top of the seventh, it looked like an inconsequential run at the time.

    But it turned out to be the difference in LaRue County’s 6-5 victory over the Elizabethtown Panthers in a battle of 5th Region teams Monday night at Panther Baseball Park.

    “That’s playing heads up baseball,” LaRue County coach Chris Price said. “Kyle’s one of our best base runners. He read it well.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: E'town tops...

    Mary Beth Russell, Brittany Daniel and Brianna Taylor knew exactly what was on the line Monday night.

    If the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers beat the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs for the second time this season, they would lock up the No. 3 seed for the 17th District Softball Tournament. Lose, and they would be the No. 4 and be in the top half of the bracket with Central Hardin.