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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL/PREP SOFTBALL...

    Andrew Boyles and Markus Bell combined for three home runs as the North Hardin Trojans rolled to an 11-3 win Thursday against the visiting LaRue County Hawks.

    Boyles went 4-for-4 with two homers, four runs batted in and scored three times. Bell scored two runs, one of which came on the freshman’s three-run homer in the Trojans’ four-run fourth inning.

    North Hardin’s Brady Patterson had two doubles and two runs, while Antonio Simmons singled, stole a base and drove in two.

    Sy Ogden (3-1) got the win, striking out six in six innings.

  • PREP TRACK: Trojans set sights...

    Senior Josh Ortega had a tough decision to make. He could either participate in North Hardin’s graduation Saturday, or he could help the Trojans compete for the Class 3-A state title.

    Walking across the stage to receive their diploma is something high school seniors look forward to from the first day of school in August, but Ortega couldn’t pass up the possibility of becoming a state champion at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park.

    “I’m missing graduation for this. We better win,” he said.

  • PREP TRACK: Lady Panthers bring...

    Balancing the many different schedules of some of his athletes has made Dickie Jones’ head spin at times.

    As coach of the Elizabethtown girls’ track team, Jones has had to find the perfect balance with so many of his athletes participating in multiple sports.

    But somehow, Jones has managed to do just fine.

  • PREP TRACK: Knox's Austin...

    LOUISVILLE — Kiara Austin vividly remembers the photo finish the last time she won Class 1-A’s 100-meter hurdles.

    Two years ago, the Fort Knox senior edged Richmond Model’s Chelsea Harnack by .05 seconds. History sort of repeated itself during Thursday’s KHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

  • BOYS' TENNIS STATE...

    LEXINGTONElizabethtown wasn’t well represented in the boys’ tennis state tournament in contingent size, but it was in results.

    Both of the Panthers’ entries won their opening matches before their runs were ended seeded players in the second round at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

    Elizabethtown was the only area boys’ program to have any luck as Meade County lost its only match in straight sets and Central Hardin lost both of its matches in two sets as well.

  • GIRLS' TENNIS STATE...

    LEXINGTON Without her usual warm-up time Thursday, AnnLauren Fiepke nearly had a surprising first-round exit out of the girls’ tennis state tournament.

    But the ninth-seeded Elizabethtown senior singles’ player pulled everything back together at Shillito Park. She stretched out a first-set and match-saving comeback, regained her confidence and reached today’s sweet 16 for the first time.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Sophomore Dale Gumm’s solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning helped John Hardin snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over 5th Region foe Bardstown Bethlehem on Wednesday.

    Gumm’s homer gave the Bulldogs (20-14) a 5-0 lead over the Eagles (14-19), who scored three runs in the sixth. Senior Brandon Arel added a double, triple and two RBIs for John Hardin, while freshman Dakoda Rothermel had a double.

  • PREP TRACK: Area continues to...

    Having coached hurdles since his rookie season under former North Hardin coach Rudy McKinney, James Webb knows just how much of an impact a hurdler can have on a team.

    An elite hurdler can score a lot of points for a team, often times picking up the slack when other events don’t go as planned.

  • PREP TENNIS: Skaggs, others look...

    There’s going to be a more comfortable, more prepared and more confident Tad Skaggs at this year’s KHSAA Boys’ State Tennis Tournament.

    Now that he’s making his second straight trip, the Central Hardin junior singles player has a more focused approach for his preparation. Those first-year jitters have dissipated.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's...

    AnnLauren Fiepke wanted to delay her college decision as long as possible.

    The Elizabethtown senior admits she still has a soft spot in her heart for home and isn’t ready to leave just yet.