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    Central Hardin and North Hardin have had two completely different battles this season

    In the first game on Jan. 27, it was a close battle with the Lady Bruins pulling out a 53-50 victory. Senior Alysse Bishop buried a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and North Hardin’s attempt to tie failed.

    Nine days later at Bruin Gym, the Lady Trojans returned the favor. They jumped out to a big lead – leading by as many as 17 – and held off a late charge by Central Hardin for a 51-44 win.


    Central Hardin recorded its first 17th District Tournament win in three years. All the Bruins did was zone out Fort Knox.
    Central Hardin outscored Fort Knox by 26 points in the second quarter, thanks to its vaunted 1-3-1 zone defense, and the Bruins rolled to a 77-54 quarterfinal win Tuesday night at Central Hardin.
    Junior forward Andrew Kinney scored a game-high 23 points, while sophomore forward Alex Crowder added a career-high 14 off the bench and the Bruins’ frustrating zone defense forced 21 of the Eagles’ 22 turnovers in the final three quarters.


    CLOVERPORT — Raley Johnson has never hit a bigger shot than the one she hit Monday night in the 11th District Tournament semifinals.

    Scarlett Powers and Morgan Turner and the rest of the Meade County Lady Waves knew they were in good hands.

    With the game tied at 55, Meade County got the ball back with 3.8 seconds left after a Hancock County turnover. Meade County coach Josh Hurt called a timeout and called a play to get Johnson the ball.


    The LaRue County Lady Hawks have their first 18th District Tournament semifinal victory in coach Travis Wooton’s six-year tenure.

    Senior twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock will finally have their chance at their first district title.

    But it took them a half to rid themselves of some nerves before they returned to their bread-and-butter inside game. Then, they dominated low to continue their record-setting season.


    Since she first stepped on the floor as a middle schooler, Elizabethtown senior point guard Natalie Greenwell has been a model of consistency for the powerhouse Lady Panthers.

    Still, she found a way to pull a fast one on her teammates and even her family last week.


    The Boys’ 17th District coaches have been talking about the parity in this district for the last few years, but this season it might be as balanced as ever. The line between winning and losing is razor thin.

    Look at what has happened this season. The fourth-seeded Central Hardin Bruins beat the third-seeded Elizabethtown Panthers. The Panthers knocked off the top-seeded John Hardin Bulldogs. The Bulldogs are the only team to beat the second-seeded North Hardin Trojans.


    Just when it looked as if the Fort Knox was going to hang around long enough to make a game out of it for once, Michelle Montgomery and John Hardin pushed the pedal to the metal and sped away.

    Montgomery, a sophomore center, scored six of her game-high 24 points in a 14-2 run to close the first half as the fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs finally pulled away from the fifth-seeded Lady Eagles, 70-41 on Monday night in the 17th District Tournament’s lone quarterfinal at Elizabethtown’s Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT: LaRue...

    The LaRue County Hawks didn’t have quite the finish they were looking for, but they still have the chance to make a bit of history.

    The Hawks, facing massive losses to graduation and transfers, rocketed out of the gate by winning 11 of their first 14 games. A three-point loss Jan. 15 at 5th Region foe Adair County started a span in which the Hawks dropped 7-of-11 to close the regular season.


    Scarlett Powers was a non-factor the last time the Meade County Lady Waves played 11th District rival Hancock County.

    Using a 2-3 zone, the Lady Hornets took Powers out of the Lady Waves’ game plan. Meade County coach Josh Hurt expects more of the same at 8 tonight in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at Cloverport Frederick Fraize.

    Powers didn’t make a field goal and was held to two points in a 52-46 overtime win at Hancock County on Feb. 15.


    Twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock have the perfect setup for their final season.

    The only two LaRue County Lady Hawks seniors have never won a postseason game during their six-year playing careers – dating all the way back to middle school.

    Now, everything could be aligned so they can finally earn that elusive win and even bring home a district title.

    This year, LaRue County has set the school record for wins, earned the 18th District tournament’s top seed and could be playing for the title on its home floor.