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Today's Sports

  • PREP WRESTLING: Weight changes...

    The National Federation of High School Associations has changed the landscape of prep wrestling.

    In its meeting April 4-6 in Indianapolis, the NFHS wrestling rules committee voted on several changes.

    Among them is the first complete weight-class overhaul in 23 years. Beginning with the 2011-12 season, weight classes are 106 pounds, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.

    LaRue County coach Gary Canter said the weight classes are similar to what they were when he wrestled in high school in the 1970s.

  • COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Garrett Hinton...

    Garrett Hinton, an Eastern Kentucky University freshman and former Elizabethtown standout, shot a 1-over 73 during the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship on Monday at GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

    Following two delays Tuesday, Hinton was in a four-way tie for 25th and was 4 over through 15 holes.

    On Monday night, Hinton was one of five freshmen chosen for the OVC’s All-Newcomer team.

  • OPINION: District baseball race...

    The 17th District baseball race has gotten much more interesting after last week’s games. It would be nice to see what this week’s games would bring, but Mother Nature obviously doesn’t feel the same.

    Central Hardin is the only team in control of its own destiny. The Bruins are 5-0 with road games remaining at John Hardin, Fort Knox and Elizabethtown. A win in two of the three games would guarantee the Bruins the top spot in the district tournament.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North Hardin...

    Visiting North Hardin battled back from three one-run deficits Monday – including entering the top of the seventh inning – as the Trojans came away with a 6-3 upset of No. 19 Green County in 10 innings.

    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 13 of the 43 batters she faced, walked four and scattered seven hits. She helped herself by going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, one run scored and one stolen base.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Coaches...

    The soggiest April on record has forced several cancelations and postponements in every spring sport.

    According to the Fort Knox Weather Center, Hardin County had been hit by nearly 11 inches of rain – the most since the county saw 6.1 inches in 2008 – as of noon Monday. More rain hit the area later Monday afternoon, with more forecast for today and Wednesday.

  • GOLF: Kentucky Legends of Sports...

    Charlie Thurman wanted to turn next month’s Kentucky Legends of Sports golf tournament into the premier one in the state.

    So, he beefed up the competition and secured even more elite-level talent. There’s a “Sky Walker,” an Olympic gold-medal winner and even an NBA champ.

  • PREP BASEBALL: The Year of the...

    The batter’s box has become a much safer place in the last few years. Area standouts like Nathan Adcock, Sean Bouthilette, Joe Nash, Aaron Mayfield and others have moved on.

    But this season area hitters have become downright comfortable in the batter’s box. Batting averages are soaring and earned run averages are taking the brunt of it.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: When it comes to...

    Sixteen Miss Softball winners have come and gone and none have been from Hardin, LaRue or Meade counties.

    Not that the area hasn’t produced some fine players. Former Elizabethtown standout Whitney Valentine and ex-North Hardin star Jennifer Young both pitched on the NCAA Division-I level and Valentine still holds many of the KHSAA’s state pitching records. Former Central Hardin standout Kylie Brady is arguably one of the best hitters the 5th Region has produced.

  • Rain, flooding put soccer season...

    The rain, the rain, it’s not going away. So the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association has decided its games and practices will come another day.

    In a mass email sent at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, the EYSA board wrote “Dear Parents and Coaches, All of EYSA practice and game facilities are closed until further notice. There will be absolutely no practices or games for all programs: This includes U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U19 and AFFC until further notice.”

    That notice doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.

  • COLLEGE GOLF ROUNDUP: Akin,...

    A trio of former area high school golf standouts – Karisa Akin, Morgan Cross and Karsten Clements – recently led their NCAA Division-I teams to conference tournament finishes.

    AKIN. A Middle Tennessee State junior and an ex-Central Hardin star, Akin carded a final-round one-under 71 to end the event tied for the lead at the Sun Belt Championship, which was held Monday-Wednesday at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala.