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Today's Sports

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UK fan...

    Hundreds of fans greeted Josh Harrellson with a loud yell and round of applause as he entered the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon.

    All the lone University of Kentucky senior, affectionately known as “Jorts,” had done this year was lead the Wildcats to their first Final Four since 1998.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on Thursday night.

    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.

    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Panther...

    The rain this week didn’t just cause headaches for area baseball and softball coaches. Area track and field teams also lost a lot of practice time because of the severe weather that pounded the Bluegrass for most of the week.

    But the weather shouldn’t be an issue for tonight’s Panther Twilight Classic. Field events start at 5:30, with running events slated to begin at 6.

    Eleven teams – including area foes Central Hardin and Fort Knox – will join the Panthers and Lady Panthers in the meet.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Cofer, Padgett...

    Earlier this month, Meade County’s Kayla Padgett said she had never met fellow senior Jordan Cofer of John Hardin, but Padgett didn’t need to know Cofer to understand what she had been through.

    Both players saw their junior softball seasons taken away from them when they suffered ACL tears during the 2009-10 basketball season.

  • PREP BOWLING: High schools...

    Just like in volleyball a few years back, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is about to be bowled over and struck down by the explosive growth of another sport.

    But unlike volleyball, area schools – and 5th Region schools for that matter – aren’t jumping in headfirst.

  • WOMEN'S WEIGHTLIFTING:...

    Jennie Gray has started to dazzle bodybuilding judges with her figure.

    After only two statewide competitions, the Elizabethtown resident is cleaning up.

  • PREP SPORTS: Games pushed back...

    Mother Nature must not be a fan of spring sports.

    Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms have wreaked havoc on the Bluegrass State, forcing the cancellation and postponement of several baseball and softball games – not to mention track meets and tennis matches – this week.

  • 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.