Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade County...

    As they try to rally for a solid finish to the regular season, Ashley Nikolao and the visiting Meade County Lady Waves needed to rally Thursday for a big win over the 14th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    Nikolao homered twice and reached base all four times as the sophomore shortstop helped the Lady Waves come back from a pair of one-run deficits to down the Lady Bruins, 8-3.

    After hanging around the .500 mark for most of the season, the formerly ranked Lady Waves (13-10) have won two straight and 5-of-6.


    North Hardin junior Jordan Sanchez hit two doubles and drove in four runs to lead the homestanding Trojans to a 12-0 five-inning win over 17th District foe Fort Knox on Thursday.

    Freshman Javier Echevarria went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while senior Brady Patterson was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and three stolen bases. Sophomore Graham Mathews finished with two singles, two runs and an RBI for North Hardin (16-11 overall, 3-5 district).

    Sophomore Sy Ogden (2-1) struck out four and gave up one hit in three innings.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's...

    AnnLauren Fiepke will try to finally shed her string of 5th Region Tennis Tournament runner-up finishes.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bruins thump...

    A knockout punch can end all contests decisively. Just ask the John Hardin Bulldogs.

    The Bulldogs kept hanging around Thursday night, even taking a two-run lead in the top of the third. They appeared to have the Central Hardin Bruins on the ropes again in the sixth, but failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity.

    The Bruins didn’t make the same mistake.

    Central Hardin landed a haymaker in the bottom half of the sixth, exploding for nine runs to roll to a 16-7 victory over the visiting Bulldogs to run its 17th District winning streak to 25.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Boley bombs E...

    With one swing of her bat Thursday evening, Elizabethtown eighth-grader Erin Boley helped the visiting Lady Panthers end a long losing streak to 17th District rival North Hardin.

    Leading off the fifth, Boley crushed a high-and-tight fastball from North Hardin freshman Bailey Blair over the left field fence to spark Elizabethtown to a 5-2 win.

    “I love the inside and chest-high pitch. That’s my favorite pitch,” Boley said. “As soon as it came off the bat, I knew it was gone because I hit it really hard. It was awesome.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: The Need for...

    Not many teams in the area, region and even the state are blessed with the speed that the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs possess.

  • PREP TRACK ROUNDUP: Conference...



    CECILIA — Results from Tuesday's meet at Central Hardin High School:



      1. North Hardin (NH)         187 Points

      2. Fort Knox (FK)                        110


    The News-Enterprise

    Junior Jake Wilson hit a grand slam and senior Bo Wilson had a three-run homer as host Meade County rallied past 11th District rival Hancock County on Wednesday, 12-7.

    The homers ignited the comeback after the Green Wave (16-5 overall, 3-0 district) had fallen behind by two runs going to the bottom of the sixth.

    Junior Kaleb Lancaster had a single, double and two RBIs, while senior Andrew Zabel had a single and triple for Meade County, which won for the sixth time in seven games.

  • PREP TRACK: Jenkins hurdles into...

    Over the last several weeks, Tamara Jenkins has simply been on fire.

    The North Hardin junior has ascended in the Class 3-A state rankings in each of her four events and is projected to finish on the medal podium in every event at the state meet later this month.

  • PREP TENNIS: Wednesday's...