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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Harrington fans...

    North Hardin senior pitcher Tyler Hinds left a pitch up in the zone and Central Hardin senior catcher Russ Morse made him pay for it, turning on the ball and staking the Bruins to a two-run lead with a homer to left field Thursday at James R. Aldridge Field.

    That was more than enough for Central Hardin sophomore Drew Harrington.

    The southpaw struck out 10 to lead the 10th-ranked Bruins to an 8-1 win in a 17th District game. Harrington limited the Trojans (8-8 overall, 1-4 in district) to three hits, one run and one walk in six innings.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Junior Wesley Kessinger took a no-hit bid into the seventh and the visiting LaRue County Hawks scored five runs in the seventh to pull away from 18th District rival Hart County for a 7-0 win Thursday night.

    Kessinger (3-1) struck out eight and allowed two hits – both singles – and three walks in the complete-game effort.

    “He had a good performance. He threw really well,” said LaRue County coach Chris Price. “He was hitting his spots and kept the ball down. He’s throwing the ball with a lot of confidence right now.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town,...

    The all-too-familiar ping sound at the ball park will be replaced by the old-fashioned crack of a wood bat this weekend at Elizabethtown and Central Hardin.

    The annual Wooden Bat Classic will be held at the two sites. This is the 11th consecutive year for Elizabethtown and the 10th for Central Hardin. Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts said it’s been successful and the players really enjoy it.

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin tops...

    John Hardin’s nickname – Bulldogs – could also be used to describe its mentality at the plate Thursday evening. The same bulldog mentality could be used to portray senior pitcher Cody Creamer.

    The Bulldogs were aggressive and relentless on offense, scoring at least one run in each of the first five innings en route to a 7-4 victory over the Elizabethtown Panthers in a crucial 17th District game at John Hardin High School.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Hughes, Central...

    Ashley Hughes is on such a hot streak that it appears the only person capable of getting Central Hardin’s senior second baseman out is … herself.

    Hughes scored twice, hit two singles and knocked a deep three-run triple Thursday as the No. 14 Lady Bruins rolled to a 10-0 17th District win in five innings against the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs.

    Trailing 3-0 with two on and two outs in the third, John Hardin (8-9 overall, 1-4 district) intentionally walked senior leadoff hitter Kristina Krupinski.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Central...

    The 17th District baseball race has reached the midway point. Every team has played four games, so where do they stand?

    The Central Hardin Bruins were considered the cream of the crop going into the season and they certainly remain the favorite. The Bruins are 4-0 despite not having the services of reigning Area Pitcher of the Year Dylan Shoffner, a senior who has tossed only three innings.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: North edges E...

    Donnie Baker insists Andrea Whelan can’t do it all for North Hardin to be successful.

    That doesn’t mean she’s not going to try anyway.

    The Trojans’ standout senior went 2-for-4 with a tiebreaking homer in the fifth inning before tying the game with a two-run single in the sixth to help the Trojans rally for a 6-5 win Wednesday against 17th District rival Elizabethtown.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: New...

    Central Hardin senior Alysse Bishop and junior Jared Cromartie acknowledge things are much different now that they’re under the tutelage of first-year coaches Brandon Adams and Chris Ernst.

    The Bruins and Lady Bruins have been more competitive this season, thanks in part to Adams’ and Ernst’s coaching style – which Bishop said is completely opposite of former coach Patrick Alexander, who stepped down after last season.

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: East...

    The West Hardin Lady Lakers couldn’t find a way to beat the net attack of the East Hardin Lady Rebels on Wednesday night.

    Jade Dawson, Alyssa Keys, Taylor King, Samantha Bell and Mariah Helton combined for 16 kills to lead East Hardin to a 21-19, 21-17 win over West Hardin in the championship match of the Middle School Athletic Conference Eighth-Grade Volleyball Tournament at North Middle School.

  • PREP TENNIS: Thomas survives...

    Hannah Thomas was in major trouble.

    Down two games late in her first-round match Wednesday in the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tournament’s girls’ singles bracket, Central Hardin’s third-seeded freshman had let her nerves take control.