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  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John...

    LEXINGTON Much of the pregame hype entering the final of the eight quarterfinals at the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament centered around Johnson Central’s 6-foot-7 sophomore center Shane Hall.

    Instead, John Hardin’s Brandon Price showed it should have been centered around someone much, much shorter.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced dozens of teams and hundreds of players this season heading into their showdown at 8 tonight with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles in the first round of the PNC/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament at Lexington’s Rupp Arena.

    While waiting for his dinner Wednesday night at a Lexington-area Cracker Barrel, Bulldogs coach Mark Wells said no player compares to Johnson Central star sophomore forward Shane Hall and no team duplicates the young and lanky Golden Eagles (25-10).

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Juniors Garrett Morgan and Cannon Pender each had RBI doubles as the host Elizabethtown Panthers rolled to a 10-0 win in five innings over Bullitt Central on Wednesday.

    Freshmen Cody Bridges and Zeke Pinkham and junior Josh Williams all singled.

    Austin Freyberger (1-0) struck out three and gave up four hits in four innings.

    Elizabethtown (1-1) led 5-0 after three innings before scoring four runs in the fourth.

    ELIZABETHTOWN 10, BULLITT CENTRAL 0

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN OPINION...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs are emerging 5th Region basketball power. Since the school opened its doors in the fall of 2001, only one school – North Hardin – in the region has more championships than the Bulldogs.

    The Bulldogs have won two region titles in the last seven years. The same number as established programs such as Bardstown and Adair County. One more than traditional power Elizabethtown. The Bulldogs are quickly becoming a program to be reckoned with.

  • GIRLS' PREP TENNIS:...

    TENNIS

    GIRLS’ PREP

    WEDNESDAY’S MATCHES

    LOUISVILLEBALLARD 3, CENTRAL HARDIN 2

    Results from Wednesday’s match in Louisville:

    Singles

    Emily Novak (CH) def. Lilly McConaugh (LB), 7-6 (7-0), 6-0, 6-1

    Hannah Thomas (CH) def. Thalia Brenan (LB), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-4

    Marjorie Spears (LB) def. Ashlee O’Brien (CH), 6-1, 6-3

    Doubles

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Central...

    Going into her senior season this summer and fall for the Central Hardin Lady Bruins, goalkeeper Savannah Haberman wanted to do two things: Decide to play on the NCAA Division-I level and not have to figure out where that was going to be during her high school season.

    She recently accomplished both goals, giving a verbal commitment to play for the Eastern Kentucky University Lady Colonels.

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN: John...

    Bulldogs are known for having a certain type of mentality. It has been described as being tough and not giving up on anything. The bulldog mentality means relentlessly fighting.

    Legendary Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser earned the nickname “Bulldog” for having that mentality. Other teams and players have been labeled as having a bulldog mentality.

  • PREP TENNIS ROUNDUP: Tuesday...

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S MATCHES

    MEADECOUNTY 3, LARUE COUNTY 2

    Results from Tuesday’s match in Hodgenville:

    Singles

    Zachary Lee (LC) def. Andrew Butler (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Tate Wilson (MC) def. Trevor Sanders (LC), 6-4, 7-5

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Matthew Miller (MC), 6-0, 6-1

    Doubles

  • PREP BASEBALL/PREP SOFTBALL...

    Tori Cunningham and Andrew Boyles combined on a one-hitter as the North Hardin Trojans topped visiting Louisville Fairdale, 4-2 on Tuesday.

    Cunningham (1-0) struck out five and gave up five walks, one hit and one earned run in five innings.

    Brady Patterson went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Javier Echevarria had two singles and an RBI. Boyles singled, drove in two runs, scored a run and stole one base.

    NORTH HARDIN 4, LOUISVILLE FAIRDALE 2

  • BOYS' SWEET SIXTEEN OPINION...

    When the basketball season began, John Hardin senior guard Jeremy Harness’ heart was in it. His head, on the other hand, was filled with everything except basketball.

    Harness’ dream of winning a state championship in football was dashed in horrific fashion. The Bowling Green Purples dismantled the Bulldogs, 62-20. It was a painful ending to such a brilliant prep football career, which saw Harness set numerous John Hardin records.