Today's Sports

  • PREP WRESTLING: Area grapplers...

    The road to winning a state wrestling title begins at 10 a.m. today as the 50th KHSAA State Wrestling Championships kick off at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.

    Those roads are usually filled with several obstacles along the way, and this year is no different for area teams.

    Several area wrestlers received less-than-favorable draws for the state tournament.


    John Hardin got down Thursday night and unfortunately for Louisville Eastern, the No. 7 Bulldogs were never out.
    Down seven points entering the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs rallied for a 51-47 win over the visiting Eagles to extend their winning streak to 14.
    Senior point guard Brandon Price led the Bulldogs (22-3) with 15 points and five assists, while senior power forward Daveon Greene added 15 points and four re-bounds. Senior wing Keon Williams chipped in with 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.
    Eastern 8 10 17 12—47
    John Hardin 12 5 11 23—51


    After going toe-to-toe with the No. 2 team in the state, the Elizabethtown Panthers walked away dejected with the outcome, but they were encouraged by their progress.

    The Panthers were coming off a disappointing 62-37 loss to No. 1 Louisville Trinity, but they had a much better showing against the second-ranked Bullitt East Chargers on Thursday night at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue County...

    B.J. Carman isn’t one to boast about his achievements for the LaRue County Hawks.

    The 182-pound senior knows there’s a fine line between confidence and cockiness, and he doesn’t want to cross it.

    Instead, he’ll let his on-the-mat work speak for itself. Entering this weekend’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, Carman is 53-1 and one of the favorites to win a state title.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Three area...

    Three area players and six others from the 5th Region are among the 35 boys and 38 girls from across the state who have been selected to try out for the WLKY Kentucky/Indiana Senior All-Star Classic.

    Tryouts will be held March 23 and 24 at Georgetown College.

    The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced the initial list Wednesday. Invitations will also be issued to Player of the Year selections from each of the state’s 16 regions not on the first list.


    Elizabethtown’s young inside tandem of freshman forward Erin Boley and sophomore center Reauna Cleaver combined to outscore Hart County by themselves Tuesday as the ninth-ranked Lady Panthers routed the visiting Lady Raiders, 70-23.

    Boley had 13 points, five rebounds and two steals, while Cleaver had 12 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists as Elizabethtown stayed rested by playing 10 players at least 13 minutes and no player more than 19.


    Thirteen was unlucky on the road Tuesday for the Elizabethtown Panthers.

    The Panthers were held to just 13 points in the second half as the host Louisville Trinity Shamrocks extended their winning streak to 13 games as the state’s top-ranked team pulled away, 64-37.

    Trinity, the defending state tournament champion, has won 15-of-17. Elizabethtown has lost 4-of-5.

    Elizabethtown (14-12) trailed by one early in the second quarter and by 10 early in the third before Trinity (24-4) began to pull away.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Lewis named John...

    The John Hardin football program didn’t have to look far to find its replacement for Mark Brown, the man responsible for building the Bulldogs into a state power.

    John Hardin hired Chad Lewis as its football coach Tuesday to take over for Brown, who retired in January. Lewis, who has been with the program since its first season in 2001 and served as the defensive coordinator since 2009, becomes the program’s second coach.


    The John Hardin Bulldogs were not in a celebratory mood despite rolling to their 13th consecutive victory Tuesday night.

    Although the seventh-ranked Bulldogs easily dispatched of the Marion County Knights, 85-67 at the Roby Dome, they weren’t pleased with how they got the win.


    A technical foul late in the fourth quarter nearly allowed the visiting Meade County Lady Waves to make one more run against the North Hardin Lady Trojans.

    Tamiah Stanford wasn’t about to let it happen.

    The freshman guard gave the Lady Trojans a big boost in the final 2 minutes as she scored their last nine points, lifting them to a 54-43 win Tuesday at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.