Today's Sports

  • DOWNLOAD: Paper Players

    The Colorado Rockies. Tim Tebow. Tom Brady and Eli Manning. The Avengers. The Detroit Lions. What do all these have in common? All have been part of the paper doll craze.

    Now comes players from the seven area high schools.

    In 2007, The Denver Post did cut-out-and-build-’em-yourself Rockies action figures. Then last fall, the paper had a Tebow figure.

    The Detroit Free Press countered with a similar cut-out figure of fearsome defender Ndamukong Suh, which the paper cleverly displayed sacking the Tebow doll.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs not...

    When the John Hardin Bulldogs played the Grayson County Cougars during the regular season, they admitted to taking the game lightly.

    “We came out of warm-ups and we thought we were going to blow them out of the water,” John Hardin senior Jalen Fleming said. “They came out and put points on the board. We knew we were in for a tough game. We can’t take them lightly again.”

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Four...

    Four area players – North Hardin senior center midfielder Elijah Linscott and senior goalkeeper Tyler Malcolm, John Hardin senior midfielder Alex Higdon and Elizabethtown junior midfielder/striker Travis Richardson – were selected to the Kentucky Soccer Coaches’ Association Boys’ All-State Team, which was released late last week.

    Linscott was voted to the 11-member first team West, while the others were 3-of-11 players to be named second team West. No area players were among the 22 West honorable mentions.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Despite team-...

    In the eyes of first-year LaRue County coach Josh Jaggers, no player better defines unselfish than Matthew Hornback.

    It doesn’t matter to the senior fullback if he’s the one getting the carries and yards or if his teammates are the ones getting their numbers called, as long as the Hawks are winning.

    And in an era of “look at me” players, Jaggers said that’s refreshing to see.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Meade County...

    Longtime Meade County coach Larry Garner has long believed freshman Jacob Robertson could develop into one of the best runners he’s ever coached.

    On Saturday at Champions Park in Louisville, Robertson began to tap into that potential.

    Robertson placed ninth in 16 minutes, 34.40 seconds to lead the Green Wave to a runner-up finish behind Louisville St. Xavier in the Class 3-A, Region 3 meet.


    Ray Valentine’s homecoming went a little bit better than it did for the team he was facing Saturday afternoon.

    A former T.K. Stone Middle student and the first-year coach of Georgetown College’s junior varsity, Valentine returned to his old stomping grounds and guided his Tigers to a 69-58 win over the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Barons at T.K. Stone.

    More than 300 fans attended Barons’ first home game in 31 years.


    BOWLING GREEN — After he let a potential breakthrough win slip away last year, Adam Sandidge returned to the site of his demise and atoned for it by breaking away for a 13-second victory Saturday in the 59-runner Class 2-A, Region 2 championship.

    The LaRue County junior covered the course at Ephram White Park in 16 minutes, 45.15 seconds to beat his previous season best by more than 10 seconds.

    Last year, Sandidge led the region meet for most of the race before fading down the stretch and finishing third.


    BOWLING GREEN — Hannah Godfrey put an end to any debate if she owns Elizabethtown’s girls’ cross country school record.

    The junior breezed to the 68-runner Class 2-A, Region 2 championship at Ephram White Park on Saturday morning in 19 minutes, 15.63 seconds, shattering the previous record held by Alex Carter (19:38.98 in 2006) or Godfrey (19:40.80 last month).

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Both Central...

    North Hardin teammates Marcus Terrell and Brandon Ignas were determined to push each other toward the Class 3-A, Region 2 individual title. It didn’t matter who won as long as it wasn’t someone not wearing Trojan blue and white.

    For the first mile, the duo shared the lead Saturday morning at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. Terrell and Ignas were feeling great, and they were content to be together out front.

    “I felt pretty confident that we could keep (the lead) the whole race,” Ignas said.


    Central Hardin blocked a punt, recovered back-to-back onside kicks and senior linebacker Cody Walters recorded three interceptions and returned one for a 45-yard touchdown in the second half en route to a 50-22 victory over Seneca at Bruin Field.