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    Give Becky Hawkins this – the LaRue County Lady Hawks’ coach is honest almost to a fault.

    The Lady Hawks went 6-7-4 last season, getting outscored 54-26 and going winless (0-6-2) against 9th District teams.

    “Last year our main goal was not to get mercy ruled. That’s how low of a skill level we had,” Hawkins said. “Now our goal is to play a good game and work hard as best we can. Hopefully that hard work will pay off.”


    LaRue County went 13-4-3 last year – winning 11-of-13 games outside the 9th District – and advanced to the district tournament semifinals for the second straight year.

    Although graduation took a heavy toll on LaRue County, longtime coach Chuck Holloway is optimistic the Hawks can rebound.


    To be one win away from a state tournament berth a boys’ region record six consecutive years, the Elizabethtown Panthers have made a habit of peaking at the right time.

    Longtime coach Jon Parsons understands just how fortunate the Panthers were to achieve that feat.

    “For us to make it to six straight region finals, it’s been a blessing,” Parsons said. “That shows a lot about our program and our school, but any year it could have gone any way.”

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: Three...

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins, John Hardin Lady Bulldogs and Elizabethtown Lady Panthers all made area girls’ soccer history last season – and not necessarily in a good way.

    Central Hardin won its first 10th District and 5th Region tournament titles since 2000 and advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. John Hardin, after getting crushed by Elizabethtown in the regular season, stunned the Lady Panthers in the district tournament semifinals for its only win in program history over Elizabethtown.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Four...

    Four teams battled tooth and nail last year in one of the longest nights in Boys’ 10th Soccer Tournament history, with the Elizabethtown Panthers outlasting the North Hardin Trojans and the Central Hardin Bruins surviving a shootout with the John Hardin Bulldogs.

    Elizabethtown eventually advanced to the 5th Region Tournament final for an area-record sixth consecutive year, while the Bruins one-upped the Panthers by earning their first state tournament final four berth.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: North...

    Hayley Yourous has had an exhausting first full week back teaching at school.

    Classes. Meetings. Prep work.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Saturday...





    PROSPECT — Results from Saturday’s KIT at the par-72 Nevel Meade Golf Course:

    18. Elizabethtown (333)


    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins went 4-1 in the Owensboro Apollo SummerSlam, falling to eventual tournament champion Lexington Tates Creek in the gold bracket championship.

    Central Hardin (6-1) won its pool by beating Henderson County, 21-25, 25-21, 15-11 and Paducah Tilghman, 25-15, 25-22.

    After losing 24-26, 25-18, 15-7 to Tates Creek, the Lady Bruins knocked off Paducah Christian Fellowship, 25-9, 24-26, 15-5, and Meade County, 25-19, 25-11.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Flores...

    Ray Flores knows he has a big task ahead of him.

    Just after preseason practice started, Flores was tabbed as head coach of the Fort Knox boys’ soccer team – and given the objective of getting the program turned in the right direction.

    Flores is the team’s fourth coach in the last four seasons – and the team’s seventh since 2001. He replaces Michaela Jacobs, who was 6-12-2 last year. Fort Knox won just 19 games the past three seasons under former coaches Alex Molina, Jose Huerta and Jacobs.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Green...

    Meade County boys’ soccer coach Matt Pollock expects the first quarter of the season to be a little bumpy.