Today's Sports

  • BASEBALL: Adcock signs deal,...

    It’s been a busy last few days for Kansas City Royals right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock.

    On Friday, the former North Hardin star was 1-of-7 players who agreed to one-year contracts with the Royals. Adcock agreed to a deal worth $500,540.

    According to the Kansas City Star, “Those salaries are what each player would make if he remains in the majors for the entire season. The major-league minimum salary for 2013 is $490,000. Players make substantially less if sent to the minors.”


    Morgan Turner and the Meade County Lady Waves weren’t shooting the ball the way they’re accustomed to against the Central Hardin Lady Bruins on Friday. Shots they usually made were bouncing off the rim and even wide-open looks weren’t falling.

    Though the Lady Waves were struggling from the field, the Lady Bruins couldn’t keep up. Meade County turned a seven-point lead into a double-digit advantage in the second quarter and eventually cruised, 70-31.

  • PREP WRESTLING: John Hardin...

    LEXINGTONThough he was facing the state’s top-ranked 220-pound wrestler in his first state championship match, Cameron Mattingly knew he had no reason to be intimidated.

    The John Hardin junior had nothing to lose against undefeated Campbell County sophomore Austin Myers during Saturday’s night’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.


    Sophomore post Reauna Cleaver had a double-double and freshman forward Erin Boley just missed one of her own as the No. 9 Elizabethtown Lady Panthers closed the regular season Friday night with a 74-63 win at Muhlenberg County.

    Cleaver had 20 points, a game-high 14 rebounds, two blocks and two steals for the Lady Panthers (20-7), who have won 4-of-5. Boley added a game-high 21 points and nine rebounds.


    The North Hardin Trojans showcased plenty of firepower on offense, but it was their defensive play which led to an explosive victory.

    North Hardin came up with four steals in the fourth quarter to rally for an 84-77 victory over the homestanding Bardstown Tigers on Friday night to close out the regular season on a seven-game winning streak.


    Even with Meade County struggling Friday night, the visiting Central Hardin Lady Bruins were no match for the Lady Waves.

    Meade County shot 34.6 percent (18-of-52) from the field, but four players scored in double figures as the Lady Waves won for the eighth time in the last nine games, 70-31.

    Despite going 3-of-9 from the field, junior guard Raley Johnson led the Lady Waves (19-9) with 17 points. Sophomore guard Morgan Turner chipped in with 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal.


    As good as the John Hardin Bulldogs looked Friday night, Daveon Greene insists they can play better.

    Here’s thinking the Taylor County Cardinals would like to throw their hands up in disagreement.

    Looking like they were already in peak postseason form, the seventh-ranked Bulldogs tuned up for this week’s 17th District Tournament at the Dawg Pound with an 81-39 thrashing of the visiting Cardinals.


    With his team leading by just six points on the road against longtime rival Meade County at halftime Thursday, Cody Elmore wanted to pick up the intensity and give his team a boost entering the postseason.

    The senior forward put the Central Hardin Bruins on his back in the third quarter, leading them to a win in both teams’ regular-season finales.

    Elmore scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the third as the Bruins pulled away from the Green Wave, 70-51.

  • 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