Today's Sports


    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


    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.