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  • OPINION: When a good rivalry...

    Rivalry games always seem to get players and fans blood boiling. Mention Kentucky to a Louisville fan and you’re sure to get a response. But sometimes people take rivalries too far.

    That is certainly the case with the local rivalry between Central Hardin and Elizabethtown. There was a photo posted on Facebook that showed 10 Central Hardin football players dressed in their jerseys — three with guns and one with what looks to be a baseball bat. In one photo, the players have the guns pointed at a mock player with an Elizabethtown shirt on.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: North deals with...

    This is a strange week for the North Hardin Trojans in terms of preparation because of playing on a Thursday as opposed to Friday.

    Not only do the Trojans lose a day of practice, they also had to deal with the Labor Day holiday. This week has been anything but ordinary for the Trojans, but North Hardin coach Brent Thompson is pleased with how his team has handled it.

    Especially coming off a huge 21-15 victory over Madisonville-North Hopkins. The Trojans haven’t been in a celebratory mood, but they’ve gone back to work to correct their mistakes.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: E'town ends...

    One of the longest running local rivalries is coming to an end after 23 years. At least for the next two seasons.

    The Central Hardin-Elizabethtown series has been played ever since Central Hardin opened in 1990 – the same year Central Hardin began playing North Hardin. The Bruins have won the last four meetings to take a 14-9 lead in the series.

    The Elizabethtown administration made the decision to end the series. Elizabethtown Superintendent Gary French said the reason to stop the series is because of the difference in school populations.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER:...

    Lexy Hazle has had plenty of prolific games in her four years with the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, but Wednesday night might have been the biggest breakthrough of all for the All-State senior striker.

    Hazle scored just one time in her team’s first seven games before exploding for four goals, needing all of 29 minutes for a first-half hat trick, to lead the 10th-ranked Lady Panthers past visiting 17th District rival John Hardin, 5-0.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Tuesday'...

    GOLF

    BOYS’ PREP

    TUESDAY’S EVENTS

    TAYLOR COUNTY 171, CENTRAL HARDIN 177

    ELIZABETHTOWN — Results from Tuesday’s nine-hole match at the par-36 Heartland Golf Club:

    Central Hardin

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: North tops...

    Senior striker Steve Packer scored twice to lead the visiting North Hardin Trojans to a 2-1 win over Warren Central on Tuesday.

    Packer scored 6 minutes into the game and 15 minutes into the second half off an assist from senior midfielder Elijah Linscott to give the Trojans (5-4) a 2-0 lead. The Dragons, who lost their fifth straight following a 5-0 start, scored with 6 minutes left to play.

    Senior keeper Tyler Malcolm made three saves.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin plays Boone County at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the John Hardin Bulldog Challenge.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER:...

    After eight straight games under Murphy’s Law – what can go wrong will go wrong – Travis Richardson and the slumping Elizabethtown Panthers finally had something go right Tuesday.

    Richardson had one assist and two goals, including the game winner in the final 4 minutes, as the All-State junior striker helped the visiting Panthers finally hold off the LaRue County Hawks, 4-3 in the area rivals’ inaugural meeting.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: North,...

    The News-Enterprise

    Visiting North Hardin snapped a four-match losing skid with a three-set win over Bullitt Central on Tuesday, 25-17, 25-6, 25-14.

    The Lady Trojans (5-8) hadn’t won since knocking off 17th District rival Fort Knox on Aug. 21.

    No statistics were available.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin hosts Fort Knox at 7 tonight.

    NELSON COUNTY3, JOHN HARDIN 0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-19). The visiting Lady Bulldogs (6-10) lost for the fourth time in their last five matches.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs aren’t getting too caught up in records this week. The Boyle County Rebels are off to a 1-2 start, but the Bulldogs realize how good the Rebels are.

    Boyle County’s loaded schedule can be attributed to the slow start. The Rebels lost to Fort Thomas Highlands and Danville. Highlands is ranked No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Class 4-A poll, while Danville is fourth in 2-A.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: E'town...

    With two players injured, Bart Catlett gave senior Shayla Averitt her chance in the middle.

    She didn’t make the first-year Elizabethtown coach regret it.

    Averitt finished with a co-team high five blocks and recorded four kills and one dig as host Elizabethtown defeated Meade County, 25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19 on Tuesday night.