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  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The Meade...

    By GREG CREWS

    gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com

    Coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, the Meade County Lady Waves aren’t focusing on how to get back to the level they played at last season.

    They think they can take it a step further.

    “You know, 30-5 is hard to top, but I feel like we have a shot at that,” Meade County coach Mike Harreld said.

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: The North...

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    Shaney Seawright is ready for the opportunity ahead of her.

    Seawright is the third softball coach in three years at North Hardin Christian, replacing Nicki Coleman. But that doesn’t mean Seawright isn’t excited.

    “I look forward to having the opportunity to develop this team,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working with their talents and being able to develop them to a higher level.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW COVER...

    By NATHANIEL BRYAN

    nbryan@thenewsenterprise.com

    Unlike a lot of team sports, high school softball allows one player, if that player just happens to be a standout pitcher, to control a game.

    North Hardin has two of its own controllers in senior Jessica Shartzer and junior Andrea Whelan. The pitchers, who play third base when they’re not in the circle, combined for 32 wins and more than 225 strikeouts last year while leading the Trojans to a 32-6-1 record, a sweep of the 17th District and 5th Region tournament titles and a third-place finish at State.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The North...

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    Despite losing his top two pitchers and four other starters, Jim Wimp said he’s “rejuvenated” by the group he has at North Hardin Christian.

    The Falcons lost starting pitchers Haustin Kimbrough (graduation) and Ben Naething (moved to Kansas), three starting infielders in Alex Fowl (transfer), Naething and Matt Mui (graduation) and two starting outfielders in Daniel Gardner (transfer) and Michael Ford, who’s no longer on the team.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The...

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Central Hardin Bruins have appeared in three consecutive 5th Region championship games – including winning in 2008 – and the common denominator between those teams have been the Bruins’ rock solid pitching staffs.

    The Bruins, who set a single-season record for wins last year after going 27-8, figure to be in the mix for a region title once again due to another strong pitching staff. The Bruins return three of their top five pitchers.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The...

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    The Elizabethtown Panthers have more depth than Coach Don Pitts can ever remember having during his tenure, which he said can be a blessing or a curse.

    The Panthers, who were one win away from going to the state tournament last season, have some major holes to fill. Elizabethtown’s depth, though, should make the transition easier.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The North...

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    The North Hardin Trojans will field a young squad this season, but youth shouldn’t be confused with inexperience.

    Despite only having possibly one senior in the starting lineup and most days starting six players who are sophomores or younger, it’s not like these Trojans are new to the varsity level. In fact, most of them started last year and some of them are entering their third year in the lineup.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The Fort...

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    Since the 2002 season, no Fort Knox team has won 10 games.

    In his second season on post, Roy Taylor would like to change that.

    The Eagles have come close twice – winning eight games in 2008 and 2005 – and Taylor thinks he has the pieces in place to reach the goal this season.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: The Meade...

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    Things are looking up for the Meade County Green Wave baseball program.

    Meade County closed last season with a flurry, winning six of its last 10 games. In the stretch, the Green Wave beat Central Hardin and LaRue County – two 5th Region Tournament teams – and then won the 11th District Tournament before falling in the first round of the 3rd Region Tournament.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Who has...

    By CHUCK JONES

    cjones@thenewsenterprise.com

    Searching for the perfect recipe to win the 5th Region Baseball Tournament is not an exact science. There are many factors to consider, but when trying to pick a favorite most coaches start in the 17th District.

    “Year in, year out, you have to consider the 17th District first,” North Hardin coach Greg Gumm said.