Today's Sports


    LEXINGTON — After Kentucky’s loss at Florida on Saturday night, Kentucky coach John Calipari knew he had to do something to get his young team’s attention if the Wildcats were going to change the course they were on.

    Calipari called his team “selfish” early this season and the Wildcats were falling into that trap. They had become too worried about their scoring and not about the game’s other fundamental parts. Calipari sat down with the team and challenged each player.

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    Kyle Terry knows this is it, his last shot to win a state championship.

    Terry had that chance as a junior last season, but those hopes were dashed with a loss to Independence Simon Kenton’s Kevin Cooper in the 130-pound semifinals.

    With his confidence shaken, Terry didn’t win another match and finished 3-3 to take sixth place. Just getting on the medal podium was no consolation, especially when Terry was a considered a favorite to win the title.


    The city of Campbellsville hasn’t been all that friendly to the North Hardin Trojans this season.

    Visiting North Hardin lost its fourth game in the city Tuesday night, as it fell to 5th Region rival Campbellsville, 74-71 in double-overtime.

    Senior guard Trevino Coney paced the Trojans (15-9) with 29 points, nine rebounds and two assists, while senior forward Chris Sterusky posted a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds.


    LEXINGTON — Nothing cures a team’s ills like winning.

    After dropping back-to-back games for the first time during the John Calipari era, the Kentucky Wildcats got back on track Tuesday night, dumping archrival Tennessee, 73-61 in a pivotal Southeastern Conference game in front of a raucous Rupp Arena crowd.

    This was a much-needed victory for the Wildcats and it was a dagger in the heart of Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl, who returned to the bench after serving an eight-game suspension by the SEC for NCAA violations.

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    Once again, it’s going to be LaRue County taking on the rest of the 2nd Region when the region tournament is held at Central Hardin’s Bruin Gym on Saturday.

    The Hawks locked up eight top seeds during Sunday’s draw meeting for the 10-team tournament, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

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    Central Hardin football coach Mike Lawson is walking away from the game after spending nearly two decades patrolling the sidelines on Friday nights.

    Lawson informed the Central Hardin administration of his decision Thursday and broke the news to his team and coaching staff Friday. Lawson plans to stay at Central Hardin as a teacher, but said he felt this was the right thing to do at the present.


    If what has transpired the last week after boys’ basketball games is not troubling to you, it should be.

    After three 17th District games in four days, there were dustups during the traditional postgame handshakes. One is one too many, but three in four days? Really? This is disturbing to me as a fan of the game.

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    John Hardin escaped with another tight win Friday night.

    The Bulldogs have survived three thrilling victories in the past week.

    Senior guard Malcolm Foster and sophomore guard Brandon Price scored 15 points each, while junior center Hunter Holloway added 14 points and five rebounds to lift John Hardin to a 68-65 win over visiting Grayson County.

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    The host Muhlenberg County Mustangs improved to 7-1 in their last eight games with a 65-56 win over the Central Hardin Bruins on Saturday night.

    Central Hardin (9-10) lost for the second time in as many days.

    Senior guard Matt Nichols paced the Bruins with 18 points and eight rebounds, while junior guard Cody Crim hit 4-of-5 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

    Junior forward Andrew Kinney scored 10 points.


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    After months of being recruited by the University of Arkansas and Wake Forest University, North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart figured it was best to stick closer to home.

    Arguably one of the top mid-distance runners in the state, Stewart signed a national letter of intent Friday afternoon in the North Hardin High School library to compete on the track and cross country teams at the University of Louisville.