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    With the Elizabethtown Panthers missing one of their best players in junior guard Ja’Von Cotton, Chas Jones knew someone needed to step up.

    Jones answered the call Friday night.

    The senior forward finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and four big steals to help the homestanding Panthers upset 5th Region rival Bardstown, 72-58 at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.


    North Hardin coach Ron Bevars didn’t alter his approach leading into Friday night’s game even though he was on the verge of another milestone, but it was running through the minds of the Trojans.

    Bevars recorded his 800th victory with North Hardin’s 88-60 victory over the Marion County Knights in the gym named after him.

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    LOUISVILLE Kawika Glover’s bowling career at North Hardin didn’t end the way he envisioned it would Thursday morning at Executive Strike & Spare, but he saw a silver lining.

    At least he was there.

    The only area individual of either gender with two individual trips to the Ebonite/KHSAA Bowling State Championships, the senior and 2nd Region Tournament champion finished 22nd in the 32-player event.

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    After his Elizabethtown Lady Panthers won last year’s 3rd Region Championship in Versailles, Elizabethtown swim coach Mavi Sampaio has a boom-or-bust mentality as the region meet moves to Russell County this year. Preliminaries begin this afternoon, while the finals are Saturday.

    “We’re going to win the girls,” Sampaio said before Wednesday’s practice at T.K. Stone.

    Are there any doubts the Lady Panthers, who have several No. 1 and No. 2 seeds according to the region’s pre-meet psych sheet, should defend?

  • PREP WRESTLING: Bruins hope to...

    Knowing this is Gary Canter’s last region tournament, Central Hardin wrestling coach Russ Pike wouldn’t mind seeing Canter’s LaRue County Hawks win the 2nd Region Tournament this weekend.

    But Pike admits he’d like his Bruins to play spoiler and keep the Hawks from winning their fourth straight title when the tournament begins at 7:30 tonight and continues at 10 a.m. Saturday at John Hardin’s Dawg Pound.

    It would be LaRue County’s 13th region title under Canter, who’s retiring after the season.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: John Hardin to...

    Not only is Bryan Todd looking forward to coaching at his alma mater, but the veteran John Hardin Lady Bulldogs coach is looking for another solid installment of the Duke’s Sporting Goods Valentine’s Shootout.

    The fifth-year event moves to East Hardin Middle School, where Todd graduated from in 1978, on Saturday and features a loaded schedule of five games.


    Eleven players scored as the seventh-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers rolled to a 67-40 win over homestanding Breckinridge County on Thursday.

    Freshman forward Erin Boley led the Lady Panthers (18-6) with 14 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Darien Huff had 13 points and three steals.

    Sophomore center Reauna Cleaver chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while senior guard Anna Bowling added seven points, four assists and three steals.



    Even though he hasn’t been in town all that long, Tony Jackson has had 20-plus point performances on the freshman and junior varsity teams for North Hardin.

    So it would seem the chiseled 6-foot-4, 180-pound forward would dominate and deliver when playing against kids his own age.



    Bluegrass coach David Jenkins thought his team overachieved a bit last season when the Colts lost to East Hardin in the Middle School Athletic Conference’s seventh-grade boys’ basketball tournament at John Hardin.

    One year later, there’s not much more the season Colts could have achieved.

    Three Bluegrass players scored 13 points or more on Thursday night as the top-seeded Colts capped off their record-breaking perfect season with a convincing 50-25 rout of the second-seeded Rebels in the MSAC seventh-grade final at West Hardin.

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    John Hardin senior Domonick Brown imagined this day countless of times, but when it finally arrived, the emotion of it still swept him off his feet.

    Brown, a 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker, capped a magical high school career when he signed a national letter of intent to play at Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday morning in front of family and friends.