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Today's Sports

  • Central names Wright new AD (7/6)

    J.C. Wright doesn’t know how long he’ll continue coaching, but he realized he wanted to remain active with athletics.

  • STATE FARM E'TOWN OPEN: All...

    yler Edlin feels his best tennis is ahead of him, while Tyrone Sparks feels lucky to even be taking the court at this stage in his career.

    Together, the duo makes up half of the men’s open singles semifinalists heading into today’s final day of play at the State Farm E’town Open.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North's...

    There was a time this season when it seemed North Hardin senior Dante Johnson wasn’t entirely focused on helping the Trojans defend their Class 3-A state title.

    Instead of dedicating himself in practice each day, Johnson got a job, thinking it would help his college prospects.

    His choice left North Hardin coach James Webb more than a little miffed.

  • ALL-AREA TRACK: North Hardin...

    Seven state titles in two seasons.

    Owner of three Class 3-A state meet records.

    The fastest time ever recorded in the 100-meter dash (11.53 seconds) and 200 dash (23.72) in Kentucky for a girl.

    Ending the season ranked in the top 50 nationally in all four of her events.

    Those are just some of the myriad accomplishments of North Hardin junior sensation Kianna Gray, who has quickly become one of the best athletes to compete in this state.

    She’s already built a lasting legacy, according to North Hardin coach James Webb.

  • ALL-AREA SOFTBALL: Central...

    Central Hardin’s infield was outstanding this year.

    The 17th District Tournament champion and 5th Region Tournament runner-up Lady Bruins had five players make the All-Area Softball Team and all five saw time in the infield.

    Leading the way were junior shortstop Kelsey McGuffin and senior Jessica Nall. McGuffin repeated as Player of the Year as voted on by the seven area coaches and four members of The News-Enterprise sports department, and Nall repeated as Pitcher of the Year while finishing second in Player of the Year.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Bulldogs'...

    The ability has been there for Tyler Edlin. Several trips per week to Louisville to hit with high-level players developed his skills so much so that he could overwhelm area opponents with his sheer power as a junior.

    But for the John Hardin senior to take his game to another level this year, he started concentrating on what went on between his ears rather than on the court.

    In other words, he focused on his mental approach. The result was another dominating season.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Lady Panthers...

    Natalie Fiepke’s senior season wasn’t exactly how she’d have drawn it up last August.

    Injuries throughout soccer and tennis seasons hampered her, but she fought back with a fury.

    Thanks to a strong finish, Fiepke was the unanimous choice among area coaches for Area Girls’ Player of the Year. She received six first-place votes to earn 30 points. Voting was done on a 5-3-1 scale. A first-place vote was worth five points and coaches couldn’t vote for their own players.

  • ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Panthers...

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Panthers posted the area’s best record at 28-8 and won the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments. It was their first region title since 2009 and first district championship since 2008.

  • YOUTH GOLF: Rebecca Black leads...

    BARDSTOWN — Rebecca Black might not have been in the playoff for the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, but the Elizabethtown junior posted the second-best score Wednesday to put her in line for a solid finish.

    Black carded a 3-over-par 74 at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course to finish tied for sixth for the girls’ overall championship as well in the girls’ 16-18 division. She opened the tournament with a 9-over 80 to finish with a two-day total of 154, five strokes behind Mary Joiner and Kie Purdom.

  • GIRLS' PREP HOOPS: E'...

    Erin Boley had been waiting to officially trim her extensive list of potential college suitors until she received one more scholarship offer.

    One of the nation’s most sought-after recruits got it this past weekend on an unofficial visit to Notre Dame, and now the Elizabethtown junior has narrowed her focus to seven schools, which, listed alphabetically, are: Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, UConn and Vanderbilt.

    Originally aiming for a top five, Boley decided on the final seven Tuesday.