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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Bulldogs...

    The John Hardin baseball program might look like a construction zone with the major changes the team has undergone since the end of last season.

    The Bulldogs, who are coming off a 12-26 season where they lost in the 17th District semifinals to Central Hardin, only have two players in the same position as last year.

    Despite the changes, John Hardin does have some experience returning with three seniors back in the lineup and several pitchers who saw time on the mound a year ago.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: North...

    The North Hardin Trojans had a small taste of postseason success last season, so they’re hungry for more this year. They don’t want the appetizer portion, but rather the entire full course meal this time around.

    The Trojans are coming off a 19-17 season, which saw them advance to the 5th Region Tournament for the first time since 2006. They shocked Green County to reach the region semifinals before falling to Nelson County, 7-0.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: E'...

    If the Elizabethtown Panthers needed any extra incentive entering this season, all they have to do is remember last year.

    The Panthers enjoyed a resurgence, posting a 23-11 record, but they lost in the 17th District semifinals to North Hardin, spoiling what had been a good year after previous back-to-back losing seasons.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: LaRue...

    The LaRue County baseball program is going green this season.

    After being inexperienced last season with only two starters back, second-year coach Eric Allen said the Hawks will be even younger and more inexperienced this season as the program undergoes a youth movement.

    “It really does feel like starting over,” Allen said. “Last year we didn’t have a lot of experience but we had seniors who just hadn’t played much because of the big group we had ahead of them that had really been our team for three years.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Knox...

    The Fort Knox Eagles have a changing of the guard at the top once again.

    The Eagles have their fourth coach in as many seasons with Sam Wilson taking over the program from Principal Dr. Gregg Mowen, who guided the team to a 4-28 mark in his only season.

    Wilson is a retired sergeant major who spent 30 years in the Army. He is an assistant coach for the football team and works as a teacher at the school.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: '...

    The Meade County Green Wave are armed to make another deep postseason run with the return of their top four pitchers from a season ago.

    The Green Wave went 20-10 and reached the 3rd Region championship before falling to Owensboro Apollo, 1-0. This was coming on the heels of going 27-10 as they won the region title and advanced to the state semifinals.

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: A...

    Sometimes a team gets so caught up in the win now mentality that it loses sight of another concept altogether.

    Patience, a virtue that has been left behind, is something Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson has tried to stress not only to himself, but the Bruins.

    Thompson and the Bruins are used to dealing with grand expectations and the pressure that comes with it. They usually have a roster stocked with talent and experience to handle those expectations, but this year is different as they are breaking in plenty of new faces — in the field and on the mound.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Meade...

    Sophomore Kase Mattingly pitched and hit the 24th-ranked Meade County Green Wave to a 3-1 win over visiting Bullitt Central on Tuesday.

    On the mound, Mattingly (2-0) struck out three and gave up three hits, three walks and one earned in the complete game. At the plate, Mattingly went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs as the Green Wave (4-1) won their fourth straight.

    Senior Zeb Wilson singled, doubled and drove in a run, while senior Dale Mundell and junior Luke Babb each had two singles.

    MEADE COUNTY 3, BULLITT CENTRAL 1

  • PREP BASEBALL PREVIEW: Parity...

    Parity is a popular word this time of year with area high school baseball coaches.

    Whether they’re talking about the 17th District or the 5th Region, it doesn’t seem like there’s a consensus choice who the favorite is this season.

    That’s a dramatic change from recent years when Central Hardin has been the clear-cut choice in the district and the region. The Bruins have backed it up by winning five consecutive district championships and four straight region titles and five of the last six.

  • PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: North...

    Once the North Hardin Trojans finally get healthy, Coach Donnie Baker feels his squad can make another postseason run.

    The Trojans return 19 players, including seven starters, from last year’s team which finished 16-20.

    However, junior All-Area pitcher Bailey Blair and junior second baseman Cady Wilson have been hampered by injuries early in the season.

    Blair was the runner-up for Area Sophomore of the Year and tied for third for Pitcher of the Year.