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Today's Sports

  • GIRLS' PREP SWIMMING:...

    LOUISVILLE Mavi Sampaio loved coaching swimming in college, but the punishing cold of North Dakota began to wear on him and his two daughters, Manuela and Mariana. Keep in mind Mavi spent most of his life in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and his daughters lived there until Manuela was four and Mariana was two.

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:...

    BOWLING GREEN — About the only consistent thing this year for the inconsistent Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers has been senior forward Steffphon Pettigrew.

    A former News-Enterprise Area Player of the Year and the only Mr. Basketball the area’s produced, the 6-foot-5, 223-pound Pettigrew will play his final game in front of the Diddle Arena faithful tonight against Sun Belt Conference rival Florida International. Tip is set for 8 with senior night festivities starting at 7:35.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT...

    It’s strange how the Boys’ 17th District Tournament worked out. John Hardin and North Hardin get to play teams they swept during the regular season, which has the coaches a little uneasy heading into tonight’s semifinal matchup, considering the adage it’s hard to beat a team three times.

    “People ask me who I’d like to play in the district tournament and I say none of them,” John Hardin coach Mark Wells said. “Whoever you play, it’s going to be a tough game.”

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT...

    Brianna Woodson wasn’t too pleased with the way the season started, but the North Hardin junior guard is kind of psyched for what the postseason has in store for her Lady Trojans.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT...

    The 17th District coaches thought Elizabethtown was the clear-cut favorite entering the postseason tournament and the fifth-ranked Lady Panthers showed why Wednesday night.

    The Lady Panthers used a smothering defense to stymie John Hardin and they did a good job of distributing the ball for open shot after open shot on their way to dismantling the Lady Bulldogs, 77-31 in the Girls’ 17th District Basketball Tournament semifinals at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

  • BOYS' 11TH DISTRICT...

    CLOVERPORT — After banking in his first 3-pointer Tuesday night, junior guard Bo Wilson knew he and the Meade County Green Wave would be in for a good night.

    Sparked by Wilson, the Green Wave jumped out to a 9-0 lead over the Hancock County Hornets in the semifinals of the 11th District Tournament at the Cloverport Sports Center. But just like Meade County coach Jerry Garris predicted would happen, the Hornets slowed the tempo down in the second quarter and Meade County’s momentum evaporated.

  • WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL...

    BOWLING GREEN — It shouldn’t be a surprise that a certain former area girls’ basketball standout has Hope the Western Kentucky University women’s basketball team can beat Florida International tonight in the Lady Toppers’ regular-season home finale.

    Tipoff is slated for 8:30 p.m., but senior night festivities get underway at 8:05 as WKU honors its senior trio of Arnika Brown, Amy McNear and 5-foot-8 guard Hope Brown, who still stands as North Hardin’s all-time leading scorer for both genders.

  • BOYS' 18TH DISTRICT...

    Kelton Ford isn’t a big social studies or history buff, but suffice to say LaRue County’s standout sophomore point guard liked learning from history.

    After struggling offensively in his Hawks’ two regular-season wins against Green County, Ford had no trouble getting in a rhythm against the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament semifinals. Ford hit his first five shots and scored his team’s first 12 points en route to career-high 32 points to lead the second-seeded Hawks to a 78-68 win.

  • GIRLS' 17TH DISTRICT...

    Central Hardin and North Hardin have had two completely different battles this season

    In the first game on Jan. 27, it was a close battle with the Lady Bruins pulling out a 53-50 victory. Senior Alysse Bishop buried a 3-pointer in the final seconds, and North Hardin’s attempt to tie failed.

    Nine days later at Bruin Gym, the Lady Trojans returned the favor. They jumped out to a big lead – leading by as many as 17 – and held off a late charge by Central Hardin for a 51-44 win.

  • BOYS' 17TH DISTRICT...

    Central Hardin recorded its first 17th District Tournament win in three years. All the Bruins did was zone out Fort Knox.
    Central Hardin outscored Fort Knox by 26 points in the second quarter, thanks to its vaunted 1-3-1 zone defense, and the Bruins rolled to a 77-54 quarterfinal win Tuesday night at Central Hardin.
    Junior forward Andrew Kinney scored a game-high 23 points, while sophomore forward Alex Crowder added a career-high 14 off the bench and the Bruins’ frustrating zone defense forced 21 of the Eagles’ 22 turnovers in the final three quarters.