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    Elizabethtown coach Tim Mudd doesn’t mind turning to his bench because he understands most night, one of his substitutes – if not all – is going to provide a spark.


    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have owned the 17th District for some time. How long? Only one North Hardin Lady Trojan has ever been a part of a win over Elizabethtown.

    The Lady Panthers, who have won seven straight district championships, have beaten North Hardin 10 consecutive times since the Lady Trojans’ 57-52 victory Jan 16, 2009. Elizabethtown hosts North Hardin at 7:30 tonight at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.

    North Hardin coach Chris Corder said clearing a mental hurdle against Elizabethtown would be huge for the Lady Trojans.


    Star senior Beth Rates had 31 points as the homestanding Hancock County Lady Hornets avenged an earlier loss to 11th District rival Meade County with a 65-63 win in double overtime Thursday night.

    Sophomore forward Morgan Turner led Meade County (10-7, 3-1 district) with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while senior center Maya Luney also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

    Sophomore guard Addi Lynch chipped in with eight points and six assists for the Lady Waves, who led 21-9 after the first quarter.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Duals aren'...

    Creatures of habit typically aren’t big fans of change.

    Just ask longtime Central Hardin coach Russ Pike and veteran LaRue County coach Gary Canter.

    One of the state’s premier events – the State Duals – has undergone a drastic change this season.

    The Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association voted to split the event into two divisions – big school and small school – and separate them into six sectionals with up to 10 teams in each.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Combs is back in...

    When Shawn Thompson was told in December he wouldn’t be allowed to return as coach of the Fort Knox football team next season, athletic director Jackie Prather said the administration wanted to go in a different direction.

    The school found a new direction with an old coach.

    Fort Knox officially introduced Brandon Combs, who coached for three years before resigning following the 2010 season, as its next coach Thursday afternoon.


    After his team wasted a good start Monday night in a loss at 5th Region rival LaRue County, John Hardin coach Bryan Todd was hoping his Lady Bulldogs wouldn’t let the same thing happen as they returned to the court to face 17th District rival Central Hardin in a rare Thursday night homecoming game in Radcliff.

    Powered by powerful senior Michelle Montgomery, the Lady Bulldogs didn’t stumble out of the gate again.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Overman is not...

    Heading to the KHSAA state wrestling tournament with a region title under his belt, Wyatt Overman’s confidence was through the roof – and then some.

    After breezing his way to the 126-pound region crown last season, Overman – then a junior at Central Hardin – hoped his stay at State would be a long one.

    But it wasn’t meant to be. Overman went 1-2, falling to Louisville St. Xavier’s Dylan Vish in the loser’s bracket at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.


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    Senior guard Kelton Ford had 25 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists to help the LaRue County Hawks hold off the homestanding Adair County Indians, 48-41 on Tuesday.

    LaRue County (9-5) won its fifth straight.

    Junior forward Kody Key-Close added 12 points and five rebounds, while senior guard Dustin Coulter scored six points. Junior forward Tyler Howell grabbed 10 rebounds.



    The Elizabethtown Panthers have two players with plenty of size in sophomore center Zane Najdawi and junior center Dominique Harding, and Tuesday night they demonstrated just how lethal that combination can be.

    Najdawi and Harding flexed their muscles and the Panthers began picking up steam after halftime to knock off the North Hardin Trojans, 73-65 in a 17th District game at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Gymnasium.


    Riddled with flu-like symptoms, Daveon Greene still managed to foil the Central Hardin Bruins yet again.