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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL OPINION:...

    LEXINGTON " For the Kentucky Wildcats, a bowl game will feel like a booby prize.

    The senior class has experienced plenty of success in four years at Kentucky " they have a Liberty Bowl and two Music City Bowl rings to prove it. But this season, the Wildcats aimed higher.

    The target was all lined up Saturday on senior night, but like it has so many times, Tennessee slipped out of the Wildcats’ grasp. So did an 8-4 regular season and a second place finish in the SEC East as Kentucky fell to the Volunteers, 30-24 in overtime.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Season opens...

     

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin...

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com BOWLING GREEN — The John Hardin football team turned a motto into reality. Last season, the Bulldogs had a motto of “Play 15” posted in their locker room and printed on T-shirts.

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: Bulldogs...

    RADCLIFF — Thanksgiving and football. Is there a better combination than that? Turkey and touchdowns. Pumpkin pie and pigskin. Stuffing and sacks. Every Thanksgiving growing up my family would go to my grandma’s house for a big feast, and after everyone was stuffed, it was time to turn on the television and watch the Detroit Lions. And then the Dallas Cowboys. And if I w

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY:...

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career. Jackson guided former Louisville Butler standout Jacob Buckman to three straight third-place finishes at State from 2000-02. Mike Purvis (1993) and Jason Filippazzo (1995) also finished third under the tutelage of Jackson. “I’ve been really b

     

    By JOSH CLAYWELL

    jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com

    James Jackson has coached his fair share of elite runners in his 30-year career.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin...

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The John Hardin Bulldogs have faced several good defenses this season, but none like they will go up against tonight. The Bowling Green Purples, who host the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. in the Class 5-A state semifinals, have one of the top defenses in the state. They are giving up just 9.7 points and 201.6 yards a game. “Th

  • GIRLS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY:...

    By JOSH CLAYWELL jclaywell@thenewsenterprise.com Bet you can’t say ‘Maggie Mattingly’ five times fast. The area’s seven cross country coaches can. A John Hardin High School senior, Mattingly was selected as the Runner of the Year on the annual News-Enterprise/Coaches’ All-Area Cross Country Team for the fifth straight year. “It’s just good

     

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs face...

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — For the first time in weeks, the John Hardin Bulldogs were challenged and they responded like coach Mark Brown hoped a veteran team would. John Hardin won the Class 5-A, Region 2 championship for the second consecutive year, knocking off the Oldham County Colonels, 36-14.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2009 All-Area...

    By GREG CREWS gcrews@thenewsenterprise.com With one of their youngest, most inexperienced squads in years, it wasn’t easy to pinpoint who would carry the workload for the Central Hardin Lady Bruins. By the end of the season, however, it was pretty obvious who the team’s go-to player was. Whether serving, defending or attacking at the net, Cassidy Sorrells gave opponents

     

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin goes...

    By CHUCK JONES cjones@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — The John Hardin Bulldogs will have to leave the friendly confines of Bulldog Stadium for the first time during this year’s Class 5-A playoffs. The Bulldogs will have to travel to Bowling Green at 8 p.m. Friday in the semifinals after winning three consecutive playoff games at home. Last season, John Hardin played tw