Today's Sports

  • PREP TENNIS: Practice at premium...

    While most of her teammates are relaxing on sandy beaches and soaking up the sun, AnnLauren Fiepke has caught spring break rays another way.


    Senior Cory Farrow struck out seven and scattered three hits in five innings to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Panthers to an 8-1 win over Shelbyville Collins on Tuesday.

    Farrow (3-0) gave up one walk and one earned run.

    Sophomore Cannon Pender had three of Elizabethtown’s eight hits – including a double – and an RBI, while sophomore Zach Ditto had two singles and two RBIs.

    The Panthers (6-5) won for the fourth time in five games.

    elizabethtown 8, shelbyville collins 1

  • NOTEBOOK: NARA's Johnson...

    When Looking Dubai (E Dubai) and jockey Cory Orm crossed the finish line first in Turfway Park’s eighth race Friday, the victory marked the first time a North American Racing Academy graduate rode a winner also saddled by a NARA graduate.

    Looking Dubai was saddled by 24-year-old Taylor Johnson, who grew up around horses on his family’s farm near Elizabethtown.

  • NOTEBOOK: North's Stewart...

    For the second year in a row, North Hardin High School senior Andrew Stewart kicked off his spring break with a trip to Mobile, Ala., for Saturday’s Mobile Challenge of Champions track and field invitational.

    And for the second straight year, Stewart had a pretty solid weekend.

    A University of Louisville signee, Stewart beat 12 competitors – including Owensboro Apollo senior Justin House and Owensboro sophomore Zac Garrard – to win the 1-mile run in 4 minutes, 16.04 seconds.


    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 10, but it wasn’t enough as the North Hardin Trojans had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 7-4 loss to Pulaski County on Monday in the Florida Beach Bash in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Leading 3-2, Pulaski County scored three times in the fourth inning and once in the fifth for a 7-3 lead.

    Whelan went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI, while senior Jeanie Carpenter doubled and drove in a run.

    pulaski county 7, north hardin 4


    Senior Andrea Whelan struck out 15 of the 26 Lexington Catholic batters she faced Sunday as North Hardin stunned the 21st-ranked Lady Knights, 7-0, in the Trojans’ first game in the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.

    Whelan allowed four hits – all singles – and walked three against an offense that entered Sunday scoring more than eight runs per game.


    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins went 2-2 in Friday and Saturday’s Oldham County Spring Break Classic.

    The Lady Bruins lost to Floyd (Ind.) Central, 11-0 and Oldham County, 3-1, and beat Grayson County, 4-3 and South Warren, 15-0.

    n The Lady Bruins (7-3) were held to two hits – singles by senior Ashley Hughes and junior Abbi Goedde – in the loss to Floyd Central, which led 4-0 before scoring five runs in the fourth.

    Freshman April Pence (1-2) took the loss, allowing nine hits and six earned runs in three innings.


    The Elizabethtown Panthers split their games in the Battle of the Bluegrass on Friday and Saturday.

    The Panthers beat Franklin (Ind.) Community, 10-4 on Saturday at Grayson County, and lost to South Port (Ind.), 8-4 on Friday at Hancock County.

    n Elizabethtown (5-5) led 5-1 after two innings and scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth to put the game out of reach against Franklin.


    After two surprising runner-up finishes, Elizabethtown junior Jessica Gabhart returned to form by winning the 300-meter hurdles. Fort Knox junior Kiara Austin won all four of her events, and John Hardin junior Katie Lever swept the long-distance runs.

    But Friday night belonged to the North Hardin Lady Trojans, who won three gold medals and had 14 other top-five finishes en route to the 15-squad LaRue County Invitational’s team title.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Billings named...

    The Elizabethtown High School football program looked out of state to fill its head football coaching vacancy and found a former Kentuckian.

    Adam Billings, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Southwest Guilford Cowboys in High Point, N.C., was introduced Friday afternoon before watching the Panthers’ final spring practice. Elizabethtown will be his first head coaching role.