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    Sophomore Mike Powell scored 11 points and sophomore Chris Jackson chipped in with 10 as the Fort Knox Eagles beat 5th Region rival Caverna, 45-36 on Monday in both teams’ season opener.

    Junior Rashaan Allen added nine points, while freshman Anthony Little scored six.


    Fort Knox (1-0)

    Mike Powell 11, Chris Jackson 10, Rashaan Allen 9, Anthony Little 6, Mike Armstead 3, Brandon Franklin 3, Jessie Stewart 2, Dakota Williams 1.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Bruins return 13...

    The Central Hardin Bruins only have to replace five seniors from last year’s squad, but those five were a pretty talented bunch.

    Gone are Zach Heck, Robert Robey, Cameron McGaw, Kenny Richardson and co-Wrestler of the Year Kyle Terry. The quintet combined for 11 wins at the state tournament, and Terry was runner-up at 130 pounds.

    Terry also won four straight region championships from 2008-11.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Youth movement...

    Keith Smith enters his ninth season at North Hardin with one of the youngest lineups he’s ever had.

    Eight freshmen have moved up from the middle school program, which has flourished the last few seasons under the direction of assistant coach Joe Burroughs. Because of the development of the middle school team, the Trojans will be able to field a full 14-wrestler lineup for the first time in at least three seasons.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Hawks chasing...

    The LaRue County Hawks have Feb. 17 circled on their calendars.

    Why, you may ask? That’s the day the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament begins at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.

    A state championship is something that has eluded the Hawks in the past. But longtime coach Gary Canter thinks this team has the best shot of any he’s ever coached.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Newberry returns...

    Ready or not, another high school wrestling season is upon us.

    The season officially began Saturday, but most teams don’t usually get started until the week after Thanksgiving break.

    Things kick into high gear this week as teams and individuals chase the ultimate prize: a state championship. It’s non-stop action from here until February, when the state tournament is held.

    Here’s a brief look at some of the changes and story lines shaping up for this season.


    With his team plagued by fouls early and struggling to make shots Monday night against the visiting Hart County Lady Raiders, North Hardin Lady Trojans coach Chris Corder implored his squad to keep playing hard and keep fighting.

    What happened in the final minute to mar this 5th Region battle, though, was quite literally the opposite of what Corder meant.

    A fight broke out with 47 seconds left and three players were ejected before North Hardin emerged with a 60-51 win in Corder’s debut as a varsity head coach.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: A debut for two...

    A little more than 20 years ago, Chris Corder and Demond Thomas graduated together from Elizabethtown High School. This week, the friends and longtime boys’ basketball assistants will make their girls’ varsity head coaching debuts together.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin falls...

    BOWLING GREEN — Mama didn’t say there’ll be days like this.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs had their worst game of the season in their biggest game of the season and the result was an embarrassing, lopsided loss – the fourth worst in the program’s 11-year history.


    BOWLING GREEN — The John Hardin Bulldogs saw their season end in disappointing fashion Friday night.

    The Bowling Green Purples erupted for 34 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 62-20 victory over the Bulldogs in the Class 5-A state semifinals at El Donaldson Stadium. It’s the third time in four years the Bulldogs have lost in the state semifinals.

    John Hardin finished the season 13-1. This year’s seniors finished their careers with a 52-5 record. The 52 wins are the most in a four-year span at John Hardin.


    Katie Lever has been building for this season.

    The John Hardin senior increased her training regiment, and the results paid off as she won conference and region championships and finished sixth in the Class 3-A state race in Lexington.

    Lever is an all-around gifted runner who is well-liked and genuinely cared for by her teammates and opposing competitors – hence the reason she won the 3-A Forcht Group of Kentucky Sportsmanship Award after the state meet.