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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL:...

    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.

  • PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Bowling...

    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.

  • GIRLS' ALL-AREA CROSS...

    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.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2011 All-Area...

    Abbey Sorrells loves setting people up.

    No, not in the match-making sense, although the Central Hardin junior does have a keen eye for who to find with a quick pass – short or high – on the volleyball court.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY:...

    A blossoming but friendly rivalry nearly pushed Marcus Terrell over the edge this season.

    The North Hardin sophomore had never seen such fierce competition before, but that’s exactly what he got from Meade County junior Will Strickland and Central Hardin junior Josh Price.

    In the end, Terrell beat Strickland three times in five races head-to-head and topped Price in seven head-to-head meetings. And when it came time to choose the All-Area award winners, Terrell yet again came out on top.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: 2011...

    Central Hardin senior striker Lauren Norton had a solid junior season, scoring 21 goals and assisting on 10 others as the Lady Bruins went 18-5-1 and advanced to the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time.

    Her encore performance was quite prolific as well. This year, she scored 22 goals and had 11 assists to lead her team to a 21-3 record and its second straight 5th Region Tournament championship.