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Today's Sports

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: District...

    Things start to get real interesting starting tonight for area teams. District games start to fill the slate and it’s an important time of year as teams jockey for playoff positioning.

    North Hardin and Fort Knox already have played two district games, while John Hardin has played one. Elizabethtown and LaRue County start district play tonight, while Central Hardin and Meade County meet next Friday in the only district game for both teams.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade County...

    Meade County’s defense is preparing for an air strike.

    Nelson County senior Dylan Beasley has lit up opponents through the air.

    Through seven games, the Cardinals’ quarterback has thrown for 30 touchdowns and leads the state in passing yards (2,830). He’s twice thrown for more than 500 yards in a game, leaving defenses wondering what hit them.

    Veteran Green Wave coach Larry Mofield hopes they’re not next.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin aware...

    The Jeffersontown Chargers don’t have DeMichael Jackson this season, but John Hardin coach Mark Brown said that doesn’t mean they are any less dangerous.

    The Chargers (4-2) have scored 28 or more points in five games this season. Although Jackson, the focal point of last year’s offense, has moved on, Jeffersontown has plenty of weapons left.

    Junior Richard Deloney has rushed for 622 yards and five touchdowns on 74 attempts, while senior Charvez Strickland has added 498 yards and six touchdowns on 51 carries.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: LaRue County...

    Josh Jaggers is not a fan of fall break, but the first-year LaRue County football coach must admit, the time off did his Hawks good in terms of offensive advancement and health improvement.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Eagles realize...

    It’s do or die for the Fort Knox Eagles and Washington County Commanders.

    A spot in the Class 2-A playoffs is on the line as the Eagles (1-5, 0-2 District 4) host the Commanders (0-6, 0-2) at 7:30 tonight. The winner most likely will be the No. 4 seed in the six-team district, while the loser will be on the outside.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Oldham...

    A two-set deficit didn’t do much to deter homestanding Oldham County on Thursday night as the unranked Lady Colonels rallied for a 3-2 (18-25, 17-25, 25-15, 25-23, 15-12) win over No. 17 Central Hardin.

    Senior Abbey Sorrells had 40 assists, seven digs and two kills for the Lady Bruins (30-3), while senior Afton Conner had 15 kills, one ace, one assist and one dig.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Trojans...

    Elijah Linscott and the North Hardin Trojans ended the regular season with authority.

    A senior center midfielder, Linscott had two goals and two assists Thursday as the visiting Trojans rolled to a 5-1 win at 5th Region rival Marion County.

    Senior Devin Sowells added one goal and two assists for the Trojans (14-6), who led 4-0 at the half.

    Senior Kage Rhodes and sophomore Geoff Nelson also scored for North Hardin, which has won six straight.

    Senior goalkeeper Tyler Malcolm saved 5-of-6 shots by the Knights (11-8).

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY NOTEBOOK:...

    With just a little over three weeks left in the regular season before the region meets are held Nov. 3, cross country teams across the state are gearing up for the postseason.

    Class 3-A, Region 2 (Central Hardin, John Hardin and North Hardin) is at the Hardin County Fairgrounds; 2-A, Region 2 (Elizabethtown and LaRue County) is at Bowling Green’s Ephram White Park; 3-A, Region 3 (Meade County) is at Louisville’s Champions Park (formerly Old River Road Country Club); and 1-A, Region 3 (Fort Knox) is at Bardstown’s Wickland Park.

  • MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER: ECTC...

    Experience trumped youthful exuberance Wednesday night.

    Playing against the reserves from the state’s winningest men’s college soccer program, the first-year Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Barons fell on the road to the Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders, 6-1.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP...

    Senior forward Lexy Hazle had a goal and an assist Wednesday night as the 10th-ranked and visiting Elizabethtown Lady Panthers played to a 2-2 tie with No. 17 Woodford County.

    Senior midfielder Hope Palaly also scored, while senior forward Emily Richardson had an assist.

    Senior keeper Madison Smith made four saves for Elizabethtown (10-4-2), which trailed 1-0 at the half. Hazle and Palaly scored 4 minutes apart to give the Lady Panthers the lead. Woodford County (9-4-4), however, notched the equalizer 5 minutes later.