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Today's Sports

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin...

    The John Hardin seniors began this season with one goal — winning the program’s first state championship. That quest came up 96 seconds short.

    After leading for more than 41 minutes, the Bulldogs suffered another gut-wrenching playoff loss as Bowling Green scored with 1:36 remaining to pull off a shocking 14-13 victory Friday night in the Class 5-A state semifinals at Bulldog Stadium.

  • PREP FOOTBALL John Hardin slows...

    No team has seemed to have an answer for slowing down the Bowling Green offense the last two years until Friday night.

    The John Hardin Bulldogs found a way to do that, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the Purples made enough plays – three to be exact – to pull out a 14-13 victory in the Class 5-A state semifinals at a packed Bulldog Stadium.

    “We played a heckuva defensive game,” John Hardin junior Matt Elam said. “We thought we had it. We let up on just that one play. It was a silly mistake and it cost us big.”

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs have...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs had no problem moving the ball Friday night. Getting into the end zone was a much different story.

    The Bulldogs rolled up 325 yards of total offense against an aggressive Bowling Green defense, but missed opportunities and a failed 2-point conversion ended up the difference in a 14-13 loss in the Class 5-A state semifinals.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs lose...

    In his 12 seasons as John Hardin head coach, Mark Brown has seen his share of tough losses, but Friday night’s loss to Bowling Green might rank at the top of the list.

    The Bulldogs have experienced nothing but heartbreak and heartache in the playoffs, and the Purples added another chapter. The Purples used a trick play — a hook and ladder — and then made the conversion with less than 2 minutes to pull out a 14-13 victory and shock John Hardin in the Class 5-A state semifinals.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs lose...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have experienced heartbreak in the playoffs, and the Bowling Green Purples added another chapter Friday night.

    The Purples used a trick play — a hook and ladder — and then converted a 2-point conversion with less than 2 minutes to pull out a 14-13 victory over John Hardin in the Class 5-A state semifinals.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin looks...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs have shown so much improvement since their season-opening 44-27 victory over Lexington Henry Clay, which put up more than 350 yards including 245 on the ground.

    John Hardin’s defense was a work in progress early in the season, and the Bulldogs steadily improved from game to game. In the playoffs, they have turned it up a notch, looking like a typical John Hardin defense.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs must...

    No team created the John Hardin Bulldogs more problems in recent years than the Bowling Green Purples.

    In last year’s Class 5-A state semifinals, Bowling Green’s pressure defense limited the Bulldogs to 232 yards of total offense. To compound matters, the Bulldogs turned the ball over five times, including four fumbles. The teams meet again at 7:30 tonight in the same round of the postseason at Bulldog Stadium

  • PREP FOOTBALL OPINION: Not as...

    Mention two words to the John Hardin Bulldogs and there are two reactions. Either they cringe at the very mention of those words or they immediately see red with thoughts of last year’s failure swirling in the back of their minds.

    If you haven’t figured it out, those two words are “Bowling Green.”

    “Say the words ‘Bowling Green’ and you blood just starts boiling,” John Hardin senior Jalen Fleming said. “This is our biggest game. This is our state title.”

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: 2012 All-Area...

    Abbey Sorrells has earned a little bit of family bragging rights.

    After being selected as the 5th Region’s Player of the Year last month, the Central Hardin senior setter was tabbed as The News-Enterprise/Coaches’ All-Area Player of the Year too.

  • BOYS' PREP CROSS COUNTRY:...

    Marcus Terrell believes he didn’t get off to the best start this season.

    Coming off a solid sophomore campaign, the North Hardin junior thought his times weren’t where they should be.

    After Terrell ran a 17:03 in the St. Xavier Tiger Run, his times ranged from 16:38 to 17:54 in the next five races. Terrell hit his stride in late October – he won the Central Kentucky Run for the Gold and the Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference meet – when he set and broke his personal record in consecutive races.