Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: The Year of the...

    The batter’s box has become a much safer place in the last few years. Area standouts like Nathan Adcock, Sean Bouthilette, Joe Nash, Aaron Mayfield and others have moved on.

    But this season area hitters have become downright comfortable in the batter’s box. Batting averages are soaring and earned run averages are taking the brunt of it.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: When it comes to...

    Sixteen Miss Softball winners have come and gone and none have been from Hardin, LaRue or Meade counties.

    Not that the area hasn’t produced some fine players. Former Elizabethtown standout Whitney Valentine and ex-North Hardin star Jennifer Young both pitched on the NCAA Division-I level and Valentine still holds many of the KHSAA’s state pitching records. Former Central Hardin standout Kylie Brady is arguably one of the best hitters the 5th Region has produced.

  • Rain, flooding put soccer season...

    The rain, the rain, it’s not going away. So the Elizabethtown Youth Soccer Association has decided its games and practices will come another day.

    In a mass email sent at 7:23 p.m. Sunday, the EYSA board wrote “Dear Parents and Coaches, All of EYSA practice and game facilities are closed until further notice. There will be absolutely no practices or games for all programs: This includes U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U19 and AFFC until further notice.”

    That notice doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.


    A trio of former area high school golf standouts – Karisa Akin, Morgan Cross and Karsten Clements – recently led their NCAA Division-I teams to conference tournament finishes.

    AKIN. A Middle Tennessee State junior and an ex-Central Hardin star, Akin carded a final-round one-under 71 to end the event tied for the lead at the Sun Belt Championship, which was held Monday-Wednesday at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala.


    BOWLING GREEN — The 16th-ranked Meade County Lady Waves went 3-1 over the weekend in the Greenwood Border Battle.

    The Lady Waves (14-4) beat Portland, Tenn., 10-0 and lost to Hopkins County Central, 1-0 on Saturday. They beat No. 21 Calloway County, 4-1 and Muhlenberg County, 6-0 on Friday.

    n Hopkins County Central knocked off Meade County on the international tiebreaker. Time ran out on the Lady Waves in the bottom of the seventh.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Lady...

    After what some track and field enthusiasts would think was a slow start, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers are starting to wake up.

    The Lady Panthers, ranked third behind Fort Thomas Highlands and Louisville Central in Class 2-A by KYTrackXC.com, won the Central Hardin Invitational championship in convincing fashion Thursday night.

    Elizabethtown won seven individual events en route to 145 points, 33 more than runner-up Bardstown and 77 ahead of third-place Central Hardin.

  • PREP TENNIS: Sallee,...

    It was a Sallee-abration.

    Top-seeded Elizabethtown senior Jenna Sallee capped her high school career with her fifth straight Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament girls’ singles crown.

    Maybe organizers should consider naming their event after her since she’s dominated it so much the past half decade.

    Sallee defeated No. 2 seeded junior teammate AnnLauren Fiepke, 6-3, 6-2 in Friday’s final at the University Drive Park Tennis Courts.

  • PREP TENNIS: Elizabethtown...

    It’s almost an all-Elizabethtown conference tennis tournament final.


  • PREP BASEBALL: Harrington fans...

    North Hardin senior pitcher Tyler Hinds left a pitch up in the zone and Central Hardin senior catcher Russ Morse made him pay for it, turning on the ball and staking the Bruins to a two-run lead with a homer to left field Thursday at James R. Aldridge Field.

    That was more than enough for Central Hardin sophomore Drew Harrington.

    The southpaw struck out 10 to lead the 10th-ranked Bruins to an 8-1 win in a 17th District game. Harrington limited the Trojans (8-8 overall, 1-4 in district) to three hits, one run and one walk in six innings.


    Junior Wesley Kessinger took a no-hit bid into the seventh and the visiting LaRue County Hawks scored five runs in the seventh to pull away from 18th District rival Hart County for a 7-0 win Thursday night.

    Kessinger (3-1) struck out eight and allowed two hits – both singles – and three walks in the complete-game effort.

    “He had a good performance. He threw really well,” said LaRue County coach Chris Price. “He was hitting his spots and kept the ball down. He’s throwing the ball with a lot of confidence right now.”