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Today's Sports

  • STATE FARM E'TOWN OPEN:...

    Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.

    And like a good event, this weekend’s State Farm E’town Open is there to offer amateur tennis players another large and talented field.

  • BGSG: Freeman Lake hosting...

    The waters of Elizabethtown’s Freeman Lake will be anything but calm this weekend as the Lexington-based Bluegrass State Games contest wakeboarding and slalom water ski events for the first time.

    Admission is free both days and the public is invited to attend. For both water ski and wakeboarding, preliminaries are Saturday and finals are Sunday.

    Organizer Ed Sorace of Elizabethtown said 20 competitors had registered to water ski by Thursday afternoon, while Robynn Brown of McDaniels said more than 30 competitors had signed up to wakeboard.

  • GOLF: Gumm wins Junior Am (07/08)

    Lydia Gumm’s final round in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship at Bardstown Country Club’s Maywood course didn’t have the start she had planned, but it still had the desired result.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior opened with a bogey Thursday and finished with a 1-over 73 a day after shooting 68, but it mattered little as she actually extended her lead for a six-stroke win in the 37-player girls’ 16-18 division.

    She responded from the early bogey with consecutive birdies on the third and fourth holes.

  • BASKETBALL: Pettigrew part of...

    After A.J. Slaughter and Jeremy Evans graduated from Western Kentucky University and went on to professional basketball careers, Steffphon Pettigrew thought his days of playing alongside those fellow Hilltoppers were over.

    Plans have since changed for the former Elizabethtown High School star.

    Pettigrew, Slaughter and Evans are on the same team – Shelbyville-based Team Jordan – in the 17th annual Kentuckiana Pro Am Basketball Tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday night at two Owensboro sites.

  • GOLF: Gumm off to great start at...

    Lydia Gumm’s bogey-free round has propelled her to the top of the Kentucky Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship leaderboard.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior’s success on the par-5s and mistake-free 18 holes have lifted her to a three-shot lead after the tournament’s opening day.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: LaRue 10s...

    Blake Shelton hit an inside-the-park home run to go along with a double and single to help the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars hang on for an 18-16 win over Meade County on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Meade County, which trailed 18-7 in the fourth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning. But Hunter Howell, who earned the win, got LaRue County out of the jam. Howell finished with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

    Chase Childress added two singles for LaRue County, which had eight hits.

  • NASCAR: NASCAR has a pit stop on...

    If there’s an event involving the military, Ryan Newman is there.

    The man who drives NASCAR’s U.S. Army No. 39 car has become one of the armed forces’ fan favorites. 

    He’ll do anything and everything with soldiers. Talk to them about their lives. Sign autographs. Swap stories during lunch. Even jump off a 50-foot rapelling wall with them.

    That’s just a snippet of what he did Wednesday at a Fort Knox military function, along with some of his other NASCAR cohorts and a handful of other soldiers.

  • TRACK: Randles, Elite teammates...

    P.J. Randles had an Independence Day weekend to remember.

    Competing in the AAU Area 9 National Qualifier, Randles won the young men’s high jump and triple jump and finished second in the long jump and 110-meter hurdles at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, to qualify for the AAU Junior National Olympic Games later this month in New Orleans.

    The former North Hardin High School standout and incoming Campbellsville University sophomore cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump and 43-06 in the triple jump.

  • GOLF: Gumm leads area's Jr...

    Lydia Gumm is heading for California on Friday night to play in a junior world tournament in San Diego. While she wouldn’t mind winning that event, she wants to win a little closer to home the next two days.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior highlights a large local contingent in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which will be contested today and Thursday at three area courses.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: All-Star...

    The News-Enterprise

    The Cal Ripken District 7 All-Star baseball tournaments start this week in Brandenburg, Elizabethtown and Hodgenville.

    Games begin Wednesday and run through July 13. Coaches are asked to call The News Enterprise sports team each night with results.