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Today's Sports

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Meade's...

    Larry Garner looks at Jacob Robertson and sees a young runner oozing with potential.

    The veteran Meade County cross country coach believes the freshman has all the talent in the world to become one of the best runners he’s ever coached, and perhaps one of the best in the state.

  • MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:...

    When Avery Buckles drained a 3-pointer to start Tuesday night’s game against the Campbellsville University JV squad, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College men’s basketball assistant Roman Ritchey thought his team would be in for a great night.

    Indeed the Barons were.

    Chris McDonald scored 23 points and had 15 rebounds as the Barons held off Campbellsville, 55-50 to record the school’s first win in 31 years.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Meade's...

    Alex Hogan isn’t one for hogging the spotlight.

    As a senior offensive lineman for the Meade County Green Wave, he knows he has what’s been called a thankless job – but it’s one he relishes.

    Hogan would much rather be responsible for creating a hole for one of Meade County’s running backs to run through than the one carrying the ball in the Green Wave’s Wing-T attack.

    If one of his teammates rips off a solid run, Hogan knows he’s done his job.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: LaRue's...

    Longtime LaRue County residents think of three people when they hear the name Sandidge.

    LaRue County High School football fans remember the days when Kelly Sandidge and his younger brother Scott were running the Hawks’ offense at quarterback. Kelly went on to have a stellar career at Centre College, and was named to the school’s Hall of Fame this year.

    Some might even think of Terry Sandidge, a former LaRue County baseball standout who can be seen – camera in tow – at just about every LaRue County sporting event or school function.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins'...

    Ryan Woodrum’s right elbow has taken on a variety of different looks this season.

    None of which have been pretty for the Central Hardin senior linebacker.

  • DOWNLOAD: Paper Players

    The Colorado Rockies. Tim Tebow. Tom Brady and Eli Manning. The Avengers. The Detroit Lions. What do all these have in common? All have been part of the paper doll craze.

    Now comes players from the seven area high schools.

    In 2007, The Denver Post did cut-out-and-build-’em-yourself Rockies action figures. Then last fall, the paper had a Tebow figure.

    The Detroit Free Press countered with a similar cut-out figure of fearsome defender Ndamukong Suh, which the paper cleverly displayed sacking the Tebow doll.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs not...

    When the John Hardin Bulldogs played the Grayson County Cougars during the regular season, they admitted to taking the game lightly.

    “We came out of warm-ups and we thought we were going to blow them out of the water,” John Hardin senior Jalen Fleming said. “They came out and put points on the board. We knew we were in for a tough game. We can’t take them lightly again.”

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Four...

    Four area players – North Hardin senior center midfielder Elijah Linscott and senior goalkeeper Tyler Malcolm, John Hardin senior midfielder Alex Higdon and Elizabethtown junior midfielder/striker Travis Richardson – were selected to the Kentucky Soccer Coaches’ Association Boys’ All-State Team, which was released late last week.

    Linscott was voted to the 11-member first team West, while the others were 3-of-11 players to be named second team West. No area players were among the 22 West honorable mentions.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Despite team-...

    In the eyes of first-year LaRue County coach Josh Jaggers, no player better defines unselfish than Matthew Hornback.

    It doesn’t matter to the senior fullback if he’s the one getting the carries and yards or if his teammates are the ones getting their numbers called, as long as the Hawks are winning.

    And in an era of “look at me” players, Jaggers said that’s refreshing to see.

  • PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Meade County...

    Longtime Meade County coach Larry Garner has long believed freshman Jacob Robertson could develop into one of the best runners he’s ever coached.

    On Saturday at Champions Park in Louisville, Robertson began to tap into that potential.

    Robertson placed ninth in 16 minutes, 34.40 seconds to lead the Green Wave to a runner-up finish behind Louisville St. Xavier in the Class 3-A, Region 3 meet.