Today's Sports

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Hoops season...

    Area high school basketball coaches have had six weeks to get their teams ready for the 2010-11 season and now they’ll get to see the fruits of their labor.

    The high school season gets under way with four games tonight and four more Tuesday night. Tonight’s slate includes two girls’ games – Elizabethtown at Meade County at 7:30 and North Hardin at Hart County at 8 – and a Fort Knox-Caverna girl/boy doubleheader.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North's...

    The season isn’t beginning the way the defending 5th Region champion North Hardin Trojans envisioned.

    The Trojans, who finished last season 27-5, were one of the preseason favorites to win the region, but they were dealt a major loss Saturday night when junior point guard Jermaine Ruttley went down with possibly a season-ending injury.

    “That’s a pretty big blow to take,” North Hardin coach Ron Bevars said.

  • PREP WRESTLING: Saturday's...





    JEFFERSONTOWN — Results from Saturday’s duals at Jeffersontown High School:

    John Hardin (2-2)

    Def. Jeffersontown, 48-30

    Lost to Louisville St. Xavier JV, 48-36

    Def. Louisville DeSales, 48-24

    Lost to Oldham County, 71-9

    Individual Results


    LEXINGTON — The T.K. Stone Lady Panthers made Patty Lucas’ return to the bench a memorable experience.

    Tournament MVP Erin Boley scored 15 points and Darien Huff had seven as the Lady Panthers beat Somerset Southern, 43-36 on Saturday to win the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s Eighth-Grade Girls’ Basketball Tournament championship at Rupp Arena.

    In her first game back since the death of her mother, Mary Lou Rogers Todd, Lucas was perfectly content letting Elizabethtown High School coach Tim Mudd continue coaching her team.

  • Bulldog fans

    John Hardin students and fans filled Bulldog Stadium on a freezing Friday night to cheer on the Bulldogs as they played Christian County in the Class 5-A state semifinal. Heavy jackets and blankets were a neccisity as the temperatures dropped below 30-degrees with a slight breeze. As the Dawgs fell behind, the mood of the crowd turned blue also and not from just the weather. Some stayed to the bitter end while others kept cheering. Here are a few scenes from the event.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bulldogs can...

    The John Hardin Bulldogs treaded water for most of the first three quarters Friday night.

    Despite a shaky start which saw John Hardin fall behind 6-0, the Bulldogs rallied to build a 14-6 halftime lead, and then managed to grab a 20-19 lead with 3:20 left in the third quarter after the Christian County Colonels reeled off 13 consecutive points to start the second half.

    But then the flood gates opened and John Hardin was swarmed under by a wave of big plays by the Colonels.


    North Hardin senior Andrew Stewart has dominated the area cross country scene for the last three years.

    In that same time frame, he’s also dominated the voting for Runner of the Year on the All-Area Boys’ Cross Country Team.

    Stewart once again was a unanimous pick for the award, garnering all six possible first-place votes for the maximum 30 points. Stewart was a unanimous selection for the third straight year.


    Between swimming practice and dance rehearsals, Hannah Godfrey found a way to fix cross country into her already busy schedule this fall.

    “She’s somebody who’s got a lot of activities between swimming and cross country and dance,” second-year Elizabethtown coach Jack Breunig said. “She jumped from one practice to the other.”

    While balancing her three activities, the Elizabethtown freshman transformed into one of the area’s best runners – and it showed over the final month of the season.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Christian County...

    Most games when the John Hardin Bulldogs step on the field, they are going to be more athletic than their opponent, but that certainly won’t be the case tonight.

    The Bulldogs (13-0) host the Christian County Colonels (11-2) at 7:30 tonight in the Class 5-A state semifinals at Bulldog Stadium. The game might resemble a track meet more than a football as both teams are blessed with a number of athletes.

    “They have speed, speed and more speed,” John Hardin coach Mark Brown said. “They will be the best team we’ve played all year.


    By the time last weekend ended, the T.K. Stone eighth-grade girls’ basketball team was a tired pack of Lady Panthers.

    Based on the results, that was just fine with them.

    After beating Meade County’s Stuart Pepper Middle School in the Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament final on Nov. 18, the Lady Panthers headed to Lexington for the Kentucky Basketball Academy’s eighth-grade girls’ state tournament.