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    Give Marshall Metcalf credit as the senior midfielder for the LaRue County High School boys’ soccer team rarely passes up an opportunity to help his team.

    During Saturday night’s 2-0 win over the host team in the Barren County Trojan Classic championship game, Metcalf recorded his school-record 25th assist of the season. His pass helped senior striker Alex Cook match a school record of his own with his 34th goal in 2012.

    In 2010, senior Dylan White scored 34 goals in 18 games for the Hawks.

  • GIRLS' PREP GOLF: North...

    There are two common entities when it comes to the Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament. They are North Hardin senior Lydia Gumm and the Central Hardin Lady Bruins.

    Gumm has won five of the last six region tournaments. Central Hardin’s streak is even longer as the Lady Bruins have claimed the team title eight times in the last nine years. Both will be seeking to add to those totals as the region tournament takes place today at Lindsey Golf Course on Fort Knox.


    After Russ Mott returned to the field, the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College men’s soccer team returned to the win column.

    Having missed the Barons’ previous two games – both losses to Saint Catharine College’s reserves – because he had an emergency appendix removal, the former John Hardin High School midfielder scored the tying goal on the road Saturday night as ECTC rallied for a win over the Bellarmine University Knights’ club squad, 3-2.





    LEXINGTON — Results from Saturday’s meet at the Kentucky Horse Park:


    6. North Hardin (290)

    15. Tyler Breeds                              17:11.58


    LaRue County earned a fourth-place finish at the Purples Classic in Bowling Green on Saturday as Lady Hawks coach Ben Schell also achieved a major milestone.

    LaRue County went 2-0-1 in pool play, tying Muhlenberg County, 19-25, 25-10 and defeating Warren East, 25-14, 25-18 on Friday before knocking off Fort Campbell, 25-6, 25-11 on Saturday.

    The Lady Hawks advanced to the gold bracket in tournament play, where they defeated Owensboro, 25-20, 26-24 before falling to host Bowling Green, 25-11, 25-13 in the semifinals.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: Panthers...

    Four players had a goal or an assist as the homestanding Elizabethtown Panthers ended their three-game losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win against 5th Region rival Nelson County.

    Sophomore Cody Bridges scored in the first half off a pass from junior Conner Kauffeld. Freshman Nick Coffman tallied the insurance goal off an assist from junior Travis Richardson.

    Senior Alec Fields came up with four saves as Elizabethtown (4-12) outshot the Cardinals (9-4-1), 12-4.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: More area...

    Elizabethtown sophomore defensive specialist Rebecca Hepner used to serve with the standard approach.

    But while playing for the Kentucky Heartland Volleyball Club 16s during the summer, she started experimenting with a jump serve.

    She’d toss the ball high in the air, time her leap and then crush the ball with her right hand, sending a powerful shot over the net and at an opposing players’ shoulders.

    It gave her quite a rush. Now she loves it, especially the intimidation factor.


    Coach Andy Games thought his Elizabethtown boys’ golf team had labored through a pretty solid season. On Saturday afternoon, his Panthers finally tasted those fruits.

    The Panthers earned their only regular-season win by dominating the 18-team North Hardin Invitational, while friends Michael Vick and Ryan Daniels duked it out in a one-hole playoff for the individual title in the 90-player field at the par-72 Lincoln Trail Country Club in Vine Grove after both players carded 1-over 73s.


    BOWLING GREEN — The homestanding Warren East Raiders continued their best start since their 2007 run to the Class 4-A semifinals with a 38-7 thrashing of the LaRue County Hawks on Friday night.


    MOUNT WASHINGTON — T.J. Gordon thought he was going to be the goat.

    Instead, the Central Hardin senior cornerback/wide receiver ended up being the hero in the Bruins’ thrilling Friday night comeback win at Bullitt East.

    Moments after missing an open-field tackle on a touchdown, Gordon caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Koree Krupinski with 39.2 seconds remaining and Central Hardin recorded an interception to earn a 35-31 win.