Today's Sports

  • OPINION: Adcock's nerves...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Nathan Adcock doesn’t get nervous, especially with the ball in his hand when he steps on the mound. That is where he feels the most comfortable.

    That’s his home away from home.

    Adcock has pitched a number of big games. He relishes the role of delivering a victory for his team in the most critical circumstances.


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s been a long, hard road for Nathan Adcock. Success hasn’t come overnight for a fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft, but it’s been a grind. It’s been just as hard on family members being there for the highs and lows.

    Adcock, who has spent the last five years in the minor leagues, has made countless phone calls during that time – most of them in the late night hours. Some were to let the family know how a particular start went. Some were more difficult as Adcock questioned what he was doing.


    KANSAS CITY – Nathan Adcock made his Major League debut on opening day, but he hasn’t appeared in a game since last Thursday.

    That doesn’t mean Adcock, a rookie pitcher with the Kansas City Royals, has had time to rest outside of an off day Monday.

    “During the minor leagues we’d have an off day, but we’d still have work to do,” Adcock said. “Here it’s a little more relaxed.”

  • PREP BASEBALL: Casey...

    Elizabethtown coach Don Pitts doesn’t have a hard time finding teams to play in the program’s spring break round robin because of the support of the community.

    This is the third year for the event – the Casey Chiropractic/South Central Bank Classic. The two sponsors make it possible for Pitts not to charge an entry fee.


    Andrea Whelan had another brilliant outing for the North Hardin Trojans, but her offense couldn’t back her up for the second straight game.

    Whelan, a senior, struck out 10 but the Trojans couldn’t produce much at the plate as they lost to Choctaw (Fla.), 2-1 on Thursday.

    Whelan scattered two hits – both singles – and one walk in six innings.

    Whelan also went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Sixth-grader Aubree Muse and freshman Stephanie Thomas each had a single.



    The Central Hardin Bruins continued to roll Thursday in the Bowling Green/Warren County Invitational.

    Central Hardin (9-1) picked up a 15-2 win over McCreary Central and beat Monticello, 15-0 to push its winning streak to six.

    n Junior Cannon Ray had three singles, three RBIs and a run, while sophomore Troy Squires had two singles, two RBIs and a run to lead the Bruins over McCreary Central.


    Senior Kristina Krupinski was a walk and an error away from a perfect game as she led the Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 13-0 win over North Bullitt on Wednesday.

    Krupinski (6-1) struck out six and only allowed the two base runners in the four-inning game.

    Junior Abbi Goedde doubled and drove in two runs, while Krupinski had two triples, a single and an RBI. Senior Ashley Hughes had a single and two RBIs, an senior Jordan Daniel singled twice and drove in a run.

    Freshman April Pence added a single and three RBIs.

  • PREP TENNIS: Practice at premium...

    While most of her teammates are relaxing on sandy beaches and soaking up the sun, AnnLauren Fiepke has caught spring break rays another way.


    Senior Cory Farrow struck out seven and scattered three hits in five innings to lead the homestanding Elizabethtown Panthers to an 8-1 win over Shelbyville Collins on Tuesday.

    Farrow (3-0) gave up one walk and one earned run.

    Sophomore Cannon Pender had three of Elizabethtown’s eight hits – including a double – and an RBI, while sophomore Zach Ditto had two singles and two RBIs.

    The Panthers (6-5) won for the fourth time in five games.

    elizabethtown 8, shelbyville collins 1

  • NOTEBOOK: NARA's Johnson...

    When Looking Dubai (E Dubai) and jockey Cory Orm crossed the finish line first in Turfway Park’s eighth race Friday, the victory marked the first time a North American Racing Academy graduate rode a winner also saddled by a NARA graduate.

    Looking Dubai was saddled by 24-year-old Taylor Johnson, who grew up around horses on his family’s farm near Elizabethtown.