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Today's Sports

  • PREP TRACK: Knox's Austin...

    LOUISVILLE — Kiara Austin vividly remembers the photo finish the last time she won Class 1-A’s 100-meter hurdles.

    Two years ago, the Fort Knox senior edged Richmond Model’s Chelsea Harnack by .05 seconds. History sort of repeated itself during Thursday’s KHSAA State Track & Field Championships.

  • BOYS' TENNIS STATE...

    LEXINGTONElizabethtown wasn’t well represented in the boys’ tennis state tournament in contingent size, but it was in results.

    Both of the Panthers’ entries won their opening matches before their runs were ended seeded players in the second round at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Complex.

    Elizabethtown was the only area boys’ program to have any luck as Meade County lost its only match in straight sets and Central Hardin lost both of its matches in two sets as well.

  • GIRLS' TENNIS STATE...

    LEXINGTON Without her usual warm-up time Thursday, AnnLauren Fiepke nearly had a surprising first-round exit out of the girls’ tennis state tournament.

    But the ninth-seeded Elizabethtown senior singles’ player pulled everything back together at Shillito Park. She stretched out a first-set and match-saving comeback, regained her confidence and reached today’s sweet 16 for the first time.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Sophomore Dale Gumm’s solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning helped John Hardin snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over 5th Region foe Bardstown Bethlehem on Wednesday.

    Gumm’s homer gave the Bulldogs (20-14) a 5-0 lead over the Eagles (14-19), who scored three runs in the sixth. Senior Brandon Arel added a double, triple and two RBIs for John Hardin, while freshman Dakoda Rothermel had a double.

  • PREP TRACK: Area continues to...

    Having coached hurdles since his rookie season under former North Hardin coach Rudy McKinney, James Webb knows just how much of an impact a hurdler can have on a team.

    An elite hurdler can score a lot of points for a team, often times picking up the slack when other events don’t go as planned.

  • PREP TENNIS: Skaggs, others look...

    There’s going to be a more comfortable, more prepared and more confident Tad Skaggs at this year’s KHSAA Boys’ State Tennis Tournament.

    Now that he’s making his second straight trip, the Central Hardin junior singles player has a more focused approach for his preparation. Those first-year jitters have dissipated.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town's...

    AnnLauren Fiepke wanted to delay her college decision as long as possible.

    The Elizabethtown senior admits she still has a soft spot in her heart for home and isn’t ready to leave just yet.

  • GIRLS' PREP BASKETBALL:...

    Kristina Covington realized where she wanted to spend her coaching career when she became a girls’ assistant at Central Hardin last year. Central Hardin’s administration made Covington’s dream come to fruition Wednesday.

    Central Hardin hired Covington as its girls’ basketball coach Tuesday and it became official when the school’s site-based council approved the hiring Wednesday. Demond Thomas resigned following this season after one year on the job.

  • PREP SOFTBALL/PREP BASEBALL...

    Sophomore Jessica Nall hit and pitched the 13th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins past the No. 24 Glasgow Lady Scotties on Tuesday night.

    Nall doubled and singled at the plate and struck out a career-high 17 while allowing just four hits as Central Hardin cruised to a 7-0 win.

    Senior Abbi Goedde singled, doubled, stole a base, drove in a run and scored twice for the Lady Bruins (23-8), who have won six straight. Junior Jordan Lasley had two hits, one RBI and scored once, while sophomore Jessica Pence singled and scored.

  • PREP TENNIS: Meade County duo...

    After a frustrating freshman season as doubles partners, Meade County sophomores Ethan Wright and Daniel Orr questioned whether they should team up again this year.