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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: Tommy John...

    When pitchers tore their ulnar collateral ligaments prior to 1974, they became former pitchers. But Dr. Frank Jobe changed that when he performed ligament-replacement surgery on former Major League pitcher Tommy John.

    Now, pitchers are back on the mound within a year of having the surgery. Some come back stronger, some struggle. According to a Sporting News study, more than 150 current Major League players have had the operation.

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's...

    Baseball is just a game to some high school student-athletes. To others, it is a way of life.

    For Jesse Johnson, it is something he can’t live without.

    If it wasn’t, why would Johnson go through the pain – physically and emotionally – to get back on the baseball field for his senior season at LaRue County?

    “It’s been a great feeling to be back,” Johnson said. “I wish words could explain it. I love baseball and I didn’t want to go through another year like last year.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Blair, Trojans...

    In the eyes of veteran coach Donnie Baker, North Hardin freshman pitcher Bailey Blair grew up a little more Monday afternoon.

    Blair dominated the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs as she took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts to lead the Trojans to a 5-0 win.

  • PREP TRACK: Austin, Knox...

    Kiara Austin remembers the pain she experienced last season, when nagging heel and ankle injuries prevented her from successfully defending two state titles she won in 2010.

    After taking the 100-meter hurdles and triple jump and making the medal podium in two other events as a sophomore, Austin had a forgettable day last season in the Class 1-A state meet at the University of Louisville.

    She finished second in the triple jump, but slipped to 17th in the high jump and 20th in the long jump.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: McGuffin, Central...

    Kelsey McGuffin put Central Hardin on Cloud Nine on Friday night as her two-run home run lifted the Lady Bruins past top-ranked and defending state tournament champion Allen County-Scottsville.

    A two-day hiatus did little to slow down the freshman shortstop at home Monday as she launched another two-run homer into the clouds as the 14th-ranked Lady Bruins completed a regular-season sweep of the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 8-1.

    Following the game, Central Hardin coach Jamie Goodman was asked if the hottest-hitting young player in the state was in his dugout.

  • PREP TENNIS: Lady Bruins able to...

    Central Hardin’s top girls’ doubles team nearly had to back out of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament.

    After senior Alli King suffered a vertebrae injury during motocross practice Sunday, the Lady Bruins’ duo was split in half.

  • PREP TRACK ROUNDUP: Weekend...

    TRACK & FIELD

    PREP

    THURSDAY’S RESULTS

    BARDSTOWN INVITATIONAL

    Girls’ Team Results

     1. Fort Knox (FK)                           154.50 Points

  • PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Bruins stun...

    Freshman Kelsey McGuffin hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to lift the No. 14 Central Hardin Lady Bruins to a 2-0 upset of No. 1-ranked and defending state tournament champion Allen County-Scottsville on Friday night in pool play at the Sports Warehouse Classic in Owensboro.

  • PREP TENNIS: Wild opening day at...

    It was a wild first day of the 5th Region Tennis Tournament.

    Just ask Keiren Bowen.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Sports Warehouse...