Today's Sports

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Central Hardin...

    Central Hardin locked up the top seed for the 17th District Volleyball Tournament. But the No. 14 Lady Bruins didn’t drop district rival Elizabethtown with their normal killing barrage or high-energy offensive attack.

    Instead, they said dig this.

    Junior Courtney Helton totaled a team-high eight digs, while senior Cheyenne Mills and junior Sydney Hall combined for seven blocks to lead host Central Hardin to a 25-19, 25-15 victory over Elizabethtown on Thursday night.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Wiersema...

    As a forward, Noah Wiersema likes goals. As a goalkeeper, Kyle Weiner does not.

    The combination of those two Central Hardin players having solid nights Thursday made for a tough evening for the host John Hardin Bulldogs as Wiersema was involved in his team’s first two goals and Weiner continued his torrid play in net as the visiting Bruins rolled to a 4-0 win in their 10th District finale.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Wounded...

    Adam Billings recently took a look at the preseason team photo of his first Elizabethtown Panthers squad and shook his head in disbelief.

    Of the 36 players in present for that photo, nine players – that’s a fourth of the roster, folks – will not be on the Doug Smith Memorial Stadium sideline for various reasons when the Panthers (0-5) host northern Kentucky small-school power Beechwood (3-1) for homecoming at 8 p.m. Friday.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Central...

    With just four games left before the end of the boys’ 10th District soccer schedule, one thing is certain – nothing.

    Four of the six teams have just one loss and two of those meet at 7 tonight as the John Hardin Bulldogs (9-4-1 overall, 1-1 district) host the reigning district and 5th Region tournament champion Central Hardin Bruins (7-6, 3-1).


    For the last week, we have been inundated with talk about realignment. Turn on ESPN radio and the talk is about who is moving where. Go on the Internet and the story tells you who is staying and who is leaving.

    There has been talk of so-called 16-team super conferences. The landscape of college athletics seems to be on shaky ground. Universities aren’t looking at what’s best, but what can make them the most money. Look at what we heard about the last week.


    Senior Hannah Howard kept herself pretty busy Wednesday night against visiting 10th District foe Fort Knox.

    Howard scored four goals and assisted on three others to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 10-1 win over the Lady Eagles.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Kleber returns...

    Josh Kleber is champing at the bit, ready to get back to action after serving his two-game suspension.

    The Fort Knox senior running back was suspended for two games by the KHSAA after getting ejected from the Eagles’ 26-18 loss to Hart County on Aug. 26.

    Throw in Fort Knox’s bye week, and it’s been a long three weeks of nothing but practice for Kleber.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Top seed for...

    Two of the area’s premier volleyball teams are ready for Round 2.

    The top seed for the 17th District Tournament is up for grabs at 7:30 tonight.

  • GIRLS' PREP SOCCER: No. 1...

    Senior Sarah Greenwell and the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers will have to wait until the weekend to see how it feels to take the field for a full game as the No. 1 girls’ soccer team in the state.

    Wednesday evening against visiting 10th District rival Meade County was their first chance to experience that rush – and it lasted all of 47 minutes.

    Taking the spot of injured senior Tara Gilpin, Greenwell filled in admirably with one goal and three assists as the Lady Panthers rolled to a 10-0 mercy-rule win against the Lady Waves.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Tuesday'...





    ELIZABETHTOWN — Results from Tuesday's match at the Elizabethtown Country Club: