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    North Hardin showed free can still be valuable in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s first quarterfinal Sunday at John Hardin.

    The fifth-seeded Lady Trojans cashed in on a pair of free kicks to upset the fourth-seeded Meade County Lady Waves, 2-0.

    “We’ve been concentrating on corner kicks and other set pieces and it finally paid off. It’s just that it took all year,” said North Hardin coach Hayley Yourous.


    Hannah Howard is dangerous close to the goal. Macy Higdon is effective far from it.

    Together, the John Hardin senior duo was too much Sunday for the sixth-seeded Fort Knox Lady Eagles as one of the two was involved in each of their team’s six goals as the third-seeded and tournament host Lady Bulldogs recorded a 6-0 shutout in the Girls’ 10th District Soccer Tournament’s second quarterfinal.


    BOWLING GREEN — The range of emotions between North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm and the Central Hardin Lady Bruins were on different ends of the spectrum following the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Girls’ State Golf Championship on Saturday.

    Gumm was feeling frustrated and dejected after tying for second place in the state tournament for the third time. She was also the runner-up in 2006 and ’08.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Central aims...

    Central Hardin has run this town in volleyball the past two years.

    The Lady Bruins have finished unbeaten in regular-season district play each of the last two seasons, taken home a 17th District Volleyball Tournament championship and won 19 straight district matches – including the postseason. 

    As this year’s district tournament approaches, it’s hard to argue how they won’t stay queens of the court again.

    District and region coaches have yet to figure out how to slow down the No. 14 Lady Bruins’ quick middlea attack.


    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins made history last year, advancing to their first state tournament elite eight.

    They’ve followed up that successful campaign with their highest ranking in school history (fourth) and a school-record 13-game winning streak leading to a program-best 18-1 record in the regular season.

    And somehow, some way, their chief rival found a way to overshadow all of that.


    In dominating fashion Saturday, the South Oldham Lady Dragons showed why they’re a trendy pick to win the Class 2-A state cross country title next month in Lexington.

    Junior Grace Whitworth won the 38-runner race and South Oldham had six runners crack the top 10 to win the four-squad North Hardin Invitational at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.


    North Hardin sophomore Marcus Terrell knew he was in trouble when he looked ahead and saw South Oldham senior Caleb Chappell pulling away from him on every uphill climb Saturday morning.

    Terrell would close the gap on the downhills only to watch Chappell widen his lead each time the duo ascended a hill during the North Hardin Invitational at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.

    Chappell won the 66-runner race in 17 minutes, 22.30 seconds – more than 9 seconds ahead of Terrell, who finished in 17:31.76.


    Senior Cody Thompson scored in every quarter, running for three touchdowns and catching another, on Friday night as the surging LaRue County Hawks pulled away from the Henry County Wildcats, 40-21 in both teams’ Class 3-A, District 3 opener.

    Thompson had scoring runs of 33, 9 and 29 in the first three quarters and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Slade Owens in the fourth quarter. Thompson finished with 187 yards on 14 carries as the Hawks won their third consecutive district opener.


    Doug Pillow will sleep well tonight.

    Central Hardin’s senior running back had one of the busiest nights of his career – as he dashed, scampered and raced his way to a season-best performance Friday night.

    Pillow rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns, while Central Hardin’s defense recovered three fumbles and scored on an interception return in the visiting Bruins’ 56-27 rout of Louisville Western.


    All that extra emphasis on special teams and offensive work paid huge dividends for coach Crad Jaggers and North Hardin’s football team Friday night.

    Trojans senior David Hickman returned two punts for touchdowns and North Hardin (4-3) put up its highest point total of the year in a 70-14 home victory over Louisville Iroquois (0-7).

    Hickman, who finished with three touchdowns, had a 70-yard punt return in the second quarter and added a 48-yard punt return in the third quarter to give North Hardin a 63-6 lead.