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  • PREP WRESTLING: Hawks shooting...

    When it comes to winning the state wrestling championship, the LaRue County Hawks haven’t had the best of luck.

    Injuries, unfavorable draws, you name it. The Hawks have seen it all at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

    This year, though, longtime LaRue County coach Gary Canter thinks Lady Luck will be on his team’s side. The top-ranked Hawks, with their eight region champs in tow, are expected to be in contention for the school’s first state title this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena in Lexington.


    You have been given a second chance. A fresh start maybe. A clean slate, so to speak. What are you going to do with it?

    That’s the question North Hardin seniors Jauan Akins, Sam Coachman and Duwayne White need to ask themselves. They are extremely fortunate to be playing basketball again this season. They have been given a second chance.

  • PREP BOWLING: John Hardin sweeps...





    CAMPBELLSVILLE— Results from Wednesday’s dual at Phillips Lanes (x-denotes earned team point; in baker, a team has five bowlers rotate, each bowling two frames; 1-6, 2-7, 3-8, 4-9, 5-10):

    Team Scores


    Sophomore post Nawdya Fletcher posted a double-double to lead the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs to a 50-47 win over visiting Louisville Western on Wednesday.

    Fletcher had 14 points, 15 rebounds and two assists, while junior post Michelle Montgomery chipped in with 11 points and eight rebounds.

    Sophomore guard Zacchea Small added nine points, seven rebounds and four assists, and junior wing Desireah Mills scored nine points.

    John Hardin (19-7) won its fourth straight.


  • PREP WRESTLING: Longtime friends...

    Their voices bellow countless bits of information throughout the arena, be it about a car that needs to be moved before it’s towed or a lost set of keys has been found or the action taking place all around them.

    Their voices are what help keep things lively at the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

    And their voices energize the thousands of people in the stands, urging them get behind the wrestlers on the mat.


    Behind the play of one of their veteran players and one of their energetic youngsters, the North Hardin Lady Trojans slashed and dashed their way to one of their season goals Tuesday night.

    Junior forward Chanel Roberts established herself early en route to a game-high 24 points, while eighth-grade reserve guard Tamiah Stanford added 16 as the Lady Trojans held off the homestanding Meade County Lady Waves, 56-53.

    North Hardin (20-9) enters the postseason having won 4-of-5, while Meade County will try to end its three-game losing streak Friday at Central Hardin.


    Make it six wins in a row for the North Hardin Trojans.

    Senior forward Adam Hendrix scored 32 points and the host Trojans shot 55 percent from the field as they cruised to an 89-56 victory over the Mercer County Titans on Tuesday night.

    Hendrix also had four rebounds, two steals and one assist, while senior forward Jauan Akins chipped in with 15 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and one assist.

    Senior guard Jermaine Ruttley added 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals, and senior guard Sam Coachman scored 11 points.

  • PREP WRESTLING: LaRue's...

    It was a routine play Drew Newberry has made countless times in his life. It was a play the LaRue County Hawks used time and time again to gash the defense of the Elizabethtown Panthers to the tune of 561 rushing yards that night in late September 2010.

    Newberry took a handoff on an off-tackle run to the left. He cut up field, got past Elizabethtown’s secondary and went to make another cut to get past another defender. His knee, however, gave out on him.


    The scoreboard said it was a John Hardin victory, but the Bulldogs understood they dodged a bullet Tuesday night.

    John Hardin watched a nine-point lead with 1:14 remaining dwindle to one in 32 seconds, but the Bulldogs made two free throws and senior guard Jeremy Harness came up with a key steal to knock off the Marion County Knights, 71-66 at the Dawg Pound.

  • BOYS' PREP BOWLING: Home,...

    Don’t get him wrong, Josh Proctor loves being a member of John Hardin High School’s inaugural boys’ bowling team.

    He likes the camaraderie of his teammates, being able to meet new people and the dedication it takes to improve.

    Still, the 17-year-old junior thinks if he is going to strike up a career with something he loves, it will more likely be as a musician than as a member of the Professional Bowlers Association.