Today's Sports


    A little pep talk before Friday night’s 17th District road game spurred Central Hardin’s Troy Squires out of a new year shooting slump.

    Bruins’ assistant coach Chan Walsh planted the right idea in his head.


    First-year coach Central Hardin Lady Bruins coach Demond Thomas hadn’t been happy with his team’s defense to start the month. 

    Where was the hustle? Where was the energy? Where was the doggedness?


    MUNFORDVILLE — LaRue County bounced back from one of its worst offensive performances of the season with one of its bests Friday at Hart County.

    Junior guard Kelton Ford led three Hawks in double figures as LaRue County locked up the top seed for next month’s 18th District Tournament with an 88-65 pounding of the Raiders.


    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers started strong and finished in the same manner.

    The result was a 59-49 victory over the North Hardin Lady Trojans in a 17th District game Friday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    The Lady Panthers raced out to a 27-7 lead after the first quarter. North Hardin cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter, but Elizabethtown closed the game with an 11-8 run to seal the win. The Lady Panthers made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 2 minutes.


    Senior guard Jeremy Harness and the John Hardin Bulldogs are starting to get in sync.

    Harness scored a season-high 24 points to lead the Bulldogs to their fifth consecutive victory – a 61-51 win over the North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Friday night at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    Harness, who has missed two games because of football, made 9-of-12 shots from the field, including going 5-for-7 from behind the 3-point line. He entered the game shooting 29.7 percent from the field and 26.1 percent from 3-point range.

  • CYCLING: Lucas to compete in...

    Keith Lucas has always been a competitive person, be it road bike racing or mountain bike racing.

    When he was introduced to cyclocross, he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But the Breckinridge County resident has fallen in love with a sport that combines bicycle racing with racing elements – wooded trails, graded, steep hills and obstacles that require the rider to dismount, carry the bike over or around the obstruction, and remount.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Big night on...

    Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, there’s a big night of high school hoops ahead.

    There are 17th District doubleheaders at North Hardin and Fort Knox and an 18th District doubleheader at Hart County.

    Longtime North Hardin boys’ coach Ron Bevars just hopes his Trojans (3-11 overall, 2-2 district) are prepared when they tip off at 6 against the visiting John Hardin Bulldogs (7-5, 2-1).

  • PREP BOWLING: Area coaches feel...

    Three of the area’s first-year bowling coaches feel the draft alignment for the postseason is far more worthy of a gutter ball than it is a strike.

    Central Hardin coach Sarah Bauer, North Hardin coach Dan Robbins and John Hardin co-coach Mike Moritz have all expressed their displeasure after the KHSAA released the draft alignment by email at 3:30 p.m. Monday.


    The John Hardin High School girls’ basketball team made history in its last meeting with Central Hardin Lady Bruins as the host Lady Bulldogs won, 48-36 on Dec. 13 to end their 0-for-20 career record against their 17th District foes.

    As the teams renew their rivalry at 7:30 tonight on Bruin Gym’s Terry Buckles Court, fifth-year John Hardin coach Bryan Todd said the last meeting is in the past.






    FORT KNOX — Results from Wednesday’s match at Fort Knox High School:

    106: K. Humphrey (NC) def. Chandler Borchers (FK), 0:55

    113: A. Ackley (NC) def. Rayvin Edayan (FK), 1:58

    120: Alex Wendell (FK) def. L. Plowman (NC), 0:32

    126: Double forfeit

    132: D. Swift (NC) def. Jordan Diamonds (FK), 0:29