Today's Sports

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Mercy edges...

    As a 1996 Central Hardin High School graduate and a former Lady Bruin softball assistant, Josh Bloomer likes the chance to come home.

    What doesn’t exactly thrill him, however, is when it takes his current team – the reigning state tournament runner-up Louisville Mercy Jaguars – a while to reach home.

    After being stifled by Central Hardin sophomore Jessica Nall for eight innings Tuesday night, the third-ranked Jaguars finally got to the No. 15 Lady Bruins in the top of the ninth and eventually emerged with a 2-0 win.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central shuts out...

    Central Hardin junior Drew Harrington had no trouble getting into a groove on the mound Tuesday. It took the Bruins’ offense a little longer to get going, but it was more than enough for Harrington.

    Harrington had a good feeling when he was warming up in the bullpen and it translated into a successful day on the mound as he struck out 15 to help the Bruins to a 6-0 victory over the homestanding John Hardin Bulldogs in a 17th District game.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Elizabethtown...

    Eighth-grader Erin Boley blasted a grounder for a double in the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers’ first at-bat.







    Reza Haider (E) def. Tate WIlson (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Jared Raymer (MC) def. Faizan Bhatti (E), 7-5, 1-6, 10-8

    Matthew Miller (MC) def. Nathan Henson (E), 7-5, 6-3


    Bilal Ahmed/Zeeshan Bhatti (E) def. Dalton Morgan/Matt Hewlett (MC), 6-0, 6-0


    Senior Andrew Boyles’ torrid stretch continued Monday as the North Hardin Trojans slipped past 5th Region foe Taylor County, 5-4.

    Boyles hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh and also picked up the win in relief as the Trojans (12-5) won for the eighth time in 10 games. He was a double shy of the cycle at the plate and struck out one in relief of freshman Javier Echevarria to record his third win.

    Senior Antonio Simmons went 2-for-3 with a double and a run, while senior Brady Patterson also hit a solo homer and scored twice.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade tops North...

    Ashley Nikolao continued to torment the North Hardin Trojans as the host Meade County Lady Waves won their third straight game Monday afternoon.

    The sophomore hit a two-run home run and senior Ashlee Sireno tacked on a solo shot as the Lady Waves beat North Hardin for the second time this season, 9-5 at Meade-Olin Park.

    Nikolao’s homer, her fourth in the last four games against the Trojans (5-8), was one of Meade County’s five extra-base hits. The Lady Waves finished with 11 hits.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Rattliff, Green...

    What began as a snowball Monday night turned into quite the avalanche for the homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    After facing the minimum number of Green County hitters through three innings, the Lady Hawks came unglued defensively in the fourth and fifth innings and allowed the ninth-ranked Lady Dragons to emerge with a 6-0 win in a pivotal game between the 18th District rivals.


    The eighth-ranked Central Hardin Bruins picked up two wins Saturday as they topped Grafton (Ohio) Midview and No. 17 Henderson County in a three-team round robin.

    Central Hardin beat Midview, 11-9 and Henderson County, 10-0 in six innings.

    n Senior Derek Westerfield hit a three-run homer in the third and struck out six to propel the Bruins (13-4) past Midview.

    Westerfield (2-2) struck out six, while allowing four earned runs, four hits and three walks.

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: A visit from...

    Radcliff resident Tom Moors took a half day off from work Friday just so he could see John Calipari, Joe B. Hall and the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball national championship trophy.

    He couldn’t miss having the chance to get a picture taken with the Wildcats’ coach and the trophy or get an autograph from a legend in Hall. It’s the highlight of his year so far.


    The News-Enterprise

    Sophomore right-hander Dale Gumm and senior reliever Hunter Martin combined on a perfect game Thursday and John Hardin went 2-0 in the Louisville Seneca Redhawk Rumble.

    John Hardin (9-3) beat Louisville Western, 13-0 in five innings and topped Louisville Doss, 8-3.

    n Gumm struck out nine in four innings as he improved to 4-0, while Martin had one strikeout in the fifth against Western.

    Senior Sam Brashear had two singles and three RBIs, while senior Terrick Jaquess had two singles and an RBI.