Today's Sports

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown...

    After a season full of heartbreak and disappointment, maybe it figured the Elizabethtown Panthers would have to endure at least another half of some more failure in their season opener at home Friday night.

    Behind a standout effort from workhorse senior running back Josh Williams, a slow-starting but productive night from senior quarterback Austin Campbell and a markedly improved defense, the Panthers overcame four first-half turnovers and a halftime deficit to rally by the Fort Knox Eagles, 23-15 in possibly the rivals’ last meeting at Doug Smith Memorial Stadium.

  • PREP GOLF ROUNDUP: Thursday...





    HODGENVILLE — Results from Thursday’s nine-hole match at the par-35 LaRue County Country Club:

    LaRue County

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: St. Catharine...


    For The News-Enterprise

    If familiarity breeds contempt, as the saying goes, then Saturday’s soccer match between the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Barons and the St. Catharine College Patriots should be a spirited affair. On the two teams there are a combined 15 players who spent their high school careers in programs in Hardin County schools.

  • COLLEGE SPORTS: ECTC Barons play...

    This weekend’s season- and program-opener for the men’s soccer team at Elizabethtown Community & Technical College is a lot like a trip to Las Vegas: Good luck winning when the house holds a big edge.

    The fledgling Barons originally thought Saturday’s 2 p.m. game against the host St. Catharine College Patriots would be against the school’s junior varsity program. Instead, the homestanding NAIA program chose to make ECTC one of its two allotted scrimmages.


    Junior middle hitter Autumn Bruner and junior outside hitter Kristen Brown combined for 12 kills as Meade County beat Grayson County in three sets Thursday, 18-25, 25-20, 25-22.

    The Lady Waves (2-1) handed the Lady Cougars (4-5) their fifth loss in six matches.

    Senior middle hitter Billie Weick added seven kills, two aces and one dig, while senior libero Bethany Roberts had nine digs and five aces.

    Junior setter Olivia Kasey chipped in with 18 assists, one dig, one ace and one kill.

  • PREP SOCCER ROUNDUP: North routs...

    Sophomore forward Geoff Nelson scored twice, while junior midfielders Taylor Yates and Kevin Gray each had one goal and one assist Thursday as the host North Hardin Trojans routed the 13th-ranked Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles, 5-1.

    Senior defender Kage Rhodes also scored for the Trojans (2-0), while senior midfielder Elijah Linscott and junior midfielder Justin Musselman each had an assist.

    Senior keeper Tyler Malcolm made seven saves.

    UP NEXT: North Hardin hosts No. 22 Christian Academy of Louisville at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • PREP GOLF: Lady Bruin...

    The Lady Bruin Invitational has always been one of the state’s premier golf tournaments and this year’s field proves that.

    Central Hardin coach Chris Adams has 19 teams and more than 100 golfers entered in Saturday’s event at Lindsey Golf Course on Fort Knox. The tournament, which begins at 12:45 p.m. with a shotgun start, has attracted teams from across the state and one from Ohio.

  • PREP VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers...

    Without its top defensive specialist, Elizabethtown mixed, matched and muddled its way through a full five-set 17th District road victory Thursday.

    For now, the Lady Panthers are unbeaten in district play and atop the standings. But only by the skin of their teeth.


    Sophomore forward Dorothy Suzanne and junior midfielder Lexi Lopez each scored twice and junior midfielder Kiera Jones had four assists Wednesday as the North Hardin Lady Trojans topped visiting 17th District rival Fort Knox, 6-2.

    Freshman forward Jasmine Green and senior forward Auburn Yates also scored for the Lady Trojans (2-0 overall, 1-0 district), who led 3-1 at the half.

    Senior keeper Ariana Martinez made 12 saves.

    Sophomore defender Emma Stenman and junior defender Christina Rice scored for Fort Knox (0-2, 0-1).

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Elizabethtown...

    Among many of the troubles for the winless Elizabethtown Panthers last year was moving the ball on the ground.

    That’s not looking like much of a problem entering the second year of the Adam Billings era.

    Billings unveiled the Panthers’ pro-style I-formation offense to mild success last week in a 21-21 tie in a home scrimmage against Louisville Moore. Senior halfback Josh Williams led the way by scoring all three touchdowns and churning out 191 combined yards rushing and receiving on 21 touches.