Today's Sports

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Henry headlines...

    Elizabethtown senior Mitchell Henry couldn't be stopped most of the season and it didn't happen when it comes to the postseason awards either.

    Henry was named the Boys' Area Player of the Year. Henry wasn't the only one from Elizabethtown to be recognized as James Haire earned Area Coach of the Year honors.  Joining Henry, a first-team selection, on the All-Area team was senior Chris McDonald, who made the second team.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central Hardin...

    Central Hardin Athletic Director Chris Bauer used a baseball analogy – since it is that time of year – to describe the school’s new football coach.

    “I think we hit an absolute home run,” Bauer said Tuesday afternoon.

    Bauer was speaking of Mark Perry, who was hired Tuesday morning to take over the program after Mike Lawson resigned in February. Perry comes with an impressive resume, serving on Guy Morriss’ staff at the University of Kentucky and Baylor University before earning his first head coaching job at Washington County.


    Visiting Central Hardin came up with an early-season, extra-inning upset of one of the state’s top-five teams with a 10-9 win over No. 4 Owensboro Catholic in 10 innings Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins did it despite senior pitcher Kristina Krupinski being sick and playing without injured junior starters Abbi Goedde and Abby Newton.


    It didn’t take North Hardin first-year coach Ace Adcock long to get his first victory.

    After North Hardin’s opening game ended in a tie when the game was called because of darkness, the Trojans scored 10 runs in the third and rolled to a 14-4 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Prior to the game, former North Hardin pitcher Ben Yourous threw out the first pitch. Yourous was a member of the 2004 team along with Adcock which reached the state tournament. Yourous had returned home after serving 12 months in Afghanistan.

  • PREP TENNIS: Tuesday's...





    Results from Tueday's match at John Hardin:


    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Chase Garris (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Zach Bogard (MC), 6-3, 6-4

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Tate Wilson (MC), 2-6, 6-2, 7-6


  • PREP SOFTBALL: Down 4-0,...

    At the plate for the fourth time Tuesday night and still hitless, Morgan Mesecher didn’t plan on swinging until she saw her pitch.

    It never came, but Mesecher turned out to be a hero anyway.

    Elizabethtown’s senior second baseman drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to help her Lady Panthers rally for a 6-5 win over the reeling LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    “It was going to have to be a pitch right down the middle,” said Mesecher, who was 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch. “It had to be perfect.”

  • Central hires former UK...

    The News-Enterprise

    Mark Perry, a former quarterback at the University of Kentucky, has been hired as the new head football coach at Central Hardin High School.

    Perry, who spent the last seven seasons as head coach at Washington County High School and guided the Commanders to a 9-2 record last season, replaces Mike Lawson at Central Hardin.

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK: Russell...

    A familiar face is back to help lead the North Hardin Lady Trojans to yet another Class 3-A, Region 2 championship.

    John Russell returns after a year away from coaching track and field as the Lady Trojans gear up for a run at their third straight region championship. Russell, who stepped down after the 2009 season, took a year off to spend more time with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Gabe and Gracie Ann.

  • BOYS' PREP TRACK: North,...

    Longtime coach James Webb is primed and ready to get the North Hardin Trojans back to the top a year after what he called was a disappointing sixth-place finish at the KHSAA Class 3-A State Track & Field Champion-ships.

    Webb had high expectations after the Trojans won the Mason Dixon Games, which has long been considered the state championships of the indoor season, last March.

    But the Trojans faltered at State last season, when they were expected to contend with perennial power Louisville Male for the state title.

  • PREP TRACK: Another gold rush...

    This one’s for the girls.

    After sharing the track and field spotlight with the likes of former Fort Knox star Courtney Edwards and former John Hardin standout Brandon Bagley, the spotlight belongs to the girls this season. In two seasons, the dynamic duo won 12 gold medals between them before taking their talents to LSU and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Edwards is a walk-on, while Bagley is a scholarship athlete.