Today's Sports

  • PREP TENNIS: It's all in...

    It’s finally AnnLauren Fiepke’s time.

    After two years of finishing 5th Region Tennis Tournament runner-up, the top-seeded Elizabethtown senior girls’ singles player captured that coveted title.


    Junior Garrett Morgan drove in sophomore Preston Patterson with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday as the Elizabethtown Panthers ended their four-game losing streak by rallying by 5th Region rival Green County, 5-4.

    The visiting Dragons (15-13) entered the bottom of the seventh with a 4-2 lead.

    Junior Cannon Pender doubled, while sophomore Jon Tarrence added two RBIs for the Panthers (11-17).

    Eighth-grader Hunter Sullivan worked a scoreless eighth for his third win of the year.


  • PREP TRACK: Knox girls and boys...

    BARDSTOWN — Kiara Austin put last season to rest with a stellar performance during Tuesday’s Class 1-A, Region 3 Meet at Bardstown.

    Hampered by nagging leg injuries, Austin had a less-than-spectacular junior year. But at Garnis Martin Field, the Fort Knox senior made sure the past remained behind her.

    Austin won 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump and helped lead Fort Knox to victory in the 1,600 relay. She set personal records of 17 feet, 6 inches in the long jump, 36-07 in the triple and 15.11 seconds in the 100 hurdles.

  • PREP TENNIS: E'town girls...

    Reza Haider looked like he was about to get skunked in his 5th Region Tournament boys’ singles semifinal match.

    Central Hardin junior Tad Skaggs, the No. 3 seed, was taking it to the second-seeded Elizabethtown senior in their first set.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Wilson, Meade...

    Meade County’s Bo Wilson thought his fastball lacked its usual pop, but that’s about all he could find wrong with his pitching performance Tuesday evening.

    The senior right-hander tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the Green Wave to a 5-0 victory over the North Hardin Trojans at James R. Aldridge Field.

    “My fastball wasn’t popping like it usually does, but I was trying to keep them off-balance,” Wilson said. “I had to mix it up. They hit the ball hard, but right at people.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    North Hardin had no problem Tuesday night getting two outs on the 14th-ranked Central Hardin Lady Bruins. That third out proved to be quite elusive, however.

    The visiting Lady Bruins scored all of their runs with one out left in an inning – including their nine-run top of the fourth – as they locked up the No. 1 seed for this month’s 17th District Softball Tournament with a 13-0 rout of the host Trojans.


    Freshman Bailey Blair struck out seven and threw a perfect game Monday as the North Hardin Trojans topped visiting 17th District rival Fort Knox, 15-0 in a game that was stopped in the second inning last week.

    Blair also helped herself out with a single, double and four RBIs. Sophomore Dalani Rainwater added a single, two runs and an RBI for North Hardin (7-13).

  • PREP BASEBALL: Tommy John...

    When pitchers tore their ulnar collateral ligaments prior to 1974, they became former pitchers. But Dr. Frank Jobe changed that when he performed ligament-replacement surgery on former Major League pitcher Tommy John.

    Now, pitchers are back on the mound within a year of having the surgery. Some come back stronger, some struggle. According to a Sporting News study, more than 150 current Major League players have had the operation.

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's...

    Baseball is just a game to some high school student-athletes. To others, it is a way of life.

    For Jesse Johnson, it is something he can’t live without.

    If it wasn’t, why would Johnson go through the pain – physically and emotionally – to get back on the baseball field for his senior season at LaRue County?

    “It’s been a great feeling to be back,” Johnson said. “I wish words could explain it. I love baseball and I didn’t want to go through another year like last year.”

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Blair, Trojans...

    In the eyes of veteran coach Donnie Baker, North Hardin freshman pitcher Bailey Blair grew up a little more Monday afternoon.

    Blair dominated the visiting John Hardin Lady Bulldogs as she took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts to lead the Trojans to a 5-0 win.