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    Surprisingly enough, former University of Kentucky men’s basketball star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is not counting down the days until the NBA draft.

    The chiseled 6-foot-7, 232-pound forward figures to be a first-round lock by many pundits, but he didn’t act like it a soon-to-be millionaire during an appearance Saturday afternoon at Elizabethtown’s Towne Mall.

    Kidd-Gilchrist seemed to savor every minute of his two-hour autograph signing for the more than 400 that paid to see him.

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    Sydney Adkisson got to skip school to add to her autograph collection.


    Darius Miller looked more like a politician than a famous basketball player Saturday evening.

    The former University of Kentucky standout made an appearance at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown to sign autographs for Big Blue Nation. The signing was put on by Lexington Sports Cards owned by former Elizabethtown resident Chris Weaver.

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    ELIZABETHTOWN Results from Friday’s meet at Elizabethtown High School:


      1. Fort Knox (FK)                             99.50 Points


    The LaRue County Hawks accomplished an unusual feat as they went 3-0 over the weekend in the Louisville Invitational Tournament.

    The Hawks, who won all three games by a run, were no-hit in a 1-0 victory over Newport Central Catholic on Saturday. LaRue County (21-5) also topped Louisville Southern, 3-2 and Louisville Trinity, 5-4 in the two-day event at Southern.

    n Senior Steven Carpenter scored when he and fellow senior Slade Owens pulled off a double steal in the bottom of the first against Newport Central Catholic.

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    Led by senior Jessica Gabhart and freshman Darien Huff, the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers found out Friday night just where they stand in Class 2-A, Region 2: At the top.

    Gabhart won the 300-meter hurdles and the pole vault, while Huff finished second in the long jump, third in the triple jump and tied for fourth in the high jump as the Lady Panthers finished second behind Fort Knox at their own Panther Twilight Invitational at Elizabethtown High School.

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    The John Hardin Bulldogs kept setting the table for cleanup hitter Brandon Arel and Arel kept clearing the bases.

    Arel smacked two doubles and drove in five runs to spark the Bulldogs to a 6-4 victory over the North Hardin Trojans on Thursday in a pivotal 17th District game at James R. Aldridge Field.

    “It’s just a good feeling to help us end a long losing streak,” Arel said. “Coach (Kevin) Oldham kept telling me to keep my hands back and wait on it. It finally came to me after seven losses.”

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    Elizabethtown freshman catcher Zeke Pinkham knew he had a good workout at a recent baseball showcase, but he had no idea it went as well as it did until following the event.

    Pinkham attended the Baseball Factory/Baseball America/Under Armour National Evaluation Tryouts at Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park High School on April 15 where he was named the Outstanding Player of the camp.

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    For the second weekend in a row, Towne Mall in Elizabethtown is expected to be filled with University of Kentucky fans from far and wide.

    After former Wildcat center and National Player of the Year Anthony Davis was in town Friday night for more than two hours in front of more than 3,000 autograph seekers, three of his former teammates will be at center stage today and Saturday.

    Tonight, Doron Lamb is scheduled to appear from 5-8. A photo package ($30 minimum) must be purchased prior to having anything signed.


    The News-Enterprise

    The host Bardstown Bethlehem Eagles scored eight runs in the first four innings en route to beating visiting 5th Region rival LaRue County, 8-4 on Wednesday.

    The loss snapped the Hawks’ seven-game winning streak. The Hawks (18-5) hadn’t lost since a mercy-rule setback to Choctaw in the Florida Beach Bash on April 12.

    Senior Slade Owens (4-1) gave up seven hits and five earned runs in one-plus inning. He struck out one.