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Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Pettigrew part of...

    After A.J. Slaughter and Jeremy Evans graduated from Western Kentucky University and went on to professional basketball careers, Steffphon Pettigrew thought his days of playing alongside those fellow Hilltoppers were over.

    Plans have since changed for the former Elizabethtown High School star.

    Pettigrew, Slaughter and Evans are on the same team – Shelbyville-based Team Jordan – in the 17th annual Kentuckiana Pro Am Basketball Tournament, which begins today and ends Sunday night at two Owensboro sites.

  • GOLF: Gumm off to great start at...

    Lydia Gumm’s bogey-free round has propelled her to the top of the Kentucky Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship leaderboard.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior’s success on the par-5s and mistake-free 18 holes have lifted her to a three-shot lead after the tournament’s opening day.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: LaRue 10s...

    Blake Shelton hit an inside-the-park home run to go along with a double and single to help the LaRue County 10-year-old All-Stars hang on for an 18-16 win over Meade County on Wednesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament in Hodgenville.

    Meade County, which trailed 18-7 in the fourth inning, had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning. But Hunter Howell, who earned the win, got LaRue County out of the jam. Howell finished with two strikeouts in two innings of relief.

    Chase Childress added two singles for LaRue County, which had eight hits.

  • NASCAR: NASCAR has a pit stop on...

    If there’s an event involving the military, Ryan Newman is there.

    The man who drives NASCAR’s U.S. Army No. 39 car has become one of the armed forces’ fan favorites. 

    He’ll do anything and everything with soldiers. Talk to them about their lives. Sign autographs. Swap stories during lunch. Even jump off a 50-foot rapelling wall with them.

    That’s just a snippet of what he did Wednesday at a Fort Knox military function, along with some of his other NASCAR cohorts and a handful of other soldiers.

  • TRACK: Randles, Elite teammates...

    P.J. Randles had an Independence Day weekend to remember.

    Competing in the AAU Area 9 National Qualifier, Randles won the young men’s high jump and triple jump and finished second in the long jump and 110-meter hurdles at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, to qualify for the AAU Junior National Olympic Games later this month in New Orleans.

    The former North Hardin High School standout and incoming Campbellsville University sophomore cleared 5 feet, 10 inches in the high jump and 43-06 in the triple jump.

  • GOLF: Gumm leads area's Jr...

    Lydia Gumm is heading for California on Friday night to play in a junior world tournament in San Diego. While she wouldn’t mind winning that event, she wants to win a little closer to home the next two days.

    The incoming North Hardin High School junior highlights a large local contingent in the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which will be contested today and Thursday at three area courses.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: All-Star...

    The News-Enterprise

    The Cal Ripken District 7 All-Star baseball tournaments start this week in Brandenburg, Elizabethtown and Hodgenville.

    Games begin Wednesday and run through July 13. Coaches are asked to call The News Enterprise sports team each night with results.

  • GOLF: Haynes finishes 79th in...

    ATLANTAMason Haynes didn’t make the final round top-40 cut and finished in 79th place at The Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club.

    A 2011 Elizabethtown High School graduate and incoming University of Missouri-St. Louis freshman, Haynes finished with a 17-over par 232 after three rounds and missed the fourth-round cut.

    Haynes shot a 6-over 78 in Friday’s third round after recording scores of 77 and 78 in the first two rounds.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Whelan ends...

    Andrea Whelan ended her prolific prep softball career in grand fashion.

    Playing in the annual Kentucky-Tennessee Senior All-Star Series on Thursday night at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., the former North Hardin High School star pitcher earned both of her team’s wins as Kentucky took the series, 2-1.

  • TRACK: Kentucky Elite heads to...

    Over the last 10 years, Chris Jelks has formed one of the best summer track teams in the state.

    Starting today at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, 24 athletes from his  Kentucky Elite team will compete in an AAU Area 9 National Qualifier.