Today's Sports

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Four honored with...

    Beth Pyles has long believed that spots in the Elizabethtown Area Youth Football league’s Hall of Fame should be reserved for those people who have given to the league, be it as a coach or commission member.

    Pyles hasn’t served in either capacity since she and her husband Mike became involved with the program 15 years ago, but that didn’t matter to those selecting this year’s hall of fame honorees.


    Rivalry games are always difficult to predict. Coaches always say the same clichés, like records can be thrown out the window or we can’t look past these guys. Something along those lines.

    When Elizabethtown travels to Central Hardin, it will be the 22nd meeting between the schools. The rivalry has been close with Central Hardin holding a 12-9 lead in the series.


    Senior Chris Wilk scored in the final 15 minutes off a double assist from sophomore Jeremy Garcia and senior Daniel Ruiz as the John Hardin Bulldogs tied visiting North Oldham, 1-1 on Thursday.

    Senior keeper Dylan Smith stopped nine shots for the Bulldogs (4-3-1).

    UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at Nelson County at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Bruins brace for...

    Central Hardin coach Mark Perry is in his first season with the Bruins, but he has already embraced the rivalry with Elizabethtown.

    The schools are separated by a few miles and the student-athletes usually grow up playing sports with one another. Perry understands what a victory means in this series and wants to carry on the tradition his predecessor Mike Lawson, who went 3-1 against the Panthers.


    The John Hardin Lady Bulldogs cruised to a 25-19, 25-15 win over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Thursday.

    John Hardin (4-4 overall, 2-3 district) improved to 3-3 in its last six matches, while Fort Knox (1-8, 0-4) lost its second straight.

    No statistics were available.

    UP NEXT: John Hardin plays in the Marion County Invitational on Saturday. Fort Knox plays at Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. Thursday.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: North...

    North Hardin junior Elijah Linscott peered over his right shoulder Thursday night and saw Jordan Hill making a run toward the far post. So, Linscott planned on heading junior Stevie Packer’s long throw-in toward his streaking senior teammate.

    Unfortunately for Hill, the ball never got to him. Fortunately for Linscott, the ball found its way to the net instead against visiting Central Hardin.

    The Trojans’ defense did the rest again, holding on for a 1-0 win over the reigning district and region tournament champion Bruins.

  • BOYS' PREP SOCCER: Meade...

    The Meade County boys’ soccer team keeps dropping opponents with some offensive variety, stellar defense and a few sly moves.

    Guess who’s at the top of the 10th District standings now, too?


    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers and Louisville Assumption Rockets put on quite the show Wednesday night.

    In what was arguably one of the best early-season games this year, third-ranked and homestanding Assumption handed No. 2 Elizabethtown its first loss in a 2-1 win.

    “We actually dominated the second half, I thought, with possession and opportunities,” said Lady Panthers coach Jerry Crabtree. “We played good soccer, we just didn’t finish. It was going to be a dead-even game, and it was.”






    ELIZABETHTOWN — Results from Wednesday’s match at the par-36 front nine at Pine Valley:


  • PREP FOOTBALL: Eagles ready to...

    While breaking down film of the Butler County Bears, one thing jumped out to first-year Fort Knox coach Shawn Thompson: The Bears have an array of playmakers on offense.

    It starts with senior Clay Embry, who’s accounted for nearly half of Butler County’s total offense. In two games, Embry has rushed seven times for 220 yards and five touchdowns and caught five passes for 65 yards and another score.

    “I think he is probably their best athlete. He apparently does everything for them,” Thompson said.