Today's Sports

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Bulldogs'...

    The ability has been there for Tyler Edlin. Several trips per week to Louisville to hit with high-level players developed his skills so much so that he could overwhelm area opponents with his sheer power as a junior.

    But for the John Hardin senior to take his game to another level this year, he started concentrating on what went on between his ears rather than on the court.

    In other words, he focused on his mental approach. The result was another dominating season.

  • ALL-AREA TENNIS: Lady Panthers...

    Natalie Fiepke’s senior season wasn’t exactly how she’d have drawn it up last August.

    Injuries throughout soccer and tennis seasons hampered her, but she fought back with a fury.

    Thanks to a strong finish, Fiepke was the unanimous choice among area coaches for Area Girls’ Player of the Year. She received six first-place votes to earn 30 points. Voting was done on a 5-3-1 scale. A first-place vote was worth five points and coaches couldn’t vote for their own players.

  • ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Panthers...

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Panthers posted the area’s best record at 28-8 and won the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments. It was their first region title since 2009 and first district championship since 2008.

  • YOUTH GOLF: Rebecca Black leads...

    BARDSTOWN — Rebecca Black might not have been in the playoff for the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, but the Elizabethtown junior posted the second-best score Wednesday to put her in line for a solid finish.

    Black carded a 3-over-par 74 at My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course to finish tied for sixth for the girls’ overall championship as well in the girls’ 16-18 division. She opened the tournament with a 9-over 80 to finish with a two-day total of 154, five strokes behind Mary Joiner and Kie Purdom.


    Erin Boley had been waiting to officially trim her extensive list of potential college suitors until she received one more scholarship offer.

    One of the nation’s most sought-after recruits got it this past weekend on an unofficial visit to Notre Dame, and now the Elizabethtown junior has narrowed her focus to seven schools, which, listed alphabetically, are: Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee, UConn and Vanderbilt.

    Originally aiming for a top five, Boley decided on the final seven Tuesday.

  • PREP TRACK: Honors pouring in...

    When John Russell looks back over the season, the North Hardin girls’ track coach sees a lot of good things.

    From the Trojans winning their second straight Class 3-A boys’ title, to the Lady Trojans finishing in the top two for the third straight season to junior star Kianna Gray winning four events at State, North Hardin has a lot to be proud of.

    More honors came North Hardin’s way Monday as the Kentucky Track & Cross Country Coaches’ Association released its All-State teams.


    LEXINGTON — Lydia Gumm has been close so many times to victory only to come up a little bit short.

    On Friday afternoon in her third trip to the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur final, Gumm broke through with the victory she’s been dreaming of, beating April Emerson, 4 and 3 at Lakeside Golf Course.


    A long and exhausting day at the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur put Lydia Gumm back in a familiar spot: the final.

    The former North Hardin star reached the title match for the third time in the last five years by winning two matches Thursday — 2 and 1 over Kaitlyn Riley and a 20-hole triumph over Ellen Kehoe — at the 5,726-yard Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    Gumm, a Florida State sophomore, didn’t have a bogey in either match.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Brackets for Cal...

    The brackets for the Cal Ripken District 7 youth baseball tournaments have been released.

    The U-7, U-8, U-9, U-10 and U-12 tournaments start July 8, while the U-15 tournament begins July 11.

    U-7. The tournament at Hodgenville City Park features Elizabethtown, Grayson County, LaRue County and Meade County.

    LaRue County meets Meade County at 6 p.m. July 8, while Elizabethtown faces Grayson County at 8. The winners meet at 6 p.m. July 9, while the losers face off at 8.


    Lydia Gumm’s second round of match play in the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur was a lot less stressful than her first.

    One day after trailing nearly the entire match, the former North Hardin star and Florida State sophomore cruised Wednesday as she defeated Grace Rose, 5 and 4 to advance to today’s quarterfinals at the 5,726-yard Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.