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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: LaRue's...

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped their first two games, but they have turned things around, stringing together three consecutive wins.

    But the euphoria of their winning streak took a hit Tuesday when the Hawks learned junior pitcher/shortstop Jesse Johnson will miss the rest of the season. Johnson heard a pop in his elbow Saturday when he was pitching against Campbellsville.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: North's...

    North Hardin girls’ basketball coach James Slaven has been coaching for as long as he can remember, but Slaven realized during this past season it was time to take a step back.

    Slaven resigned as coach Tuesday, stepping down after four years. He compiled a 73-45 record and guided the Lady Trojans to four consecutive 17th District Tournament runner-up finishes and reached the 5th Region final in 2008. Slaven will remain at North Hardin as a teacher and athletic director.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central cruises...

    It’s been said on more than one occasion hitting is contagious. If that’s the case, the Central Hardin Bruins have a bad case of it.

    All nine Bruins in the lineup had a hit and scored a run in the first inning to help ninth-ranked Central Hardin cruise to a 17-0 mercy-rule victory over the visiting North Hardin Trojans in a 17th District game Tuesday night.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers take...

    Every time Cannon Pender went up to bat, it seemed like he was seeing triple.

    Of his five plate appearances, Elizabethtown’s sophomore left fielder came up with the bases loaded four times.

  • PREP TENNIS: Monday's...

     

    TENNIS

    BOYS’ PREP

    MONDAY’S SCORES

    LARUECOUNTY3, JOHN HARDIN 2

    Singles

    Dylan Parr (LC) def. Tyler Edlin (JH), 6-0, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Jeremy Contreras (LC), 6-2, 6-0

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Micheal Huff (LC), 8-4

    Doubles

  • PREP BASEBALL: District schedule...

    The 17th District baseball race begins today with a pair of games, but coaches are quick to point out it’s not the start that counts as much as the finish.

    “I always tell the boys the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint,” Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson said.

    Central Hardin has heeded Thompson’s words in the past quite well. The Bruins have won the last two district tournament championships and they’ve appeared in four consecutive title games and five of the last six.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Meade's Sipes...

    You’d have to think Ryan Sipes had a pretty successful Saturday across the states’ northern border, eh?

    Racing in front of more than 45,000 fans in Toronto’s Rogers Centre, the Ekron native finished fifth in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class. With 115 points, Sipes is third in the season standings behind Georgia’s Justin Barcia (138 points) and California’s Dean Wilson (122). Wilson won the Toronto race and Barcia was second.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Creamer...

    John Hardin coach Adam Lindsey could barely find the words to describe the outing Cody Creamer had Monday afternoon.

    Lindsey said he had never watched a performance like this, and probably won’t anytime soon.

    A senior right-hander, Creamer struck out a whopping 19 batters and was a walk away from perfection to lead the homestanding Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over 5th Region rival Nelson County.

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady...

    The homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers fell behind 6-0 after three innings and couldn’t recover en route to an 11-0 loss to Grayson County on Monday.

    The Lady Cougars won their second straight, while Elizabethtown lost its fifth straight.

    Senior Brittany Daniel had a double and single for Elizabethtown, which was held to four hits and committed five errors.

    GRAYSON COUNTY 11, ELIZABETHTOWN 0

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Meade...

    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins’ hot start to the season came to a crashing halt Saturday during the second day of the TSOA Tournament at Meade-Olin Park in Brandenburg.

    After rolling through their pool with a 6-4 win over Bullitt Central and a 16-1 win in three innings against Breckinridge County, the Lady Bruins (4-1) dropped a 10-1 decision to No. 9 Meade County in the second round of the single-elimination tournament.