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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.