Today's Sports


    Janaiqua Horne and the North Hardin Lady Trojans are pretty confident heading into the Lincoln Trail Heartland Conference meet.

    They think another conference title is theirs for the taking at LaRue County High School. The Lady Trojans have won at least the last 14 conference meets.

    Even though they’re young and inexperienced, Horne is sure they’ll get No. 15 today. Field events begin at 5:30 p.m., with running events slated for 5:45.


    Visiting John Hardin pounded out 17 hits, including six doubles, in a 16-0 five-inning romp over 17th District rival Fort Knox on Monday.

    Senior Paul Pickerrell had three doubles and three RBIs, while senior Garrett Mitchell had two doubles. Senior Cody Creamer went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

    Sophomore Garrett Ray added a single and two RBIs for John Hardin (12-12 overall, 5-2 district), which won its third straight.

    Junior Sam Brashear (2-4) struck out three in two innings.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    Jordan Lasley returned to the lineup in emphatic fashion Monday, while Central Hardin went back to the win column the same way.

    The Lady Bruins’ sophomore shortstop went 2-for-4 with a bases-clearing double in her first game after a lengthy stay in the hospital as No. 14 Central Hardin cruised past the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, 7-0.

    Lasley spent five days in the hospital last week with a previously undiagnosed cortisol deficiency, which caused her to miss her team’s last seven games.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Meade squeaks out...

    With a one-run lead in the sixth inning, Meade County softball coach Mike Harreld went for a surprise tactic.

  • LOCAL NOTEBOOK: Meade native...

    What happens in Vegas ends up in Ryan Sipes’ trophy case.

    Sipes, a Meade County native, ended his motorcycle racing season in dramatic fashion Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Sin City, winning the inaugural Monster Energy/Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout for AMA Supercross Lites riders.

    “(This is) cool,” Sipes told Tom Wera of ultimatemotorcyling.com. “After losing the East main (event) the way I did, it’s nice to come back and get this (win). I feel good and I feel that was the best way to end the season.”


    The Central Hardin Lady Bruins went 4-1 over the weekend in the Sports Warehouse Classic in Owensboro.

    No. 14 Central Hardin (20-4) lost to No. 3 Louisville Mercy, 7-0 in the tournament’s quarterfinals. The Lady Bruins went 4-0 in pool play with wins over Grayson County (5-0), No. 12 Oldham County (8-0), No. 23 Calloway County (9-1) and Owensboro (12-2).

    n Central Hardin was held to three hits in the loss to Mercy, snapping its 12-game winning streak. Senior Ashley Hughes and freshman April Pence each had a double.


    Just call them the cardiac kids.

    The North Hardin Trojans picked up not one but two come-from-behind wins at home Saturday to sweep a doubleheader with 5th Region rival Marion County. The Trojans (13-11-1) won Game 1, 10-7 after trailing 7-4 and Game 2, 9-8 after trailing 8-4.

    n North Hardin scored seven runs in the sixth to erase a three-run deficit in Game 1.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Weekend...




    GREENSBURG Results from Friday’s meet at Green County High School:



    12. LaRue County                           12 Points


  • PREP BASEBALL: Creamer fans 12...

    Cody Creamer wasn’t at his best, but he was still good enough to lead his John Hardin Bulldogs to a pivotal 17th District win Friday night at home.

    The senior right-hander struck out 12 and threw a no-hitter – after a lengthy first inning, that is – as the Bulldogs knocked off the North Hardin Trojans, 4-1.

    Creamer (5-1), an Eastern Kentucky University signee who has struck out 87 in nine appearances, made his first appearance in a week.

    It showed.


    Chris Corder feels like he’s stepping into the perfect job. North Hardin officials believe they’re getting the ideal coach to take over the girls’ basketball program.

    This is what is meant by a win-win situation.

    North Hardin hired Corder on Thursday night to replace James Slaven, who stepped down in March. Slaven 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.