Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town...

    Elizabethtown senior Logan Hartlage didn’t log any innings on the varsity level last year, but he showed Thursday night he’s a fast learner.

    Hartlage tossed five shutout innings to lead the Panthers to a 4-0 victory over the homestanding LaRue County Hawks, who were playing without four starters.

    “Last year, I didn’t play much at all,” Hartlage said. “I’ve been working with (assistant) coach (Don Mullins) during the offseason and just trying to get better.”

  • PREP WRESTLING: Central's...

    Central Hardin senior Kyle Terry and North Hardin junior Aaron House followed the same path this season, matching each other win-for-win leading up to the state wrestling tournament.

    Those paths took different turns at last month’s KHSAA State Championships in Frankfort as House won the 285-pound state title and Terry was the 130 runner-up.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Greenwell tops...

    To the victor goes the spoils.

    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, which went 29-4, had three players selected to the Girls' All-Area Basketball Team, led by senior Natalie Greenwell, who earned Area Player of the Year honors. Senior Adelaide Luckett was selected to the first team and junior Kaylyn Cecil to the second.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Henry headlines...

    Elizabethtown senior Mitchell Henry couldn't be stopped most of the season and it didn't happen when it comes to the postseason awards either.

    Henry was named the Boys' Area Player of the Year. Henry wasn't the only one from Elizabethtown to be recognized as James Haire earned Area Coach of the Year honors.  Joining Henry, a first-team selection, on the All-Area team was senior Chris McDonald, who made the second team.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Central Hardin...

    Central Hardin Athletic Director Chris Bauer used a baseball analogy – since it is that time of year – to describe the school’s new football coach.

    “I think we hit an absolute home run,” Bauer said Tuesday afternoon.

    Bauer was speaking of Mark Perry, who was hired Tuesday morning to take over the program after Mike Lawson resigned in February. Perry comes with an impressive resume, serving on Guy Morriss’ staff at the University of Kentucky and Baylor University before earning his first head coaching job at Washington County.


    Visiting Central Hardin came up with an early-season, extra-inning upset of one of the state’s top-five teams with a 10-9 win over No. 4 Owensboro Catholic in 10 innings Tuesday.

    The Lady Bruins did it despite senior pitcher Kristina Krupinski being sick and playing without injured junior starters Abbi Goedde and Abby Newton.


    It didn’t take North Hardin first-year coach Ace Adcock long to get his first victory.

    After North Hardin’s opening game ended in a tie when the game was called because of darkness, the Trojans scored 10 runs in the third and rolled to a 14-4 victory over Bardstown Bethlehem on Tuesday.

    Prior to the game, former North Hardin pitcher Ben Yourous threw out the first pitch. Yourous was a member of the 2004 team along with Adcock which reached the state tournament. Yourous had returned home after serving 12 months in Afghanistan.

  • PREP TENNIS: Tuesday's...





    Results from Tueday's match at John Hardin:


    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Chase Garris (MC), 6-2, 6-2

    Blake McQuown (JH) def. Zach Bogard (MC), 6-3, 6-4

    Sage Knock (JH) def. Tate Wilson (MC), 2-6, 6-2, 7-6


  • PREP SOFTBALL: Down 4-0,...

    At the plate for the fourth time Tuesday night and still hitless, Morgan Mesecher didn’t plan on swinging until she saw her pitch.

    It never came, but Mesecher turned out to be a hero anyway.

    Elizabethtown’s senior second baseman drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to help her Lady Panthers rally for a 6-5 win over the reeling LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    “It was going to have to be a pitch right down the middle,” said Mesecher, who was 0-for-2 with a hit by pitch. “It had to be perfect.”

  • Central hires former UK...

    The News-Enterprise

    Mark Perry, a former quarterback at the University of Kentucky, has been hired as the new head football coach at Central Hardin High School.

    Perry, who spent the last seven seasons as head coach at Washington County High School and guided the Commanders to a 9-2 record last season, replaces Mike Lawson at Central Hardin.