Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town hopes...

    Make no mistake about it, the Elizabethtown Panthers are going to be young, inexperienced and about as green as the grass they play on. No team in the area lost as much from last season to this year.

    The Panthers graduated seven players, including Area Player of the Year Jake Goodman, pitcher Drew Morgan, infielders Clay Hinton and Joe Raub, catcher Chris Appelman, and designated hitter Cameron Cochran. Add in several players were dismissed and several others didn’t return.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Experience key...

    Central Hardin coach Todd Thompson thinks there’s no substitute for experience. If that’s the case, the Bruins should be in good shape this season.

    The Bruins return all but one player – pitcher Ryne Brashear – from last year’s squad which set a school record for wins and won the 17th District and 5th Region tournaments. Central Hardin, which went 28-10 last season, reached the state tournament before falling to Greenup County.


    Elizabethtown’s girls’ tennis team aims for a near decade of dominance.

    With one more 5th Region Tournament championship this season, the Lady Panthers will make it their ninth straight.

    And with all the experienced players they have coming back, second-year coach Karen Henson hopes they can not only do that but also challenge for a team title at State.


    The more things say the same, the more things Karen Henson has decided to change.

    Even though Elizabethtown returned 4-of-6 players, including both singles entries, which rolled to another 5th Region Tournament team championship, the Panthers’ second-year coach has tinkered with the lineup.

    The notable changes send junior Reza Haider back to singles, where he’ll rotate playing No. 1 and No. 2 matches with returning junior singles standout Zeeshan Bhatti, last year’s region tournament runner-up and conference tournament champion.


    Just how dominant has Jenna Sallee been during the Girls’ 5th Region Tennis Tournament?

    Over the past two years, the Elizabethtown senior hasn’t dropped a single set in singles play.

    She’s made reaching the State tournament look way too easy.



    John Hardin at Fort Knox                       4:30 p.m.

    North Hardin at Nelson County                      TBD

    Meade County at LaRue County             5:15 p.m.


  • BASEBALL: Adcock making most of...

    Nathan Adcock has said being picked up by the Kansas City Royals in December’s Rule 5 Draft gives him the best shot at achieving his childhood dream of playing in the major leagues.

    His performance Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics could go a long way in helping him secure a spot in the Royals’ bullpen.

    In his spring training starting debut, Adcock scattered three hits in three innings to help the Royals knock off an A’s split squad, 4-3 in Surprise, Ariz. The outing extended his scoreless innings streak to eight in five appearances.

  • Bardstown's Bluegrass...

    The dirt track Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown will begin its 17th season with a 17-event schedule starting April 9 with an open test-and-tune practice night.

    Racing action will take the green flag one week later April 16 with a complete program of competition featuring Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman and UMP Street Stocks.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Central Hardin...

    The Central Hardin High School baseball team is coming off its best season and begins this year with its best ranking in the program’s history.

  • LOCAL NOTES: Adcock continues to...

    Nathan Adcock’s already solid spring continued Tuesday when he made his first start for the Kansas City Royals.

    In Surprise, Ariz., Adcock pitched three innings of shutout ball – extending his scoreless inning streak to eight – as the Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad, 4-3.

    The former North Hardin standout allowed just three hits and threw 26 of his 37 pitches for strikes.