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    LaRue County assistant coach Simon Ford kept telling head coach Paul Childress the Hawks were going to turn it on Friday night, but Childress was beginning to have his doubts.

    But true to Ford’s words, LaRue County erupted in the fourth quarter with 21 points to knock off the visiting Green County Dragons, 59-44 and remain undefeated in 18th District play.


    John Hardin is off to its best start in school history.

    And the Bulldogs (11-0) are one of only four undefeated teams left in the state.


    John Hardin rebounded from a disheartening 17th District loss in a dynamic way.

    Disappointed after their 17-point loss to rival North Hardin on Wednesday night, the Lady Bulldogs came back with a hard-nosed defensive effort and rolled to a Thursday evening home blowout win.

    John Hardin forced the visiting Fort Knox Lady Eagles into 39 total turnovers, including 11 in the opening quarter, en route to a 74-22 victory.


    Junior guard Cannon Ray will readily admit that the last time his Central Hardin Bruins took the court, they didn’t do a very good job of interior defense.

    “We didn’t do a very good job of keeping the ball out of the paint and that’s where they got most of their points,” Ray said during practice Thursday, two days after junior Adam Hendrix and senior Chris Sterusky of 17th District rival North Hardin torched his team for 44 points from inside the paint or the foul line.


    Freshman guard Raley Johnson scored a game-high 28 points, but a six-point third quarter doomed the Meade County Lady Waves in a 68-62 loss to visiting Floyd (Ind.) Central on Thursday night.

    Johnson also had six rebounds and one steal for the Lady Waves (2-10), who led 39-38 at halftime but were outscored 16-6 in the third quarter en route to their second loss in four games.

    Sophomore post Maya Luney added nine points, eight rebounds and one block, while freshman guard Carissa Schwartz scored seven points.

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    Longtime LaRue County wrestling coach Gary Canter took a different approach to his team’s schedule this season.

    Instead of focusing the early portion on duals tournaments, Canter entered the King of the Bluegrass at Louisville Fairdale and the Fayette County (Ga.) Christmas Classic.

    The third-ranked Hawks won both, and Canter is optimistic the beefed-up slate will pay big dividends in next month’s state tournament.


    Once senior guard Natalie Greenwell got hot Thursday night, it made it impossible once again for the Central Hardin Lady Bruins to slow down Elizabethtown.

    Greenwell had one of her best shooting nights of the season as Elizabethtown started slow before her Lady Panthers rolled to a 73-28 win over the Lady Bruins at Bruin Gym.

    Greenwell made 8-of-12 shots from the floor, including 5-of-6 from the 3-point line, on her way to a game-high 23 points.


    Those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

    If the old adage is indeed true, the Central Hardin Lady Bruins (6-7 overall, 1-1 17th District) could be in for a long evening at as they renew their district rivalry with the highly touted Elizabethtown Lady Panthers (13-1, 3-0) at 7:30 tonight.

    When the teams met a little less than three weeks ago, the host Lady Panthers handed Central Hardin a 91-34 setback – the biggest blowout in the teams’ long history.


    The North Hardin Lady Trojans used some bulletin-board fodder to keep their winning streak intact against the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs on Wednesday night.

    Sophomore forward Chanel Roberts overcame a minor knee injury to total game-highs of 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead the homestanding Lady Trojans to a 51-34 win over their 17th District rivals at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.


    You’d think Elizabethtown coach James Haire would’ve been thrilled with a 30-point blowout win over a 17th District rival.

    Not so much.

    He still can’t figure out why his Panthers aren’t on top of their game early on.

    Senior center Mitchell Henry finished with a double-double (a season-high 33 points and 16 rebounds) and three other Elizabethtown players reached double figures as the Panthers dropped the visiting Fort Knox Eagles, 91-61 on Tuesday night.