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    Justin Rouse made sure his East Hardin Middle School teammates wouldn’t experience the feeling of losing to James T. Alton again.

    Rouse completed 9-of-13 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown to lead the Rebels to a 30-8 victory over the host Trojans in the championship game of the Middle School Athletic Conference on Tuesday.

    Rouse sparked the Rebels (8-1) to 30 unanswered points after J.T. Alton (7-1) took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter at North Hardin’s Ray Story Stadium.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE — North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm didn’t want to think about tying Katie Fraley’s record, but even she admitted her mind wandered at some points Tuesday at Heritage Hill Golf Club.

    Gumm need not worry.

    Despite catching herself looking ahead, Gumm fired a 1-under-par 71 to cruise to a fourth consecutive Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament title, which tied the mark set by Fraley. Gumm has won five of the last six region championships.


    After cruising to a first-set win, the LaRue County Lady Hawks found themselves on the losing end to the North Hardin Lady Trojans for the second time this season.

    The host Lady Trojans tallied 13 aces and rallied for a 7-25, 25-18, 25-19 win over the Lady Hawks on Monday.

    North Hardin (10-10) won its third straight, while LaRue County (9-17) lost for the eighth time in its last nine matches.

    No other statistics were available for the Lady Trojans.


    Senior Tara Gilpin recorded a hat trick to lead the top-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers to a 12-0 win over 10th District foe Fort Knox on Monday.

    The game was called at halftime on the mercy rule.

    Senior Sarah Greenwell scored twice, while senior Samantha Matherly had a goal and two assists and junior Madison Conway added a goal and an assist. Juniors Jordyn Patterson and Emily Richardson and seniors Taylor Perkins, Hannah Kuhn and Halle Pinkham also scored for Elizabethtown (15-2 overall, 5-0 district), which won its sixth straight.


    The Elizabethtown Lady Panthers entered this season with aspirations of challenging for the Class 2-A state cross country championship.

    Those dreams are more than likely shattered.

    Sophomore Hannah Godfrey, the 2010 Girls’ Area Runner of the Year, is out for the season after breaking her left foot in last Saturday’s Central Hardin Invitational at the Hardin County Fairgrounds.

    Godfrey managed to finish third despite injuring her foot near the midpoint of the race. At the time, she wasn’t sure the extent of the injury.

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    Few things in life are certain. In sports, even less things are guaranteed.

    But that doesn’t seem to apply to the Girls’ 3rd Region Golf Tournament where history has a tendency of repeating itself.

    North Hardin junior Lydia Gumm and the Central Hardin Lady Bruins have dominated the event in recent years and the tournament appears to have the same storylines entering today region tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE — It took some time for North Hardin senior Anthony Irwin and Elizabethtown freshman Kyle Jury to get their golf game in order Monday, but once they did, Irwin and Jury put themselves in a similar position – the Leachman Buick-GMC-Cadillac/KHSAA Boys’ State Golf Championship.

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    SHEPHERDSVILLE — Central Hardin boys’ golf coach Chris Adams made a tactical decision not to play in the North Hardin Invitational on Saturday at Lincoln Trail Country Club. Instead, he had the Bruins play a practice round at Heritage Hill Golf Club.

    Adams said the move was going to make him look smart, or well, stupid.

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    Handicapping the Boys’ 5th Region Golf Tournament is like trying to pick the winning Powerball numbers.

    Both the team and individual championships are up in the air heading into today’s tournament at Heritage Hill Golf Club in Shepherdsville. The phrase most used by area coaches was wide open.

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    Central Hardin junior Drew Harrington wants to make himself a more lethal high school pitcher.

    After helping lead the Bruins’ baseball team to its first KHSAA State championship this past spring, Harrington still thinks his fastball could use a little more oomph.