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Today's Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS NOTEBOOK: E...

    Jessica Gabhart is no longer ranked No. 1 in the 300-meter hurdles in Class 2-A.

    West Jessamine sophomore Abby Wiggins won the 300 hurdles in 46.90 seconds Friday at the Boyle County Invitational, taking the top spot from Gabhart – whose season-best time is 48.13 recorded at the Central Hardin Invitational on April 21.

    With the state meet just a few weeks away, the news came as a bit of a “reality check” to the Elizabethtown junior.

  • COLLEGE GOLF NOTEBOOK: Hinton...

    Former Elizabethtown High School golfers Clay, Grant and Garrett Hinton each guided their college teams to top-two tournament finishes.
    Even more impressively, one of them helped his team record a fifth straight conference title, advance to the NCAA Division III championship meet and earn himself Freshman of the Year honors, while another will be competing in the NCAA-Division II championship meet.  

  • PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: John...

    John Hardin won two of its three games in the Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park Invitational and moved back up to the .500 mark.

    The Lady Bulldogs (10-10) knocked off Owen County, 6-1 in six innings and Middlesboro, 11-1 in five innings in pool play Friday night before losing to George Rogers Clark, 6-0 in six innings Saturday.

    n Senior Olivia Greenwell allowed just five hits and one run in John Hardin’s win over Owen County. She also issued one walk.

  • PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Central...

    Not even an eight-day layoff was enough to slow the seventh-ranked Central Hardin Bruins down.

    The Bruins went 3-0 over the weekend in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, upsetting No. 2 Louisville St. Xavier along the way.

    Central Hardin (16-2) beat Louisville DuPont Manual, 11-0 in five innings and beat No. 13 Hopkinsville, 6-5 on Friday. The Bruins then proved their mettle by knocking off St. Xavier, 3-2 on Saturday.

  • Adcock records first Major...

    The final day in April will always be one Nathan Adcock remembers.

    The Kansas City rookie relief pitcher earned his first Major League victory as the Royals scored a run in the seventh and exploded for eight more in the eighth to pound the visiting Minnesota Twins, 11-2 on Saturday night.

    “It’s pretty neat to get that first win,” Adcock said. “It’s a big honor to win a Major League game. It’s what you dream of.”

  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UK fan...

    Hundreds of fans greeted Josh Harrellson with a loud yell and round of applause as he entered the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown on Saturday afternoon.

    All the lone University of Kentucky senior, affectionately known as “Jorts,” had done this year was lead the Wildcats to their first Final Four since 1998.

  • PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL ROUNDUP:...

    Junior Kyle Meredith hit a solo home run to lead the visiting LaRue County Hawks to a 7-5 win over 18th District rival Green County on Thursday night.

    Meredith also doubled, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base.

    The Hawks (12-5 overall, 3-1 district) moved one step closer to locking up the top seed for the upcoming district tournament, but the win didn’t come without some late-game drama.

  • PREP TRACK & FIELD: Panther...

    The rain this week didn’t just cause headaches for area baseball and softball coaches. Area track and field teams also lost a lot of practice time because of the severe weather that pounded the Bluegrass for most of the week.

    But the weather shouldn’t be an issue for tonight’s Panther Twilight Classic. Field events start at 5:30, with running events slated to begin at 6.

    Eleven teams – including area foes Central Hardin and Fort Knox – will join the Panthers and Lady Panthers in the meet.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Cofer, Padgett...

    Earlier this month, Meade County’s Kayla Padgett said she had never met fellow senior Jordan Cofer of John Hardin, but Padgett didn’t need to know Cofer to understand what she had been through.

    Both players saw their junior softball seasons taken away from them when they suffered ACL tears during the 2009-10 basketball season.

  • PREP BOWLING: High schools...

    Just like in volleyball a few years back, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association is about to be bowled over and struck down by the explosive growth of another sport.

    But unlike volleyball, area schools – and 5th Region schools for that matter – aren’t jumping in headfirst.