Today's Sports

  • PREP WRESTLING: From motormouth...

    Shaquille Cox learned at a young age it’s not good to be boastful.

    Cox admitted he sometimes bragged about himself when he was in middle school, but his attitude quickly changed as soon as he got to high school.

    Because of that, the 140-pound LaRue County senior has become one of the top wrestlers in the state. Cox is ranked fifth in his weight class, and sports a 22-1 record entering Saturday’s Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association State Duals at Lexington Henry Clay.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Knox's Combs...

    Brandon Combs kept saying the Fort Knox Eagles were one step away from turning the corner last season.

    Even as the Eagles lost their first three games by a combined 15 points, Combs was steadfast in his belief that good things were coming to his team.

    Eventually they did. Fort Knox finished 4-8 and won a playoff game for the first time since 2002 by knocking off heavy favorite Glasgow in the postseason’s first round, 30-28.


    The Central Hardin Bruins dominated 5th Region rival Green County with some second-half defensive intensity Tuesday night, holding the homestanding Dragons to 12 points in the final two quarters en route to a 56-37 win.

    Junior forward Andrew Kinney hit three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 15 points, while sophomore guard Troy Squires (12) and senior guard Matt Nichols (11) also reached double figures.


    Jauan Akins and the North Hardin Trojans didn’t need any last-minute magic Tuesday night against 17th District rival Elizabethtown. Akins and his buddies blocked out enough distractions – and enough shots – to ensure that.

    A lanky 6-foot-7 junior forward, Akins was 1-of-4 Trojans to score in double figures and he had five of his team’s 11 blocks as North Hardin convincingly beat the Panthers, 71-60 after needing a waning-seconds layup to win the teams’ first meeting less than two weeks ago.


    The Elizabethtown Panthers have lost half a dozen times this season, but not many defeats sting quite as much as their 77-76 loss Jan. 13 to the visiting North Hardin Trojans. North Hardin posted its seventh consecutive victory over the Panthers thanks to a game-winning layup by Trevino Coney, its 5-foot-8 senior point guard, with 3.3 seconds left.

    As the teams renew their long rivalry at 7:30 tonight in Radcliff, both programs have plenty at stake.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: Todd resigns as E...

    Brad Todd said changes have to be made for the Elizabethtown High School football program.

    Those changes will be made without Todd in charge of the Panthers.

    After meeting with principal Steve Smallwood and athletic director Doug Barnes, Todd informed the team in its Monday afternoon weightlifting session that he was resigning.

    “It’s kind of shocking, but I guess things happen for a reason,” said junior running back/linebacker Tyler Brandenburg.


    Senior post Adelaide Luckett scored 13 points and six teammates scored six or more points as the homestanding Elizabethtown Lady Panthers knocked off 5th Region rival Nelson County, 59-48 on Monday night.

    Luckett recorded a double-double with 17 rebounds, while senior guard Hannah Hart had 10 points, two steals and one assist.

    Junior guard Kaylyn Cecil added eight points, while senior guard Natalie Greenwell, sophomore guard Anna Bowling, junior post Taylor Bridges and junior guard Tara Gilpin each scored six points.

  • PREP SPORTS: Officiating legend...

    Richard Morse was an official to the very end.

    “Dick” to those who knew him, the 77-year-old Radcliff resident died Saturday at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital. Just last month, he was serving as the assigning secretary for the six KHSAA football state championship games in Bowling Green. This was less than seven months after being in Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown for a pair of hip replacements.


    Paced by MVP performance by senior guard Trevino Coney, all five North Hardin starters scored in double figures and 4-of-5 grabbed at least five rebounds as the Trojans held off Danville, 73-62 on Saturday in the Al Prewitt Classic at Lexington Henry Clay.

    Coney had 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Trojans (12-7), winners of 5-of-6.


    Oh Cecil-ia.

    Elizabethtown junior guard Kaylyn Cecil had the John Hardin Lady Bulldogs back on their knees early in the first half.

    Her first-quarter scoring outburst, along the Lady Panthers’ stifling defense, lifted Elizabethtown to another 17th District win Saturday night.

    Cecil scored nine of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter and senior Natalie Greenwell added 11 points to lead Elizabethtown to a 60-37 win.