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Today's Sports

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Fifty-team Youth...

    Fifty teams in five age divisions from nine states will be in the area today as the Athletx Youth Baseball Nationals open at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    With 28, Kentucky has the most representation in the field. The 12-under Brandenburg Ballhawgs are the only local team. Other states are Florida (five teams), Illinois (four), Missouri (three), Tennessee (three), Indiana (two), Ohio (two), Pennsylvania (two) and Texas (one).

    There are eight teams in the 9-under division, eight in 10-under, 10 in 11-under, 16 in 12-under and eight in 13-under.

  • PREP HOOPS: Meade County having...

    The season ended last week for Meade County baseball coach Todd Clanton, but he hasn’t had much downtime.

    Clanton, who is also the school’s athletic director, is in the middle of a quite a few coaching searches — notably for both head basketball positions.

    This week, Josh Hurt stepped down after 10 seasons as the Lady Waves’ coach to take the same position at Metcalfe County. And last month, Garrard County introduced Josh Henderson as the Golden Lions’ coach after Henderson had finished his first and only season with the Green Wave.

  • COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Henry, Wallace...

    A pair of former area standouts were named preseason All-Conference honorees in Phil Steele’s annual College Football Preview released Wednesday.

    Mitchell Henry, a Western Kentucky senior and former Elizabethtown standout, was named first team tight end in Conference USA. Henry played in all 12 games, including six starts, for the Hilltoppers last season. He led all of Western’s tight ends with 25 catches for 305 yards and two scores — against Kentucky and Louisiana-Lafayette.

  • PREP SOFTBALL: Central Hardin...

    The 17th District Tournament champion Central Hardin Lady Bruins dominated the 5th Region Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Region Team.

    Coach Jamie Goodman and his assistants were voted Coaching Staff of the Year by Goodman’s peers and junior shortstop Kelsey McGuffin was named Player of the Year. It’s the second straight season a Lady Bruin was voted Player of the Year after then-senior Jordan Lasley, a second baseman, earned the honor in 2013.

  • NFL: Former Elizabethtown star...

    NEW ORLEANS — Brandon Deaderick is moving closer to home.

    The former Elizabethtown and University of Alabama defensive tackle, who spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the New Orleans Saints.

    “Proud to be a New Orleans Saint!!! #WhoDatNation” Deaderick tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Panthers eager to...

    LEXINGTON — Heartbroken and downtrodden following a 6-5 loss to North Bullitt in the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament on Tuesday, the Elizabethtown Panthers were able to find a silver lining in what seemed like a sky full of dark clouds.

    And the place they found it was from the playbook of their 17th District nemesis Central Hardin.

  • PREP BASEBALL OPINION: Baseball...

    LEXINGTON — Theology is a tough subject, especially when it comes to the baseball gods.

    Whatever you choose to believe in baseball gods, it exists. You might call it karma or reciprocity, but it’s the baseball gods which have seemed to be on the Elizabethtown Panthers’ side the last month.

    The Panthers learned how quickly the baseball gods can giveth and then taketh away in what seemed like the blink of an eye Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

  • PREP BASEBALL: Bridges battles,...

    LEXINGTON — For one inning, it seemed like the Elizabethtown Panthers were playing on pavement.

    Giant hops played pivotal roles in three plays during the second inning and led to two runs, which proved to be the difference in the Panthers’ 6-5 loss to North Bullitt in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    Elizabethtown junior starting pitcher Cody Bridges just couldn’t seem to escape it, and it drove up his pitch count.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town...

    LEXINGTON — Even after a rocky start, the Elizabethtown Panthers found themselves in ideal situations Tues-day afternoon.

    Their ace on the mound late in a tie game. And later, their best hitter at the plate with the tying run in scoring position.

  • PREP BASEBALL: E'town comes...

    Confident yet vulnerable. Talented although inexperienced. Ready but not quite developed.

    That’s how it’s been the last couple of years for the Elizabethtown Panthers, who have been stuck in an awkward rebuilding phase. Coach Don Pitts turned to a number of young players to take over starting roles and expected to compete against teams loaded with juniors and seniors.