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Today's Sports

  • PREP BASEBALL: John Hardin coach...

    After spending more than two and half decades coaching the game of baseball, Greg Gumm has decided to take a break from the sport.

    Gumm resigned last week as John Hardin’s baseball coach after spending four years with the program, including the last three as the head coach. He compiled a 52-59 record in three years, including going 21-16 this season.

  • NOTEBOOK: Area flavor in Men...

    While it is being held at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown, the Clark’s Pump-n-Shop Marathon Kentucky State Amateur will have a strong local flavor.

    Especially in the 2:24 p.m. threesome teeing off on the 10th hole today.

    In that trio are former Elizabethtown star Mike Brumfield, former John Hardin and University of Louisville standout Karsten Clements and former Elizabethtown star Clay Hinton. Karsten’s younger brother, Jimmy Kev, is behind them in the 2:33 p.m. threesome on the 10th hole.

  • MEN'S GOLF: Hicks opens...

    Dustin Hicks picked up right where he left off.

    After winning last year’s Men’s Invita-tional at Elizabethtown Country Club, the former Central Hardin star carries a three-stroke lead into the final 18 holes today.

  • PRO FOOTBALL: Former Panther...

    There isn’t much of an offseason for an NFL player. Not with strength and conditioning activities, on-field workouts, organized team activities (OTAs) and mini-camps.

    But defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick always makes time to return to his roots to give back to the community he grew up in and starred in before making football’s highest level with a free clinic for those aspiring to do what Deaderick has done.

  • PREP BASKETBALL: Indiana all-...

    The Kentucky senior all-stars had a tough weekend against their Indiana counterparts as the boys’ and girls’ teams combined to lose all four games. The Kentucky girls, who included LaRue County’s Ivy Brown, were swept for the first time since 2009. The Kentucky boys, who featured John Hardin’s Keon Williams, lost for the 13th straight time to Indiana.

  • PREP ATHLETICS: McCune named new...

    When there became a vacancy at athletic director at John Hardin last month, Mike McCune was interested immediately.

    As it turns out, that interest was mutual.

    A group of administrators selected McCune, a teacher and tennis coach at John Hardin, to be the school’s next athletic director Tuesday. He replaces Austin Jones, who resigned after the school year.

    McCune called the new position “exciting, but a little stressful at the same time,” though he expects a smooth transition.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Ballhawgs fall...

    The U-12 Brandenburg Ball-hawgs and Lyndon Lightning have developed quite the rivalry over the last few years, and after a long day on the diamond, the teams added another chapter Thursday night.

    Despite some timely defense and a solid effort on the mound from Mason Lee, the Ballhawgs lost to the Lightning, 2-1 in the championship game of the Athletx Youth Baseball Nationals at Elizabethtown Sports Park.

  • PREP TRACK: Next year could be...

    Though the North Hardin Lady Trojans are coming off a runner-up finish at State in Class 3-A and should return a stud of an athlete in junior Kianna Gray, the future might be brightest next season at Elizabethtown.

    The Lady Panthers only graduate two athletes — Hannah Godfrey and Anna Cecile Pepper — and should return a boatload of talent to make a run at the 2-A state title in 2015.

  • PREP HOOPS: Brown, Williams in...

    Ivy Brown is supposed to move into her new digs on Western Kentucky University’s campus Sunday, but the former LaRue County star hasn’t gotten much accomplished as far as her packing list.

    “I’ve laid my clothes on the floor,” Brown said with a laugh Thursday night, a day before the Kentucky-Indiana Senior All-Stars begin their two-game series. “I’ll pack Sunday morning.”

  • PREP TENNIS: New group ready to...

    Plenty will change between now and next spring, but one thing seems certain right now: The local tennis landscape will be drastically altered by the time the 2015 season kicks off.

    Gone will be the top boys’ singles player (John Hardin’s Tyler Edlin), the top boys’ doubles team (Meade County’s Daniel Orr and Ethan Wright) and the top two girls’ singles players (Elizabethtown’s Natalie Fiepke and Central Hardin’s Emily Novak).

    Their absences will open the door for a new crop of players to step into the spotlight.