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    On a course she feels very comfortable on, Lydia Gumm got off to a strong start in the Women’s Kentucky State Amateur.

    The former North Hardin star and current Florida State golfer fired a 6-under 67, the tournament’s lowest score, in Monday’s qualifying round at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

  • TRACK: No offseason for the...

    It was a blistering hot Saturday morning, especially for the first official day of summer.

    It’s summer break for kids across the area, and one wouldn’t be shocked to find them doing what kids typically do during break.
    But for members of the Hardin County-based Kentucky Elite track team, this is how they’d rather spend their summer break.

    Instead of sleeping in, several members of the team were competing in the Kentucky AAU District meet at Elizabethtown Athletic Complex.

  • PREP FOOTBALL: John Hardin'...

    Marcus Goree wrestles in his mind with how he is defined. Is he a football player who has diabetes? Or is he a diabetic who happens to play football?

    It’s something Goree can’t let go of since he was diagnosed more than six years ago. It’s why he often kept it hidden from friends and teammates. Only those closest to him knew Goree had Type 1 diabetes.

  • SWIMMING: Dolphins shine in...

    Mary-Charlotte Pepper was pretty tired Saturday morning, but she didn’t swim like it.

    The Elizabethtown Dolphin didn’t get back into town until 2 a.m. Saturday. That meant she wasn’t very rested heading into her event in the Kentucky LSC Open Water Championship on Saturday at Freeman Lake Park.

    No matter.

    Pepper, 16, won the 4,000-meter 15-and-over girls’ division in 57 minutes, 30.93 seconds.

  • FOOTBALL: Deaderick camp teaches...

    Brandon Deaderick has made a name for himself as a football player, but that’s not the message he repeatedly gave out Saturday during his third elite skills football camp at the Elizabethtown Sports Park.

    He wants youngsters to try hard no matter what they do.

  • GOLF: Clay Hinton ties for...

    Clay Hinton finished the Clark’s Pump-n-Shop Marathon Kentucky State Amateur better than he started it.

    Hinton, a former Elizabethtown prep star who was named a Ping NCAA Division-III All-American for the third straight year this past spring at Transylvania University, shot a 2-under 70 in Thursday’s final round at the 6,842-yard Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Georgetown.

  • YOUTH SWIMMING: Dolphins hit the...

    The E’town Dolphins will take a break from their clear, clean pool at the E’town Swim and Fitness Center and head for much murkier waters this weekend.

    The Dolphins will host the Kentucky LSC Open Water Championship on Saturday at Freeman Lake Park, the team’s second straight year hosting. The meet begins at 10 a.m., with the final race getting underway at 12:50 p.m.

  • GIRLS' PREP TRACK: Gray...

    James Webb wasn’t surprised. Neither was John Russell.

    Not much surprises the North Hardin coaches anymore when it comes to Kianna Gray.

    The star junior was named the Gatorade Kentucky Girls’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year on Thursday for the second straight season.

    “I was not surprised because I don’t think anyone outperformed her at State,” Webb said of his reaction after finding out Gray had won.

  • YOUTH BASEBALL: Smith named...

    Cam Smith doesn’t remember his dad, Kenny, ever telling him he was nominated for the Sonny Chaput Award.

    So when the 12-year-old’s name was called Thursday night before his Rangers took on the Tigers in Game 2 of the Elizabethtown Area Baseball Commission World Series on Sonny Chaput Field at University Drive Park, his surprise was understandable.

    Smith took home the 40th annual honor, which rewards a player’s attitude and effort more than performance and has been handed out yearly since 1975.

  • COLLEGE BASEBALL: Thomas named...

    LEXINGTON – Former Elizabethtown and University of Kentucky star catcher Micheal Thomas was named Wednesday to the Southeastern Conference’s community service team by the league office.

    A redshirt senior and two-year starter, Thomas was honored for his work in the Lexington community in the last five years. Thomas completed his Kentucky career in 2014 and led the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament’s Louisville Regional final. After the season, he was taken in in the 22nd round by the Detroit Tigers in the MLB draft.