The Year in PHOTOS! Soccer
It was quite a season in both Boys and Girls Soccer in the 5th Region as we saw one champion repeat and another replaced. On the Boys side, there was more parity than usual, but in the end it was once again the 17th District RULES as all four teams (Central Hardin, John Hardin, Elizabethtown and North Hardin) made strong bids and played what turned out to be a mini-5th Region Tourney at Elizabethtown Sports Complex as the first game saw top-seeded Elizabethtown battle Central Hardin in a memorable game which was played during a downpour with the Bruins coming out victorious in a shootout. Panther head coach Corey Yates wasn't the only coach to watch a great season come to an end when John Hardin fell in the second round against defending champion North Hardin. In the end it was the Bruins, who came out on top in both the District and Region Finals and welcomed a return to the State Tourney. Meanwhile, Bethlehem and Bardstown staged their version of an uprising when the Lady Tigers and Lady Banshees eliminated the powers that were in the 17th District. Bardstown used a tough defense and a miracle shot by Molly Bodkin to beat Elizabethtown, while Bethlehem knocked off Central Hardin in the second game. The Lady Banshees repeated as 5th Region Champs for the third straight year by using a header by Maddie Sparks to complete a 1-0 win over Bardstown.
Central Hardin and Elizabethtown waddled through a monsoon in the District Semi-s.
Haylee Koger reacts to Bodkin's goal which finishes off Elizabethtown
Maddie Sparks uses her head
The Panthers went undefeated in the District during the regular season
North Hardin flies high against Elizabethtown
Abigail Proctor finds something funny during a soccer game
North Hardin shows why spectators need to set back further during games
South Warren and John Hardin tangle
Elizabethtown's Sarah Been battles Bardstown.