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  • Sports Shorts - October 2, 2013

    Homecoming
    Football Homecoming is 8 p.m. Oct. 4 against Russell County.

    Railsplitter Run
    The Lincoln Days Railsplitter Run will be Sunday, Oct. 6. The one-mile run and walk begins at 1:30 p.m. The 5K begins at 2:15 p.m. Entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 day of race.

    Late registration will be taken from noon until 1 p.m. day of race. T-shirts will be given to entrants while supplies last; and ribbons or certificates will be provided to all finishers.

  • Lady Hawks dominate

    Sophomore midfielder Nichole Thomas notched a hat trick as the visiting Lady Hawks rolled to their third straight win, 8-1, over the Breckinridge County Lady Tigers Wednesday.

    Senior attacker Shelbi Brooks and junior midfielder Rachel Wolf each scored twice, while senior midfielder Sydney Price also scored.

    Junior keeper Sierra Mullins made two saves.

    UP NEXT: LaRue County hosts Louisville Seneca at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
     

  • Ladies win Anderson tourney

    Despite missing three starters Saturday, the LaRue County Lady Hawks didn’t miss a beat in winning the Anderson County Invitational.

    LaRue County went 5-0 to win the nine-team tournament, topping Madison Central in three sets in the final, 26-24, 20-25, 15-4.

    The Lady Hawks (15-4) also beat Bardstown, 25-11, 26-24 in the tournament semifinals and went 3-0 in pool play – beating Anderson County (25-18, 25-20), Henry County (25-14, 25-16) and Bardstown (25-22, 25-22).

  • Homecoming is Friday

    The Hawks football team had a week off. They return to play at 8 p.m. Friday against Russell County in a Homecoming game.

    Remaining home games are 7:30 p.m. Oct.11 against Henry County; and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 against Central Hardin.

    The Hawks play at Elizabethtown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18; and Campbellsville 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

  • Dawson heads to State

    LOUISVILLE — LaRue County freshman Cameron Dawson joined elite company Monday.

    Dawson shot a 3-over-par 75 at the Boys’ 5th Region Golf Tournament on Monday at South Park Country Club in Louisville to earn a spot in next week’s Leachman Buick GMC Cadillac/KHSAA State Golf Championships.

    Dawson became only the fourth LaRue County player to qualify for the state tournament since 1999. Kyle Meredith did it in 2010, Cory Cox in 2004 and Tyson Catlett in 2003. The state tournament will be held Oct. 8-9 at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Seniors honored Wednesday

    The Hawks defeated Wayne County 4-0 Saturday in varsity soccer action.
    Coach Derek Bell said the entire team earned MVP honors.

    “Saturday was a chance for the Hawks to get it together and become the team they promise to be,” said Bell. “Without a home win or clean sheet this season, could they turn the corner? The answer was yes and how.”

    Within the first minute, junior Christian Hensley scored the opening goal. It was followed by a goal from junior Miguel Martinez.

  • MAXINE; Pieces of history in Oak Hill...
  • MAXINE; Tucker Cemetery holds area founders

    Tucked away near Tucker Creek lies Tucker Cemetery.

    Established in the 1850s, the cemetery is located on the west side of highway 357 between Maxine and Tanner; however, it is no longer visible from the road due to surrounding foliage.

    The cemetery, although unknown to passers by, contains the graves of a one-time prominent family of LaRue County – the Tuckers.

    Anderson Tucker and Nancy Hawkins Tucker married in 1820 in Stokes County, N.C., before making the trek to Kentucky in 1842.

  • MAXINE; Oak Hill School

    Oak Hill School was picture perfect with its white painted clapboards, a large post with an iron bell and pull chord out front, and a magnificent cedar tree reaching its branches just behind it.

    Only a few decades ago the one-room schoolhouse stood behind Oak Hill Baptist Church, the first church established in the Maxine area. The school and church were built in the 1850s.

    The family of Anderson and Nancy Tucker were the original owners of the land the school was built on.

  • MAXINE; Oak Hill Baptist Church predates Civil War

    Oak Hill Baptist Church rests in a bend on Oak Hill Road, surrounded by oak trees –which is how the church received its name.

    A little more than 157 years ago, on April 30, 1856, 35 former members of Three Forks Bacon Creek Baptist Church signed a petition to separate to form Oak Hill Baptist Church.