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High School Sports

  • BASEBALL: Hawks hammer Hart

    MUNFORDVILLE — Nothing is better for a team than controlling its own destiny and the LaRue County Hawks are in that position.

    LaRue County freshman Jaxon Boley shut the Hart County Raiders down and the Hawks scored five runs in the final four innings to pull away for a 6-0 victory in an 18th District game Tuesday evening at Raider Field.

    The Hawks gave Coach Eric Allen a good birthday present, the program’s first 20-win season in his three-year tenure. It’s a big stepping stone for a young team coming off a 10-23 season.

  • PHOTO: Shotput

    Junior Norman Sanders throws the shotput for the LaRue County High School Track and Field team.

  • BASEBALL: Hard-hitting Hawks keep winning

    The Hawks picked up three wins in two days, running their winning streak to 12 by beating Grayson County, 5-3 on Tuesday, April 28 and sweeping an April 27 doubleheader with 18th District rival Caverna.
    * Junior Colby Skaggs scored on a fielder’s choice and freshman Brandon Cecil scored on a sacrifice to lift LaRue County past the Cougars (15-7).
    Sophomore Cameron Dawson hit a three-run homer in the third, giving the Hawks a 3-0 lead. Grayson County tied it in the fourth.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks hammer Hart

    Senior Emillee Cundiff struck out seven and scattered six hits as the host Lady Hawks rolled past Fort Knox’s Lady Eagles, 9-3, on April 28.
    Junior Delany Eastridge had two singles and two RBIs for LaRue County, which led 5-0 after the first and won its fourth straight. Cundiff helped herself with a two-run single in the Lady Hawks’ four-run sixth inning.
    Fort Knox pulled within 5-3 in the third as freshman Olivia Nieto had a two-run single and eighth-grader Lakyn Miller hit an RBI single.
    LARUE COUNTY 9, FORT KNOX 3

  • LaRue student-athletes to be recognized

    The LaRue County Athletics Department has nominated several students for the fourth annual News-Enterprise Select Preps Banquet May 8 at First Christian Church in Elizabethtown.

    The banquet highlights the performance of student-athletes on the playing field, in the classroom and life in general.

    Area schools being recognized include LaRue County High School, Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin, Elizabethtown, Fort Knox and North Hardin Christian High Schools.

    LaRue nominees are:

  • PHOTO: Relay team

    Members of the girls’ 4x200 relay team are from left, freshman Peyton Murray, sophomore Savia Brashear; eighth-grader Jackie Rigdon; and freshman Jessi O’Bryan.

  • PHOTO: JV pitch

     Starting pitcher Jacob Gentry put a pitch over the plate in an April 30 JV game. The catcher is Caleb Heady. The Hawks lost the game.

  • PHOTO: Tennis seniors honored

    Senior members of the LaRue County High School tennis teams were honored. From left, Madison Lee, Caitlin Lewis, John Michael Lawler, Cayleigh Allen and Rachel Wolf.

  • Lady Hawks' Wootton steps down

    Lady Hawk Coach Travis Wootton resigned April 28 after guiding LaRue County to 158 wins and back-to-back appearances in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament championship game.

    His decision means he will have more time to spend with his sons, 10-year-old Tate and 6-year-old Cooper.

    “I just felt like I was ready to step off the gas a little bit,” said Wootton. “I’ve gone full-tilt for 10 years now. I felt like I was missing out on some things with my family, and there were some times I felt tired.”

  • PHOTO: Yingling signs with Lake Michigan

    Alyson Yingling has signed to play basketball at Lake Michigan College. Yingling averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 57 percent her senior year. Lady Hawk Head Coach Travis Wootton calls her a “very driven player who worked so hard to make herself and her team better.” Yingling, the daughter of Wade and Janette Yingling, is pictured with LMC Red Hawks Head Coach Jason Cooper.