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High School Sports

  • BOYS SOCCER: Nelson shuts down LaRue

    Nelson County shook off Thursday’s heartbreaker loss in the district championship with a strong defensive effort by shutting out LaRue County, 2-0, in Sunday’s 5th Region quarterfinals.

    Nelson County (15-5) was able to nurse that one-goal lead until the 72nd minute, when Quinton Lyvers put in his team-high 16th goal of the season, giving the Cardinals all the insurance they would need.

  • REGION SOCCER: Hawks take on Cards

    The team with the best record this year and the program with the most titles in the last 15 seasons might have fittingly lucked into the byes for into the semifinals for the Boys' 5th Region Soccer Tournament at Thomas Nelson.

  • REGION SOCCER: It's tournament time

    Revealing that the reigning finalists would play back-to-back games on opening night and having two teams earn spots in the Girls' 5th Region Soccer Tournament semifinals for the first time were the highlights of the tournament's draw meeting Saturday morning at host John Hardin.

  • Soccer: Lady Hawks advance in district

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks advanced to the Girls’ 18th District Soccer Tournament championship — and secured a spot in the 5th Region Tournament — for the third straight year Thursday night.

    Sophomore forward Gillian Nunn, sophomore midfielder Hattie Ward and freshman forward Natalie Wolf each scored in a shootout, lifting LaRue County to a 4-3 win over Hart County in the district semifinals at Marion County.

    The Lady Hawks (10-7) advance to face Taylor County at 6 tonight.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to E'town

    Freshman Kane Harris had a big game catching the ball Friday night for LaRue County. Unfortunately for the host Hawks, the guy who caught the second-most passes from LaRue County senior quarterback Caleb Sheffer doesn’t play for the Hawks.

    Elizabethtown junior cornerback Dalonza Cates, intercepted three passes from Sheffer, who entered the game second in the area in passing yards, to highlight the Panthers’ 41-0 win in a Class 3-A, District 3 game.

  • SOCCER: LaRue advances to 18th District Final

    Senior defender Miguel Martinez and junior forwards Ethan Hawkins and Chase Watson each scored as the LaRue County Hawks held off homestanding Marion County, 3-2 on Tuesday night in the Boys’ 18th District Soccer Tournament semifinals.

    The Hawks (12-9-1) are back in the district championship — and the 5th Region Tournament — after missing out last season.

    Senior keeper Holden Blair made six saves for LaRue County, which beat the Knights (3-14-3) for the second time this season.

  • Sports Shorts

    Night golf fundraiser

    The LaRue County High School soccer team will host a night golf fundraiser Oct. 18 at the LaRue County Golf Course. Shotgun start at 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per person or $160 per team. Cost includes golf cart, dinner, glow-in-the-dark golf balls and prizes. For more information, call Keith Blair at 270-765-9108 or Jorge Venegas at 20-696-0106.

    Upcoming tournament

    The 18th District Volleyball Tournament will be at Hart County High School. The Lady Hawks play Hart County at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Championship is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

  • Volleyball ready for district tourney

        One of the most difficult things to do in sports is getting your team to peak at the right time.

    As the 18th district tournament approaches, Head Coach Ben Schell and the Lady Hawks volleyball team expect to be playing their best volleyball of the season.

    “We have played some of our best volleyball of the season the past couple weeks,” said Schell. 

  • Boys eye first district championship

        The LaRue County Boys Soccer team will take an 11-9 record into Tuesday night’s 18th District Tournament as they play tournament host Marion County in semi-final action. The Hawks earned the #2 seed in the tournament with regular season wins over Marion County, Hart County and Campbellsville. The only district loss came to Taylor County.

  • Ladies seek back-to-back championships

        Coming off a 15-3 record last season, and the loss of six seniors, Head Coach Laura Kudrna knew she would experience some growing pains and have to adjust to a new type of squad. The Lady Hawks soccer team has certainly proved people wrong, posting a solid 9-7 record this season.

        LaRue County will enter the 18th District Tournament as the #2 seed and play Hart County at 8 p.m. Tuesday in semi-final action at Marion County.