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High School Sports

  • Ivy Brown honored by Lexington Herald-Leader

    Lady Topper Basketball signees continue to reel in the awards following impressive senior campaigns as Ivy Brown and Shalika Smith added multiple honors following the announcement of the Lexington Herald-Leader’s All-State team on Sunday.

    Brown was named the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year in the state of Kentucky while being named an All-State First Team selection. Smith has also been named an All-State selection, earning Second Team honors from the outlet.

  • TENNIS: Conference tournament update

    LaRue County High School’s boys’ tennis doubles team of seniors Kyler Hart and Trevor Sanders advanced to the semi-finals of the Lincoln Heritage Conference Tennis Tournament at Freeman Lake Park last week after winning a hard-fought three-set victory in quarterfinal play.

     “These guys have a hunger to compete with the best doubles teams in the region, and they have the skills and growing experience to get there,” said Terry Caven, who co-coaches the boys and girls teams with Allison McDowell and Dylan Parr. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks defeat Hart

    The Lady Hawks defeated Hart County 5-2 Wednesday in an 18th District game.

    The visiting Lady Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead as seniors Brigitte Skaggs and Courtney Johnson had run-scoring groundouts, but the Lady Raiders erased the deficit with two runs in the second and one in the third.

    Senior Peyton Gardner went 2-for-3 with a double, while sophomore Jill Hughes doubled.

    Junior Emillee Cundiff  struck out four and gave up nine hits, three earned runs and one walk in six innings.

  • FOOTBALL: Teams affected by realignment

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association approved a draft of the new football alignment at the Board of Control meeting Tuesday and all seven schools will be affected in some form or fashion.

    The biggest changes are two schools – John Hardin and Fort Knox – are moving down a class, while North Hardin will be moving up.

  • Adam Sandidge, sets, breaks record

    Adam Sandidge, LaRue County’s only competitor, won the 1,600 at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational. He set a school record with a time of 4:26.81.

    Sandidge took second in the 800, after setting the school record in the event Wednesday in the LaRue County All-Comers meet. He broke the record Friday with a time of 2:00.57.

    Sandidge had taken the lead with about 200 meters to go from Central’s Christian Wright.

    Wright regained the lead as he and Sandidge entered the final 100 meters. 

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks show no mercy

    Peyton Gardner enjoys the rare occasions she gets to see left-handed pitching, and she took full advantage April 8 against visiting 5th Region rival John Hardin.

    The left-handed hitting Gardner fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in four innings.

    Gardner, a senior center fielder, laced a three-run double to left-center field in the fourth to enforce the mercy rule.

  • More accolades for Ivy Brown, Alexis Brewer

    Miss Kentucky Basketball Ivy Brown, a LaRue County High School senior, has been named to the Herald-Leader’s All-State team.

    The Lexington newspaper said the 6-foot-2 senior is ranked 73rd nationally in the 2014 class by ESPN's HoopsGurlz. LaRue County's career leader in points, rebounds and steals, she led the Lady Hawks to a 24-7 season, averaging 24.4 points and 12.6 rebounds.

    Brown will play for Western Kentucky University next season.

    Her teammate, junior Alexis Brewer, was named to the first team.

  • BASEBALL: One-run losses plague Hawks

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • Sandidge breaks, sets new record

     Adam Sandidge, LaRue County’s only competitor, won the 1,600 at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational. He set a school record with a time of 4:26.81.

    Sandidge took second in the 800, after setting the school record in the event Wednesday in the LaRue County All-Comers meet. He broke the record Friday with a time of 2:00.57.

    Sandidge had taken the lead with about 200 meters to go from Central’s Christian Wright.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks looking for consistency behind the plate

    Hawks head baseball coach Eric Allen is counting on shoring up team defense and more consistency at the plate to point his LaRue County High School squad in the winning direction.

    The Hawks, with four wins scattered among 12 losses through last week, are suffering the growing pains of a young team. In such a situation, Allen said the willingness to keep working hard to improve takes on more importance than the win-loss column.