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High School Sports

  • PHOTO: Watching the match
  • Hawks burned by Dragons on last-second shot

    The LaRue County Hawks almost pulled off an incredible comeback Friday night, but instead they experienced tremendous heartbreak.

    After trailing by 16 less than 4 minutes in, the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 30-28 at halftime and took their first lead in the third quarter. They battled back from a five-point deficit with 1:24 left to take a 67-66 lead with 9.5 seconds remaining.

  • Mat Hawks win 2 on Senior Night

    The two seniors on LaRue County High School’s wrestling team were honored Wednesday, Feb. 4, at their final home match.

    Noah King, the team’s 138-pounder, and heavyweight Charlie Roarx, made the most of their matches in Hawk gym by pinning their opponents.

    “It felt incredible to stand in front of my school as a senior with a cheering crowd,” said Roarx, who has battled injuries much of his career. He made short work of Central Hardin’s Tyler Bevars, pinning him in a minute.

    King pinned Central’s Austin Hall.

  • PHOTO: Freshman Champs
  • Cheerleaders win 12th at Nationals

    The LaRue County cheerleaders were able to snatch the 12th spot in the nation at last weekend’s National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

    According to coach Renee Wright, it came down to hard work, and having their best performances at the right time.

    The team competed in the Small Varsity Division II. After three rounds of competition, with teams being trimmed after each round, the squad earned a high spot in the contest.

  • Green clips Lady Hawks by a baker’s dozen

    The Lady Hawks dropped a district game Feb. 6 to Green County.

    The Lady Dragons, undefeated in 18th District play, made seven of their first 14 3-pointers to build a 44-29 halftime lead and then held on for the 75-62 victory.

    Green County wrapped up district play with a perfect 6-0 record to earn the top seed. The Lady Dragons will face fourth-seeded Hart County in the district tournament semifinals.

  • Last shot for Sheffer

    For LaRue County senior Caleb Sheffer, basketball isn’t just a game. It’s been a part of his life since childhood. As long as he can remember, Sheffer has been playing basketball, either on little league teams or school teams.

    A longtime player, Sheffer’s love for the game is what spurs him on.

    “[I’ve] always enjoyed it,” he said, laughing. “It’s a fun thing to play.”

    Sheffer also played football for the first time this year. As is the norm, he enjoyed the challenge of learning a new sport.

  • Lady Hawks rely on freshman’s growing experience

    Mallory Williams knew this season would be quite different from the previous two years, when she was a key reserve on a LaRue County team which advanced to the 5th Region Tournament final in back-to-back years for the first time in school history.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose by 1

    GREENSBURG — The LaRue County Hawks almost pulled off an incredible comeback Friday night, but instead they experienced tremendous heartbreak.

    After trailing by 16 less than 4 minutes in, the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 30-28 at halftime and took their first lead in the third quarter. They battled back from a five-point deficit with 1:24 left to take a 67-66 lead with 9.5 seconds remaining.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks drop District game to Green

    The Lady Hawks dropped a district game Feb. 6 to Green County.

    The Lady Dragons, undefeated in 18th District play, made seven of their first 14 3-pointers to build a 44-29 halftime lead and then held on for the 75-62 victory.

    Green County wrapped up district play with a perfect 6-0 record to earn the top seed. The Lady Dragons will face fourth-seeded Hart County in the district tournament semifinals.