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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Bullitt

    BULLITT CENTRAL 55, LARUE COUNTY 42. The homestanding Hawks (11-9) were held to 31.8 percent from the field as they lost their third straight and for the fourth time in five games.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer led LaRue County with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Kane Harris added eight points and four assists.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with seven points and six rebounds for the Hawks, who were 0-for-11 from the 3-point arc and 14-of-44 overall.

    BULLITT CENTRAL 55, LARUE COUNTY 42

  • Lady Hawks defeated by Caverna

    The visiting Lady Hawks (8-13, 2-3 18th District) were blown out for the second time this season by the Lady Colonels, losing 65-34.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling paced LaRue County with 17 points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Presley Brown added six points and six rebounds.

    Junior guard Delany Eastridge scored five.

        LaRue County (8-13, 2-3)

        Alyson Yingling 17

        Presley Brown 6

    Delany Eastridge 5

    Savia Brashear 3

    Jordan Bradley 2

  • Hardin named girls’ track and field coach

    Since resigning from LaRue County following the 2006 season, Jamie Hardin has never been far from the sport of track & field.

    She became an official with the KHSAA and U.S. Track & Field and could often be found in the press box as a HY-TEK operator scoring meets.

    Soon, though, Hardin wondered if getting back into coaching could happen.

    An opportunity arose earlier this month at LaRue County. Laura Kudrna stepped down as girls’ track coach in July, and the school needed to find someone before this season begins.