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High School Sports

  • Roarx won’t give up: “Roanoke Special” shows perseverance through injuries

    By all accounts, including his own, Charlie Roarx probably should have quit wrestling when he was a freshman.

    But the LaRue County senior heavyweight, who’s affectionately known as the “Roanoke Special” by teammates and coaches alike, couldn’t stay away.

    His injuries have ranged from breaking his neck as a freshman, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee as a junior and hurting the lateral collateral ligament in the same knee as a senior.

  • Mat Hawks take 8th at State Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks competed Saturday, Jan. 31 in the 24th annual Kentucky State Dual Championship at the Union County Fairgrounds.

    The team took eighth in the small school division, out of the 24-top teams in the state.

    The Hawks were 1-3 on the day, defeating Fort Campbell, 42-30, and falling to Union County, Scott County and Louisville Doss.

  • BASKETBALL: Dawson's 3-pointers lead Hawks to win

     The LaRue County Hawks defeated the Glasgow Scotties, 68-47, on Jan. 27.

    LaRue started the game on a 12-3 run. The teams were close at halftime with the visiting Hawks ahead 29-27. The Hawks outscored Glasgow 39-20 in the second half.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson hit six 3s out of 10 attempts, and scored 26 points for the Hawks, followed by senior forward Caleb Sheffer with 13 points and seven rebounds.

  • WRESTLING: 'Roanoke Special' battles against injuries

    By all accounts, including his own, Charlie Roarx probably should have quit wrestling when he was a freshman.

    But the LaRue County senior heavyweight, who’s affectionately known as the “Roanoke Special” by teammates and coaches alike, couldn’t stay away.

    His injuries have ranged from breaking his neck as a freshman, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee as a junior and hurting the lateral collateral ligament in the same knee as a senior.

  • PHOTO: Durbin signs with Union College
  • Brown has career night in win

    Freshman guard Presley Brown scored a career-high 34 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks past homestanding Thomas Nelson, 77-58 on Thursday.

    Brown also had six steals, five rebounds and five assists for LaRue County (8-11), while junior guard Delany Eastridge scored 17.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, and freshman guard Mallory Williams had nine points, seven assists and four steals.

    The Lady Hawks, who shot 43 percent from the field, led 26-9 after the first quarter.

  • Hawks’ win streak snapped

    The LaRue County Hawks fell 67-32 Jan. 20 to the visiting Barren County Trojans.

    The Trojans (14-6) blitzed the Hawks (10-6) in the first half, outscoring them 44-17 and winning for the 10th time in 13 games.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman paced LaRue County with 12 points, while senior forward Caleb Sheffer added 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson scored seven for the Hawks, who had won seven straight.

    BARREN COUNTY 67, LARUE COUNTY 32

    Barren County 23 21 15 8 – 67

  • Hatmaker named head football coach

    A former LaRue County graduate will be taking up the mantle of head football coach this coming season.

    Tony Hatmaker, who graduated in 1988, returns to LaRue County High School from the college game, where he’s coached in some capacity for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as the defensive backs coach at Eastern Kentucky University for the last four years. During his tenure, the Colonels ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring defense and turnovers forced twice.

  • Wrestling Update

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks were unable to travel Saturday to the Union County Duals, due to inclement weather, according to Coach Eric Burrell.

    The team will be back in action on Jan. 31 at the State Duals in Union County.

  • Basketball: Brown scores 34 points for Ladies

     Freshman guard Presley Brown scored a career-high 34 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks past homestanding Thomas Nelson, 77-58 on Thursday.

    Brown also had six steals, five rebounds and five assists for LaRue County (8-11), while junior guard Delany Eastridge scored 17.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, and freshman guard Mallory Williams had nine points, seven assists and four steals.

    The Lady Hawks, who shot 43 percent from the field, led 26-9 after the first quarter.