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High School Sports

  • 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.

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to Adair

    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

  • Lady Hawks split weekend games

    The Lady Hawks (7-11) split their weekend games, falling to homestanding Henderson County, 70-30 on Saturday and rolling past 18th District rival Hart County, 62-41 on Friday.

    Henderson County led by 17 after the first quarter and held the Lady Hawks to 39.1 percent shooting (9-of-23) from the field.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling paced LaRue County with 10 points and six rebounds, while freshman guard Mallory Williams added eight poitns and two assists. Junior guard Delany Eastridge scored six.

  • LaRue downs Adair, Hart

    The visiting LaRue County Hawks defeated the Adair County Indians 48-45 on Jan. 13.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman was the high scorer for the game with 22 points, and hitting five of six free throw attempts. Senior forward Caleb Sheffer scored 9 points, followed by sophomore guard Cameron Dawson with 7.

    Seth DeVary and Dalton Metcalf scored 4 each; freshman guard Shane King scored 2.

    The Hawks hit 45.5 percent of their field goal attempts and six-of-10 free throw attempts.

  • Mat Hawks earn #2 seed for State Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks qualified Saturday to compete in the prestigious State Duals tournament this weekend at Union County.

    The team earned a #2 seed in the small school division, going 5-1 on the day against Fort Knox, Nelson County, Thomas Nelson, DeSales, Holy Cross and Doss.

    LaRue County Mat Hawks Coach Eric Burrell said his team blanked Fort Knox, 82-0, and held Nelson, Thomas Nelson, DeSales and Holy Cross to six points.

    The team’s only defeat came at the hands of Doss, 31-39.

  • Basketball: Too many turnovers for Lady Hawks

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks lost their fifth straight game Jan. 13 to John Hardin’s Lady Bulldogs. The final score was 43-32.

    LaRue County finished with 25 turnovers, eight unforced, as John Hardin came up with 17 steals. LaRue County forced just four steals.

  • PHOTO: In support of the team

    The LaRue County High School Pep Club supported the Hawks and Lady Hawks basketball teams during Friday’s doubleheader with Green County. From left, senior Eli Royalty, senior J.C. Dunn and junior Chase Watson put on an ESPN-like skit for the crowd.


  • LaRue tops at Defender of the Mat

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks outwrestled 13 teams to bring home a first place trophy in Saturday’s Defender of the Mat tournament at Lexington Bryan Station.