High School Sports

  • LaRue prepares to host District Tournament

    Both the girls and boys basketball teams at LaRue County High School are looking to right the ship heading into their respective district tournaments, after middle-of-the-road regular seasons.

    Lady Hawks

    It’s been an especially difficult season for the Lady Hawks, as they lost Miss Kentucky Basketball in Ivy Brown, and a player who averaged over 22 points per game in Alexis Brewer.

  • Yingling's transfer a plus for Lady Hawks

    Alyson Yingling has taken an unorthodox route to being a senior starter on the LaRue County Lady Hawks basketball team. Her family moved to Hodgenville from Fairbanks, Alaska, during her junior year. That move would be difficult for anyone, but for a high school student going into her upperclassmen years, it was especially difficult.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks outplayed at Taylor

    Taylor County posted its 18th victory by double digits and its eighth by 30 or more points by dominating LaRue County 68-27 at home on Friday night.
    Six of seven Cardinals scored in each of the first two quarters as Taylor County built a 43-13 cushion after the Hawks managed only three points in the second period.
    Another three-point third made it 56-16.
    David Sloan led a balanced TCHS attack with 17 points while Ezra Oliver, Quentin Goodin and Cam Morgeson had 12 apiece.

  • 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.