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High School Sports

  • WRESTLING: Five Mat Hawks heading to State Tournament

     The last time Mat Hawk Ed Hernandez’s photo was in the newspaper, he was being taken down by John Hardin’s Andre Farris.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks pound Assumption

    After sleepwalking in a loss to Green County, the 16th-ranked LaRue County Lady Hawks are wide awake now.

    Senior wing Ivy Brown and the Lady Hawks extended their win streak to four since that last-minute setback to the Lady Dragons, rolling to a 66-20 win Saturday night against the Louisville Assumption Rockets in the nightcap of the five-game Duke’s Valentine Shootout at John Hardin.

    All four of LaRue County’s victories since the loss to Green County have come by at least nine points and three have been by 22 points or more.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Taylor

     The LaRue County Hawks expended so much energy trying to get back in the game against the visiting Taylor County Cardinals on Friday night that when the Hawks finally got close, they had nothing left.

    LaRue County cut a 24-point deficit to five late in the third quarter but ran out of gas against one of the 5th Region’s elite teams.

    Taylor County went on a 17-2 run in a 5-minute stretch late in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter to run away from the Hawks for a 71-52 victory.

  • BASKETBALL: Win for Samantha

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks’ 1-2-2 half-court trap is designed to get opponents out of their rhythm on offense and create some easy scoring chances for the Lady Hawks.

    Against 5th Region rival Taylor County on Friday night, it was mission accomplished on both accounts.

    With 6-foot-1 senior forward Ivy Brown on top, the Lady Hawks flustered the Lady Cardinals into 18 turnovers and 32 percent shooting from the field on their way to a 69-37 victory in Hodgenville.

  • Hawks defeat Nelson County

    The LaRue County Hawks overpowered Nelson County 73-41, Feb. 11.

    Junior forward Caleb Sheffer’s double-double propelled the homestanding Hawks to a rout of their 5th Region foe.

    Sheffer had 23 points, 13 rebounds and two assists as LaRue County handed the Cardinals their ninth straight loss.

    Senior guard Mike Neal chipped in with 15 points and three steals, while freshman guard Cameron Dawson had 10 points and two steals. Senior forward Kody Key-Close added nine points.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Nelson County

    The homestanding Lady Hawks ended Nelson County’s eight-game winning streak Feb. 11 with a 61-52 victory.

    Junior guard Alexis Brewer had 26 points and 11 rebounds, while senior forward Ivy Brown added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help the Lady Hawks defeat their 5th Region rival.

    LaRue County was forced to play catch-up after Nelson County hit five 3-pointers in the first quarter and led by four, but the Lady Hawks pulled even by the end of the third and outscored the Lady Cardinals by nine in the fourth.

  • BASKETBALL: LaRue locks up top seed

     Ivy Brown didn’t just do a little bit of everything to get the LaRue County Lady Hawks back on track Sunday afternoon – the senior forward did a lot of everything.

    Coming off its first 18th District loss in nearly two years, LaRue County rebounded behind Brown’s 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to top visiting Caverna, 67-45.

    Just two days after a slow start plagued them in a one-point loss to Green County, the Lady Hawks led by 13 after the first quarter and kept the lead in double digits throughout.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks drop heartbreaker to Lady Dragons

    With the way the LaRue County Lady Hawks worked to get back into the game Friday night, the final seconds against the visiting Green County Lady Dragons were even more difficult to bear.

    After LaRue County rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter, Green County senior guard Kayla Bale rebounded Mya Schrembs’ shot and made a jumper in the lane with 5 seconds left to stun the Lady Hawks, 63-62 in 18th District play.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Dragons

    The LaRue County Hawks had the Green County Dragons on the ropes, but it was the Dragons who landed the knockout punch.

    After trailing the entire game, the Hawks tied the score at 39 with 2:03 remaining, but Green County made 5-of-7 free throws in the final minute to pull out a 46-41 victory in 18th District play Friday night on LaRue County’s Corky Cox Court.

    Senior Tyler Howell led the Hawks with 14 points and six rebounds, while junior Caleb Sheffer added eight points and grabbed six boards.

  • Lady Hawks game canceled

     Lady Hawks vs. Caverna game has been canceled for tonight due to weather.