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High School Sports

  • Band of Hawks season cut short by a fraction

    The LaRue County Band of Hawks competed over the weekend in KMEA State Marching Band Championships at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

    LaRue County missed its final in Class 3-A finals by seven-tenths of a point, but Director Jamie Smith said the students turned in their best performance of the year.

    “Even though we’re disappointed, we’re proud of our performance,” Smith said.

    “The final score just didn’t shake out,” he added.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Louisville Central

    The LaRue County Hawks lost its ninth game this season Friday to the Louisville Central Yellowjackets.

    Three of the Hawks’ four turnovers came in its own territory, allowing the Yellowjackets to take advantage of short field positions enroute to a 34-0 win in both teams’ final Class 3-A, District 3 game of the year.

    LaRue hadn’t fumbled the ball aways its previous three games before losing two fumbles Friday. The Hawks were intercepted twice.

    The Hawks had 91 yards on 43 plays. Central racked up 304 yards on 48 plays.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge wins Mid-Kentucky Conference

     Adam Sandidge, for the second year, won the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference meet at the Bluegrass Entertainment Center (formerly Hillbilly Heaven) in Bardstown.

    Last year, Sandidge had a time of 16:56.25.

    At the Oct. 22 event, he shaved several seconds off his time (16:21.08) in the 5,000-meter run.

    Eighty runners from eight teams competed in the event.

    Teamwise, LaRue County’s boys placed fifth.

    For the girls, LaRue’s Kristina Durbin placed 14th with a time of 21:36.51.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Ladies fall in district final

    Green County’s reign over the 18th District continued Tuesday night.

    The top-seeded Lady Dragons won their 11th straight 18th District Volleyball Tournament title with a 25-19, 25-13, 25-12 win over the second-seeded LaRue County Lady Hawks.

    Green County (31-6) has won the district every year since 2003 and improved to 3-0 against LaRue County (23-9) this season.

  • SOCCER: Lady Hawks are District Champs

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their first 18th District Soccer championship by beating Marion County 4-3 in overtime Oct. 17.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Hawks progress in District play

     Ben Schell has been coaching volleyball long enough to witness some strange occurrences, but nothing like this.

  • PHOTO: Spirit Stick

     LaRue County High School seniors swarmed the field when they learned they won the annual football homecoming spirit stick Oct. 4.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Panthers

     The LaRue County High School Hawks lost their eighth straight game Oct. 19. 

  • SOCCER: Hawks fall in opening round of District Tourney

     The Hawks Soccer Team lost their opening round in the 18th District Tournament Oct. 15 to Taylor County.

  • FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Panthers

    The LaRue County High School Hawks lost their eighth straight Oct. 19 to host Elizabethtown at Doug Smith Memorial Stadium.

    It was a pivotal Class 3-A, District 3 clash for both teams. Elizabethtown (6-2, 1-1) won to keep alive its bid of hosting a playoff game, while the loss guaranteed the Hawks (0-8, 0-2) the fourth seed in the playoffs and a first-round game at District 4 top seed Wayne County.

    The win was the Panthers’ first against the Hawks since 2008.