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High School Sports

  • Hawks open season with three losses and a win over Fort Knox

     The LaRue County Hawks had a rough first week of baseball season, losing three and winning one.

  • Season Preview: Hawks unleash pitching aces

     Like an F-35 Strike Eagle fighter fully armed with a payload of Harm missiles, LaRue County High School’s varsity baseball Hawks enter this season’s battles loaded with formidable veteran pitching aces capable of hurling their projectiles fast and on target to home plate.

  • Season Preview: Boys' track short on experience, long on work ethic

     With only one senior on his LaRue County High School boys’ track team, first-year coach Orion Tucker is looking for hard work and positive attitudes to propel his Hawks toward this season’s objectives.

    “Our goal is to build a solid foundation, to improve on last year’s times, to try to surprise a few teams this year, to finish top five in the region, to send the team to state, and, if not, to send as many individuals we can,” said Tucker, a graduate of Kentucky State University who since 2006 has been employed at The Life Connection.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks win season opener

     The LaRue County Lady Hawks won their season opener March 14 with a 10-4 thrashing of Bardstown Bethlehem in eight innings.

    Junior Brigitte Skaggs went 2-for-5 with a double and five RBIs as the visiting Lady Hawks knocked off the Banshees.

    Bethlehem scored first, bringing in two runs in the bottom of the first inning. LaRue didn’t score until the third inning – but scored six in the final inning.

    Freshman Jill Hughes chipped in with two doubles and two RBIs, while junior Peyton Gardner had three singles and an RBI.

  • TENNIS: LaRue falls to John Hardin

    BOYS' PREP

    THURSDAY'S SCORES

    JOHN HARDIN 4, LARUE COUNTY 1

    ELIZABETHTOWN - Scores from Thursday's match at the Freeman Lake Tennis
    Complex:

    Singles

    Tyler Edlin (JH) def. Ryan Abell (LC), 6-0, 6-1

    Keiren Bowen (LC) def. Hebert Veldenz (JH), 6-1, 6-1

    Nathan Anderson (JH) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-2, 6-3

    Doubles

    Jared Anderson/Carson McCann (JH) def. Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC),

  • TENNIS: LaRue vs. Bardstown

     BARDSTOWN 3, LARUE COUNTY 2

    HODGENVILLE — Scores from Tuesday’s match at LaRue County:

    Singles

    Austin Chaney (B) def. Keiren Bowen (LC), 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

    Devon Chaney (B) def. Ryan Hornback (LC), 6-4, 6-1

    David Rowan (B) def. Alex Best (LC), 9-8, 7-3

    Doubles

    Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC) def. Austin Bogardus/Austin Holsclaw (B), 6-4, 6-0

    Tyler Skaggs/Preston Howell (LC) def. Aum Patel/Brandon Do (B), 7-5, 1-6, 10-6

    Exhibition Doubles

  • BASEBALL: Hawks fall to North in season opener

     The LaRue County Hawks had a bad case of the first-game jitters in their March 12 loss to North Hardin.

    The visiting Trojans capitalized on several LaRue County mistakes to earn a 3-1 victory in a matchup of 5th Region teams.

    The Hawks made six errors in the first four innings, leading to all of North Hardin’s runs.

  • Hawks: Looking back on a stellar season

     The LaRue County Hawks finished their history-making season with a 21-8 record and fifth 18th District basketball championship. It’s the first time a team has won five consecutive district championships.

  • PHOTO: A new season

     Senior Matt Hornback worked out in the batting cage last week. Watch next week’s issue for baseball and softball previews. 

  • Softball preview: Lady Hawks developing a winning attitude

     Coming off a 14-22 season last year, LaRue County High School softball coach Aaron Howell is looking for his Lady Hawks to rebuild and refresh not only their skills but also their mental approach to the game.

    “If there is a weakness to the team, it’s definitely with the mentality of winning,” the eight-year coaching veteran said. “Our girls have struggled with the mental side of the game in the past and have shown signs of improving. If they continue to focus on the mental side of winning, then we should have a good year.”