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High School Sports

  • PHOTO: Gabe Shirley and Matt Thompson bound for LWC

     From left, LaRue County High School head football coach Josh Jaggers, Matt Hornback and Gabe Shirley. Hornback and Shirley have signed to play football at Lindsey-Wilson College.

  • PHOTO: Shirley signs to play football at LWC

     LaRue County High School senior Gabe Shirley signed to play football with Lindsey-Wilson College. Front from left, Jim Shirley, father; Gabe Shirley; Kellie Shirley, mother; back, LCHS head football coach Josh Jaggers; Austin Shirley, brother of Gabe Shirley and current LWC football player; and Powell Miller, assistant coach at LWC.

  • Mat Hawks win Region Tournament

    LaRue County will send 10 wrestlers to the KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament next weekend. The Mat Hawks earned their 13 Region 2 victory with 221 points. Central Hardin was second with 200 points.

    The tournament was held at John Hardin Friday and Saturday. Six Mat Hawks are Region champions –  Kyle Edlin (120 pounds); Dylan West (132); Raymundo Perez (138); B.J. Carman (182); Jared Whitlock (160); and Caleb Canter (170).

    Runners-up: Spencer Hines (145); and Tony Couch (195).

    Third: Tanner Mouser (126)

    Fourth: Dawson Bingham (106)

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson

     The LaRue County Hawks whipped Nelson County Feb. 5, 71-41.

    Senior guard Kelton Ford nearly outscored the homestanding Cardinals by himself, finishing with 34 points as the Hawks won for the fifth time in six games.

    Ford almost had a quadruple-double as he had 10 steals, eight rebounds and seven assists, while junior forward Tyler Howell added 13 points and eight rebounds.

    Junior forward Kody Key-Close scored nine points, while senior guard Dustin Coulter and sophomore forward Caleb Sheffer each scored five.

  • Lady Hawks come from behind to defeat Nelson

     Sophomore guard Alexis Brewer scored 23 points and junior guard Ivy Brown added a double-double Feb. 5 as the visiting Lady Hawks knocked off Nelson County – one of the top teams in the 5th Region.

    The Lady Hawks won, 58-55, despite a 32-26 deficit at halftime.

    “We did a good job of playing from behind and not panicking,” said Coach Travis Wootton. “We have played a tough schedule so we were prepared for this game. I think it was their first home loss this year. It was a good bounce back game for us.”

  • Hawks maul Meade, fall to E'town

     The LaRue County Hawks mauled Meade County’s Green Waves Tuesday, Jan. 29, 44-29.

  • Lady Hawks win two last week

     The Lady Hawks continued their winning streak Jan. 31 with a 60-18 trouncing of Bardstown Bethlehem.

  • Mat Hawks ready for Region

     Since 1998, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have won 12 regional championships.

  • Mat Hawks prepare for Region tournament

     Since 1998, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have won 12 regional championships.

    Head coach Gary Canter, who is facing his final regional tournament, said the championship is up for grabs between several teams.

    “Central Hardin, John Hardin, North Hardin and us are all about even when you look at tournament teams,” said Canter. “Any one of these teams could win the regional tournament. I am very sure you can’t say any one team is favored.”

  • Mat Hawks defeat Oldham on Senior Night

     The Mat Hawk seniors were honored at their final home match Jan. 30.

    They gave the home crowd a night to remember as they rolled over Oldham County, 64-3.

    B.J. Carman, the Hawks’ top-ranked 182-pounder, led Garrett Bird 6-2 after the first period, then pinned him 15 seconds into the second period.

    Spencer Hines decisioned Will Jennings 12-2 at 152-pounds.

    Tanner Mouser defeated Sean Dunn 12-4 at 126-pounds.

    Nathan Bell, the Mat Hawks’ heavyweight, pinned Thomas Fow in 13 seconds.