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High School Sports

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Hawks show no mercy

    Peyton Gardner enjoys the rare occasions she gets to see left-handed pitching, and she took full advantage April 8 against visiting 5th Region rival John Hardin.

    The left-handed hitting Gardner fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in four innings.

    Gardner, a senior center fielder, laced a three-run double to left-center field in the fourth to enforce the mercy rule.

  • More accolades for Ivy Brown, Alexis Brewer

    Miss Kentucky Basketball Ivy Brown, a LaRue County High School senior, has been named to the Herald-Leader’s All-State team.

    The Lexington newspaper said the 6-foot-2 senior is ranked 73rd nationally in the 2014 class by ESPN's HoopsGurlz. LaRue County's career leader in points, rebounds and steals, she led the Lady Hawks to a 24-7 season, averaging 24.4 points and 12.6 rebounds.

    Brown will play for Western Kentucky University next season.

    Her teammate, junior Alexis Brewer, was named to the first team.

  • BASEBALL: One-run losses plague Hawks

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • Sandidge breaks, sets new record

     Adam Sandidge, LaRue County’s only competitor, won the 1,600 at Friday’s Central Hardin Invitational. He set a school record with a time of 4:26.81.

    Sandidge took second in the 800, after setting the school record in the event Wednesday in the LaRue County All-Comers meet. He broke the record Friday with a time of 2:00.57.

    Sandidge had taken the lead with about 200 meters to go from Central’s Christian Wright.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks looking for consistency behind the plate

    Hawks head baseball coach Eric Allen is counting on shoring up team defense and more consistency at the plate to point his LaRue County High School squad in the winning direction.

    The Hawks, with four wins scattered among 12 losses through last week, are suffering the growing pains of a young team. In such a situation, Allen said the willingness to keep working hard to improve takes on more importance than the win-loss column.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks fall to Green

    What LaRue County coach Eric Allen saw from the Hawks in the seventh inning is what he wants to see the entire game.

    Trailing by three runs, the Hawks mounted a furious comeback, getting a two-run single from freshman Briar Holt and loading the bases before the visiting Green County Dragons managed to escape with a 4-3 victory in an 18th District game.

  • Tennis results

    Tennis Results

    April10

    Boys

    MARION COUNTY 5, LARUE COUNTY 0

    Singles

    Alex Spalding (MC) def. Preston Howell (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Ryker Cassidy (MC) def. Alex Best (LC), 6-0, 6-0

    Colby Hood (MC) def. Cole Constant (LC), 6-1, 6-0

    Doubles

    Michael Spalding/Trevor Hood (MC) def. Kyler Hart/Trevor Sanders (LC), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-4)

    Bryce Spalding/Hank Hardin (MC) def. Michael Brey/John Michael Lawler (LC), 6-3, 4-6, 10-7

  • BASEBALL: LaRue tops Thomas Nelson

    Juniors Koy Lindsey and Turner Cottrell, freshman Briar Holt and eighth-grader Brandon Cecil combined for six hits and four RBIs as the visiting LaRue County Hawks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Thomas Nelson on Tuesday.

    Lindsey went 3-for-4, while Cottrell and Cecil combined to go 3-for-6. Sophomore Colby Skaggs went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for LaRue County (4-9), which won for the first time since March 26.

  • SOFTBALL: LaRue rolls past John Hardin

    Peyton Gardner enjoys the rare occasions she gets to see left-handed pitching, and she took full advantage Tuesday evening against visiting 5th Region rival John Hardin.

    The left-handed hitting Gardner fell a home run short of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs, 15-0 in four innings.

    Gardner, a senior center fielder, laced a three-run double to left-center field in the fourth to enforce the mercy rule.

  • McKamey topples top seeds at tennis tourney

    Michelle McKamey, a freshman on the McCracken County High School Tennis team, won the prestigious Chattanooga, Tenn., Rotary High School Team Tournament, A Division number one singles position, during spring break.

    She was unseeded and defeated the number four seed, Gracie Donoghue of Hutchison School of Memphis 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.