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High School Sports

  • Paysen, Hornback play in All-Star game

     Five area seniors and three coaches participated in Saturday’s third annual Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Football Classic.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks hold off Hart

    Coach Paul Childress isn’t going to stand for any more near-epic collapses.

    He’s making sure the LaRue County Hawks understand that, too.

    LaRue County hung on for a 61-57 victory Friday at 18th District rival Hart County, not making a field goal for the final 6:36 and nearly letting a 21-point lead slip away.

    Childress was so frustrated with the Hawks’ fourth quarter performance that he spent 30 minutes talking to them in the locker room and made all players ride the bus home afterward.

  • Lady Hawks outheart Hart

    Ivy Brown was on a mission Friday night and the LaRue County junior forward sent the Hart County Lady Raiders a message.
    She’s not letting them get in the way of the Lady Hawks’ 18th District title quest this season.
    Brown scored 17 of her game-high 26 points in the first quarter as visiting LaRue County routed the Lady Raiders, 74-39.
    Hart County ended the Lady Hawks’ 2011-12 season, knocking them out in the district tournament semifinals. Brown got some revenge Friday – and hopes for more again down the road.

  • Hornback, Paysen compete in All-Star Classic

     Five area seniors and three coaches will participate in Saturday’s third annual Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Football Classic.

    The game, which will be played at 2 p.m. at Louisville St. Xavier, features players from Louisville and surrounding areas against the rest of the state.

    Playing in the game representing the Greater Louisville Football Coaches’ Association are Central Hardin’s Corey Dobbs, John Hardin’s Domonick Brown, LaRue County’s Matthew Hornback and Terell Paysen and North Hardin’s Johnny Hopkins.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Fighting Tigers

     The LaRue County Hawks fell 58-56 Dec. 4 to Breckinridge County.

    The visiting Hawks held a 32-24 lead at halftime. The Fighting Tigers clawed back, outscoring the Hawks 11-10 in the third quarter and 23-14 in the fourth quarter.

    Kelton Ford had 17 points for the Hawks, hitting four of 13 three-point attempts, 10 rebounds and three assists.

    Kody Key-Close scored nine points and had nine rebounds and two assists.

  • PHOTO: Corky Cox MVP

    Former LaRue County High School Coach Cortland “Corky” Cox presented the most valuable player award to Darryl J. Smith Dec. 1 at a tournament named in his honor. Smith, a sophomore, scored 17 points on a pair of 3-pointers and 5-of-7 shooting from the free-throw line  to help his team, the Henderson County Colonels, defeat Fifth Region champion John Hardin in overtime 75-69. 

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Sandidge named to First Team All State

     The accolades continue for Adam Sandidge, a junior cross country runner for the Hawks.

    He has been named to the Class AA Boys’ All State First Team by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. The top seven finishers at State make first team.

    After winning Region, Sandidge placed fifth at the state meet. He was named also to the Academic All-State Team.

    He won the Jack Mitchell Invitational and Lincoln Railsplitter Run.

  • Mat Hawks finish 7th at Oldham Duals

     Inexperience and injuries were the two parts of the formula that caused the LaRue County Mat Hawks to struggle on Saturday at the Oldham County dual tournament. The Hawks were 3-2 in duals and finished in seventh place.

     “We have many kids in our line-up this year who need experience,” said Head Coach Gary Canter. “Where we have experienced kids in the lineup, we are solid.  Unfortunately on Saturday, a few of those experienced kids got injured and this caused us to struggle a bit as the day progressed.”

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose season opener

    Playing without a starter is difficult enough, but when it’s the season opener against a quality team playing its third game, it becomes a monumental challenge.

    The LaRue County Hawks found that out Saturday night.

    The Hawks, who were already replacing three starters from last season, were without senior point guard Kelton Ford, who didn’t dress for the game. LaRue County coach Paul Childress said Ford should return next week.

  • 2012-13 Mat Hawks Wrestling Schedule

    Dec. 8 Ryle Raider Rumble 9 a.m. Away

    Dec. 15 Bruin Class û Central Hardin 9 a.m. Away

    Dec. 19 Doss/Taylor 6 p.m. Home

    Dec. 20-21 Meade County Invitational TBA Away

    Dec. 28-29 Jonesboro, Arkansas Away

    Jan. 5 Region 2 Duals at Nelson County

    Jan. 12 Sectional Duals at Louisville Western

    Jan. 16 North/Male 6 p.m. Home

    Jan. 19 Trojan Classic at North Hardin Away

    Jan. 26 State Duals at Fern Creek Away

    Jan. 30 Oldham County High School (senior night) 6 p.m. Home