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High School Sports

  • Ford nets 10 in All-Star game

    LaRue County guard Kelton Ford opened the first Indiana-Kentucky Junior Boys’ All-Star game with a power-packed performance.

    Ford scored 10 points in Kentucky’s first meeting with Indiana, but his Junior All-Stars suffered a 126-103 loss at Heritage Christian High School in Indianapolis. He was 1-of-5 Kentucky players to reach double digits, along with Omar Prewitt (18), Darryl Hicks (16), Dominique Hawkins (14), LaVonne Holland (14) and Taylor Glover (10).

  • PHOTO: Hawks attend basketball camp

     Photo courtesy of myspartanews.com

    LaRue County’s Caleb Sheffer and Dustin Coulter put pressure on Warrior A.J. Wilkerson last week at Hooper Eblen at Tennessee Tech team camp. LaRue was the only team to defeat the White County Warriors of Sparta, Tenn. 

  • Sandidge competes at State Park events

     Forty miles a week, going on 60. A mid-17-minute 5K time. Consistently beating out older and stronger runners in statewide races. You could say Adam Sandidge isn’t the typical 16-year-old. 

    Heading into his junior year at LaRue County High School, Sandidge has been running since he came across the high school cross-country tryouts when he was in the fifth grade. By seventh grade, he had run his first 10-mile race. 

  • Four Hawks named to Baseball All-Region

     Figures the two teams who met in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship would dominate the all-region team this season.

    Central Hardin and LaRue County each placed a total of four players on the team. No other team had more than two selections. Central Hardin knocked off LaRue County, 4-2 to win its third consecutive region championship.

    LaRue County had senior Slade Owens named to the first team, while seniors Jesse Johnson and Kyle Sheeran and junior Cole Hughes were selected to the second team.

  • PHOTO: Skaggs named Academic All-State

     Kayla Skaggs, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. She played first base and pitcher for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • PHOTO: Smith named to Academic All-State

     Megan Smith, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association for the second year. Smith played second base and shortstop for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • PHOTO: TREVOR SKAGGS

    Senior Trevor Skaggs reflects on his baseball career as the Hawks’ season ends.

  • PHOTO: Hawks track team

    Members of the Hawks Track and Field Team are front from left, Dalton Lawson, Raymundo Perez, Justin Davis, Austin Parrish; back, Coach Drew Simpson, Trevor Wallace, Jackson Venegas, Larry Mullins, Cody Thompson, Adam Sandidge and Randy Young.

  • 5TH REGION BASEBALL: Hawks fall 4-2 to Central Hardin

    The LaRue County Hawks ended their season as region runners-up after losing 4-2 Saturday to the Central Hardin Bruins.

    Senior Derek Westerfield launched a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to lift the Bruins to victory over the Hawks in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship at Elizabethtown’s Ron Myers Field.

  • BASEBALL: Hawks are region runners-up

    The LaRue County Hawks lost the championship round of the 5th Region Baseball Tournament 4-2 to the Central Hardin Bruins.
    Central's Derek Westerfield hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to take the lead.

    The game, postponed twice due to inclement weather, was played Saturday in Elizabethtown.