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High School Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose to Green Wave

     The LaRue County High School Hawks fell Tuesday 71-59 to the Meade County Green Waves.

    The Hawks led 20-19 after the first quarter when both teams matched each other shot-for-shot.

    Meade County began pulling away in the second quarter, taking a 29-20 lead on a putback by senior center Wes Dowell.

    The Green Wave stretched their advantage to 43-29 early in the second, prompting Hawks coach Paul Childress to call for a timeout.

  • BASKETBALL: Double wins make Homecoming 2012 a success

     LaRue County teams had a heyday at Friday’s Homecoming with the Hawks coming away with a 60-54 win and the Lady Hawks with a 62-44 victory.

  • PHOTO: ECTC presents $1,100 check to Hawk Athletics

     LaRue County High School Principal Paul Mullins was presented a check for $1,100 from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Friday. The funds were donated to Hawk Athletics. 

    At right is ECTC representative Amber Roberts. ECTC has placed a banner in the LCHS gym for recruiting purposes.

  • Lady Hawks fall to E’town

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.
    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.
    “That’s what they do on their home floor,” LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. “I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They’re one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter.”

  • Mat Hawks take disappointing second at State Duals

    What happened? This is the question being asked over and over again to the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks after their second place finish at State Duals competition on Saturday in Lexington.
    “We were overconfident and Union County came in hungry and motivated and wanted it more than us,” said head coach Gary Canter. “We wrestled flat. We didn’t’ look good all day long. When you add in the fact we had a wrestler or two sick and injured, we had several obstacles to overcome right at the start of the day.”

  • Mat Hawks second at State Duals

    The LaRue County Hawks’ quest for another State Duals wrestling championship started strong Saturday, but fizzled late.

    After rolling through their three pool-play matches and then their semifinal, the Hawks suffered a 39-23 loss to Union County in the championship of the annual 16-team tournament at Lexington Henry Clay High School.

    The final match began at 138 pounds and LaRue County led 23-15 after the heavyweights before getting blanked the rest of the final.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks lose to E'town

     LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.

    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.

    “That's what they do on their home floor," LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. "I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They're one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter."

  • PHOTO: IVY LEAGUE

     Ivy Brown, sophomore wing for the Lady Hawks’ basketball team, scored her 1,000th-point last week. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m. Friday in a homecoming matchup against Caverna.

  • Hawks back on track after ‘tale of two halves’

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.
    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”
    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.
    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.

  • Mat Hawks prevail at Tennessee, North Hardin tournaments

    The domination continues. Over the past two weeks, the LaRue County Mat Hawks have wrestled in two tournaments, one in Tennessee and the other at North Hardin and at each tournament, LaRue cruised to easy wins.
    In Tennessee, the Mat Hawks set three tournament records: most points, racking up 316 points; having 11 finalists; and having nine champions.
    The second place team at the Tennessee tournament, a top-10 team from Tennessee, had 230 points. At the North Hardin tournament, Central Hardin had 215 points to the Mat Hawks 285 points.