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High School Sports

  • Hawks on hot streak with wins over North and Caverna

    The LaRue County Hawks haven’t had much luck against North Hardin, but they certainly caught the Trojans at the right time this season.
    And they took advantage of it.
    Junior Kelton Ford scored a game-high 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks knocked off the Trojans, 68-62, Dec. 13 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium. It was LaRue County’s first win over North Hardin since the 1994-95 season.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Daviess, Caverna

    Sophomore Ivy Brown had consecutive double-doubles to lead the LaRue County Lady Hawks to back-to-back wins over the weekend.
    LaRue County (2-3) knocked off visiting Daviess County, 48-36 on Saturday after beating 18th District rival Caverna, 60-40 on Friday night.
    Brown had 14 points, 12 steals, seven rebounds and five assists as the Lady Hawks held on against Daviess County.
    Freshman Alexis Brewer added 21 points – including one 3-pointer – and three assists, while sophomore Allison Evans had five points and eight rebounds.

  • Hawks host sixth annual National Guard Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball team will host the sixth annual National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29 at the LCHS gym.  
    Hawks Head Coach Paul Childress anticipates a great tourney with a very competitive field with several local teams.  
    “I think this will be a great tournament,” Childress said. “We have several teams from around the area coming in and have some good first round matchups. Hopefully, because of the proximity of the teams, we will have some good crowds during the tourney.”

  • Eight Mat Hawks perfect at Bruin Duals

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks continued their dominating December performance by crushing Lexington Lafayette, Barren County, Meade County and Central Hardin on Saturday at the Central Hardin duals.
    No team won more than three individual matches in their dual with the Mat Hawks.
    In the match-up with Barren County, the Mat Hawks scored their third perfect score of the year, 84-0. The Mat Hawks almost blanked Central Hardin as well, a team who many believe is the second best team in the region, beating the Bruins 67-3.

  • Josh Jaggers named head football coach at LCHS

    Josh Jaggers has been named head football coach at LaRue County High School, replacing Rodney Armes who resigned after 16 years in that position.

    Jaggers joined the LCHS coaching staff in 2008 as defensive coordinator working with the offensive line and linebackers. In 2011 he became the assistant head coach to Armes.

    He was chosen from a field of 20 applicants whom LCHS principal Paul Mullins described as “highly qualified.” 

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks whip North Hardin

    The LaRue County Hawks haven't had much luck against North Hardin, but they certainly caught the Trojans at the right time this season.

    And they took advantage of it.

    Junior Kelton Ford scored a game-high 27 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, as the Hawks knocked off the Trojans, 68-62, Dec. 13 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium. It was LaRue County's first win over North Hardin since the 1994-95 season.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks fall to North

     The Lady Hawks lost a heartbreaker to North Hardin’s Lady Trojans Tuesday, falling 49-46 at Ron Bevars Gymnasium.

    The Lady Hawks held North to three points in the second quarter and were up four points at halftime. But they couldn’t keep up with North’s newfound momentum in the second half.

  • Three Mat Hawks undefeated at Ryle Rumble

    The march to Lexington and the state championship continues for the LaRue County Mat Hawks as the wrestlers traveled to Ryle over the weekend and crushed the best teams in the state to win the Ryle Rumble.
    This tournament was billed as the best and toughest tournament in the state of Kentucky this season. The top five teams in the state as well as number eight and nine were in attendance. The number two ranked team in Virginia was at Ryle as well as one of the best teams in Indiana and Ohio. The Mat Hawks ran away with the victory by more than 70 points.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Hart, 52-32

    The scouting report LaRue County coach Travis Wootton drew up for the Hart County Lady Raiders was a simple one: keep tabs on senior guards Lexee Wilson, Jordan Strother and Leah Burd.
    Task not accomplished.
    Burd, Wilson and Strother combined to hit six 3-pointers as the visiting Lady Raiders knocked off 18th District rival LaRue County, 52-32 on Friday night.

  • Hawks’ cold play breaks Hart

    With a 22-point halftime lead over 18th District rival Hart County, the LaRue County Hawks hit a lull and went ice cold coming out of the locker room Friday night.
    Settling for long jump shots and 3-pointers, the Hawks were held scoreless for nearly 5 minutes after halftime. Veteran coach Paul Childress burned two timeouts in that span, and got on his players for not executing the game plan.
    The Hawks responded with an 18-8 run to close the third quarter en route to an 81-53 win over the visiting Raiders.