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High School Sports

  • Lady Hawks fall to E'town in region quarterfinal

    LEBANON - The LaRue County Lady Hawks appeared to take one small step
    this season, but it was a giant leap for the program.
    The Lady Hawks saw their record-setting season come to a close Friday
    night as they fell to the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers, 56-44 in the
    Girls' 5th Region Basketball Tournament at Marion County High School's
    Roby Dome in front of a standing-room only crowd.
    "It was special," LaRue County senior Valerie Whitlock said of the

  • Lady Hawks face E'town in Region quarterfinals

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks are trying to get where the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers have made a habit of going.

    The teams meet tonight at 8 in the Girls’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament semifinals at Marion County High School’s Roby Dome. Elizabethtown has won six region championships, starting with its first in 1981. The Lady Panthers have reached the final 11 times. Meanwhile, LaRue County has never played for the title, going 0-3 all-time in the semifinals.

  • Hawks fall 53-55 to Marion in Regional opener

    The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team’s season came to an end March 2 in the first round of the 5th Region Tourney at Greensburg. The Marion County Knights took away a 55-53 victory, leaving the Hawks with an overall season record of 17-11 and a district record of 7-1.
    Head Coach Paul Childress felt the Hawks got off to a good start yet struggled offensively.

  • Lady Hawks win first round of Region Tourney

    The Lady Hawks jumped out to a 14-2 lead and held on for a 53-46 victory over the Washington County Commanderettes in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday night.

    "As I've stated several times, we're not always pretty to watch, but we find a way to win," LaRue County coach Travis Wootton said. "I don't know how well we were playing, but we got out to a lead and I think we relaxed a little bit. I think we got caught up in the moment. But this was good to get this under our belt."

  • Hawks win 18th District Tournament

    Friday’s 18th District Championship was a rematch between the LaRue County Hawks and the Caverna Colonels in Hodgenville. 

    If basketball was anything like professional wrestling, this would be called a grudge match. The Hawks were looking to avenge a 64-49 drubbing by the Colonels on Jan. 18. The Colonels were well supported with purple all over the packed gym. 

  • Lady Hawks defeat Hart in District championship

     Senior twins Valerie and Lyndsay Whitlock – and the LaRue County Lady Hawks – finally have their 18th District Basketball Tournament title.

    After six years and in their final season, the sisters finally got to cut down the nets. 

    They were so happy, they draped them around their necks and wore them like large championship necklaces the whole night.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks, Lady Hawks win district tournament

     The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks won the 18th District Basketball Tournament Friday night.

    The Ladies defeated Hart County's Lady Raiders 49-43.

     

    Later that night, the Hawks defeated Caverna 57-39.

    Both proceed to the Regional Tournament.

    Check out the online slideshow and read game details in Wednesday's print issue.

  • Laura Kudrna selected as girls' track coach

    Laura Kudrna, the new Lady Hawks’ Track Coach, believes that an athlete's biggest competitor is herself.

    Kudrna, a fifth grade teacher at Hodgenville Elementary School, brings a wide range of sports experience to the team. The North Hardin High School graduate played for the school’s soccer team and has competed in co-ed softball in Radcliff since age 16.

    She took three years off due to pregnancy and taking college classes.

  • HAWKS: VARSITY BASEBALL SCHEDULE

    March 16  Bullitt East scrimmage Home 5 p.m.

    March 22  Nelson County away 5:30 p.m.

    March 24  Elizabethtown home 5:30 p.m.

    March 25  Bethlehem away 5:30 p.m.

    March 26  TBA 5:30 p.m.

    March 28  Caverna away 6 p.m.

    March 30  Hart County home 5:30 p.m.

    March 31  John Hardin away 7 p.m.

    April 4-9  TBA at Fort Walton Beach Florida Beach Bash

    April 11  Bethlehem home 5:30 p.m.

    April 13  North Bullitt home 5:30 p.m.

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Hawks to play in championship

    Kelton Ford isn’t a big social studies or history buff, but suffice to say LaRue County’s standout sophomore point guard liked learning from history.

    After struggling offensively in his Hawks’ two regular-season wins against Green County, Ford had no trouble getting in a rhythm against the third-seeded Dragons on Tuesday night in the 18th District Tournament semifinals. Ford hit his first five shots and scored his team’s first 12 points en route to career-high 32 points to lead the second-seeded Hawks to a 78-68 win.