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High School Sports

  • Wrestling duals canceled

    The LaRue County Regional Wrestling Duals, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18, have been canceled.
    According to a wrestling booster, some of the teams had to cancel due to classes being called off in their district.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks beat Hart County 52-47

    The LaRue County Hawks won one and lost one last week, dropping a Dec. 7 matchup with Breckinridge County 65-53 and defeating Hart County 52-47 on Dec. 10.

    BRECKINRIDGE BOUNCES PAST HAWKS

    After falling behind 30-21 at the half, the visiting Hawks (1-1) rallied to tie the game at 45 going to the fourth quarter. The Fighting Tigers, however, held LaRue County to eight points in the period en route to their third straight win.

  • Mat Hawks win Oldham Super Duals

    For the second year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the 16-team Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The Mat Hawks defeated Western Hills, North Oldham, Nelson County, Central Hardin and Simon Kenton.
    “It was a good early season test for us,” said Head Coach Gary Canter. “We had some tough matches and definitely a very tough finals Match with Simon Kenton. We learned a lot about our weaknesses on Saturday.”

  • LaRue goes 2-1 in six-team Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks went 2-1 in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic. Six teams competed in the Friday and Saturday tournament.
    LaRue’s Ladies defeated Edmonson County, 62-39 and Meade County, 66-48 on Saturday.
    On Friday, LaRue County lost to Russell County, 55-51 in overtime.
    EDMONSON
    The Lady Hawks led Edmonson County, 36-22 at halftime before taking control of the game with a 16-8 burst in the third quarter.

  • BASKETBALL: Experienced Lady Hawks eye District Tournament

    With all starters and a deep, experienced bench returning, LaRue County High School’s Lady Hawks basketball team is in the driving lane to improve last year’s 14-13 record and perhaps capture its first 18th District crown in six years.
    “We have experience, size, and versatility,” Travis Wootton, Lady Hawks’ coach, said.  
    The team has set a goal of 22 victories, which would be a season record. Wootton will depend a lot on one of the team’s leaders, senior guard Valerie Whitlock, to help make that dream a reality.

  • Michelle McKamey wins Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament

    Michelle McKamey, sixth grade student at Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah and  a member of the State runner-up Lone Oak High School varsity tennis team, won the girls 12s division at the prestigious Fall Southern Closed Tennis Tournament in Louisville. The tournament was held over the Thanksgiving holiday.
    The tourney consisted of the top 48 girls representing the nine states that make up the southern section of the U.S.
    McKamey, the Number 2 seed, won five matches in a row, without losing a set. She won the championship 6-3, 6-0.

  • Austin Shirley plays in All-Star Game

    The Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game was played Sunday at Southern High School. The game matched the top seniors from the Louisville area.

    Two LaRue County High School players, Alex Lee and Austin Shirley, were named to the West team.

    The East won, 14-7.

    Shirley, #51, had two tackles on defense. He is shown here receiving the defensive play from the sideline during the game.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win season opener against Casey County

    The LaRue County Hawks boys’ basketball team won its season opener against the Casey County Rebels Dec. 5. Both teams’ shooting matched the cold weather outside as LaRue scored 22 points in the first half and Casey County only scored 11. With two minutes to go in the first half, the Rebels had scored a mere seven points.

  • LaRue goes 2-1 in Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic

    The LaRue County High School Lady Hawks went 2-1 in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-Off Classic. Six teams competed in the Friday and Saturday tournament.

    LaRue’s Ladies defeated Edmonson County, 62-39 and Meade County, 66-48 on Saturday.

    On Friday, LaRue County lost to Russell County, 55-51 in overtime.

    EDMONSON

    The Lady Hawks led Edmonson County, 36-22 at halftime before taking control of the game with a 16-8 burst in the third quarter.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Hawks look to State Tournament

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks have won four dual state championships, 11 regional championships and numerous tournament titles over the team's 21-year existence, but the team has never won the overall state tournament title. This is the year the coaches hope will end that drought.