Today's Sports

  • Corbin ends LaRue’s season

    The LaRue County Hawks’ football season ended Friday with a 42-13 loss to the Corbin Redhounds. The Hawks were limited to 184 yards in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.

    Corbin led 21-0 entering halftime.

    Corbin had 535 yards on offense, winning its 10th straight. They overcame three turnovers to advance to second round action against Wayne County.

    The Hawks ended their season with a 2-9 record.

  • LaRue runners considered ‘Elite’

    Two LaRue County Middle School cross-country runners have found themselves in the spotlight. The Kentucky Elite Cross County team has selected Emily Pearman and Taylor Full to join them in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 2014 National Championships.

    Both runners have been competing with high school students this season, and that was a big part of what drew the team to them, according to Elite coach Chris Jelks.

  • Sports Shorts

    Youth wrestling sign-ups

    Youth wrestling sign-ups are 6-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. Registration fee is $50.

    Upcoming – basketball season

    n Boys and girls basketball – Blue/White Night, Friday, Nov. 21

    n Tuesday, Nov. 25 – Hawks basketball scrimmage vs. Glasgow, 6:30 p.m.

    n Saturday, Nov. 29 – Hawks basketball scrimmage vs. Hancock County/Atherton, noon

    Cheerleader fundraiser: Daddy-Daughter Hoedown

  • Owen named to All-State...

    Junior Chloe Owen was selected to the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association 2nd Team All-State.

    This is the third consecutive year that the Lady Hawks’ volleyball team has had a first or second all-state team selection. Previous selections were Ivy Brown (2012 and 2013) and Alley Evans (2013).

    Her coach, Ben Schell, said it’s a “very prestigious honor because it is voted on by coaches throughout the state.”

  • Cheerleaders qualify for...

    The LaRue County High School Cheerleaders found themselves in familiar territory Saturday as they made their annual trip to Harvest, Alabama (Sparkman High School) to compete in the UCA Northern Alabama Regional Qualifier. That familiarity proved to be beneficial as the competitive cheer squad earned their fourth straight National qualifier with a second-place finish.

  • Barons adjusting to new level

     Although he was a standout for LaRue County last year, Kody Key-Close looks back and realizes he was in slow motion compared to the level he’s playing on now.

    As 1-of-7 true freshmen on the 10-man roster for the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Barons men’s club basketball team, the former Hawks forward got a rude awakening to the world of college basketball. As did most of his teammates, as only two had college basketball experience prior to the Barons’ season-opening 82-65 loss Oct. 23 to NAIA Georgetown College’s reserves.


    Cameron Dawson was named to the All-Region Golf Team. Only six players for Region 5 were selected. The postseason award was announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

  • PHOTO: Youth Soccer
  • Steve Smith honored by Western

    Western Kentucky University honored on Oct. 4 one of the great teams in Hilltopper sports history – the 1974 NCAA runner-up cross country team. LaRue County native Steve Smith and his family were among the guests.

    The 1974 men’s cross country team were guests at the WKU football game against Conference USA rival UAB at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday.

  • Eagles wallop Hawks, 46-26

    The LaRue County Hawks got off to a slow start Friday, but Campbellsville junior Kendon Young had no trouble getting going on a frigid, snowy night.

    Young rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns, including four in the first quarter, to help the Eagles to a 46-26 victory over LaRue County at Hawk Field.

    Young gained 222 yards in the first quarter and had scoring runs of 85, 6, 29 and 92 yards as Campbellsville built a 26-6 lead less than 11 minutes into the game.