Today's Sports

  • Wrestling Update

    The LaRue County Mat Hawks were unable to travel Saturday to the Union County Duals, due to inclement weather, according to Coach Eric Burrell.

    The team will be back in action on Jan. 31 at the State Duals in Union County.

  • LCMS Mat Hawks finish 6th

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks finished in sixth place last weekend at the KSWA District 2 wrestling tournament in Campbellsville. The Hawks had four members – Thomas Hoppes, Thomas Boone, Tucker Shelton and Chase Baker – advance to regions.


    Thomas Hoppes, 80 pounds, second

    Thomas Boone, 105 pounds, third

    Tucker Shelton, 190 pounds, second

    Chase Baker, 190 pounds, fourth


    Also competing were:

    Gabe Fortier, 70 pounds, fifth

    Drew Yingling, 70 pounds

  • LCMS Basketball Scores


    (10-8 overall, 8-6 in conference)

    LaRue 43, Hart 39

    Leading scorers: Chase Childress 12, Jeremiah Belton 11, Mason Bandurske 11

    The Hawks were down four points starting the fourth quarter but outscored the Raiders 14-6 to win the game by four.


    LaRue 28, Casey 38

    Leading scorers: Mason Bandurske 10, Jacob Sandidge 5

  • Hatmaker named new head football...

    It’s an often-used cliché in sports about being in the right place at the right time. When it comes to Tony Hatmaker, that wasn’t just a line, but an opportunity to return to the place where he starred as a player.

    Hatmaker was named the LaRue County football coach Thursday, returning to his roots. Hatmaker, who played football and baseball for the Hawks, replaces Josh Jaggers, who resigned in December.

  • Basketball: Brown scores 34...

     Freshman guard Presley Brown scored a career-high 34 points, leading the LaRue County Lady Hawks past homestanding Thomas Nelson, 77-58 on Thursday.

    Brown also had six steals, five rebounds and five assists for LaRue County (8-11), while junior guard Delany Eastridge scored 17.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling added 10 points, 11 rebounds and four steals, and freshman guard Mallory Williams had nine points, seven assists and four steals.

    The Lady Hawks, who shot 43 percent from the field, led 26-9 after the first quarter.

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to Adair

    The LaRue County Hawks fell 67-32 Jan. 20 to the visiting Barren County Trojans.

    The Trojans (14-6) blitzed the Hawks (10-6) in the first half, outscoring them 44-17 and winning for the 10th time in 13 games.

    Senior guard Micah Wiseman paced LaRue County with 12 points, while senior forward Caleb Sheffer added 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson scored seven for the Hawks, who had won seven straight.


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  • Sandidge makes national cut

    Adam Sandidge and Joey Hartlage both competed in the NAIA Cross Country Championships Jan. 10 at the University of Kansas’ Rim Rock Farm.

    Sandidge, a freshman from LaRue County, finished 213th and Hartlage, a junior from Louisville, was 256th among the 320 runners.

    Sandidge’s time was 27:24.00 in the 8K, while Hartlage ran a 28:01.90. Both qualified for the national event based on their performance at the Mid-South Conference race Nov. 8.

  • Highbaughs have pulling in the...

    For the Highbaughs, tractor pulling isn’t just a hobby. It’s a lifestyle.

    David Highbaugh was runner-up at the Kentucky Invitational Truck and Tractor Pull on Jan. 2. Although runner-up is a prestigious placement, the veteran puller had won the pull in 2013 and 2014.

    David and his father, Lanny, are both from LaRue County and have been pulling competitively since 2004. For Lanny, this is his second go-round in the scene, as he also competed in the 1970s pulling four-wheel-drive trucks.