Today's Sports

  • Patriot grapplers battle...

    The Patriot Grapplers got their first true test of the season on Jan. 14 when they hosted Campbellsville University. The Tigers came into the match ranked fourth in the latest coaches’ poll.

    The Patriots won two weight classes against the Tigers, both by pin. In the 197 division, B.J. Carman, a former Mat Hawk, scored a pin over Evan Decker just 18 seconds into the opening period.

  • Lady Hawks rely on freshman’s...

    Mallory Williams knew this season would be quite different from the previous two years, when she was a key reserve on a LaRue County team which advanced to the 5th Region Tournament final in back-to-back years for the first time in school history.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks lose by 1

    GREENSBURG — The LaRue County Hawks almost pulled off an incredible comeback Friday night, but instead they experienced tremendous heartbreak.

    After trailing by 16 less than 4 minutes in, the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 30-28 at halftime and took their first lead in the third quarter. They battled back from a five-point deficit with 1:24 left to take a 67-66 lead with 9.5 seconds remaining.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks drop...

    The Lady Hawks dropped a district game Feb. 6 to Green County.

    The Lady Dragons, undefeated in 18th District play, made seven of their first 14 3-pointers to build a 44-29 halftime lead and then held on for the 75-62 victory.

    Green County wrapped up district play with a perfect 6-0 record to earn the top seed. The Lady Dragons will face fourth-seeded Hart County in the district tournament semifinals.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks fall to Bullitt

    BULLITT CENTRAL 55, LARUE COUNTY 42. The homestanding Hawks (11-9) were held to 31.8 percent from the field as they lost their third straight and for the fourth time in five games.

    Senior forward Caleb Sheffer led LaRue County with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while freshman guard Kane Harris added eight points and four assists.

    Sophomore guard Cameron Dawson chipped in with seven points and six rebounds for the Hawks, who were 0-for-11 from the 3-point arc and 14-of-44 overall.


  • Free parking available for Lady...

    Fans can enjoy free parking at E.A. Diddle Arena for the remainder of the Lady Topper Basketball season.

    Free parking will be available in parking structure 1 (PS1) and in the upper floors of parking structure 2 (PS2) for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. The first floor of PS2 will continue to be reserved for HAF members. Fans can contact the HAF office at 270-745-5321 for more information on Hilltopper Athletic Foundation memberships. Individuals in the varsity level ($100) receive reserved parking in PS2 for Lady Topper Basketball games.

  • Two Mat Hawks place in region

    Four LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks competed in the Kentucky State Wrestling Association Middle School Region Tournament in Danville.

    Going up against some of the best competition in the state, the Mat Hawks had two individuals place in the tournament.

    Thomas Hoppes placed third overall advancing to the KSWA State Tournament which will be Saturday in Mount Sterling.

    Tucker Shelton will be an alternate to the state tournament.

    Other Mat Hawks competing were Chase Baker and Thomas Boone. 

  • Lady Hawks defeated by Caverna

    The visiting Lady Hawks (8-13, 2-3 18th District) were blown out for the second time this season by the Lady Colonels, losing 65-34.

    Senior forward Alyson Yingling paced LaRue County with 17 points and seven rebounds, while freshman guard Presley Brown added six points and six rebounds.

    Junior guard Delany Eastridge scored five.

        LaRue County (8-13, 2-3)

        Alyson Yingling 17

        Presley Brown 6

    Delany Eastridge 5

    Savia Brashear 3

    Jordan Bradley 2

  • Hardin named girls’ track and...

    Since resigning from LaRue County following the 2006 season, Jamie Hardin has never been far from the sport of track & field.

    She became an official with the KHSAA and U.S. Track & Field and could often be found in the press box as a HY-TEK operator scoring meets.

    Soon, though, Hardin wondered if getting back into coaching could happen.

    An opportunity arose earlier this month at LaRue County. Laura Kudrna stepped down as girls’ track coach in July, and the school needed to find someone before this season begins.

  • Roarx won’t give up: “Roanoke...

    By all accounts, including his own, Charlie Roarx probably should have quit wrestling when he was a freshman.

    But the LaRue County senior heavyweight, who’s affectionately known as the “Roanoke Special” by teammates and coaches alike, couldn’t stay away.

    His injuries have ranged from breaking his neck as a freshman, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee as a junior and hurting the lateral collateral ligament in the same knee as a senior.