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Today's Sports

  • Sallee’s promotes students

    Sallee’s Family Taekwondo conducted color and black belt testing Aug. 3 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.

    Randall Sallee Jr., a fourth-degree black belt in Songham Taekwondo, and a long-time member of the American Taekwondo Association is the school’s owner. Sallee, who also owns a school in Campbellsville, brings both of his schools’ students together for this outdoor event each year.

  • Bicycle tour set for Sept. 14-16

    The American Lung Association in Kentucky’s 28th annual bike ride, presented by Kindred Healthcare and KentuckyOne Health, is scheduled for Sept. 14-16.  

    The Bike Trek’s round-trip route begins and ends in historic Harrodsburg, with the first night’s stay at Danville’s Pioneer Playhouse, where travelers will be treated to free massages, dinner and music by the Dave Shelton trio.
    Sunday’s ride takes cyclists to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

  • Golfers can reserve tee time...

    Golfers can now go online to reserve tee times at all 16 of the golf courses operated by the Kentucky State Parks, said Commissioner Elaine Walker.

    “This service will make it easier for our golf customers to make reservations,” Walker said. “It also makes our courses available to more golfers in Kentucky and other states.”

    The online reservation system is operated by GolfNow, which is owned by The Golf Channel. Golfers can visit www.parks.ky.gov and click on the “GolfNow” logo to make a reservation.

  • Sandidge tops at Heartland...

    LaRue County High School senior Adam Sandidge won his age division and took fourth overall in Saturday’s Heartland Festival Run.

    He had a personal best of 16:30 in the 5K run.

    “He had set some goals this summer for this season,” said Hawks’ cross country coach Jim B. Phelps. “I think his hard work and dedication in the off season will really pay off this season.”

  • Lady Hawks show leadership, speed

    Though her girls’ cross country team is few in numbers, Coach Jackie Harley is hopeful determination, endurance and some runners with great speed will lead the LaRue County High School team to a successful season.

    Veterans returning for the Lady Hawks include juniors Kristina Durbin, Kaelyn Herrin and Amanda Brewer. Seventh grader Clair Keller is back after sitting out a season. The coach said she is close to running her average time from two years ago.  

  • Ford chooses Troy University

    Kelton Ford, former multi-sport standout at LaRue County High School, has signed on as a member of Troy University’s Trojan basketball team in the Sunbelt Conference.

    “I am extremely happy for Kelton,” said his high school coach Paul Childress.  “He has worked so hard to achieve his dream of playing Division One basketball.  He is at a great institution with Troy University and has a quality coach in Phil Cunningham.”

  • Underclassmen gain experience in...

    The LaRue County High School Hawks’ opening scrimmage “went well for the most part,” said head football coach Josh Jaggers.

    The Hawks played against Breckinridge County Friday with five sophomores and a freshman starting on defense, and five sophomores starting on offense.

    After senior Michael Neal injured his wrist, “we had 11 new starters on the field from last year … that’s right, 11 totally new faces,” said Jaggers.

  • Coach Bell changes formation,...

    Though losing 10 seniors who had been together from jayvee through varsity to graduation last year, new LaRue County High School’s boys’ head soccer coach Derek Bell feels optimistic looking at this season’s Hawks.

    “On the plus side the enthusiasm and drive by the team should make up for the continuity of the now departed seniors,” said Bell.

    With different people employing different skills sets, Bell has adjusted his on-field strategy.

  • Lady Hawks a favorite for Region

    With seven varsity players returning, LaRue County High School volleyball coach Ben Schell can all but dispense with teaching and explaining the basics of the game in favor of more in-depth work on winning.

    “Our biggest strength as a team at this point is our experience at the varsity level,” said the Lady Hawks’ coach. “We will have more competitive practices because several players will be competing for playing time.”

  • Sports Shorts -August 21, 2013

    Pool’s hours
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation swimming pool will be open weekends only in August. It will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 12:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $6 for 12 and older, and $3 for under 12.

    Volleyball season begins
    The first game of the regular season for the Lady Hawks Volleyball team is Aug. 22 at home against Caverna.

    Co-ed softball tournament benefits Alzheimer’s research