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Today's Sports

  • WRESTLING: Hawks win region

    The LaRue County Hawks will send 12 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament which begins Thursday at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Mat Hawks won eight individual championships and cruised to its third straight region title. The Hawks won the title by 51 points over runner-up Central Hardin, 261-210.

  • Austin Shirley signs with...

    LaRue County High School senior Austin Shirley, a standout for the Hawks football team, has been recruited to play outside linebacker for the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.

    Shirley, the son of Jimmy Shirley and Kellie Shirley, was among 30 student athletes to sign letters of intent at the Columbia college. Twenty-two of the young men are from Kentucky.

    Shirley played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game last fall.

  • CHEERLEADING: Sydney Dobson...

    They just don’t build a pyramid like they used to.

    Only a few years ago, cheerleaders were selected more for looks and popularity than for their athleticism. They stood on the sidelines, shaking pom-poms and yelling for their team to score more points. Stunts were tame in comparison to the edgy routines squads perform these days. Cheerleaders are required to possess the strength, poise and coordination needed to do a series of back handsprings or toss a teammate above their heads – and catch them. And they have to look good doing it.

  • Robert Gatton signs with...

    More than 50 student-athletes from across the nation put on a Campbellsville University hat Wednesday and signed to play football for the Tigers in 2011.
    Campbellsville head football coach Perry Thomas and his staff kicked off the recruiting season by securing more than a dozen transfers and gray shirt athletes to help round out a National Signing Day total of 56 letters of intent for the Tigers.
    LaRue County High School senior Robert Gatton, who played quarterback for the Hawks last season, was one of those selections.

  • WRESTLING: LaRue notches eight...

    BY JOSH CLAYWELL

    Landmark News Service

     

    Once again, it's going to be LaRue County taking on the rest of the 2nd Region when the region tournament is held at Central Hardin's Bruin Gym on Saturday.

    The Hawks locked up eight top seeds during Sunday's draw meeting for the 10-team tournament, which starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • BASKETBALL: Reynolds' free-...

    The LaRue County Hawks Boys Basketball Team improved their season record to 13-6 after defeating the Meade County Green Wave Feb. 1, 55-54.

    The Hawks had lost three of their last four games and were in need of a late season victory, said Head Coach Paul Childress. 

    “This was a good win for us,” Childress said. “It was a close game and that is what you will run in to during post-season. Our guys stepped up and made enough plays at the end to win the game.”

    The Hawks got off to a shaky start, Childress said.

  • Senior Hawks honored at final...

    The Mat Hawk seniors were honored Wednesday at their final home match. From left, Shaquille Cox, Cody Williams, Shelby Floyd and Vince Couch.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks win 20th...

    KENDRICK BRYAN

    Correspondent

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks ended January with a loss to the fourth-ranked Elizabethtown Lady Panthers (22-1) but started the first week of February with three convincing wins.

    The Lady Hawks defeated Bullitt Central on Feb. 1 and went on to defeat Breckinridge County on Feb. 3. LaRue County capped the week with a victory over district rival Green County on Feb. 4.

    Bullitt Central

  • Youth baseball signups begin Feb...

    LaRue County Youth Baseball signups are 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 12, 19 and 26 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 27 at LaRue County Parks and Recreation. Leagues are available for ages 3 to 15 (age as of April 30, 2011).

    Children ages 3-4 need to sign up now because there will not be a Weiner League later in the spring.

    Cost for T-ball Junior (ages 3-4) and T-ball Senior (ages 5-6) is $45.

    Rookie (ages7-8), Minor (ages 9-10) and Major (ages 11-12) is $55.

    Babe Ruth (ages 13-15) is $60.

  • Randy Newberry named to Athletic...

    Randy Newberry, a long-time coach and referee in LaRue County sports, has been named to the 5th Region Athletic Director's Hall of Fame.

    Newberry was recognized Friday at halftime of the Lady Hawks' game. Formal recognition will take place at the girls’ basketball semi-final night at Marion County in March.

    Newberry was nominated for the award by LaRue County High School Athletic Director David Dawson.