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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • B.J. Carman: New Mat Hawks...

    After Head Coach Gary Canter prepared his wrestling team to make a run at a fifth State Duals championship, it was junior Nick Paden who addressed the team to further prepare them for the day’s event.
    “I wanted to let them know that today was a day in which one or all of us could do something that would cause future Hawk wrestlers to remember our names for the next 10 to 20 years. Today was that important of a deal,” said Paden.

  • Paul Newell named director of...

    Becoming director of LaRue County Parks and Recreation is, for Paul Newell, “living out a dream.”

    “I played baseball on those fields as I was growing up,” said Newell, whose father, Roger, pastored Hodgenville’s United Methodist Church 1981-88.  “It’s kind of a dream job to work on those same ball fields and to give back to the community.”

  • Basketball: Hawks lose to E...

    The LaRue County Hawks had a good second quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a slow start in their 65-55 Homecoming loss to the Elizabethtown Panthers Friday.

    E-town jumped out to an early 13-2 lead. LaRue’s Kelton Ford, a sophomore guard, scored nine points to tighten the gap to 19-11 at the end of the first quarter.

    The Hawks outscored their opponents 20-10 in the second quarter, taking a 30-28 lead as they headed to the locker room.