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Today's Sports

  • Wrestlers honored at year-end...

    Five LaRue County High School wrestlers were honored at the end-of-season banquet in April.

    Drew Newberry, then a freshman 215-pounder, was named most valuable wrestler for the Mat Hawks.

    Freshman 112-pounder Nick Paden received the Granby Award which recognizes overall attitude as well as wrestling skill.

    Senior heavyweight David Blair was named most improved.

    Eli Meredith received the JV wrestler award. (A photo was unavailable of Meredith.)

    Daniel Parker Statistical Leader winners

  • Football district adjusts to...

    Local schools felt the ripple from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s decision to allow the new Martha Layne Collins High School to play a full varsity district schedule for 2010.

    Collins is the product of the split of Shelby County High School. Shelby County, which competed as a Class 6A school last year, was moved along with Collins into Class 4A District 4, joining Bullitt East, Bullitt Central, Marion County and LaRue County. With two district games to add, some shuffling had to take place.

  • Boone joins Department of Fish...

    When he was in the eighth grade, Brandon Boone, LaRue County’s new Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources conservation officer, took an aptitude test at LaRue County Middle School that foretold his occupation.

    “When the results came back, they showed I had a high aptitude for law enforcement, but I thought they were surely mistaken,” said Boone, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate. “Although I enjoyed hunting and fishing, I wanted to be a biologist and I planned my high school courses in that direction.”

  • Bluegrass Speedway July 24...

    American Modified Series (38 entries)

    Time Trials Top Qualifier- Benji Lee 17.553

     Heat #1 (Top Four Transfer)- Randle Sweeney, Don Adams, Ed Shamhart, Dennis Roberson, Adam Cole, Elliott Despain, Bryan Fiscus, Rocky Wilson, Keith Smith (DNS- Robbie Gullion)

    Heat #2 (Top Four Transfer)- Michael England, Doug Adkins, Miguel Coffey, Brian Shaw, Rob Penny, Jacob Webber, George Hertter, Mike Selby, Kelly Warren

  • Wolverines play to raise funds...

    Two local organizations are teaming up for the second time to help prevent LaRue County kids from going hungry on the weekends.

    This August, the Kentucky Wolverines, a minor league football team from Hardin County, will reform a partnership with the LaRue County BackPack Program, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. The Wolverines, who first collaborated with the BackPack Program in 2008, will host the Wolverine Classic, a charity football game, at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors.

  • Whitlocks score at Bellarmine...

    On July 17, the 5th and 6th Region (West) All-Stars defeated the 7th and 8th Region team (East), 82-78 in overtime.

    Lady Hawks Lyndsay Whitlock and Valerie Whitlock, both seniors, were chosen by 5th Region coaches to play in the 24th annual Bellarmine Roundball Classic.

    The game, sponsored by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association, matched the top players in the Class of 2011.

    Valerie Whitlock scored two points; Lyndsay Whitlock scored one point.    

  • School open houses tonight offer...

    Signups for LaRue County Youth Soccer continue during the open house events from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Hodgenville and Abraham Lincoln elementary schools.

    A final registration also is set from 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 7 at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Games will be played at ALES.

    No signups will be accepted after 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Penalty of $10 for late registration after Aug. 7.

    For more information, call Heather Cook at 358-5720 or 270-766-8959, Michelle Milford at 324-4484 or Stephanie Matherly at 502-264-1928.

  • New offensive coordinator joins...

    LaRue County High School’s Hawks varsity football team kicks off the 2010 season not only with a different offense, but also with a new offensive coordinator.

    “We’ve hired Mike Lewis, a man with over 30 years head coaching experience,” said Rodney Armes, in his 15th season at the Hawks’ helm.

  • Free round of golf offered to...

    Kentucky State Parks will participate in the Professional Golf Association’s Play Golf America promotion through July 31.

    At any of the 18 park courses, players 18 years of age or younger may play a free round and smack a free bucket of balls on the driving range when accompanied by a paying adult. Carts are not included.  

  • Newton playing for Marauders

    Jordan Newton, a former LaRue County High School sports standout, went on to play baseball at Western Kentucky University and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft.

    The 24-year-old is now playing for the Bradenton Marauders, Pittsburgh’s Class A Advanced affiliate in the Florida State League. Newton was cut by the Tigers earlier this season and began playing for the New Jersey Jackals in an independent league.