Today's Sports

  • Hawks end successful season with...

    The LaRue County Hawks lost to John Hardin 78-84 in overtime Monday night in the 5th Region Tournament semifinals.
    After falling behind by as many as 12 in the third quarter, John Hardin chipped away at LaRue County’s lead and eventually tied the game at 67-all with 5.7 seconds remaining on junior point guard Brandon Price’s 8-foot jumper to force overtime.
    In overtime, the Bulldogs pulled out to a six-point lead and held on for victory at Central Hardin High School’s Bruin Gym. The Bulldogs face Bardstown Tuesday night for the championship.

  • 5th REGION TOURNAMENT: Hawks...

    Coaches know at this point of the season there are no cupcakes, but the Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament has a sweet semifinal match-up, nonetheless.

    Two of the top four teams in terms of winning percentage meet in the region semifinals when John Hardin (20-8) takes on LaRue County (23-7) at 6 tonight at Central Hardin’s Bruin Gym. John Hardin is riding an eight-game winning streak, while LaRue County has won seven in a row.


        After Wednesday night’s first Boys’ 5th Region Basketball Tournament quarterfinal, Kelton Ford thinks he has put one myth to rest.
        The scouting report on the LaRue County junior guard might need to include one more item: just as deadly from the outside as he is driving to the hoop - especially when you don’t guard him tightly like the Taylor County Cardinals.

  • LaRue Countians take on the...

    LaRue County High School sophomore Adam Sandidge won his age group’s race and finished fifth overall in the Polar Bear Grand Prix three-race event at Louisville’s Cherokee Park.
    Jim B. Phelps, a LaRue County Middle School teacher, captured first place in his 30-34 age group, and placed seventh overall.
    The two were among seven LaRue County runners who competed in the 4K (2.5 miles) Reindeer Romp Dec. 10, Frostbite 5K (3.1 miles) Jan. 7 and the Snowman Shuffle 4-miler Feb. 4.

  • PHOTO: District Champs

    Senior Kyle Sheeran took his turn at cutting down the basketball net after the Hawks defeated the Green County Dragons Friday for the 18th District Championship. The team enters Region Tournament play Feb. 29 at Central Hardin High School.

  • KHSAA chooses LaRue wrestler for...

     The late American sportswriter Grantland Rice is credited with the quote, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.”

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-28-12

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  • State Wrestling Results

    Results from the KHSAA State Wrestling Championship
    (152 POINTS)

    106: Kyle Edlin (4-2, 7th Place)
    Beat Michael Beets of St. Xavier, 1:23
    Beat Tucker Hurst of Woodford County, 13-4
    Lost to Elijah Owens of Simon Kenton, 5-0
    Beat Cody Stephens of McCreary Central, 10-4
    Lost to Robb Dezember of Union County, 2-0
    Beat Jerimiah Kline of Trigg County, 6-4

    113: Tanner Mouser (1-2)
    Lost to Trae Blackwell of Union County, 16-1

  • New high school tennis coach...

    Roger Pierce, who is helping Allison McDowell coach LaRue County High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this spring, hasn’t walked the traditional path to coaching that most coaches have trod.
    “I played football, basketball and baseball in high school, but was never on a tennis court until a friend of mine introduced me to the sport while we were in the military,” the 62-year-old Elizabethtown resident said.  
    Later, while working for the state government in Hart County, he resumed the sport recreationally.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks are 18th...

    The LaRue County Hawks became 18th District Champions Friday after a decisive 69-46 victory over third-seeded Green County in Greensburg.

    The Hawks (22-7) are the first team to win four district titles since the district formed in 1966. Three of the four teams have won three consecutive championships. LaRue County won three straight from 1986-88, while Hart County (1999-2001) and Caverna (1977-79) have achieved that mark once.