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Today's Sports

  • Sandidge competes at State Park...

     Forty miles a week, going on 60. A mid-17-minute 5K time. Consistently beating out older and stronger runners in statewide races. You could say Adam Sandidge isn’t the typical 16-year-old. 

    Heading into his junior year at LaRue County High School, Sandidge has been running since he came across the high school cross-country tryouts when he was in the fifth grade. By seventh grade, he had run his first 10-mile race. 

  • Four Hawks named to Baseball All...

     Figures the two teams who met in the 5th Region Baseball Tournament championship would dominate the all-region team this season.

    Central Hardin and LaRue County each placed a total of four players on the team. No other team had more than two selections. Central Hardin knocked off LaRue County, 4-2 to win its third consecutive region championship.

    LaRue County had senior Slade Owens named to the first team, while seniors Jesse Johnson and Kyle Sheeran and junior Cole Hughes were selected to the second team.

  • PHOTO: Skaggs named Academic All...

     Kayla Skaggs, a junior at LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. She played first base and pitcher for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • PHOTO: Smith named to Academic...

     Megan Smith, a recent graduate of LaRue County High School, was named to first-team Academic All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association for the second year. Smith played second base and shortstop for the Lady Hawks. In order to be considered, players must appear in at least 50 percent of their teams' varsity games. Only juniors and seniors are eligible. Based on a 4.0 grade-point average, the breakdown is 3.75 to 4.0 for the first team, 3.50 to 3.74 for the second team and 3.25 to 3.49 for honorable mentions.

  • Kickball tournament to benefit...

     LaRue County Parks and Recreation and Relay for Life of LaRue County have teamed up to host the Kicking Cancer Kickball Tournament on Saturday, June 30.

  • Sports Shorts updated June 13,...

     Reunion of Little Leaguers

  • Cross-country tour to benefit MS...

     A cross-country bike tour that benefits multiple sclerosis (MS) research and awareness will be passing through Hodgenville June 15. 

  • PHOTO: Kickball Mania

     Devin Wheatley is thrown out at third base by Paul Greenwell during the New Haven/Rolling Fork Baptist Church kickball game June 5 at the New Haven City Park.

  • Preservation Pedal is July 7

     Preservation Kentucky will host the second annual Preservation Pedal: A Bike Tour of Historic Danville, Boyle and Mercer Counties on Saturday, July 7.

    This year, the Pedal will feature four historic bicycle tour options. The challenging 60-mile ride will begin at 8:30 a.m. The 42- and 24-mile rides will start at 8:45 a.m. A slower led tour of downtown Danville will begin at 10 a.m. and is intended for novice and occasional riders. Advance registration is requested at www.preservationpedal.org. 

  • PHOTO: Wesley Kessinger signs...

     Recent LaRue County High School graduate Wesley Kessinger signed to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Front from left, Ricky Kessinger, father; Wesley Kessinger; Mary Kessinger, mother; back, Lindsey Wilson Assistant Coach Mike Mantooth.