Today's Sports

  • Howell named Lady Hawks'...

    The LaRue County High School softball team has a new leader. Aaron Howell was named the new head coach of the Lady Hawks last week.

    Howell will leave behind a coaching position at North Hardin High School to come to LCHS. He will replace Mielle DiStefano, who is leaving LaRue County to become a school counselor in Metcalfe County.

  • Billy Howell to be inducted in...

    The 2010 class of the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted in August at the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 1110 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Honorees include Billy Howell of Hodgenville.

    Howell was the 1975 Late Model champion at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway.

    He drove hemi-powered Chrysler products before taking the seat of a Camaro prepared by Terry Elmore. He later teamed up with Bill Clary, operator of one of the region’s leading speed shops.

  • Lady Hawks win volleyball opener

    Senior middle hitter Brea Huhn had seven kills and one ace; and senior setter Molly Kennedy had 16 assists, four kills and one ace to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 25-21, 25-17 win over 5th Region rival, Taylor County, Monday.

    Senior middle hitter Lauren Patterson had five kills, five blocks and three aces; sophomore outside hitter Kara Paden chipped in with five aces and three kills for the ladies.

    Taylor County won the JV match 21-15, 11-21 and 21-11.

  • Boys Basketball Boosters plan...

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball Boosters will hold its sixth annual golf scramble beginning 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 per golfer which includes golf, cart, free drinks on course and lunch.  Bring your own team or sign up and be placed on a team.

    More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to top three teams and ninth place. Prizes for closest-to pins, longest drives and door prizes.

  • Hawks scrimmage Friday against...

    LaRue County Hawk Football fans will get their first view of the 2010 team Friday.

    The Hawks will scrimmage Nelson County at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Hawk Field. Admission is laundry detergent, towels or soap.

    The football boosters will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and snowcones at the scrimmage. Plus, they will offer new “Hawks Football” T-shirts, booster memberships and reserved seating for all home games.

    The team plays Mercer County in the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville High School 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

  • Saturday's Wolverine...

    On Saturday, 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 at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors from Ohio.

    The first Wolverine Classic brought in about $3,500. This year, the team’s goal is to raise $5,000.

  • 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