Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat...

    The Washington County Commanders Basketball Team came to Hodgenville on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14 looking to improve their dismal 5-20 record.  The LaRue County Hawks Basketball Team was looking to right their ship after losing six of their last nine games. The Hawks came away successful with a 70-54 victory. 

  • Middle School Wrestling: Mat...

    Heading into the middle school state tournament, not many people were talking about the LaRue County team. After the tournament, many were talking about how much the team had improved over the year as the Mat Hawks left with the third place trophy.

    “We weren't picked to win state,” said Head Coach Dan Heady. “But we also weren't expected to bring home third place either. This group of kids gave us everything they had and then exceeded all expectations.”

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks topple...


    It took an extra period, but the LaRue County Lady Hawks continued on the path to tie the school record for wins.

    On Feb. 11, the Lady Hawks defeated 5th Region rival Taylor County in an overtime road win, 52-46. On Feb. 12, LaRue County was victorious over the 2nd Region's Henderson County Lady Colonels, 50-48.

    Taylor County

  • BASKETALL: Hawks drop three games

    The LaRue County Hawks dropped three games last week, falling to Nelson County 62-65 Feb. 8; Taylor County 45-63 Feb. 11; and Harrison County 48-68 Feb. 12.

    Nelson nudged

    Using the inside play of 6’4” Ricky Ricketts and 6’5” John Land, the Cardinals overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to pull out the victory. LaRue County Head Coach Paul Childress was not surprised when Nelson County went inside with the ball. 

  • WRESTLING: Hawks win region

    The LaRue County Hawks will send 12 wrestlers to the state wrestling tournament which begins Thursday at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    The Mat Hawks won eight individual championships and cruised to its third straight region title. The Hawks won the title by 51 points over runner-up Central Hardin, 261-210.

  • Austin Shirley signs with...

    LaRue County High School senior Austin Shirley, a standout for the Hawks football team, has been recruited to play outside linebacker for the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson College.

    Shirley, the son of Jimmy Shirley and Kellie Shirley, was among 30 student athletes to sign letters of intent at the Columbia college. Twenty-two of the young men are from Kentucky.

    Shirley played in the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association/Drive Cancer Out East-West All-Star Game last fall.

  • CHEERLEADING: Sydney Dobson...

    They just don’t build a pyramid like they used to.

    Only a few years ago, cheerleaders were selected more for looks and popularity than for their athleticism. They stood on the sidelines, shaking pom-poms and yelling for their team to score more points. Stunts were tame in comparison to the edgy routines squads perform these days. Cheerleaders are required to possess the strength, poise and coordination needed to do a series of back handsprings or toss a teammate above their heads – and catch them. And they have to look good doing it.

  • 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...


    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.