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Today's Sports

  • LCMS wraps up football season

    The LaRue County Middle School football season came to a close Oct. 20 as the team entered playoffs against Green County, where they lost in the first round.

    “Russell and Green counties are always very tough teams within our conference,” coach Jeremy Blair said. “They are well-coached and it seems that they eat, drink and sleep football around those parts. They have a culture of winning, and that breeds excellence.”

  • Registration scheduled for youth...

    Sign-ups for Future Hawks Little League basketball will be 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8 at the LaRue County High School gym and 6:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gym. Sign-ups are for boys in grades kindergarten-sixth. Registration fee for kindergarten and first grade are $35 and second-sixth grades is $45.

    Each Future Hawk will receive uniform/shirt and attend a Kickoff Basketball Clinic given by the LCHS basketball staff. Games will be played on Saturdays.

    For information, contact Todd Rogers at 325-2929.

  • U of L star to be featured at...

    A fundamental softball clinic for girls in fifth-12th grade will be 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 21 at the LaRue County High School athletic facility. Former University of Louisville and Big East standout Kassie Stanfill, along with current and former U of L players, will conduct the clinic which is open to any girl in the LaRue, Hardin and Meade County area.

    Cost is $50. The first 30 responses will be accepted. If more than 30 sign up, an afternoon session will be made available. Deadline to register is Nov. 6, but early registration is encouraged.

  • LaRue’s playoff again...

    For the second straight year, LaRue County’s playoff schedule opens at Valley High in southern Jefferson County.

    Coach Rodney Armes thinks his team will be ready for action Friday night.

    “You play for the playoffs,” he said. “We need to take what we’ve done and put it toward the playoffs.”

    Armes said the Hawks are coming off the most difficult schedule in his 14-year tenure as head coach and 18 seasons on the LCHS staff.

  • Hawks down Butler County 42-6

    LaRue County snapped a two-game losing streak with a 42-6 win Friday night over Butler County.

    The Hawks closed the regular season at home with a sendoff celebration for senior members of the team that preceded the game.

    LaRue led from the outset as Ryan Whitlcock returned the opening kickoff for a score.

    Quarterback Jordan Brewer scored on two runs and completed a touchdown pass to Jason Carlberg. Alex Lee and Drew Newberry also ran for Hawk TDs.

  • LCMS girls play for conference...

    LaRue County Middle School's Lady Hawks basketball team will be playing for its conference championship tonight at home.

    Both the seventh- and eighth-grade girls' teams won the regular season title and will host the finals of the conference championship tournament tonight.

    Coach James "Boo" Brewer invites the community to attend and support the players.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Bethlehem at...

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball season came to an abrupt end Oct. 21, with a semifinal regional loss to Bardstown Bethlehem with scores of 25-14 and 25-14.

    “We just came up short tonight.  Bethlehem did an incredible job of putting pace on their serves and forcing us to make bad first passes,” LaRue coach Ben Schell said. “Had we been able to cut down on our errors, we would have been able to push them.”

  • Hawks takes second in Jack...

    It was cloudy and extremely cool Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Jack Mitchell Invitational Cross Country Meet at the First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. The LaRue County varsity boys and girls each placed second in the five-team event.  Ryan Durbin paced the boys’ varsity team, placing third with a time of 18:49 in the 5K event. Adam Sandidge placed seventh with a time of 19:43 and Alex Wood finished 14th with a time of 22 minutes flat. 

  • Despain: A family tradition

    For the Despain family, racing was and is a “family tradition. In the mid 1950s, the late Vernon “Jim Bob” Despain began racing stock cars, or hot rods, as they were called in those days and raced at the stock car track that was located at the LaRue County Fairgrounds in Hodgenville that was promoted by the Louisville Automobile Racing Association.

  • Hawks’ defense a...

    The ground attack that fuels LaRue County’s offense has victimized the Hawks’ defense the last two weeks. In the process, the team ends up third in its Class 4A district.

    LaRue County lost a shot at being at home in the first round of the playoffs with a 10-0 loss last Friday at Bullitt East. The Hawks (5-4 overall and 1-2 in district action) will begin the playoffs in two weeks at Valley High in southern Jefferson County - the same team that defeated the Hawks in last year’s postseason opener.