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Today's Sports

  • Hawks’ playoff hopes...

    No matter what the LaRue County Hawks tried Friday night, they couldn’t get their running game going against the Marion County Knights.

    LaRue County, which entered the second round of the Class 4-A playoffs averaging 280 yards a game on the ground, was held to 104 yards in a 41-14 loss to Marion County in Lebanon.

    “We couldn’t get the ball going,” LaRue County senior fullback Ryan Wafford said. “We just weren’t getting a good push, and that went over to the defense, which was on the field a lot.”

  • Basketball teams, cheerleaders...

    LaRue County High School basketball fans are invited to a preview of the upcoming season Friday.

    Blue/White Night begins with a fundraiser chili supper 5:30-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The meal is $5 and includes chili, sandwich, drink and desserts.

    At 7 p.m., varsity, JV, freshman and middle school basketball players will be introduced in the gym.

    The varsity Hawks and Lady Hawks will have intrasquad scrimmages.

  • Seymour leads LaRue girls'...

    Led by Michelle Seymour's fourth-place finish, LaRue County's girls' cross country team qualified for the state meet this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    In addition to the girls' success, Ryan Durbin again earned a spot in the boys' state meet. While the team finish eighth and failed to qualify, Durbin finished the course at Chalybeate Springs Park with a time of 18:14, which was fifth overall.

  • LCHS holds basketball preview...

    LaRue County High School will hold its basketball Blue/White Night on Friday.

    It begins with a fundraising chili supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The meal is $5 and includes chili, sandwich, drink and desserts.

    At 7 p.m., varsity, JV, freshman and middle school basketball players will be introduced in the gym. The varsity Hawks and Lady Hawks will have intrasquad scrimmages.

  • Track celebrates best of '09

    With the racing portion of the 2009 racing season completed, Bluegrass Speedway track promoters David and Anita Ferrell officially will wrap up the 2009 racing campaign with their 10th annual championship awards banquet Nov. 14 at Samuels Hall next door to Bluegrass Speedway at the Nelson County Fairgrounds off U.S. 31E in Bardstown.

    Pat Hagan of New Haven won the Sportsman class title. Jimmy Bryan, also of New Haven, finished sixth in the same class and Elton Martin of Magnolia was ninth.

  • Youth wrestling clinics scheduled

    Youth wrestling sign-ups and a refresher clinic for returning youth wrestlers will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the LaRue County High School wrestling room. Sign-ups and a beginners’ clinic for first-year wrestlers (ages 5-12) will be noon-4 p.m. Nov. 28.

    Wrestlers should bring shorts and T-shirt, wrestling shoes (if you have them), a towel and water bottle.  

  • Hawks advance in playoffs

    Small things can make a big difference in football.

    Extra points seem virtually automatic in professional and college football. In the Class 4A playoff win last Friday, successful point-after tries made the difference on the scoreboard as the Hawks defeated Valley High 35-32.

    Bo Haun was five for five following LaRue County scores. Valley had no kicking option and went for two after each score and the Hawk defense prevented most of the efforts.

    Still the game had tense moments as the host Jefferson County school came from behind to challenge the Hawks.

  • LaRue looks for revenge Friday...

    Whether on offense or defense, expect LaRue County to key on No. 27 Friday night as round two of the high school football playoffs begin.

    Marion County senior Dylan Peterson wears that uniform and did more than his share of damage when the Knights beat LaRue 33-7 on Oct. 16.

    Peterson clipped the Hawks for 115 yards on 14 carries, including two scores. On defense, he led his team with four solo tackles and nine assists.

  • Middle school teams claim...

    LaRue County Middle School recorded twin basketball championships Thursday.

    The seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams won the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference tournament titles. LaRue also won the regular season championships, which earned the Hawks the right to host its tournament games.

    The 46-31 win over Adair County for the eighth-grade team capped another extraordinary season. The team was 23-2 and the current eighth-graders have a two-year middle school record of 53-2.

  • LaRue advances in football...

    LaRue County's ground game churned out a 35-32 playoff victory Friday night against host Valley High School in Ciass 4A football playoff action.

    The Hawks entered the playoffs as a No. 3 seed and traveled to southern Jefferson County for the game.

    The victory extends the season. LaRue will play at Marion County next Friday. The Knights defeated Breckinridge County 64-14.

    LaRue is now 7-4 on the season.

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