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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • LaRue makes valiant stands in...

    If you do not follow the LaRue County High School soccer teams, you missed two outstanding district games.

    After six years of practicing, three years as a junior varsity program and two years as an independent varsity program, both teams played in their first district tournament.

    On Monday, the boys were matched against Bardstown Tigers, a team LaRue County played to a 0-0 draw during the first week of the season.

  • Chili supper proceeds tonight...

    The LaRue County High School football team will be having a chili supper 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the high school cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person.

    The Hawks will play Butler County in varsity football action. Game time is 8 p.m. As the last regular-season home game, LaRue also plans to honor senior members of the team.

  • LCMS wins blackout battle

    With a pair of regular season championships secured, both of LaRue County Middle School’s basketball teams will host their conference tournament games that begin next month.

    The Lady Hawk seventh- and eighth-graders will be at home in the postseason as long as they win thanks to their regular-season success, Coach James “Boo” Brewer said.

    The teams secured their titles in the Cen­tral Kentucky Middle School Athletic Associa­tion with wins Thursday over Adair County.

  • Bullitt East blanks LaRue 10-0

    Bullitt East shutout LaRue County in Class 4A district football action Friday night. The Chargers won 10-0.

    The Hawks' offense never sniffed the end zone in the loss at Mt. Washington.

    LaRue completed the district portion of its schedule with a 1-2 record, which is good for third place. Marion County was unbeaten in three head-to-head district contests to win the title. Bullitt East finished second.

    The top two teams play at home in the opening round of playoffs. The Hawks will be going on the road to play Valley.

  • Two LaRue Countians participate...

    Two LaRue County High School athletes are competing in a fall tennis league.

    Sophomore Michelle Seymour and junior Dylan Parr are part of the Heartland Great 8 Fall Tennis League, which debuted last week in Elizabethtown’s University Drive Park.

    Mike McCune, coach of the boys’ and girls’ teams at John Hardin High School, organized the 24-player league. Each player competes in one singles match per week.

  • Bardstown plans Junior Tennis...

    Bardstown is hosting the inaugural Bardstown Junior Tennis Classic Oct. 24-25, with play contested in nine different divisions.

    Cost is $15 per player for singles, and $10 per player for doubles. To register or if you have questions, e-mail pagejane@bellsouth.net.

    Entry fee covers T-shirts for all players, as well as trophies for the winners and runners-up in each division. Registration deadline is 6 p.m. Oct. 20.

    Fees are due upon check-in at Nelson County High School courts with play conducted at courts throughout Bardstown.

  • Wrestling instruction available...

    Campbellsville University will hold a wrestling camp Oct. 24 in the Gosser Wrestling Gym. Check-in is at 9 a.m. with varsity ranking matches at 3 p.m.

    Entry fee of $50 includes T-shirt or sport bottle, lunch, two technique sessions and admission to ranking matches.

    For more information, call 270-789-5148 or e-mail fljames@campbellsville.edu.

  • A libero? What’s that?

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team has made great improvements throughout this season. One way they have stepped up their play is by adding the position of a libero.

    A libero wears a different color uniform than the rest of the team. The libero can substitute for anyone in the back row at anytime, and is generally the team’s best passer.

    Senior Kristin Thompson is the libero for the varsity Lady Hawks this season. Thompson, who has been playing volleyball since the seventh grade, is the daughter of Deena and Chris Thompson.