Today's Sports

  • Mat Hawks take disappointing...

    What happened? This is the question being asked over and over again to the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks after their second place finish at State Duals competition on Saturday in Lexington.
    “We were overconfident and Union County came in hungry and motivated and wanted it more than us,” said head coach Gary Canter. “We wrestled flat. We didn’t’ look good all day long. When you add in the fact we had a wrestler or two sick and injured, we had several obstacles to overcome right at the start of the day.”

  • Mat Hawks second at State Duals

    The LaRue County Hawks’ quest for another State Duals wrestling championship started strong Saturday, but fizzled late.

    After rolling through their three pool-play matches and then their semifinal, the Hawks suffered a 39-23 loss to Union County in the championship of the annual 16-team tournament at Lexington Henry Clay High School.

    The final match began at 138 pounds and LaRue County led 23-15 after the heavyweights before getting blanked the rest of the final.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Hawks lose to E...

     LaRue County’s Lady Hawks had a rough first quarter Jan. 23 as they played the Elizabethtown Lady Panthers at Charlie Rawlings Memorial Stadium.

    They gave up seven turnovers and misfired on their first 12 shots from the field.

    “That's what they do on their home floor," LaRue’s Coach Travis Wootton said. "I think it was nerves and figuring things out. They're one of the best defensive teams in the state. You have to be aggressive against them and I thought they were more aggressive than us in the first quarter."

  • PHOTO: Newby blocks

     Seventh grader Seth Newby blocked a shot in the Jan. 16 game against Adair County.


     Ivy Brown, sophomore wing for the Lady Hawks’ basketball team, scored her 1,000th-point last week. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m. Friday in a homecoming matchup against Caverna.

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  • Sports Shorts updated 1-24-12

    Basketball homecoming is Friday, Jan. 27. The Hawks and Lady Hawks will face Caverna. The Lady Hawks play at 6:30 p.m.; the Hawks play at 8 p.m.

    Youth soccer registration
    Youth soccer registrations will be 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 in the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School cafeteria for ages 3-17. Season begins in March with U8 and under games beginning in April. Cost is $40. For more information, call Priscilla Grant at 270-361-1349. Online registration is available at www.larueyouthsoccer.com.

    Wrestling State Duals

  • Hawks back on track after ‘tale...

    The LaRue County Hawks fell to Barren County 56-66 Jan. 17.
    Hawks Coach Paul Childress called it a “tale of two halves.”
    LaRue played “decent defense in the first half and especially finished strong at the end of the second quarter,” he said.
    The Trojans were down by seven points (28-21) at intermission but, unfortunately for the Hawks, rallied in the second half. They outscored LaRue 22-12 in the third period.