Today's Sports


      The 5th grade Lady Hawks were undefeated in regular season play and runner-up in the Nelson County Little League 5th Grade Tournament Dec. 11 at Bardstown Middle School. The Ladies are coached by J.J. Childress and Todd Rogers. Front from left, Haley McDowell, Kristen Boone, Chloe Sandidge, Kylee Thurman; back, Ameena Wells, Emma Bell, Ameera Wells, Bailey Rogers and Chloe Childress. Not pictured, Claire Keller.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks win National...

     With 10.4 seconds left, LaRue County coach Paul Childress wanted Kelton Ford to drive the Hawks ahead.

    During a timeout, he told his junior guard to spread out the Bardstown Bethlehem defense and do what he does best: split the defenders and motor inside.

    Ford zoomed his way through, got fouled and hit two free throws with 0.3 seconds left to lift LaRue County to a 45-43 win Thursday over Bethlehem in the championship game of the National Guard Holiday Classic.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks hammer Metcalfe

     LaRue County junior Kelton Ford scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures and the host Hawks hit 14 3-pointers as they rolled to a 103-37 win over Metcalfe County in the National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27.

    Ford, who hit three 3s, also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Junior Gabe Shirley added 19 points, hitting three of four 3-point attempts, three steals, three rebounds and two assists; while senior Kyle Sheeran had 18 points, eight assists and two steals. Sheeran hit 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.

  • LaRue County Youth Wrestling...

    Jan. 13 – Youth matches at Campbellsville at 6:30 p.m.
    Jan. 20 – Team matches 6:45 p.m.; wrestling starts at 7 p.m. at HES
    Jan. 27 – Team matches 6:45 p.m.; wrestling starts at 7 p.m. at HES
    Feb. 3 –  ALES vs. HES at HES
    Feb. 11 – Youth Region Tournament at Saint Xavier
    Feb. 19 – Youth State Tournament at Lexington Horse Park
    Practices are 6:30-8 p.m.
    Mondays and Thursdays

  • LaRue’s Whitlock twins...

    Former Lady Hawks Valerie Whitlock and Lyndsay Whitlock are playing for the Transylvania Lady Pioneers. Transy is 4-6 for the season.
    Valerie Whitlock, a guard, is averaging 2.3 points per game (total of 23 points in 10 games); Lyndsay Whitlock, a forward, averaging 1.1 points per game (total of 11 points in 10 games).
    In the 78-66 victory over St. Mary of the Woods Dec. 19, Valerie Whitlock scored eight points.

  • Cross Country

    Third Annual
    Trick N Trot Race
    on Oct. 29
    Fundraiser for
    Taylor County Middle School Cheerleaders
    1. Adam Sandidge 17:58
    2. James Phelps 19:08
    3. Weldon Ross 21:03
    4. Holman Colvin 21:24
    5. Kevin Jones 21:53
    6. Shelly Peterson 22:41
    7. Scott Sandidge 22:51
    8. Kelly Sandidge 23:14
    9. Joel Zipperle 23:57
    10. Morgan Bryant 24:50
    11. Preston Riggs 25:50
    12. Marsha Johnson 26:57
    13. Andy Fink 27:04
    14. Keith Benningfield 27:18  

  • Hawks win two at Holiday Classic

    The LaRue County High School Hawks spent part of their winter break competing in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Holiday Classic at McCreary Central.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran scored 21 points and junior Kelton Ford had 17 as the Hawks (6-0) rallied to knock off the Patriots Dec. 20.
    LaRue County outscored Lincoln County, 26-15 in the fourth quarter.

  • Mat Hawks take fifth at Smoky...

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks finished fifth in the Smoky Mountain Duals held in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., over the holiday break.
    The team was undefeated in first-day pool wrestling, defeating an all-star team 72-9; Corryton Gibbs, Tenn. 39-18; Holy Innocents, Ga. 48-15; and Lawrenceville Archer, Ga. 36-21.
    The Mat Hawks made it into the gold medal pool before falling 43-18 to Jefferson, Ga.; and 49-30 to Gilmer, Ga.
    Jefferson went on to win the Duals, defeating Heritage, Ga. 49-12. Gilmer took third.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Bell, Corbin...

    The Lady Hawks were 2-1 in the Aspen Creek/Vision EyeCare Holiday Classic last week at Bullitt East.
    LaRue County rallied to force overtime against the Lady Titans, but ran out of steam in the extra period. They fell 50-47.
    Freshman Alexis Brewer led the Lady Hawks with 18 points, while sophomore Ivy Brown just missed a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals.
    Junior Haley Holt scored seven and had six rebounds while Allison Evans and Alisha Durbin had four each.
    Bell bounced 57-46

  • Cheerleaders prepare for...

    LaRue County High School’s award winning varsity cheerleaders hope to continue their winning ways at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando Feb. 11-12.
    The nationally televised event (ESPN) will have more than 200 cheerleading squads competing.
    “Our division is Medium Varsity Division Two,” Tara Wooden, LaRue’s coach, said.