Today's Sports

  • New Hope resident claims first...

    Robbie Settles of New Hope claimed his first win at the Shorty Gardner Memorial at Bluegrass Speedway June 5. Other feature event winners included Tim Tungate of Campbellsville, Jason Wheatley of Loretto and Timmy Glazer of Bardstown.

    The seventh annual event was held in honor of Gardner, formerly of Hodgenville. Gardner was a long-time supporter of the Sportsman division at Bluegrass Speedway and ran his own wrecker at the track on many race nights.


    WBRT 1320-AM UMP Sportsman (9 entries)

    Top Qualifier- Billy Meredith 18.899

  • Zajdel takes seventh at State...

    Sophomore Shana Zajdel was the only KHSAA State medalist for the LaRue County High School track and field team. She finished seventh in the triple jump (32-05) in Class 2A competition in Louisville.

    Zajdel was the team’s highest-seeded competitor (sixth with a jump of 33-00).

    Her win gave two points to the Lady Hawks, allowing them to finish 35th. The Lady Hawks were Region 2 runners-up.

    Zajdel competed also in the long jump, placing 20th.

  • Clemons named to All-Tournament...

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity baseball season came to an abrupt end in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament against Washington County 5-3.

    The Hawks defeated the Commanders in the regular season 14-2 in five innings. 

    “It was a tough way to end a good year. It’s tough playing a team you run-ruled earlier in the year. We became complacent after the early lead. The mental edge just wasn’t there. We hit entirely too many pop-ups and fly balls,” said Coach Chris Price.

  • Track and Field Region 2A results

    Girls 100-Meter Dash

    11. Shaila Winston

    13. Tiana Phillips

    Girls 200-Meter Dash

    13. Sydney Holt

    14. Shaila Winston

    Girls 400-Meter Dash

    8. Nancy Howell

    9. Haley Holt

    Girls 800-Meter Dash

    3. Amarah Reed

    7. Meagan Williams

    Girls 1,600-Meters

    3. Amarah Reed

    5. Michelle Seymour

    Girls 3,200-Meters

    1. Kristina Durbin

    3. Michelle Seymour

    Girls 100-Meter Hurdles

    7. Bethany Akin

  • Hawks win District Tourney, fall...

    The LaRue County Hawks won their ninth consecutive 18th District Baseball Tournament last week with defeat of Caverna 10-2 in semifinals and Green County 8-2 for the championship.

    The games, played at American Legion Park in Greensburg, were a prelude to the 5th Region Tournament which began Monday in Hodgenville.

    District: Green County

  • Three Lady Hawks play at State...

    The LaRue County High School tennis program ended a successful season by sending three players to the KHSAA State Tennis Tournament in Lexington last week.

    Sophomore singles player Michelle Seymour qualified for State for the second consecutive year.

    The doubles team of Nancy Howell and Paige Nalley, both sophomores, qualified for their first appearance at State.

  • Brewer's new job leaves...

    James “Boo” Brewer has traveled the world playing professional basketball. Now, after spending some time in LaRue County, he is returning home in the hopes of having an impact on high school basketball players.

    Brewer, 40, was recently hired as the head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at Bardstown High School, his alma mater. He graduated from Bardstown in 1988 and went on to become a star basketball player at the University of Louisville. After that, Brewer played professional basketball in Europe for 13 years.

  • Sports Shorts

    Cornhole for Crusade

    Cornhole for Crusade for Children will be June 5 at Bonnieville games parking lot. Signup at 10 a.m., play begins at noon. $20 per team, 50 percent payback. For more information and directions, call 270-531-1515 or 369-6292.

    UK basketball camp

  • Lady Hawks knocked out of 18th...

    For the first time since 1997, the 5th Region Tournament was played without the LaRue County Lady Hawks in its field.

    A very determined Lady Raider team from Hart County stood in the Lady Hawks’ way of making the tournament for the 13th straight year, as the Lady Hawks fell 9-4 in the first round of the 18th District Tournament in Greensburg May 24.

    Errors early and often seemed to be the story for the Lady Hawks. To add to the defensive problems, the offensive power left the bats as well, as the Lady Hawks could not get the timely hits they needed.

  • Padgett, Durbins and Zajdel...

    The LaRue County High School track and field team had five champions at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet May 26. Seventh-grader Kristina Durbin, sophomore Shana Zajdel, freshman Alisha Durbin and seniors Ryan Durbin and Truman Padgett will represent the school at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championship Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    The top two finishers or teams in each event, plus the next 10 fastest times/distances in the state will compete in Louisville.