Today's Sports

  • BackPack program scores $2,500...

    Saturday’s Wolverine Classic raised $2,500 toward the Feeding America BackPack Program which helps needy children and families in the area.

    Longtime Wolverine lineman Charlie Hopkins said the money was good enough to sponsor 30 kids for the school year. The program provides food to children for the weekend.

    Receiver JaJuan Spillman and running back Moonie Cunningham each scored three touchdowns as the Wolverines wrapped up their regular season with a 61-0 win over the visiting Columbus (Ohio) Gladiators at LaRue County High School.

  • Kennedy breaks school record as...

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks volleyball team started off their season last week with three solid victories against tough competition. They beat Taylor County Aug. 9 by the scores of 25-21 and 25-17; North Hardin Aug. 10, 25-14 and 25-21; and Caverna Aug. 13, 25-11 and 25-14.

    Head Coach Ben Schell said the Lady Hawks’ first match was “a good result.”

  • Lady Hawks to 'Volley for...

    The Lady Hawks volleyball team will host the annual Volley for the Cure Aug. 19 in a home game against Marion County.

    The team will sell “Volley for the Cure” T-shirts at $10 each to raise funds for breast cancer research. Larger size shirts are $12.

    For more information, call Lisa DeWitt at 358-3101 or 358-4034.

  • Hole in one nets $10,000 for...

    Larry Howell may not have known that the odds of his making a hole in one at LaRue County Country Club’s Hole Number Four were 13,600 to one, but it didn’t matter after his ball rolled in.

    The ace on the 142-yard Par 3 hole was worth $10,000, half of which went to Howell and half to the LaRue County Youth Baseball League that sponsored the scramble April 17.

  • Howell named Lady Hawks'...

    The LaRue County High School softball team has a new leader. Aaron Howell was named the new head coach of the Lady Hawks last week.

    Howell will leave behind a coaching position at North Hardin High School to come to LCHS. He will replace Mielle DiStefano, who is leaving LaRue County to become a school counselor in Metcalfe County.

  • Billy Howell to be inducted in...

    The 2010 class of the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame will be inducted in August at the Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 1110 N. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown.

    Honorees include Billy Howell of Hodgenville.

    Howell was the 1975 Late Model champion at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway.

    He drove hemi-powered Chrysler products before taking the seat of a Camaro prepared by Terry Elmore. He later teamed up with Bill Clary, operator of one of the region’s leading speed shops.

  • Lady Hawks win volleyball opener

    Senior middle hitter Brea Huhn had seven kills and one ace; and senior setter Molly Kennedy had 16 assists, four kills and one ace to lead the visiting LaRue County Lady Hawks to a 25-21, 25-17 win over 5th Region rival, Taylor County, Monday.

    Senior middle hitter Lauren Patterson had five kills, five blocks and three aces; sophomore outside hitter Kara Paden chipped in with five aces and three kills for the ladies.

    Taylor County won the JV match 21-15, 11-21 and 21-11.

  • Boys Basketball Boosters plan...

    The LaRue County High School Boys Basketball Boosters will hold its sixth annual golf scramble beginning 9 a.m. Aug. 14 at the LaRue County Country Club. Cost is $50 per golfer which includes golf, cart, free drinks on course and lunch.  Bring your own team or sign up and be placed on a team.

    More than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to top three teams and ninth place. Prizes for closest-to pins, longest drives and door prizes.

  • Hawks scrimmage Friday against...

    LaRue County Hawk Football fans will get their first view of the 2010 team Friday.

    The Hawks will scrimmage Nelson County at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Hawk Field. Admission is laundry detergent, towels or soap.

    The football boosters will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and snowcones at the scrimmage. Plus, they will offer new “Hawks Football” T-shirts, booster memberships and reserved seating for all home games.

    The team plays Mercer County in the Forcht Bank Bowl at Campbellsville High School 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

  • Saturday's Wolverine...

    On Saturday, the Kentucky Wolverines, a minor league football team from Hardin County, will reform a partnership with the LaRue County BackPack Program, a non-profit organization for local kids in need. The Wolverines, who first collaborated with the BackPack Program in 2008, will host the Wolverine Classic at LaRue County High School to raise money for the backpacks. The team will play the Miami Valley Warriors from Ohio.

    The first Wolverine Classic brought in about $3,500. This year, the team’s goal is to raise $5,000.