Today's Sports

  • SPORTS SHORTS: August 1

     Swimming pool open

    The LaRue County Swimming Pool will operate through Aug. 4. Hours are 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Monday. Admission is $4 for children 11 and under; $6 for ages 12 and over. The pool is available for parties 6-9 p.m. for a cost of $175, an increase of $25 from last season.


    Youth soccer sign ups

  • Lady Hawks plan for season...

     It’s been a long and challenging road for the LaRue County High School volleyball team over the past year, but Coach Ben Schell and his 2012 team are ready to get back to prominence, and fast.

    After a 12-21 season last year, the volleyball program is ready to get back to those 26-11-type seasons the girls were having in previous years. The goal, according to Schell, is to win the district championship – something the volleyball team has never done at LaRue County High School.

  • PHOTO: Kickin' Cancer

    Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Durham Beef and Bandit Racing sponsored a kickball team for the American Cancer Society’s “Kickin’ Cancer” fundraiser at LaRue County Park and Recreation. From left, Christy Ferguson, Paul Cooper, Katie McDowell, Greg Cooper, Allison McDowell, Derrell Cooper, Jack LaRue, Patrick Durham, Todd Gozzard and Gary Canter. Not pictured: Dan Heady.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawks Basketball...

    Kindergarten to fourth-grade students who attended last week’s Little Lady Hawks Basketball Camp are front from left, Sydney Eads, Shelby Cooper, Emma Kate Puckett, Ryan Brooke Puckett, Allie Cecil; second row, Avery Murray, Harper Hynes, Madison Cox, Olivia Bingham, Sarah Harned; back, Macie Sandidge, Haley Thompson, Kayla Highbaugh, Kelsey Hornback and Katelyn Eads.

  • PHOTO: Lady Hawk Basketball...

     Fifth to eighth graders who attended Lady Hawks Basketball Camp are front from left, McKena Buck, Claire Keller, Jolie Puckett, Kelsey Hornback, Katelyn Eads, Haley Thompson; second row, Peyton Murray, Mallory Williams, Macy Mattingly, Sara Warren, Sophie Akin, Presley Brown; third row, Sydney Robinson, Rachel Sheffer, Ameena Wells, Amarah Wells, Bailey Rogers, Kristen Boone; back, Kourtnee Davenport, Katelyn Boone, Katelyn Warnhuis, Airyl Heath, Jordan Bradley, Savia Brashear and Chloe Childress.

  • Tesha Paysen honored for...

    The University of Louisville had an impressive 246 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 Big East All-Academic Team, the conference announced Friday from Providence, R.I.

    Among those honored was former LaRue County High School player Tesha Paysen for women’s softball. Paysen is a senior at UL.

    The Cardinals had the fourth-most selections in the conference, checking in behind Georgetown (340), Notre Dame (321) and Villanova (314).

  • Youth football league holds...

     LaRue County Youth Football will hold registration 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 4 and 11; and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the LaRue County High School cafeteria. Players should attend registration for fitting. Fee is $55 for tackle and $30 for flag.

    The tackle league has three divisions (11-12; 9-10; and 7-8) with playing age determined by age on Aug. 1. The flag league will consist of children in kindergarten through first grade.

    For more information, contact Scott Clemons at lcyouthfootballdirector@gmail.com or Paul Newell at (270) 696-0053.

  • Reed, Williams tops at Magnolia...

     The Magnolia 5K, the fourth installment in the Kentucky State Parks Race Series was held July 14 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park in Falls of Rough. Described by recreation supervisor Geoff Roberts as a “great success,” the race boasted 144 runners and walkers.

    Top male and female finishers were crowned in 13 age categories with Blake Williams and Amarah Reed taking top overall honors.

  • PHOTO: Tennis Aces

     The E’town ACES placed second in Pool B of the 18 Intermediate division of the USTA KY State Jr. Team Tennis Finals. They edged the Owensboro team by two games, 76-74, in pool play. Front from left, Vasu Patel, Kristine Herrera, Emily Hellinger, Riley Keys; back, Trevor Sanders, Bob Love (captain), Ethan Wright, Daniel Orr, Sam Sanders (co-captain) and Carson McCann.

  • PHOTO: Novak Tennis Team

     Two Hardin County-area teams captured USTA Kentucky Jr. Team Tennis State championships last weekend in Louisville. Both teams qualify to advance to the nine-state USTA Southern Sectional JTT tournament in Auburn Ala., on Aug. 17-20. 

    The Novak team captured the 18 Advanced title in a two-team playoff. From left, Jamie Anderson, Joe Siami, Mary Elaine Kuo, Emily Novak, Hannah Thomas, Judah Thomas, Zachary Kuo and Ryan Abell