Today's Sports

  • Estes, Armes form team in home...

    Two LaRue County educators have entered the business side of health drinks.

    Chris Estes, a physical education and health teacher at LaRue County Middle School and triathlete, was looking for a healthful beverage to enhance his training. He heard about Zija, an all-natural drink high in several nutrients, and was impressed by its results.

    Zija is made from roots, leaves and pods of the moringa plant, the 2008 National Institute of Health plant of the year. The plant has high amounts of calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Bryan Bault's play...

    A LaRue County High School senior was honored Tuesday night following the 5th Region Tournament finals.

    Bryan Bault, the Hawks' 6-foot-3 center, was named to the All-Tournament Team. The announcement was made at Marion County High School, the tournament's site.

    Bault was recognized for his play in the Hawks' 70-58 loss March 5 to John Hardin in the tournament's first round. He scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets.

    He also was named to the All-District Team after LaRue County won the 12th District title.

  • LaRue has 6 elementary school...

    Thirty-five teams entered the Kentucky Elementary School State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    LaRue County’s team placed eighth with six wrestlers bringing home state championships. Ten others were awarded medals.

    LaRue took only 19 wrestlers to the meet, whereas some of the larger schools brought 40 to 50 athletes.

    State champions were Tharon Blair, Bryson Puyear, Tristin Brown, Tyger Hall, Marquis “Tootie” Franklin and Mason Ray.

  • Vincent, Bandurske to cover high...

    The LaRue County Herald News’ spring sport coverage for LaRue County High School programs will be shared by two new correspondents – Lanny Vincent and Mark Bandurske.

    Vincent, who lives in Buffalo, holds a master of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a former employee of the Ford Motor Company.

    He will be covering Lady Hawks softball and varsity track.

  • Hart County downs Lady Hawks

    Hart County went on a 13-0 run to end the first quarter of its District 18 match-up with LaRue’s Lady Hawks and never looked back last week in posting a 78-41 win Feb. 24.

    “We did a lot of good things this season,” said coach Travis Wootton after his team’s season-ending defeat. “We had two goals ... to have a winning record and to make the region. We just fell a little short on that last one.”

  • Hawks are 18th District champs

    It was a night of second chances Thursday in Lebanon. Two teams that lost their district championships last week won their 5th Region Tournament openers against champions of neighboring districts.

    In the process, LaRue County saw its successful season end three wins short of a State Tournament trip.

    John Hardin bounced back from its loss in the 17th District title game to defeat the 18th District champion Hawks 70-58.

  • Lady Hawks retire two jerseys

    Feb. 14, the LaRue County girls’ basketball program retired two former players’ numbers.

    Jerseys 15 and 42 were retired in honor of Verda Dunn-Hacker, Class of 1981, and Lisa Phillips, Class of 1990.

    The jerseys will hang in the gym lobby along with the only other Lady Hawk jersey to be retired – Tammy Shelton, number 32, Class of 2005.

    These are the only three girls who have scored more than 1,500 points in girls’ basketball history, which started in 1975. They both are in the top five of almost every statistical category.

  • LaRue boys capture 18th District...

    LaRue County earned a new item for its basketball trophy case. The Hawks fought off some fourth-quarter surges to defeat Green County 59-49 in the championship game of the 18th District boys' basketball tournament Friday.

    Playing on a neutral court in Munfordville, the Hawks won their first 18th District title since 2003.

  • Danielle Brown averaging 9...

    After a solid high school play at LaRue County High School, Danielle Brown has become a solid contributor for the Lady Patriots of St. Catharine College near Springfield.

    Brown, who played her high school senior year for Lady Hawk head coach Travis Wootton, now plays for Lena Bramblett where she averages 9 points and nearly 6.5 rebounds a game.

    “After taking the year off she has really dedicated herself to getting better,” Bramblett said of her redshirt sophomore. “She has confidence on offense that she didn’t have before.”

  • Hawks win tournament

    Good outside shooting from senior Christian Seymour and some timely late baskets from Tyler Hornback led the LaRue County Hawks to defeat of the Central Hardin Bruins. The win brought the Hawks to 12-0 for the season.

    Seymour buried 5-of-7 3-pointers and Hornback scored seven fourth-quarter points as the host Hawks held off the Bruins, 58-48 in the championship game of the eight-team National Guard Holiday Classic.