Today's Sports

  • Lady Hawks fall in overtime

    The Lady Hawks dropped three games last week, falling 50-45 to Nelson County; 56-43 Somerset; and 65-55 to district foe Hart County.

    Hart breaker

    Friday’s Hart County game was a heartbreaker as the ladies fell in overtime, with Hart scoring 13 to LaRue’s three in the final minutes.

    As the game began, the Lady Raiders won the tip and LaRue’s Nancy Howell, a sophomore, was called for a foul. Already, you could tell the competition was going to be rough.

  • Mat Hawks tops at Oldham Super...

    For the fourth year in a row, the LaRue County Mat Hawks won the Oldham County Super Duals tournament. The team cruised through the easy tournament, beating five teams in the process.

    “I am glad for the win,” said head coach Gary Canter. “But we identified some weaknesses we need to address this week. Our middleweights need some work. Our upper and lower weights looked good and did a great job for us.”

    The Mat Hawks middleweights went a combined 29-3 and the upper weights went a combined 17-4. 

  • Bethlehem, Campbellsville fall...

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks won two games over the weekend, beating Bardstown Bethlehem, 33-30 in the Nelson County Panarama on Saturday and homestanding Campbellsville, 51-37 on Friday.

    Eighth-grade forward Ivy Brown scored 13 points and had five rebounds and three steals to lead LaRue County past Bethlehem.

    Junior guard Valerie Whitlock chipped in with five points, while her sister Lyndsay Whitlock added four points, three steals and two assists.

  • Lady Hawks: Young but experienced

    Young but experienced: On the surface, it appears to be a contradiction. But it could be the best way to describe LaRue County High School’s girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Hawks have no seniors on the roster. The only two juniors are twin sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock.

    But as Coach Travis Wootton points out the team returns 95 percent of its rebounding and scoring from last season’s team which finished 14-12.

  • Tri-sport athlete dons mascot...

    Not only is Bo Haun a LaRue County High School athlete who plays soccer, football and tennis, he also goes “undercover” as the LaRue County Hawk — the school’s mascot.

    Haun, a junior, describes his time in the Hawk outfit in two words – fun and hot.

    “The old suit was actually a little hotter than the new one which has a small fan that at least blows air on my head,” Haun said. “But I’m soon drenched in sweat after I put the suit on, and sometimes I step outside to take off the Hawk head and cool off.”

  • Basketball Hawks drop season...

    The LaRue County Hawks started their varsity basketball season Saturday night, with a tough three-point loss to a good Casey County team, 70-67.

    “We played hard and the guys never gave up,” said Coach Paul Childress. “I was very proud of the effort. We just made too many mistakes in the fourth quarter at crucial times. This is something that we will get better at I am sure.”

  • Mat Hawks aim for team glory

    They are young, accomplished and hungry for a state championship. The top four returning wrestlers for the Mat Hawks are all ranked second in the state in their weight classes, have accomplished a lot in their young careers and are hungry for a team state title.

    There is little doubt junior Shaquille Cox and sophomores Nick Paden, Bernard Ray and Drew Newberry will be relied upon to help this team win early and late.

  • Locke inducted into Softball...

    LaRue County’s own Tommy Locke was inducted into the Kentucky Softball Hall of Fame and Honor during a banquet ceremony Oct. 17 at Applebee’s Park in Lexington.

    Locke, who was inducted in the Manager category, was elected to the Hall of Fame almost a year ago, causing him to have some fun with some of his former players who first announced his accomplishment at a Hawks’ football game in 2008.

  • Eighth-graders down Caverna

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams took on Caverna Nov. 23 with the eighth graders winning 46-40 and the seventh graders falling 35-25.

    Kody Key was top scorer for the Hawks with 17 points, all in the second half. Blake Ashby had 14; Tyler Howell had 10; Cody Aubrey had 3; Dalton Lawson had 2.

  • LaRue wrestlers ranked fifth in...

    For LaRue County High School’s wrestling coach Gary Canter, the start of this year’s season is looking pretty much like last season, except for one important factor: his young team is experienced and being given respect from most knowledgeable in high school wrestling from across the state.