Today's Sports

  • Scoring mark falls, but Magnolia...

    Records are made to be broken, the old saying goes.

    But one Kentucky football record appeared to be bulletproof. It held up for 45 years, the longest-standing record on the books.

    That is, until  a few weeks ago, when Lexington Christian Academy senior Dominique Hayden scored a pair of touchdowns in a 42-0 rout of Fairview to surpass the career scoring record of Magnolia resident Herbie Phelps.

  • Hawks whip Caverna but fall to...

    It was lights out for Caverna Friday night as the LaRue County Hawks won with a score of 66-51.

    Sophomores Anthony Myrks and Kyle Sheeran each scored 17 points to lead the Hawks to their third win in five games.

    Christian Mullins had 10 points and six rebounds and forward Tyler Nall had seven points and five rebounds to round out the Hawks scoring.

    Jordan Brewer, in limited action, came back after an ankle sprain to score five points, three steals and two assists while freshman Kelton Ford came off the bench to score five points.

  • Baseball Board plans meeting Dec...

    The LaRue County Baseball Board meets 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at Hodgenville Elementary School.

  • Hawks outhustle Breckinridge,...

    The LaRue County Hawks basketball team came out hitting on all cylinders this past week beating Breckinridge County 76-54 and district rivals, the Hart County Raiders 80-56.

    Breckinridge bounced

    Jordan Brewer and Anthony Myrks led the way with 14 and 13 points respectively leading the Hawks to a 76-54 victory over Breckinridge County Dec. 8. Myrks also had seven rebounds and six assists at his point guard position.

  • Mat Hawks prepare for Smoky...

    Today and Wednesday, the LaRue County Mat Hawks will be one of 18 teams competing in one of the most prestigious duals tournament in the south – the Smoky Mountain Duals.

    “We went to this tournament last year and it was one of the hardest tournaments I have ever been to in my entire coaching career and that includes any state tournament, and this year it even is tougher,” said head coach Gary Canter. “We will see just how good we are by the end of this tournament.”

  • Mat Hawks dominate Nelson County...

    This past weekend, the LaRue County Mat Hawks competed at the Nelson County Duals, racking up five easy wins with few individual losses.

    The Mat Hawks defeated Nelson County 71-10; Ohio County 69-9; North Oldham 57-18; Harrison County 71-4 and an all-star team 81-0.

    “Some of our guys had some good matches,” said head coach Gary Canter. “This was the kind of weekend we needed before we enter into our regional duals this upcoming weekend and then next week the Smoky Mountain Duals tournament.”

  • Middle school team places third...

    The LaRue County Middle School wrestling team took third place at an Anderson County tournament last weekend. The Mat Hawks had four tournament champions and seven other wrestlers to place top four at their weight classes.

    “We had several wrestlers out for various reasons,” said head coach Dan Heady.  “Still, I was pleased with the way the team responded. We could have hung our heads, but instead those that filled in fought hard and we had a wrestler or two step it up a bit to help the team.”

  • Eighth graders break Hart 47-44

    The LaRue County Middle School basketball teams showed their aggressive side Dec. 7 as they faced Hart County at Munfordville Elementary School.

    Both teams played better then they had all year and showed glimpses of what “could be” for their programs, according to eighth-grade coach Josh Henderson.

    Seventh grade

    Coach Roy Walker and the seventh-grade Hawks lost to Hart County 41-35 in overtime. The score showed immediate progress from a team that two weeks ago was blitzed by Taylor, Caverna and Russell County. 

  • 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.