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Today's Sports

  • State Wrestling Duals canceled

    The LaRue County High School Mat Hawks were to wrestle in the State Duals at Henry Clay High School in Lexington Saturday.

    The ice storm that covered the state canceled the event. It is the first time in the Duals’ history that it has been canceled, according to Eddie Paden, father of wrestler Nick Paden.

  • Local sports abound on Web

    With technology supplied via the Internet, LaRue County sports fans with Net access can enjoy coverage of their favorite sports from several different sites and sources.

    In addition to articles in print, The LaRue County Herald News also offers an online edition at www.laruecountyherald.com.

  • Slow start, late 'dry spell...

    Falling behind 9-0 at the outset, LaRue County's boys' varsity basketball team lost by nine Friday, Jan. 23, at Central Hardin.

    “I think we were too keyed up,” Coach Paul Childress said after the 53-44 loss. “We got in a hurry a lot early.”

    LaRue was scoreless until the 2:35 mark in the first quarter but managed to pull within three at 11-8 by the quarter’s end. The same margin existed at halftime at Central led 25-22 and Central held a 39-35 edge entering the final period.

  • LaRue unable to convert during...

    LaRue County missed an opportunity for a fourth-quarter rally as poor shooting plagued the Lady Hawks throughout the girls' varsity game Friday at Central Hardin. LaRue scored the game's first goal but never led again in the 49-31 defeat.

    Entering the fourth quarter down by 16, LaRue's defense forced some turnovers but the Lady Hawks were unable to convert. In a post-game interview, Coach Travis Wootton said the team missed five straight layups in one stretch that could have cut the lead to five.

  • Middle school wrestlers...

    The LaRue County Middle School Mat Hawks captured their sixth consecutive Region One title Saturday.

    Three grapplers won their weight class – Spencer Hines at 89 pounds; B.J. Carman at 185 pounds; and Nathan Bell at 230 pounds.

    Other medalists were Tootie Franklin, second at 75 pounds; Kyle Edlin, third at 82 pounds; Dylan West, fourth at 96 pounds; Caleb Canter, second at 103 pounds; Raymundo Perez, second at 110 pounds; and Kyler Gray, third at 150 pounds.

    All nine qualified for the state tournament by finishing in the top four of their weight class.

  • Sportsmen for Christ plan banquet

    Sportsmen for Christ wild game banquet will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at South Fork Baptist Church on U.S. 31E. Guest speaker is Jeff Eaton.

    Admission is free. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish. Door prizes will be offered.

    For more information, call 325-3626.

  • Softball Boosters offer soup...

    The Lady Hawks Softball Boosters will host a soup supper Jan. 30 during the Lady Hawks and Hawks basketball doubleheader against the Elizabethtown Panthers.

    The soup supper will take place in the LCHS cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m. and will cost $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from team members. Cost includes unlimited soups, desserts and beverage.

  • Lady Hawks to retire two jerseys

    Friday night, before the Lady Hawks’ home basketball game, the LaRue County girls’ basketball program will retire two former players’ numbers.

    Jerseys 15 and 42 will be 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.

  • Central Hardin defeats Hawks

    Falling behind 9-0 at the outset, LaRue County's boys' basketball team lost Friday for only the third time this season. The Hawks dropped a 53-44 decision at Central Hardin.

    LaRue was scoreless until 2:35 left in the first quarter but managed to pull within three at 11-8 by the quarter's end. The same margin existed at halftime at Central led 25-22.

  • Lady Hawks break Hart’...

    The LaRue County Lady Hawks accomplished something Friday night that had not been done since Travis Wootton has been coach, nor since most of the current players were in grade school – beat the Hart County Lady Raiders.

    It has been 12 games since the Lady Hawks have beaten the Lady Raiders. LaRue’s ladies last defeated Hart Dec. 12, 2003, in overtime, 66-60.

    It didn’t take an overtime to get the job done Friday night.