Today's Sports

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks defeat Nelson...

     Junior guard Kelton Ford scored 23 points and senior guard Kyle Sheeran added 19 as the host Hawks (17-7) knocked off the Cardinals (6-17) Tuesday for their fourth win in six games.

    Nelson pulled within three points at halftime but the Hawks outscored them 15-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

    Ford also had seven assists and four steals, while Sheeran hit four 3-pointers and had three steals.

  • Girls basketball: NELSON 38,...

     The host Lady Hawks blew a nine-point first-quarter lead as Nelson County's Lady Cardinals rallied to win their sixth straight Feb. 7.

    The Lady Cards took advantage of the early lead to win 38-33.

    LaRue County, which lost its third straight, led 12-3 after the first quarter but was held to single digits the final three periods.

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown paced the Lady Hawks with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. She hit two-of-four 3-point shots. Sophomore center Alley Evans scored five points.

  • Youth soccer program needs...

     The LaRue County Youth Soccer Program is gearing up for a new season and organizers are hoping for plenty of community support.

    According to volunteer Heather Cook, the playing field at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School needs prep work including top soil, seed and straw. If you have a tractor and grader box and are willing to donate your time, contact her at 270-766-8959 or h.cook69@yahoo.com.

    Volunteers and suggestions are needed as well.

    The goal is to have all work completed by March 1.

  • Athletes eligible for ‘got milk...

    The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign, in partnership with USA TODAY, is calling for entries in the 15th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award program. The SAMMY Awards recognize 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes who represent excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership who make the most of their days by grabbing nutrient-rich milk with breakfast.

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-7-12

    LaRue County Park and Recreation Board
    The LaRue County Park and Recreation Board will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 8 (every second Wednesday of each month) at the Park. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Eric DeVary at 358-8386.

    Chili supper and cornhole tournament fundraiser

  • Wrestlers head to Region tourney

    As the LaRue County High School Mat Hawks enter Saturday’s regional tournament in Danville, the team is ranked first in the state by KentuckyWrestling.com.    
    Three wrestlers, seniors Shawn Hull (160 pounds), Drew Newberry (220 pounds) and Bernard Ray (182 pounds) are ranked first in their weight classes.
    Two are ranked second: senior Nick Paden at 120 pounds and junior B.J. Carmen at 195 pounds.
    Caleb Canter, a junior, is third at 170 pounds; sophomore Raymundo Perez is fifth at 132 pounds.

  • Hawks defeat Green to take top...

    The LaRue County Hawks snapped out of a recent offensive funk by turning up their defensive pressure.
    The Hawks forced 23 turnovers which led to easy baskets to spark them to a convincing 62-42 victory over the visiting Green County Dragons in an 18th District game Friday night.
    “We picked up our intensity on defense,” said senior guard Kyle Meredith, who had 13 points and five rebounds. “One guy picked it up and then the next guy picks it up. It spreads to the whole team and everyone feeds off it.”

  • 18th District Basketball...

    The 18th District Basketball Tournaments will be Feb. 20-24 at Green County High School.

    The schedule is as follows:
    Monday, Feb. 20
    Girls #1 Green vs. #4 Caverna
    Boys #1 LaRue vs. #4 Caverna

    Tuesday, Feb. 21
    Girls #2 Hart vs. #3 LaRue County
    Boys #2 Hart vs. #3 Green

    Friday, Feb. 24
    Girls Championship
    Boys Championship

    Game times have not been released.

  • Hawk seniors complement strengths

    The three senior players on LaRue County High School’s basketball team complement each other’s strengths well, according to head coach Paul Childress.
    Where one stands out on defense, the others show strong skills in free throw shooting or searing the nets with three-pointers.
    Kyle Sheeran, averaging 18.3 points per game, is the long range sharpshooter, connecting on 38 percent of his trey attempts.

  • Alexis Brewer out due to injury...

    Alexis Brewer, freshman guard for the Lady Hawks, was injured Friday during the Green County game.
    Brewer had scored 11 points when she was elbowed in the face by Green County’s Micah Jones.
    Lady Hawks Coach Travis Wootton said Brewer’s nose was broken.
    “We hope to have her back as soon as possible,” he said.
    Brewer’s mother, Debbie Brewer, said it doesn’t appear that surgery will be needed. She has another doctor’s appointment in two weeks.