Today's Sports

  • Brewer's new job leaves...

    James “Boo” Brewer has traveled the world playing professional basketball. Now, after spending some time in LaRue County, he is returning home in the hopes of having an impact on high school basketball players.

    Brewer, 40, was recently hired as the head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team at Bardstown High School, his alma mater. He graduated from Bardstown in 1988 and went on to become a star basketball player at the University of Louisville. After that, Brewer played professional basketball in Europe for 13 years.

  • Sports Shorts

    Cornhole for Crusade

    Cornhole for Crusade for Children will be June 5 at Bonnieville games parking lot. Signup at 10 a.m., play begins at noon. $20 per team, 50 percent payback. For more information and directions, call 270-531-1515 or 369-6292.

    UK basketball camp

  • Lady Hawks knocked out of 18th...

    For the first time since 1997, the 5th Region Tournament was played without the LaRue County Lady Hawks in its field.

    A very determined Lady Raider team from Hart County stood in the Lady Hawks’ way of making the tournament for the 13th straight year, as the Lady Hawks fell 9-4 in the first round of the 18th District Tournament in Greensburg May 24.

    Errors early and often seemed to be the story for the Lady Hawks. To add to the defensive problems, the offensive power left the bats as well, as the Lady Hawks could not get the timely hits they needed.

  • Padgett, Durbins and Zajdel...

    The LaRue County High School track and field team had five champions at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet May 26. Seventh-grader Kristina Durbin, sophomore Shana Zajdel, freshman Alisha Durbin and seniors Ryan Durbin and Truman Padgett will represent the school at the KHSAA State Track & Field Championship Thursday at the University of Louisville.

    The top two finishers or teams in each event, plus the next 10 fastest times/distances in the state will compete in Louisville.

  • Several Lady Hawks honored for...

    Several Lady Hawk softball players have been honored for academics.

    All State Academic  First Team  (3.75-4.0 GPA) – Emily Boone, Cassady Crim, Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

    All-State Honorable Mention (3.0-3.5) – Ellen Huff, Halie Starwalt

    2009 Governor Scholar Recipient – Emily Boone

    2010 Governor Scholar Recipients – Emily Dewitt, Lyndsay Whitlock, Valerie Whitlock

  • Lady Hawks finish season of wins...

    In early March, the Lady Hawks coaching staff had the players list goals for the 2010 campaign. With the end of the regular season over, the team accomplished the goal to have a winning season. With a 4-1 home victory over rival North Hardin, the team guaranteed a winning season, 18-13, a major turnaround from last year’s record of 10-16.

  • Lady Hawks fall in District...

    The second-seeded Lady Hawks (18-16) fell to Hart County’s Lady Raiders in Monday’s 18th District Tournament semifinal in Greensburg.

    Third-seeded Hart County entered the tourney with a record of 12-13. Hart took the lead in the second inning and capitalized on Lady Hawk errors.

    LaRue won both regular season games against Hart County.

    The tournament, held at Greensburg’s American Legion Park, continued Tuesday with top-seeded Green County battling Hart County for the championship.

  • Hawks defeat E’town...

    The LaRue County Hawks baseball team played two games last week, winning both. They beat Elizabethtown 6-1 and Fort Knox 15-0. They were scheduled to play Louisville Fern Creek but the game was canceled due to inclement weather. 

    Panthers to pussycats

    The Hawks used a big offensive fifth inning to defeat the Elizabethtown Panthers May 18.

    “Offensively we executed the hit and run and the squeeze very efficiently.  We played with confidence,” said Coach Chris Price.

  • Hawks enter District Tournament...

    The top-seeded Hawks took on fourth-seeded Caverna in the 18th District Tournament’s semifinal game at American Legion Park in Greensburg Monday.

    The Hawks built a 7-0 lead in the first three innings, going on to win 10-2. Slade Owens had the win for the Hawks.

    The Hawks played Green County for the championship Tuesday. Green advanced to the championship by defeating Hart County 10-4.

    Watch for results at www.laruecountyherald.com.


  • Bluegrass Speedway- May 22

    44 Auto Mart Super Late Models (13 entries)

    Top Qualifier- D.J. Wells 15.060

    Dash- Tim Tungate, Jeff Watson, Terry English, Dustin Neat, D.J. Wells, Aaron Hatton

    Heat- Johnny Wheeler, Jarryd Holshouser, Tanner English, Lee Devasier

    Feature- Jeff Watson, Dustin Neat, Terry English, Aaron Hatton, Tim Tungate, Lee Devasier, Jarryd Holshouser, Johnny Wheeler, Tanner English, Tommy Klein, D.J. Wells, Rob Starkey, Dan Dunbar


    American Sprint Car Tour (9 entries)

    1st Heat- Hud Cone, Blake Nimee, Shane Wade, J.T. Stapp