Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Local residents honored by UK...

    Two LaRue County men were among 26 seniors to be honored by the University of Kentucky football team before the Nov. 28 game with Tennessee.

    Zipp Duncan, the son of Steve and Marsha Duncan of Magnolia, started the last two seasons as an offensive tackle. He was backup tight end as a redshirt freshman in 2006. He appeared in 38 games, making 26 consecutive starts.

  • Hawks begin basketball season...

    The 2009-10 basketball season promises to be an unpredictable, yet exciting season for the LaRue County Hawks.

    Having lost three starters, Christian Seymour, Bryan Bault and Tyler Hornback to graduation, Coach Paul Childress has some holes to fill. 

  • LCMS wrestling holds cornhole...

    A cornhole tournament and chili supper will be Dec. 4 in the LCMS cafeteria with proceeds going to the LaRue County Middle School wrestling program. Sign up is 6-7 p.m. Tournament begins at 7:30 p.m.

    Supper costs $5 and begins at 6 p.m. Includes drink and dessert. Awards and 30 percent payback.

    For more information, call 234-4920 or 358-9014.