Today's Sports

  • New high school tennis coach...

    Roger Pierce, who is helping Allison McDowell coach LaRue County High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams this spring, hasn’t walked the traditional path to coaching that most coaches have trod.
    “I played football, basketball and baseball in high school, but was never on a tennis court until a friend of mine introduced me to the sport while we were in the military,” the 62-year-old Elizabethtown resident said.  
    Later, while working for the state government in Hart County, he resumed the sport recreationally.

  • BASKETBALL: Hawks are 18th...

    The LaRue County Hawks became 18th District Champions Friday after a decisive 69-46 victory over third-seeded Green County in Greensburg.

    The Hawks (22-7) are the first team to win four district titles since the district formed in 1966. Three of the four teams have won three consecutive championships. LaRue County won three straight from 1986-88, while Hart County (1999-2001) and Caverna (1977-79) have achieved that mark once.

  • Hawks face Green County for 18th...

     The LaRue County Hawks will play Green County Friday in Greensburg for the 18th District Tournament championship.

    The game begins at 7:15 p.m.

    Green County advanced after defeating Hart County 63-70 in overtime Tuesday.


    The Lady Hawks’ dreams of an 18th District championship ended in defeat Tuesday at Greensburg.

    The third-seeded LaRue team fell 59-53 to the second-seeded Hart County Lady Raiders in the opening round of play.

    Hart County led briefly in the first half, 3-2, but LaRue took charge and quickly gained a 7-point lead. Hart rallied, tying the game at 24-all at halftime.

    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer, still recovering from a broken nose suffered three weeks ago, led all scorers with 23 points and three rebounds.

  • Cheerleaders take fifth at State...

  • Bernard Ray is State Wrestling...

    Mat Hawk Bernard Ray is the State Wrestling Champion in the 182-pound weight division.
    Ray, a senior, beat Johnson Central senior John Conley, 10-6, in the finals of Saturday’s KHSAA State Wrestling Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena.
    Ray (47-2) controlled the match, giving up a tech point and an escape. Conley, in an all-or-nothing move in the third period, tried for a two-point takedown. He was unsuccessful.
    Ray rolled through and was able to hold off Conley.

  • Sports Shorts updated 2-21-12

    Youth softball registration
    LaRue County youth softball registration is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 26 at LaRue County Park and Recreation. League is for girls 6U to 16U. For more information, contact Greg Cooper at gregcooper21@gmail.com.

    Youth baseball signups

  • Lady Hawks enter District...

    Sophomore wing Ivy Brown had 22 points, four steals and three assists as the visiting Lady Hawks (16-10) held on for their second straight win (48-40) Feb. 14 over Washington County.
    Freshman guard Alexis Brewer added seven points and five rebounds, while junior forward Alisha Durbin and senior guard Nancy Howell each scored six points.
    Haley Holt added five points; Allison Evans had two.
    The Lady Hawks clobbered Campbellsville 67-32 Thursday.

  • Hawks end season with victory...

    The LaRue County High School Hawks defeated Washington County 74-53 Feb. 14 in Springfield.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran led scoring with 24 points and five rebounds; junior guard Kelton Ford had 19 points and six rebounds.
    Junior guard Dustin Coulter scored nine, hitting three-of-three field goal attempts and one free throw.
    Rounding out the scoring were Jackson Venegas with eight; Kyle Meredith, Jonathon Firquin and Tyler Howell with four; and Kody Key with two points.
    Firquin had also three rebounds.
    Marion mashed

  • Hawks win berth in District final

    GREENSBURG - LaRue County didn’t let Caverna hang around this time.
    Senior guard Kyle Sheeran got hot from outside early, the Hawks clamped down defensively and they moved into the 18th District Tournament final for the fourth straight year.
    Sheeran scored a team-high 18 points and three other LaRue County players reached double figures as the top-seeded Hawks rolled past fourth-seeded Caverna, 75-42 in Monday night’s semifinal at Green County High School.