Today's Sports

  • Hawks show no mercy on Caverna...

    It was off to sunny Florida for the LaRue County High School baseball team as they participate in the Florida Beach Bash all this week.

    LaRue will play against a field of mostly  Kentucky teams. They dropped their first game Sunday against Lexington Lafayette 8-2.

    “We used five of our pitchers and did it really to see what some of the guys looked like on the mound while we were down here and learned a lot about them,” Coach Chris Price said.

  • Girls' softball signups...

    Girls’ youth softball sign-ups will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at LaRue County Parks and Recreation.

    The program is for ages 8 and younger and up to 14.

  • Aggression and hot bats key to...

    The LaRue County baseball season went into full swing Tuesday with a win over district foe Caverna.

    Head coach Chris Price said the Hawks have been working hard on their hitting and running. They hope to make a run on a district title and then have their sights on the regional prize.

    “I feel our hitting is pretty good,” Coach Price said, “but we’re going to have to bring our pitching along a little.”

    LaRue will be depending on Lane Smith, Scott Cox, Justin Chelf and Slade Owens to start the season in the rotation order respectively.

  • Lady Hawks win opener Monday

    The Lady Hawks won their softball opener Monday against Edmonson County, 3-2.

    Amelia Miller struck out 10, allowed three walks, two hits and one earned run.

    Valerie Whitlock singled twice and scored two runs, while Megan Mauldin and Christian Cox each singled.

    The Lady Hawks lost 9-2 at North Hardin on Tuesday. Weather permitting, the team is scheduled to play Thursday at Hart County and Friday at Caverna before taking a Florida trip during spring break.

    The team’s next home game is April 13 against Elizabethtown High School.

  • LBS finds success in sports...

    Athletics have been a part of LaRue Baptist School since 1981. The students take part in basketball and volleyball under the Kentucky Christian Schools Athletic Association. In 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1994-1995 school years, the girls’ volleyball team won the state championship.

    The boys’ basketball team won the state championship in 1992.

    For several years the boys and girls’ team have won the team Christian Sportsmanship award.

  • Hunting heritage celebrated

    The Lincoln Area Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its third annual hunting heritage banquet 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria. Door prizes will be given away.

    Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets, call Charlie Wootton at 234-6289 or Tommy Mattingly at 369-9681.


  • LaRue boys place 16th in Mason-...

    Results Mason-Dixon Games, indoor track and field meet are as follows:

    Team rankings out of 14 events and 28 teams: LaRue girls – 18th; LaRue boys – 16th  


    55-meter – Octiana Phillips, 26th

    400-meter – Shelby Mouser, 22nd

    800-meter – Meagan Williams, 22th

    1,500-meter – Amarah Reed, 25th

    3,000-meter –  Alicia Durbin, 18th

    55-meter hurdles – Alicia Durbin, 19th

  • Lady Hawks begin season Monday

    If hard work and talent is any indication, the LaRue County High School Lady Hawks softball team is looking forward to a successful season. The team is laden with talented, experienced upperclassmen and strong up-and-coming underclassmen.  

    Head coach Mielle DiStefano, who won the Region in 2005 and has won two other Regional titles as an assistant coach, will be assisted by coaches Junior DiStefano, Amanda Hayes, Brandy Eastridge and Amanda Dudley.

  • Padgett plans run in Down Under...

    LaRue County High School junior Truman Padgett is setting his sights both high and “down under” for this upcoming track season.

    The defending 5th Region champ in the 400-meter run wants to break the school record in the event, 49.6 seconds, set by Tony Smith in the ’70s. 

    “I want to run a 49.5,” the 16-year-old athlete said, which would eclipse his 51.75 regional championship clocking.

  • Youth tournament planned in...

    The Campbellsville Community Club will host a youth basketball tournament March 6-8. The tournament is open to the first 12 teams in fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys divisions. Entry fee is $125 per team payable in advance.

    For more information, contact Ricky Janes at (270) 789-3709 or 469-6106.