Today's Sports

  • Local runners take on Disney...

    Jennifer Keith and Kim Armes competed in the Disney Marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida along with 17,000 other runners in January.

    The temperature was a frosty 28 degrees – the coldest in the event’s history. The temperature topped  out at 42 degrees when the pair finished the race.

    Armes’ time was 4:48; Keith finished in 4:49. Their goal was to complete the course in five hours.

    They plan to repeat the challenge next year.

  • Davenport leads field in shotput

    Besides being an All-State Honorable Mention in football, LaRue County High School senior Tyler Davenport is the state leader in the shot put in Cass AA. 

    Davenport’s track and field coach, Jeremy Blair, said the teen tossed the put 47-07.5 at LaRue County’s indoor field event Feb. 18.

    He finished 16th in the KHSAA track championship last May with a throw of 42-03.25. The winning throw was 51-09.25 by Tyrell Willis of Calloway County.

  • Former players recall when...

    Bernard “Peck” Hickman, best known for turning the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball team into one of the nation’s best, tipped off his coaching career at Hodgenville High School.

    The former coach and athletic director at U of L, who died in 2000 at the age of 88, began mentoring the Hodgenville teams in 1935 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education at Western Kentucky University (then State Teacher’s College) where he was a star guard.

  • Cheerleaders take sixth at KAPOS

    LaRue County High School cheerleaders ended their season with a sixth-place finish at the state KAPOS (Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors) competition Saturday at Diddle Arena, Bowling Green.

    The squad won the 5th Region large varsity division for the second consecutive year to advance to state.

    Cheer sponsor Tara Wooden said the squad is “on Cloud 9.”

  • Hawks fall in second game of...

    The LaRue County High School Hawks were unable to overcome a strong first half by North Hardin High School and dropped the second game of the 5th Region Tournament 61-44 on Sunday.

    The Trojans, who won the championship two days later, scored the first six points of the game and never looked back, at one time leading 26-7. The Trojans shot 46 percent for the game leading 31-13 at the half. LaRue County hit only four of 20 shots in the first half. 

  • Hawks are 18th District champs

    The LaRue County Hawks varsity basketball team overcame a very stubborn Green County Dragon team 55-48 in the 18th District title game Feb. 27 at Caverna High School in overtime.

    Green County senior guard John Stone hit a runner in the lane to tie the game at 44 to send the game into overtime, but LaRue County scored 11 points to Green County’s four to clinch the victory. 

  • Newberry's perfect season...

    Heading into the 2010 Kentucky Wrestling State Championship, LaRue County High School sophomore Drew Newberry was looking to become LaRue County’s seventh state champion and be the third to win his state championship with an undefeated record.

    He accomplished both feats pinning his opponent in the final in three minutes and 59 seconds and becoming the youngest wrestler in school history to win a state championship and be undefeated.

  • LaRue slips by Taylor County in...

  • Lady Hawks' district hopes...

    The Lady Hawks  varsity basketball season ended abruptly Monday night. In the first-round of the 18th District Tournament, Green County beat LaRue County 59-46.

    Green went on the win the district title with a 59-48 victory over Hart County in Friday night's championship game. It was the fourth straight year that Green earned the district title.

  • Jimmy Shaw named Referee of the...

    A former LaRue County High School student received recognition at the state wrestling tournament.

    Former wrestler Jimmy Shaw, a regional and state champion in 1999, was selected by the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches’ Association as its Referee of the Year.

    Central Hardin High School wrestling coach Russ Pike, who wrestled for Central Hardin at the same time Shaw wrestled for the Hawks, said he voted for Shaw.