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Today's Sports

  • Locke earns Hall of Fame status...

    Tommy Locke never played organized high school sports, but his love for them, especially softball, led to a career of helping as a coach and team sponsor that was rewarded when he was named to the Amateur Softball Association’s Hall of Fame this fall.

    Locke gives all the credit for the honor to the people with whom he associated over the past 30 years.

    One of those people, David Brown, said Locke was successful as a coach and sponsor because he was completely unselfish.

  • Valley's playoff run ends

    The team that came from behind to end LaRue County's season last week suffered its own season-ending defeat Friday night.

    North Bullitt knocked off Valley 20-6 on Friday night in Class 4A playoff action in Valley Station.

    The Eagles earned a quarterfinal rematch in the coming week against Bullitt East, which eliminated Marion County on Friday by a score of 35-7. The two Bullitt County schools met Oct. 10 with the Chargers pulling out a three-point win at home.

    In other games involving nearby schools Friday:

  • Valley's playoff run ends

    The team that came from behind to end LaRue County's season last week suffered its own season-ending defeat Friday night.

    North Bullitt knocked off Valley 20-6 on Friday night in Class 4A playoff action in Valley Station.

    The Eagles earned a quarterfinal rematch in the coming week against Bullitt East, which eliminated Marion County on Friday by a score of 35-7. The two Bullitt County schools met Oct. 10 with the Chargers pulling out a three-point win at home.

    In other games involving nearby schools Friday:

  • Valley's playoff run ends

    The team that came from behind to end LaRue County's season last week suffered its own season-ending defeat Friday night.

    North Bullitt knocked off Valley 20-6 on Friday night in Class 4A playoff action in Valley Station.

    The Eagles earned a quarterfinal rematch in the coming week against Bullitt East, which eliminated Marion County on Friday by a score of 35-7. The two Bullitt County schools met Oct. 10 with the Chargers pulling out a three-point win at home.

    In other games involving nearby schools Friday:

  • Flag football champions

    Photograph was submitted to the Herald News and also appears on Page 2B of the Nov. 19 print edition.

  • Toppers tops in youth league

    The picture of the Hilltoppers' championship youth football team was submitted to the Herald News by the coaches. It also appears on Page 2B of the Nov. 20 print edition.

  • Valley rally ends Hawks'...

    Trailing 19-18 entering the final period, Valley tallied 18 unanswered points, pulling away to a 36-19 victory over LaRue County in the first round of the state Class 4-A high school football playoffs Friday at Louisville.

    “Our game plan was to stop their best running back Gerwan Brewer, and we did that pretty well for three quarters,” said Rodney Armes, LaRue’s head coach. 

  • Two local residents honored by...

    Two LaRue County residents werehonored when the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown honored the best of the best of its Saturday Night Showtime for the 2008 racing season.

    Elton Martin of Hodgenville finished fifth in the Sportsman feature points competition. Nathan Wells of Magnolia finished ninth in the same category.

    They were among the stock car drivers honored Nov. 8 at the 2008 Championship Awards Banquet, which took place at the Nelson County Fairgrounds adjacent to the track.

  • Blue-White Night features...

    The 2008-09 Hawks and Lady Hawks will kickoff the upcoming basketball season Friday with a Blue/White Night at LaRue County High School gym.

    A chili supper will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria followed by the Blue/White activities in the gym.

    Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs will introduce their middle school teams as well as the freshmen through varsity squads. The boys’ varsity team will have an intrasquad scrimmage.

  • Ryan Durbin finishes 66th at...

    LaRue County High School junior cross country runner Ryan Durbin finished the Class AA boys' state cross country meet Saturday in 66th in the field of 237.

    His time in the five-kilometer race at the Kentucky Horse Park was 18:14.78.

    Durbin recorded his best time ever the previous Saturday to take third in the Class AA, Region 2 championship at First Baptist Church in Hodgenville. His time in the regional meet was 18:09:57.

    “It was on my home course, so I pulled away from the pack right at the very beginning,” Durbin said.