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Today's Sports

  • PHOTO: Runner-up
  • Sports Shorts

    Softball sign-ups

    Little league girls’ softball sign-ups will be 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at the LaRue County Park and Recreation building. Ages 4-14 are eligible to sign up.

    Draft will be held March 7 at the high school annex between the LaRue County High School football and baseball fields. 6U and 9U will start the draft process at 10 a.m.; 12U and 14U will start the draft process at 1 p.m.

    Little League Baseball registration

  • Hawks burned by Dragons on last-...

    The LaRue County Hawks almost pulled off an incredible comeback Friday night, but instead they experienced tremendous heartbreak.

    After trailing by 16 less than 4 minutes in, the Hawks trimmed the deficit to 30-28 at halftime and took their first lead in the third quarter. They battled back from a five-point deficit with 1:24 left to take a 67-66 lead with 9.5 seconds remaining.

  • Mat Hawks win 2 on Senior Night

    The two seniors on LaRue County High School’s wrestling team were honored Wednesday, Feb. 4, at their final home match.

    Noah King, the team’s 138-pounder, and heavyweight Charlie Roarx, made the most of their matches in Hawk gym by pinning their opponents.

    “It felt incredible to stand in front of my school as a senior with a cheering crowd,” said Roarx, who has battled injuries much of his career. He made short work of Central Hardin’s Tyler Bevars, pinning him in a minute.

    King pinned Central’s Austin Hall.

  • Highbaugh wins Southern...

    Hodgenville was well-represented at the Southern Invitational Tractor Pull in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Jan. 30-31.

    David Highbaugh won the 12,000-pound hot farm class with a pull of 255.73 on board Dixie Binder. Nick Pickerill, also a Hodgenville native, took third in the class with a pull of 251.40.

    Highbaugh said they altered the tractor’s weight after a second-place finish at the Kentucky Invitational in January.

  • PHOTO: Freshman Champs
  • Cheerleaders win 12th at...

    The LaRue County cheerleaders were able to snatch the 12th spot in the nation at last weekend’s National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

    According to coach Renee Wright, it came down to hard work, and having their best performances at the right time.

    The team competed in the Small Varsity Division II. After three rounds of competition, with teams being trimmed after each round, the squad earned a high spot in the contest.

  • Green clips Lady Hawks by a...

    The Lady Hawks dropped a district game Feb. 6 to Green County.

    The Lady Dragons, undefeated in 18th District play, made seven of their first 14 3-pointers to build a 44-29 halftime lead and then held on for the 75-62 victory.

    Green County wrapped up district play with a perfect 6-0 record to earn the top seed. The Lady Dragons will face fourth-seeded Hart County in the district tournament semifinals.

  • Last shot for Sheffer

    For LaRue County senior Caleb Sheffer, basketball isn’t just a game. It’s been a part of his life since childhood. As long as he can remember, Sheffer has been playing basketball, either on little league teams or school teams.

    A longtime player, Sheffer’s love for the game is what spurs him on.

    “[I’ve] always enjoyed it,” he said, laughing. “It’s a fun thing to play.”

    Sheffer also played football for the first time this year. As is the norm, he enjoyed the challenge of learning a new sport.

  • Patriot grapplers battle...

    The Patriot Grapplers got their first true test of the season on Jan. 14 when they hosted Campbellsville University. The Tigers came into the match ranked fourth in the latest coaches’ poll.

    The Patriots won two weight classes against the Tigers, both by pin. In the 197 division, B.J. Carman, a former Mat Hawk, scored a pin over Evan Decker just 18 seconds into the opening period.