Today's Sports

  • Coach Howell accepts new role...

    For the last 34 years, Aaron Howell has associated himself with the color blue. Growing up he found himself, like many people in Kentucky, a big University of Kentucky Wildcat fan. In high school he sported the E’town blue, and then UK blue as a college graduate. His first job as an assistant coach was at North Hardin with school colors of blue and black.

  • Meredith brings home another...

    Madeline Meredith won her division in the 50-meter backstroke in the 12-and-under Kentucky Long Course State Championship with a time of 34.60 seconds. She set another state record for the 9-10 years age group.

    A member of the Elizabethtown Dolphins’ swim team, she broke a teammate’s record of 34.81 set in April 2013.

    She also took second in the 100-meter backstroke; fourth in the 100-meter butterfly; and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle.

    She took third for overall points.

  • 10U tournament brought 16 top...

    LaRue County hosted the West Kentucky Cal Ripken 10U State Tournament last week, giving residents a chance to enjoy the best of youth league baseball action.

    The LaRue County All-Stars, coached by Jerry McBride, had the three toughest teams – out of 16 – in their pool.

    The team “played hard and was excited to be there,” said McBride, but it wasn’t enough to overpower the eventual two-time state champion – Germantown; Jeffersontown; and three-year finalist Saint Matthews.

  • PHOTO: Livewirez

    The Livewirez were first runners-up at a weekend youth softball tournament in New Albany, Indiana. Front from left, Madyson Pinkham, Caehla Bell, Christy Davis, Brittany Bryant, Kellee Cundiff, Emma Bell; back, Head Coach Rocky Cundiff, Brianna Keith, Kaylee Mathias, Sarah Hall, Chasity Bryant, Kaitlyn Warnshuis and Assistant Coach Jeff Gavin.

  • One more time for old time'...

    It’s tough to heed the words of Father Time and walk away from something you love. Sometimes, you get that itch so bad you can’t help but give it another go, just to see if you still can.

    So that’s just what happened when Junior Sidebottom started calling up some of his friends from back in the day to see if they wanted take another swing at glory in the Thursday night men’s softball league at the Culvertown Park.

  • Junior Golf Tourney

    LaRue County High School freshman Cameron Lasley shot 41-34-75 to finish second in the 14-15 age category and second overall at the Louisville Metro Parks Junior Golf Tournament at Crescent Hill golf course. His 34 was the low 9-hole score of the day. He had an eagle and three birdies on the day.

  • Benefits of playing multiple...

    LaRue County High School Athletics has experienced success over the last 50 years due in large part to the sharing of athletes. In a school such as LCHS, it is necessary for coaches to encourage athletes to play more than one sport.

    Playing multiple sports is something that I, along with many others, did in this community simply because there was very little else to do. I believe we still have a healthy number of our athletes participate in more than one sport even though there are numerous other opportunities available to them.

  • Dawson wins 21-player golf...

    Cameron Dawson, a LaRue County High School sophomore, shot a 4-under 32 on the front nine and finished with a 1-under 70 to win the 21-player boys’ championship division at the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour stop at the 6,247-yard, par-71 Oldham County Country Club in LaGrange.

  • PHOTO: Martial Arts Hall of Fame

    Michael A. Crain, a native of LaRue County, was inducted in the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame on June 21, 2014, making him a three-time Hall of Famer. He is the grandmaster of the American Martial Forces Association.

  • Youth Baseball update

     The Meade County 12-year-old All-Stars scored four runs in the third inning and held on to beat LaRue County, 6-4 on Tuesday in the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament at University Drive Park in Elizabethtown.

    Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, LaRue County cut its deficit to 5-4 as Wyatt Pearman had a two-run double and Bryson Arnette hit a two-run homer.

    But Meade County tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.