Today's Sports

  • Young grapplers compete Friday

    LaRue County Youth Wrestling will host the second annual Hawks Challenge 6 p.m. March 20 at LaRue County Middle School gym.

    Hodgenville Elementary School will challenge Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

    Admission is $1 for adults and free for students under 18.

    A special presentation of the 2009 Elementary School State participants and champions will precede the duals.

    For more information, contact coach Chris Grimm at 502-724-5953 or lcyouthwrestling@aol.com.

    HES lineup

    Conner Lambert

    Tanner Lasley

    Derek Durbin

  • Bowfishing seminars to be...

    The Passing on the Tradition support group has teamed with the Kentucky Department of Parks to offer four free training seminars on bowfishing at resort parks across the state during 2009.

    The first seminar is March 20-21 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.  

  • LaRue’s region hopes...

    LaRue County scored the game’s first five points, but John Hardin tallied the next 14 points and then used a 17-8 third quarter to end the Hawks’ season 70-58 in the first round of the 5th Region Tournament on March 5 in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

  • Estes, Armes form team in home...

    Two LaRue County educators have entered the business side of health drinks.

    Chris Estes, a physical education and health teacher at LaRue County Middle School and triathlete, was looking for a healthful beverage to enhance his training. He heard about Zija, an all-natural drink high in several nutrients, and was impressed by its results.

    Zija is made from roots, leaves and pods of the moringa plant, the 2008 National Institute of Health plant of the year. The plant has high amounts of calcium, vitamin C and potassium.

  • Bryan Bault's play...

    A LaRue County High School senior was honored Tuesday night following the 5th Region Tournament finals.

    Bryan Bault, the Hawks' 6-foot-3 center, was named to the All-Tournament Team. The announcement was made at Marion County High School, the tournament's site.

    Bault was recognized for his play in the Hawks' 70-58 loss March 5 to John Hardin in the tournament's first round. He scored 14 points, including a pair of 3-point baskets.

    He also was named to the All-District Team after LaRue County won the 12th District title.

  • LaRue has 6 elementary school...

    Thirty-five teams entered the Kentucky Elementary School State Wrestling Tournament Saturday.

    LaRue County’s team placed eighth with six wrestlers bringing home state championships. Ten others were awarded medals.

    LaRue took only 19 wrestlers to the meet, whereas some of the larger schools brought 40 to 50 athletes.

    State champions were Tharon Blair, Bryson Puyear, Tristin Brown, Tyger Hall, Marquis “Tootie” Franklin and Mason Ray.

  • Vincent, Bandurske to cover high...

    The LaRue County Herald News’ spring sport coverage for LaRue County High School programs will be shared by two new correspondents – Lanny Vincent and Mark Bandurske.

    Vincent, who lives in Buffalo, holds a master of science degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a former employee of the Ford Motor Company.

    He will be covering Lady Hawks softball and varsity track.

  • Hart County downs Lady Hawks

    Hart County went on a 13-0 run to end the first quarter of its District 18 match-up with LaRue’s Lady Hawks and never looked back last week in posting a 78-41 win Feb. 24.

    “We did a lot of good things this season,” said coach Travis Wootton after his team’s season-ending defeat. “We had two goals ... to have a winning record and to make the region. We just fell a little short on that last one.”

  • Hawks are 18th District champs

    It was a night of second chances Thursday in Lebanon. Two teams that lost their district championships last week won their 5th Region Tournament openers against champions of neighboring districts.

    In the process, LaRue County saw its successful season end three wins short of a State Tournament trip.

    John Hardin bounced back from its loss in the 17th District title game to defeat the 18th District champion Hawks 70-58.

  • Lady Hawks retire two jerseys

    Feb. 14, the LaRue County girls’ basketball program retired two former players’ numbers.

    Jerseys 15 and 42 were retired in honor of Verda Dunn-Hacker, Class of 1981, and Lisa Phillips, Class of 1990.

    The jerseys will hang in the gym lobby along with the only other Lady Hawk jersey to be retired – Tammy Shelton, number 32, Class of 2005.

    These are the only three girls who have scored more than 1,500 points in girls’ basketball history, which started in 1975. They both are in the top five of almost every statistical category.