Today's Sports

  • Youth wrestling registration is...

    Sign-ups for the LaRue County Youth Wrestling Club will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9 at the LaRue County High School cafeteria.

    LCYWC is open to all LaRue County boys 12 and younger as of Dec. 31. The cost is $60 per participant.

    For more information, call Chris Grimm at (502) 724-5953 or e-mail lcyouthwrestling@aol.com.

  • Lady Hawks defeat Blackburn in...

    LaRue County’s Lady Hawks put on runs of 6-2 and 9-2 in the second quarter to pull away from a pesky Blackburn team from Australia 56-33 in the first round of the Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High over the weekend.

    Valerie Whitlock hit two three-pointers in the third frame and cemented a solid 46-24 lead.

    “I knew we’d be a bit sluggish,” said LaRue Coach Travis Wootton. “We haven’t played in a week.”

    But Wootton was pleased with his team’s domination in the third quarter.

  • Seventh-grade ladies are...

    The future is bright for the Lady Hawks’ basketball program. The seventh-grade team had a perfect season, finishing with a 28-0 record. The girls worked extremely hard over the summer playing in many games and AAU competitions with Coach James “Boo” Brewer. They abided by the motto set for them, “Work Hard, Play Harder.”

    The team started its season with an overtime victory at Nelson County. That was the closest any team came to beating them as they ran away with most of their games. The Lady Hawks’ victories averaged 21 points per game.

  • Interested in officiating on the...

    Anyone interested in officiating high school baseball or fast-pitch softball can attend an official’s meeting 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at LaRue County High School.

    For more information, call assigning secretary Mike Ash at (270) 465-8962.

  • Hawks host National Guard...

    The LaRue County High School Basketball Hawks will host the 2008 National Guard Holiday Classic Dec. 27, 29 and 30 at the LCHS gym. Besides LaRue County, seven teams will participate Metcalfe County, Central Hardin, Meade County, North Bullitt, Trimble County, Southwestern and Bullitt Central.

    There will be four games each night.

  • Mat Hawks beat all region foes

    It was total domination for the LaRue County Mat Hawks at the first regional duals last weekend. The Mat Hawks went 7-0 with a big win over sixth-ranked John Hardin, 48-17.

    Mat Hawks coach, Gary Canter, who is usually reserved in praise of his wrestlers, had a hard time finding much wrong with his team. 

    “It was a good weekend,” said Canter. “We did quite a few things right and looked the best we have looked this season. We will see if we can continue that in Pigeon Forge this week.”

  • Hawks move to championship round...

    The homestanding Hawks (11-0) went 9-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc in their first game in the National Guard Holiday Classic.

    LaRue County also shot 58 percent from the field (30-of-52) and outscored Bullitt Central over the second and third quarters, 51-23.

    Senior forward Tyler Hornback led the Hawks with 16 points, five rebounds, four steals and three assists, while freshman guard Jordan Brewer chipped in with 12 points.

    Senior guard Christian Seymour had 11 points and five assists and junior forward Bryan Bault added 11 points.

  • Hawks down Trigg to win...

    The LaRue County High School boys’ basketball team defeated Trigg County 76-48 to claim the championship game of the Kentucky Machine and Engineering Christmas Classic at Trigg County Dec. 23.

    Junior forward Bryan Bault recorded a double-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal to lead the Hawks (9-0) to the win.

    Senior forward Tyler Hornback chipped in with 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while freshman forward Kyle Sheeran added 10 points, four steals and two assists.

  • Lady Hawks beat Knox, 59-35

    Despite missing 20 free throws, the homestanding LaRue County Lady Hawks still found a way to win their third straight game Dec. 9.

    The Lady Hawks were 14-of-34 from the free-throw line, but used a 22-point third quarter to pull away from Fort Knox and went on to a 59-35 win.

    LaRue County (3-1) stretched an 11-point halftime lead to a 29-point advantage at the end of the third quarter over the winless Lady Eagles (0-3).

  • Lady Hawks defeat Caverna, 62-34

    Sophomore guards and twin sisters Lyndsay and Valerie Whitlock combined for 31 points as the visiting Lady Hawks (4-2, 1-1 18th District) rolled past the Lady Colonels, 62-34 Dec. 19.

    It was Caverna’s sixth loss in as many games.

    For much of the game, the Lady Colonels Caverna’s roster consisted of three freshmen, an eighth-grader and a sixth-grader.

    For the Lady Hawks, Valerie Whitlock led the way with 16 points, six rebounds, four steals and one assist, while Lyndsay Whitlock had 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.