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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hawks 8-0 after holiday tourney

    Senior forward Tyler Hornback scored 21 points, senior guard Christian Seymour added 15 and the visiting LaRue County Hawks won their fourth consecutive game with a 67-58 win over 5th Region rival Washington County Dec. 17, a game that was delayed a day due to wintry weather.

    Hornback also had four rebounds and one assist, while Seymour added two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

  • Hawks pick up win at Tip-Off...

    LaRue County got a jump on the boys’ basketball season Dec. 6 with a 69-65 win over Harrison County in the Campbellsville Tip-Off Classic.

    Harrison County jumped out early on LaRue, capitalizing on several transition layups. The Hawks kept pace with their opponents with a collection of three-point baskets by freshman Kyle Sheeran and junior Christian Mullins. Sheeran knocked down four 3-pointers in the first half, while Mullins cashed in on a couple of baskets from the corner.

    At the end of the first half, Harrison led LaRue  38-33. 

  • Hawks open season with three...

    Three Hawks scored 20 or more points to lead homestanding LaRue County (2-0) past 5th Region rival Bardstown Bethlehem, 89-72, on Dec. 9.

    Freshman guard Anthony “Smurf” Brewer got the Hawks on the board early while Tyler Hornback added nine quick points in the first quarter. The Eagles matched the Hawks basket for basket, as neither team could extend a lead on the other. The second quarter proved similar as each team took turns with offensive runs.

  • Wrestlers take tumble at Rumble

    The Ryle Raider Rumble always has been a tough wrestling tournament, but this year exceeded expectations in terms of difficulty. LaRue County’s young Mat Hawks didn’t respond as well as their head coach, Gary Canter, had hoped.

    “We had more wrestlers in the championship round than last year,” said Canter, “we had more wrestlers in the consolation championship rounds, we scored more points than last year and finished higher than last year, but I just feel as if this team struggled this past weekend. This was a C- performance in my mind.”